Effect of interactive post-reading tasks on reading comprehension of Iranian young adults pre-intermediate EFL learners

2018 IJRSLL – Volume 7 Issue 4


Salavati, Atena
Islamic Azad University of Najafabad, Iran (atenasalavati84@gmail.com)

Tabatabaei, Omid*
Islamic Azad University of Najafabad, Iran (tabatabaeiomid@yahoo.com)


This study aimed at investigating the effects of role-playing and designing a poster as post-reading activities on Iranian teenagers EFL learners’ reading comprehension. To this end, 90 male pre-intermediate EFL learners participated in this study. The participants were divided randomly into equal groups of role-play, poster, and control. Post-reading activities were used for the experimental groups and the control group did not receive any post-reading activities. All groups sat for the pretest and posttest before and after a 20-session treatment. The results indicated that the experimental group participants outperformed those of the control group on the posttest and there was a significant difference between them. There was not a significant difference between the experimental groups; however, the scores of the role-play group were higher than the poster group. The findings of the study offer some practical implications for curriculum development and teaching methodology.

Keywords: post-reading activities; poster making; reading comprehension; role playing; interactive activities


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrsll.2017.1889

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