Impact of Incorporating Input-based Tasks in IELTS Speaking Courses: Task Response, Accuracy, and Fluency in Focus

Document Type : Original Article


Independent Researcher, Toronto, Canada Ph.D. in TESOL, Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran


The main objective of this research was to explore the effect of input-based tasks in the IELTS speaking test. For this purpose, 40 subjects who were advanced EFL learners in Danesh Pajouhan, Isfahan, Iran were randomly selected as the sample of study 20 of whom were assigned as the experimental group and the rest as the control group. While the control group received the traditional input, the experimental group received input in the form of task-based activities, referred to as input-based tasks in problem-solving tasks and jigsaw tasks. As the finding of the data analysis show, after the treatment, there was a statistically significant difference between the experimental group and control group in terms of task response, accuracy and fluency. The findings of this study can be useful for second langue learners, second language teachers and curriculum designers. The findings of this study can be useful for second langue learners, second language teachers and curriculum designers.


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Article Title [Persian]

 تأثیر گنجاندن وظایف مبتنی بر ورودی در دوره‌های مکالمه آیلتس: پاسخگویی به وظایف، دقت و تسلط در تمرکز

Abstract [Persian]

هدف اصلی این تحقیق بررسی تأثیر وظایف مبتنی بر ورودی در آزمون اسپیکینگ آیلتس بود. بدین منظور 40 نفر از زبان آموزان پیشرفته زبان انگلیسی در دانش پژوهان اصفهان به طور تصادفی به عنوان نمونه پژوهش انتخاب شدند که 20 نفر از آنها به عنوان گروه آزمایش و بقیه به عنوان گروه گواه قرار گرفتند. در حالی که گروه کنترل ورودی سنتی را دریافت می کرد، گروه آزمایش ورودی را در قالب فعالیت های وظیفه محور دریافت می کرد که به عنوان وظایف مبتنی بر ورودی در وظایف حل مسئله و وظایف اره منبت کاری اره مویی نامیده می شود. همانطور که یافته های تجزیه و تحلیل داده ها نشان می دهد، پس از درمان، بین گروه آزمایش و گروه کنترل از نظر پاسخ به کار، دقت و روان بودن تفاوت آماری معنی داری وجود داشت. یافته های این مطالعه می تواند برای زبان آموزان زبان دوم، معلمان زبان دوم و طراحان برنامه درسی مفید باشد.

Keywords [Persian]

  • دوره های مکالمه آیلتس
  • وظایف مبتنی بر ورودی
  • پاسخ به وظایف
  • دقت
  • تسلط در کانون توجه
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  • Receive Date: 17 February 2023
  • Revise Date: 11 April 2023
  • Accept Date: 21 May 2023