The implementation of Guessing Game technique in teaching speaking

Anggun Dwi Cahyani, Ag. Bambang Setiyadi, Mahpul Mahpul


Capability of speaking in English has necessarily become the need of the students of senior high school. However, the majority of the students have low capability of speaking. This was due to a number of factors, one which was the inappropriate use of the method the teacher used in the classroom. The guessing game technique was beloved to have enabled students to improve their speaking capability.

The current research aimed to investigate i) the significant improvement of the students’ speaking ability after the implementation of the guessing game technique, ii) the effect of the guessing game technique on the students’ capability in every single aspect of speaking and, iii) the correlation between the students’ attitudes and their speaking achievement.

The subjects of the research were 35 students at SMAN 1 Sidomulyo. There were three raters who assessed students’ speaking ability. The data were collected trough the tests (pre-test and post-test) and questionnaires. Furthermore, the Repeated measure t-test was used to analyze the data collected from both the pre and the post tests. While, the data from questionnaires were analyzed by using Pearson product moment.

The results showed that the guessing game technique has a statistically significant effect on the students’ speaking ability with the significant level 0.05. Moreover, there was correlation between the students’ attitudes and their speaking achievement. This suggests that the guessing game technique facilitates students to improve their capability of speaking.

Keywords: speaking, guessing game technique, descriptive text, attitude

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