Abstrak


”Improving Speaking Skill Using Three Step Interview” ( A Classroom Action Research In The First Grade Students Of Sma Negeri 1 Ngawi In The Academic Year Of 2009/2010)


Oleh :
Rela Utami - K.2206028 - Fak. KIP

This thesis is to find out whether the use of three-step interview can improve the speaking skill of the first grade students of SMA Negeri 1 Ngawi in the academic year of 2009/2010 and to find out the advantages of applying three-step interview in the teaching speaking of the first grade students of SMA NEGERI 1 Ngawi in the academic year of 2009/2010. The method used in this research is a classroom action research at the Senior High School conducted by an English Teacher (Teacher Y) and the researcher. The research is conducted in two cycles from April 20th until May 29th 2010 to the first grade students of SMA Negeri 1 Ngawi. The research data are collected by using techniques of observation, interview, teacher‟s diary, students‟ diary, photographs, audio recording, and tests (pre-test and post-test). The data are analyzed using the constant comparative method and descriptive statistics. The research findings prove that three-step interview can improve the students‟ speaking skill and there are more advantages when three-step interview is applied in the teaching learning process. The improvement of the students‟ speaking skill includes 1) the students‟ speaking difficulty in using grammar decreased, 2) the students‟ speaking difficulty in pronouncing words decreased, 3) the students‟ vocabulary mastery increased, and 4) the students‟ fluency improved. Besides, the improvement of the students‟ speaking skill can be seen from the improvement of the mean score of the pre-test and the second post-test, that is from 8.68 to 14.06. The advantages of appying three-step interview include: 1) the students got adequate opportunities to practice speaking, 2) all of the students got chances to practice speaking in the class, 3) all of the students were more active and more cooperative during the speaking class, and 4) the teacher taught speaking in real situation. Three-step interview can be applied in teaching learning process. Hopefully, by applying three-step interview, the students can achieve the optimum speaking skill. The researcher hopes that what the researcher had done will give the English teachers inspiration to conduct three-step interview in their classroom