Toward the Effectiveness of Teaching Descriptive Text at Junior High School

Neni Cahnia, Hadeli Hadeli, Luli Sari Yustina

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Teaching descriptive text for oral and written competences has been quite phenomenal in Junior High School level since students’ had very limited access or competence in the target language. Therefore, using Information Gap Technique, several indicators of speaking skills were expected to be explored in the case of students at Grade Eight in Solok West Sumatera. The purpose of this research was to determine whether or not Information Gap Technique gave significant effects to students’ speaking skills. Using clustering random  sampling,  thirty-two  students  from  class VIII.2. and other 32 students of VIII1 became the experimental and control class. Data were collected by using speaking test and analyzed by using Statistical Product and Service Solution (SPSS) procedures. T-test was used to analyze the students’ post-test score. The data were analyzed by using simple regression (df .05). The result of this research showed that mean scores of students’ speaking in experimental class was 65,81 higher than those of control class (58.15). While, t- calculate (8.3) was also bigger than t-table (1.669). Statistically, it showed that teaching speaking by using Information Gap Technique gave significant effects to students’ speaking skill.


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Speaking Test; Descriptive Text

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