DEVELOPING SPEAKING SKILL IN ENGLISH THROUGH ACTIVITY BASED LEARNING
Keywords:Communication, Speaking Skill, Activity based learning
In teaching and learning of English, four skills are involved i.e. listening, speaking, reading and writing. Listening and reading are known as the receptive skills; while speaking and writing are known as the productive skills. Ability to speak is the most essential skill since it is the basic for communication. For improving speaking skill, students need lots of practice, encouragement and correction. To stimulate and enhance the students’ speaking, some activities need to be carried out in the classroom apart from the traditional practices. Activities help to create interaction in the language classroom. Additionally, communicative activities can motivate the learners and establish good relationships between the teacher and the students as well as among the students thereby encouraging a supportive environment for enhancing speaking skill. The present paper discusses some activities for developing speaking skill in English.
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