Anselmus Sahan, Maria Gaudensiana Rafu, Fransiska D. Luruk


The purpose of this research was to know the students’ level of mastery on vocabulary by using composite picture and problems faced by the students using composite picture. The method used in this was Pre-Experimental design type one-group pre-test and post-test. The population of this research was the Senior High School of SMAN Noemuti divided into three classes. The researcher was focused on tenth-grade students. The total number of the population was   75 students of tenth grade become the sample were 25 students. This study was conducted at SMAN Noemuti. The instrument that the researcher used was vocabulary test. The research result shows that using composite picture in teaching vocabulary could improve their vocabulary achievement. The research findings the frequency and rate percentage of the students’ vocabulary in pre-test from 25 students there was no or 0% classified into excellent, 20% classified into good, 80% classified into fair, and then 0% classified into very poor category. While in post- test there were 40% classified into excellent, 56% classified into good, 4% classified into fair, and there were no or 0% classified very poor. Meanwhile, the mean score data of pre-test showed that the mean score of students was 55,2. Then the mean score data of post-test also showed that the mean score of students was 83,6. It means that the students’ vocabulary achievement at the tenth grade of SMAN Noemuti after the treatment was improved


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