Speaking Language Function

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Abstract The function of any language is to communicate, and it can be easily understood that in our daily life most of the communication is oral. To communicate effectively it becomes necessary to have good speaking skills. The present study is an experiment on using Role-Play technique to develop the speaking skills of students. Key Words- Speaking, Language Function, Role-Play Introduction As English becomes Lingua-Franca, it becomes necessary for almost all kinds of people from all the fields, if not necessary, doubtlessly it can be said that learning English can prove beneficial to them. English opened the windows for Business, Medical, Education, Knowledge, Society, Research and what not. If international relationship is taken into…show more content…
Richards and Rodgers (2001) states that reading and writing are the essential skills to be focused on however, little or no attention is paid to the skill of speaking and listening. The importance of speaking is more revealed with the integration of the other language skills. For instance, speaking can help students to develop their vocabulary and grammar and then improving their writing skill. With speaking, learners can express their personal feeling, opinions or ideas; tell stories; inform or explain; request; converse and discuss, i.e. through speaking, we can display the different functions of language. Speaking is very important outside the classroom as…show more content…
Also explain that role play includes a particular communicative task, for example negotiating a purchase, solving a problem, making a reservation, getting information; at particular place, for instance at railway station, at hospital, at school etc. Byrne (1986) gave comments that role-play is a part of drama activity. He explains that there are three terms to cover the drama activities such as: mime, simulation and role play. Importance of Role-Play For the teachers and students role play was considered important in language learning and teaching for many years. Rogers and Evans (2008) mentions three aspects which shows the value to role play. First, role play provides situations in which learners practice their language as well as the social skills to communicate with other participants. On the other hand, it gives them freedom to use their imagination and creativity in dialogue writing and playing the role. And the third and very important, the activity motivates the learners and reinforces the language learning. Tobn and Lendrum (1995) says even though students were asked to talk directly assuming the assigned roles, the activity gives them more room for creativity and innovations in dialogue writing and playing the roles. They add that the activity gives them
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