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Title: Improving student's pronunciation by using minimal pair drill ( a classroom action research at grade VII.3 SMPN 66 Jakarta)
Authors: Yusnita Sari
Advisors: Nida Husna
Keywords: pronunciation;minimal-pair drill;smpn 66 jakarta
Publisher: UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta: Fakultas Ilmu Tarbiyah Dan Keguruan, 2011
Series/Report no.: 0111-10-9928;7076 PBE t
Abstract: This research is aimed to know whether minimal pair drills can improve the students’ ability in pronunciation or not and to discuss how minimal pair drills improve the students’ ability in pronunciation at the grade of VII.3, SMPN 66 Jakarta. This research is based on the last observation result that the students have been active their pronunciation learning by using minimal pair drill. This research is categorized as Classroom Action Research (CAR). It is carried out to solve the student’s problem in used in improving the students’ English pronunciation. The CAR design that is used in this research is Kemmis and McTaggart’s design: it consists of two cycles, those are: cycle 1 and cycle 2 with 2 actions for each cycle. Every cycle consists of four phases, those are: plan, act, observe, and reflect. The subject of this research is the students of grade VII.3 of SMPN 66 Jakarta. In collecting the data, this research uses observation, interview, and test. Based on the result and the discussion of this research, it can be said that the implementation of minimal pair in improving students’ pronunciation is success since the criteria of success were achieved. The criterion of success that has been agreed by the teacher and researcher is if the improvement from pretest to posttest 1 and to posttest 2 is 30%. And the result is 20.29% improvement of students’ mean score from pretest result to posttest 1. Furthermore, The result shows 34,01%, the improvement of students’ mean score from pretest result to posttest 2. Besides, the significant improvement can be seen from the students’ response to teacher’s performance. They seem more active during teaching learning activity. Based on the result that is mentioned before, the writer suggests that the English teacher should implement minimal pair drill in order to improve the students’ pronunciation ability.
Description: xiv, 93 hal.; 28 cm.
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