Vol 8 (2023): June (in progress)

Improving Students’ Speaking Skill by Using Guessing Games at Junior High School
Meningkatkan Keterampilan Berbicara Siswa dengan Menggunakan Game Menebak di Sekolah Menengah Pertama

Wega Dhea Agnesia
Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo, Indonesia
Yuli Astutik
Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo, Indonesia *

(*) Corresponding Author
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Published June 26, 2023
  • Teaching Speaking,
  • Guessing Game,
  • Speaking Skill
How to Cite
Agnesia, W. D., & Astutik, Y. (2023). Improving Students’ Speaking Skill by Using Guessing Games at Junior High School. Academia Open, 8, 10.21070/acopen.8.2023.4707. https://doi.org/10.21070/acopen.8.2023.4707


This article aims to find out how effective the use of guessing games as an English learning strategy is, especially in speaking skills. Many students cannot speak English because they think English is something that is difficult to learn and thus leads to an inability to master the material. For this reason, the researcher wants to apply the guessing game to the students' speaking ability. This study uses a quantitative method with a sample of class VIII F consisting of 33 students at SMPN 2 Gempol. Data was collected by conducting a pre-test and a post-test. The results were analyzed using the T-paired Test. The results of data analysis showed that the t-test value was higher than the t-table value (16,369 > 2,036). That means H0 is rejected and H1 is accepted, which states that there is a significant effect on the use of guessing games. Thus, teachers can apply guessing games to teach English speaking skills.


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