The Use of Identity Card to Improve Students’ Speaking Skill

Indah Werdiningsih

Abstract


The study aimes to describe how a communicative activity through the use of identity card influences speaking skills of junior high schools students in Bondowoso. Classroom Action Research (CAR) was implemented using a model by Elliot to the first graders; 10 males and 15 females. It was done in two cycles; each of which consisted of two meetings. The researcher used collaborative action research with some of the English teachers. The data collection involved Test of Speaking English and Speaking Rubric which evaluated fluency, pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. The finding showed the mean score of pretest reached 67.8 and that of posttest reached up to 70.2, resulting in a significant improvement of 42 % in posttest 1 and 64% in posttest 2. Therefore, the criteria of success was achieved, indicated by the improvement of students’ active participation, confidence and their fluency positively in speaking in peer-interaction and discussion through the contents of Identity Card before practicing in front of the class. Hereby proposed some suggestions addressed to teachers and other researchers who wish to pursue related topics in future research, concerning the importance of communicative activities using Identity Card that can improve students’ enthusiasm and motivation.


Keywords


speaking skill, communicative activities, identity card



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.32528/ellite.v2i2.1164

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