Crossword Puzzle Game Related Study

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1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of the Study As we know, nowadays human being demands to have more than one language. The function of language is as a tool for communicating to each other in daily life. There are four skills that we might know in English language such as; listening, speaking, reading, and writing. There are also three language components to teach such as; grammar, vocabulary, and sound. One of the language components taught to the learners is vocabulary because it has primary role for all language skills. Fauziati (2005:155) states that vocabulary is the center of language and the critical importance for typical language learners. Vocabulary is important in our life. We use vocabulary in every activity. According to Richards (2002:225), vocabulary is the core component of language ability and it
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Can the use of crossword puzzle game improve the students’ vocabulary?

1.3 Objective of the Study
As the problem statement stated above, the purpose of this research can be stated as follows:
1. To improve students’ vocabulary by using crossword puzzle game.

1.4 The Limitation of the Study In this research the researcher limits the subject of the study. The researcher will choose one class of the students in four grade of Elementary School. It is because the researcher wants to focus on one class only and make sure that the strategy is effective in the classroom. Then, the researcher also wants to know whether the students’ vocabulary is improved or not.

1.5 The Significance of the Study In this research, the researcher wants to give information to all people who read this research about the result of using Crossword Puzzle game to improve students’ vocabulary. Then, another researcher can make good strategy to help his or her students in improving their skill such as reading, writing, speaking, and
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