Anselmus Sahan(1*),

(1) Universitas Timor
(*) Corresponding Author


The study aims to find out whether the eleventh year students have mastered the use of accepting and declining invitation, describe their difficulties and categorize their level of mastery. To describe the whole process, the researchers applied a quantitative method. To get the data, we used an oral test given to eleven students of eleventh grade of SMK Negeri Nibaaf who are learning English in 2020/2021 school year. To keep the data, we recorded their oral test using our mobile phones. Their performance was analyzed using the parts of accepting and declining invitation and four aspects of speaking namely fluency, vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation. The result shows that their average score is 89.5. It indicates that their ability is categorized very good and their level of mastery is excellent. However, they made 109 (or: 48%) right and 23 (or: 8%) wrong answers. They also faced difficulties in pronunciation (11 (or” 4%) right and 55 (or: 20%) wrong answers) and grammar 20 (or: 7%) right and 46 (or: 17%) wrong answers). It implies that teaching speaking should pay more attention on accepting and declining.   


Accepting and declining invitation; SMK students; speaking performance


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