ANALYZING STUDENTS’ TOEFL LISTENING COMPREHENSION TEST PERFORMANCE

Rainy Pertiwi Yuliandani, Ikhsanudin ., Sumarni .

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Abstract: The purpose of this research is to find out the most difficult part of the TOEFL listening comprehension (short dialogues, conversations, or talks) and to find out the aspects which are problematic and are mastered by 22 students of the fourth semester of English Education Study Program FKIP Tanjungpura University. The method applied is the descriptive study. It was revealed that the most difficult part of the TOEFL listening comprehension test is short dialogues with 51.67%. There are eight problematic aspects (who, what, where, emphatic expression of surprise, idioms, negative with comparatives, “almost negative” expression, wishes, synonyms, and double negative expression) and eight mastered aspects (passives, untrue conditions, two- and three-part verbs, expressions of uncertainty and suggestion, similar sounds, multiple nouns, expressions of agreement, negative expressions) in short dialogues. The most problematic aspect is double negativeexpressions (23%), while the most mastered aspect is passive with (77%). In conversations and talks, the most problematic aspect is topic and the mastered aspect is detailed information.

 

Keywords: TOEFL, listening comprehension, TOEFL aspects

 

Abstrak: Penelitianinibertujuanuntukmengetahuibagiantersulitdari TOEFL listening comprehension (short dialogues, conversations, atau talks) and untukmengetahuiaspek yang dikuasidanyang kurang dikuasaioleh22 mahasiswa semester empat Program Study PendidikanBahasaInggris FKIP UniversitasTanjungpura. Metode yang digunakanadalahdeskriptif (descriptive study).Dari penelitianini ditemukanbahwabagian yang tersulitadalah short dialogues dengan 51,67%.Di short dialogues, terdapatdelapanaspek yang kurang dikuasai(who, what, where, emphatic expression of surprise, idioms, negative with comparatives, “almost negative” expression, wishes, synonyms, and double negative expression)dandelapanaspek yang dikuasai (passives, untrue conditions, two- and three-part verbs, expressions of uncertainty and suggestion, similar sounds, multiple nouns, expressions of agreement, negative expressions) dalam short dialogues. Aspek yang paling kurang dikuasaiadalahdouble negative expressions(23%), sedangkanaspek yang paling dikuasaiadalahpassive(77%).Untuk conversations dan talks, aspekyang kurang dikuasaiadalahtopicdan yang dikuasaiadalahdetailed information.

Kata kunci: TOEFL, listening comprehension, aspek TOEFL

 


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