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Title: The effect of a task-bases approach in developing reading skills in the fifth-year students of Luis Cordero High School
Authors: Condo Cajas, Mercedes Piedad
metadata.dc.contributor.advisor: Astudillo Neira, Catalina
Keywords: Tesis De Maestria En Lengua Inglesa Y Lingüistica Aplicada
Task-Based Approach
Reading Tasks
Reading Skills
Issue Date: 2011
metadata.dc.ucuenca.paginacion: 177 páginas
Series/Report no.: TM4;526
metadata.dc.type: masterThesis
This study was carried out to find out whether the use of task-based activities in the reading lesson helps students of fifth course at Luis Cordero High School develop their reading skills of skimming, scanning, inferring, deducing meaning from context, and identifying reference words. A group of 40 students, aged 15 and 16, were the participants of this four month study. The reading topics were selected by taking into account the students interests. Reading tasks were designed and adapted according to the students language level in order to arouse a sense of achievement in completing the tasks, rather than one of disappointment. In order to gather data, a reading comprehension pre-test and post-test was taken before and after the study, together with two questionnaires, respectively. The scores obtained in the pre-test and post-test were compared statistically. To sum up, results achieved in the post-test demonstrated that the use of task-based reading activities in the English class meant a significant improvement of the students reading ability, which implies the development of the reading skills.
Magíster en Lengua Inglesa y Lingüística Aplicada
URI: http://dspace.ucuenca.edu.ec/handle/123456789/2807
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