AN ANALYSIS OF THE FIRST YEAR STUDENTS’ SPEAKING ABILITY BY USING PICTURE SERIES AT MAN 2 PADANG

Wendi Putra, Ernati Bambang, Fatimah Tanjung

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The aim of this research was to find out the ability of the first year students in speaking by using picture series at MAN 2 Padang. The design of this research was descriptive research. The population of this research was 287 students of first grade at Man 2 Padang. In selecting the sample the writer used stratified cluster random sampling. The total number of the sample was 65 students, 25 students are from exact science class, 22 students are from social science class, and 25 students are from islamic class. From the result of analyzing the data, the writer found that the students’ speaking ability by using picture series was moderate. It was proved by the fact that 45 students (69.23%) classified as moderate ability, 11 students (16.92%) classified as high ability, , and 9 students (13.85%) classified as low ability. Based on the data it is concluded that the students’ speaking ability using picture series was moderate (69.23%). Based on the conclusion the English teachers are suggested to consider the five components : content, grammar, vocabulary, fluency, and pronunciation. The students are suggested to do more practice in speaking English. First, the students are suggested to improve their comprehension about content and grammar. Second, students are suggested to enrich their vocabulary especially by using picture series. Third, the students should improve their ability in fluency when they speak in English to make their speaking better. And the last is pronunciation, the students should do more practice in pronuncing words in English, because most of them tell incorrect pronunciation in some words.

 

Keyword : Analysis, Ability, Speaking, Picture Series

 


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