Using Fun Activities to Improve Speaking Skill

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Using Fun Activities to Improve speaking skill for senior high school learners

There are many definition of speaking. Speaking is one of the skills that have to be mastered by students in learning English. It is important for students to known definition first. Many experts define speaking in different ways. Brown and Yule (1989) stated in their book. The speakers say words to the listener not only to express what in her mind but also to express what he needs whether information service. Most people might spend of their everyday life in communicating with other. According to Syafrudin (2001) speaking is as active productive skill makes us of oral communication. Finocchiro and Bonomo (2001) stated that speaking as one or more sound make by human being for purposing of communication. Beside, Chaney in Alfira (1998) says that speaking is the process of building and sharing meaning. So, the student should have capability in telling their ideas about some problems or some things. The goal of speaking is to improve students¶ communicative skill. By telling their ideas, the students can improve their speaking ability and increase their confidence. Mc. Donough and shaw (1993) says speaking is the ways to express ideas and opinion, expressing and desire to do something, negotiating or solving a particular problem, and maintaining social relationship and friendship. Long and Richard ( 1982 ) says speaking is a complex set of ability that involve many component, including pronunciations, listening and grammar skill. From the explanation above it can conducted that speaking is very important to communicated with others to take and give information learning language speaking skill should be taught and practiced in the classroom event in real life situation, in order to an able our students to communicate effectively and accurately by using component such as vocabulary and pronunciation, fluency and basic grammatical pattern. Video...
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