IMPROVING STUDENTS’ SPEAKING SKILL IN RETELLING STORY THROUGH PICTURE SERIES
Keywords:speaking skill, retelling story, picture series
The research paper is entitled “Improving Students’ Speaking Skill in Retelling Story Through Picture Series”. It is submitted to English Education Study Program Faculty of Teachers Training and Education Sciences Bale Bandung University in partial fulfilment of the requirements for taking the Degree of Sarjana Pendidikan. The aims of this research are to find whether or not the use of retelling story is effective to improve students’ speaking skill and to find whether the students’ response toward the use of retelling story to improve students’ speaking skill. The research instrument were test (pre-test and post-test ) and questionnaire to answer the research questions. This research was conducted in the second grade of MTS Al Ikhsan Arjasari on the 11th September 2021 to 9th October 2021 and there were 30 students in the class. Based on the data analysis that retelling story through picture series is effective in improving st udents’ speaking skill. It can be seen that the mean score of pre-test is 50.80 and the mean score of post-test is 71.90 and the scores of t observed is 17.59 and the value of t observed is bigger than t table ( 17.59>2.045 ). Furthermore, the result of questionnaire given to the students, the researcher got the result that almost all of the students 79.4% s gave positive response toward speaking in retelling story through picture series. Almost all of the students agreed that retelling story through picture series helped students to be able to speak better.