Improving students' speaking achievement by using information gap technique at the second grade of SMP Negeri 4 Bandarlampung

Irvana Fabella, Sudirman Sudirman, Feni Munifatullah


This study was aimed to find out whether there was significant improvement on students’ speaking achievement after being taught by using information gap technique. This research was conducted in SMP Negeri 4 Bandar Lampung in the academic year of 2019/2020. The subjects of this research were 23 students in class VIII G. The instrument used to get the data in this research was speaking test in form of monologue scored by two raters. Speaking tests in pre-test and post-test were applied to collect the data before and after implementation information gap technique. Paired T-Test was used to analyze the data, and the hypothesis testing was computed using SPSS version 16 at the significant level of p <0.05. The result showed that there was significant improvement on students’ speaking achievement. This suggests that teaching speaking by using information gap technique motivates students to speak English in more joyful way.

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