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Title: The Use of Missing Lyrics Strategy in Teaching Listening Ability
Authors: Etika, Etika
Keywords: Effective Communication;Student's Perception;Listening Skill
Issue Date: 12-Dec-2023
Abstract: Listening, as an important skill in language education, plays a pivotal role in effective communication. This research aimed to explore students’ perception derived from using the “Missing Lyrics” strategy, employing a descriptive qualitative research method. The research study was conducted at SMP Kristen Laboratorium Satya Wacana in Salatiga, focusing on 8th graders students in the first semester of English course. Finding the answer of the research question, the researcher applied observation class activities in learning with songs, a listening test and distributed a questionnaire. The result of this study showed that the "Missing Lyrics" strategy is effective in enhancing listening skills but requires careful consideration. The students’ perceptions were missing lyrics songs strategy as good learning media, there were also benefits of listening missing lyrics strategy, including vocabulary memorization, increased knowledge and grammatical structures understanding, listening skill improvement, and increasing motivation and more focus. Besides that, the students acknowledged that there were several challenges of the use of missing lyrics in songs, such as pronunciation and accent, speed of speech, lack of vocabulary acquisition, and listening environment. The study contributes to the understanding of the benefits and challenges associated with using the "Missing Lyrics" strategy in language education.
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