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The Effect of Reading Short Drama on the Development of Vocabulary Skill of Iranian Advanced EFL Learners of English

1. Mostafa Dayyani Kheirabadi (M.A.); 2. Vahid Fallah Golchin (M.A.) (Corresponding author)
1. Dept. of English, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran; 2. Dept. of English, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Abstract :
The prominent role of reading in language learning, particularly at upper-intermediate and 
advanced levels, is beyond doubt. At these levels, the text plays a primary role in developing 
language learners’ reading skill in particular, and their proficiency level in general. This study 
was carried out to find the effectiveness of reading drama on the development of advanced 
EFL learners’ vocabulary skill. The participants of the study were 40 (all females) advanced 
EFL learners. The participants were randomly assigned to two groups (each consisting of 20 
students): one group for reading drama (the experimental group), and one group for 
traditional reading (the control group). During the treatment period the experimental group 
received short dramas while the control group received reading instructions through 
traditional methods. The scores were entered into SPSS software for analysis. The results 
clearly demonstrated the contribution of reading drama to the development of vocabulary of 
Iranian advanced EFL learners of English. 
Keywords :
reading drama, traditional reading, vocabulary

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Volume 1, Number 3, - 2013 , ISSN 2325-0887

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