THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VOCABULARY KNOWLEDGE AND READING COMPREHENSION ABILITY OF SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Helga Mariana Djuarsa

Abstract


Reading plays an important role in learning a language because it needs students to know and understand what they are reading. This paper is to investigate if there is a strong correlation between vocabulary size and the students’ ability to comprehend reading passages by senior high school students in a private school in Surabaya. Knowing the amount of words, the students have will help teacher to predict their ability in understanding reading passages in the foreign language. The instrument used in this study is Nation’s Vocabulary Level Test (level 3000) and the participants were senior high school students in a private school in Surabaya.

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