IMPROVING STUDENTS’ SPEAKING ABILITY BY USING INFORMATION GAP ACTIVITIES (A Classroom Action Research at the Eleventh Grade Students of MAN 2 Surakarta in the Academic Year 2014/2015)

Resana, Rahayu and Novianni, Anggraini, M.Pd. (2017) IMPROVING STUDENTS’ SPEAKING ABILITY BY USING INFORMATION GAP ACTIVITIES (A Classroom Action Research at the Eleventh Grade Students of MAN 2 Surakarta in the Academic Year 2014/2015). skripsi thesis, IAIN Surakarta.

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Abstract

Key words : Speaking Ability, Information Gap Activities, Classroom Action Research. The objectives of this research are to describe the implementation of Information Gap Activities in teaching speaking ability of the eleventh grade students of MAN 2 Surakarta in academic year 2014/2015 and to know the improvement of using Information Gap Activities in speaking ability of the eleventh grade students of MAN 2 Surakarta in the academic year 2014/2015. In this research, the researcher used classroom action research. The research was done in two cycles at the eleventh grade of MAN 2 Surakarta in the Academic Year 2014/2015 from April until June 2016. The research was held in the second semester of the eleventh grade of MAN 2 Surakarta in the Academic Year 2014/2015. Each Cycle consisted of three meetings. Each cycle consisted of: planning, action, observation, and reflection. Technique of collecting the data used observation, interview and test. The researcher analyzed the data both qualitatively and quantitatively. The researcher gave pre-test, test cycle 1 and test cycle 2 especially in descriptive text to measure students‟ speaking ability. The result of the test showed that (1) The implementation of Information Gap Activities in teaching speaking as follows. The first step, it starts giving to the student material about describing a thing, the second, the students discuss with their group to make conversation about describing something. Information Gap Activities was done in group. The students shared their information they had with their group in order to complete the task, the third, the students practice their conversation in group and the last the students are asked to come forward in front of class with picture to know how far they can improve their speaking ability. (2) Using Information Gap Activities technique can improve the students speaking ability. It can be seen from the result of pre test and post test „mean score. Based on the result of mean score on pre test is 54.00. After the researcher taught speaking by using implementation Information Gap Activities, the students‟ mean score become 68.80 in post test 1. Then in post test 2, the students „mean score improves to be 76.55. Information Gap Activities technique could help the students more confident in speaking activity. During teaching and learning process using Information Gap Activities, students showed that they were more active and enthusiastic in learning English. Besides, they paid attention more when the researcher explained about the material using Information Gap Activities.

Item Type: Thesis (skripsi)
Subjects: 300 Ilmu Sosial > 370 Education
300 Ilmu Sosial > 370 Education > 373 Secondary education
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Tarbiyah dan Keguruan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Maha siswa
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2017 08:34
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2017 08:34
URI: http://eprints.iain-surakarta.ac.id/id/eprint/653

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