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A STUDY ON TEACHING SPEAKING

A  STUDY  ON TEACHING  SPEAKING
CHAPTER I
INTRODUCTION
In this chapter, the researcher presents seven topics related to this research. Those  include  background  of  the  research,  statement  of  the  research  problems, objectives of the research, significance of the research, scope and limitation of the research, definition of key terms.
A.    Background of the Research
Language is an instrument to express an idea, opinion, mind, and feeling. Current  in  Diane  Larsen  (1986)  describe  that  language  is  for  communication. Moreover,  nowadays,  language  is  supposed  to  be  important  to  be  learned  in  all countries in the world. Almost all of the countries in the world use English as the second or become the foreign language. English is one of the important languages that must be mastered in the international communications.
There  are  four  skills  that  must  be  mastered  in  teaching  learning  English, there  are  listening,  writing,  reading,  and  speaking.  The  most  important  one  of them  is  speaking.  Ur  (1991:  120)  states  “Of  all  the  four  skills,  speaking  is considered to be able to be the most important skill. Learning speaking becomes the greatest interest for foreign language learners”. Besides, Richards (2002:201) states “A large percentage of the world’s language learners study English in order to develop proficiency in speaking”. In short, the ability of English is measured by its  result  in  speaking  skill  or  oral  communication.  Speaking  is  one  of  the  four language skills which should be develop in teaching English in line with Hedges??????????????

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