USING PICTURE TO IMPROVE STUDENT’S SPEAKING SKILL

Charles Fatima Guterres, Sebastião Pereira, Maria Lurdes

Abstract


The aim of this research to know whether using pictures able to improve the speaking of the second-grade students of Escola secundario geral malibaca yamato maliana and to know the differences of the mean score between before and after the teaching using the picture. The study was action research. In conducting the study, the writer involved the English teacher and the second-grade students of class Ciencias Sociais e humanities. The total number of students in this class is 25 students. Which consists of 13 male students and 12 female students. The data for this study was qualitative and quantitative. The qualitative data were obtained by observing the teaching-learning process during the implementation of the actions. While the quantitative data were obtained from the test before and after implementing the teaching strategy. The results of this study showed that the mean score of the pre-test was 5.6, then the mean score of the post-test was 7.5. Finally, the writer concludes that using a picture as a teaching material able to improve students speaking skills. Therefore, it was suggested to English teachers to implemented the picture as teaching material to overcome students' problems not only in the picture but in other English skills as well.

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