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Safari Chaboki F, Mashhadi Heidar D. The Impact of Guided Writing Practice on Iranian Extroverted/Introverted EFL Learners’ Speaking Ability at Pre-Intermediate Level . IJREE 2019; 4 (2)
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Department of English, Tonekabon Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon, Iran
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Speaking and writing are the productive skills of language and share similar components. In other words, writing and speaking are clearly related activities, but the modes of production are different. In addition, among a number of personality variables in predicting English language proficiency, extraversion/introversion has been extensively studied. This quasi-experimental study aims at exploring the impact of using guided writing practice on speaking proficiency of English as a foreign language (EFL) learners with extroverted and introverted orientation. For the purpose of the study, 60 homogenous students aged 18 to 28 were selected based on Oxford Placement Test (OPT) scores and Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ) among pre-intermediate participants from Mehraeen English language institute in Rasht, Iran. They were divided into experimental and control groups. The experimental group received guided writing practice and the control group was instructed based on the typical method of the institute. A series of t-test was conducted to evaluate extroverts and introverts’ speaking ability with respect to their personality type. The results of posttest revealed that using guided tasks improved speaking proficiency of the learners. Also, the treatment had a significant impact on extroverted learners in comparison with introverted learners.
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