• Eka Fitriana Universitas PGRI Silampari
  • Ardayati STKIP PGRI Lubuklinggau
  • Dewi Syafitri STKIP PGRI Lubuklinggau


descriptive text, Make a Match technique, teaching.


The problem of this research was to answer whether it was significantly effective or not to use Make a Match technique in teaching Descriptive Text to the Seventh Grade Students of SMP Negeri 2 Lubuklinggau in the Academic Year 2022/2023. In addition, the objective in conducting this research was to find out the effectiveness of this technique in teaching descriptive text. Here, quasi-experimental research with total population 417 students was used by the researcher. Then, the researcher used cluster random sampling included 71 students from class VII.5 and VII.6. From the investigation which had been done by the researcher, it was found out that tobtained was 5.473 which was higher than ttable 1.667. It can be concluded that the null hypothesis (Ho) was rejected and the alternative hypothesis (Ha) was accepted. Finally, there was a significant difference achievement between students who were taught and were not taught by using Make a Match technique.




Adam. (2017). Improving students’ reading comprehension of descriptive texts through cognitive strategy at grade vii-2 of smpn I indra praja tembilahan. ANGLO-SAXON, 8(2), 166-177.

Arifah, M & Kusumarasdyati. (2013). The effectiveness of make a match technique for teaching writing descriptive text to the seventh grades of smpn 1 karangbinangun lamongan. Research on English Language Teaching in Indonesia, 1(1), 1-8.

Arikunto, S. (2014). Produr Penelitian suatu Pendekatan Praktik. Jakarta: PT Rineka Cipta.

Ary, D., Jacobs, L. C., Sorensen, C., & Razavieh, A. (2010). Introduction to Research in Education(8th ed.) Belmont: Wadsword Cengage Learning.

Creswell, J. W. (2012). Educational Research: planning, conducting and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research. Boston: Pearson Education.

Darmanto, P. (2017). Pendekatan Saintifik Kurikulum 2013. Klaten: Grafika Dua Tujuh.

Dirgantara, J, Sutarsyah, C & Supriyadi, D. (2013). Teaching reading of descriptive text through jigsaw at seventh grade of smpn 1 kedondong pesawaran. U-JET: Unila Journal of English Teaching, 2(6), 1-10.

Fitriana, N. A. (2018). The implementation of make a match technique to increase students’ vocabulary mastery. Jurnal Edulingua, 5(2), 41–48.

Hartina, S, Salija, K, & Amin, F. H. (2019). Teachers’ techniques in teaching english to young learners at tk bambini school of makasar. Indonesian Tesol Journal, 1(1), 79-88.

Haryadi. (2017). Pendekatan Saintifik Kurikulum 2013. Klaten: Grafika Dua Tujuh.

Irwanto, & Nurpahmi, S. (2017). Using make-a match to improve the students’ reading comprehension at mts guppi samata gowa. ENTERNAL (English Teaching Learning and Research Journal), 3(2), 159–169.

Khairunisa, I, Dewi, R. S, & Anasy, Z. (2019). The effect of make a match strategy on students’ reading comprehension of descriptive text. European Union Digital Library.

Nikma, R. D, Gurning, B, & Husein, R. (2018). The effectiveness of make a match technique in teaching vocabulary. Advances In Social Science, Education and Humanities Research, 200, 596-599.

Purnama, H. I. (2022). Applying “Make a Match” model-based on scientific approach through reward education game for elementary school students. International Journal of Theory and Application in Elementary and Secondary School Education (IJTAESE), 4(1), 13-21. DOI:

Rajagopalan, I. (2019). The concept of teaching. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 7(2), 5–7. DOI:

Silmi, M. R. (2017). Types of media and teaching yechniques in teaching speaking at smp brawijaya smart school malang. Suar Betang, 12(2), 223-233. DOI:10.26499/SURBET.V12I2.33

Siregar, S.R & Dongoran, N. (2020). Students’ ability in writing descriptive text. English Journal for Teaching and Learning, 8(1), 81- 90.

Siregar, W. S & Haarida, E. S. (2021). Students’ reading comprehension in descriptive text. English Journal for Teaching and Learning, 9(1), 77- 86.

Sugiyono. (2019). Metode Penelitian Kuantitatif Kualitatif dan R&D (2nd ed.) Bandung: ALFABETA

Susanto, A. (2017). The Teaching of Vocabulary: a Perspective. Jurnal KATA, 1(2), 182–191.

Temaja, I. G. B. W. B. (2017). E-Matching Game in Teaching English for Young Learners. PEOPLE: International Journal of Social Sciences, 3(1), 67–79.

Vabiola, & Fitrawati (2018).Teaching reading descriptive text by using tree mapping for senior high school students. Journal of English Language Teaching. 7(4), 741-754

Yuliarsih, & Sa’adiyah, E. N. (2018). Matcing game in teaching reading comprehension at MTS Matsaratul Huda Pamekasan. Jurnal Pendidikan, 13(2), 137–143.

Zawil, R. (2016). Using make a match technique to teach vocabulary. English Education Journal (EEJ), 7(3), 311–328.

Zulfahmi MD,S., Taknduklangi, A., & Mursalim. (2018). An analysis of lecturer perception on the use of e-learning for english instruction in IAIN Kendari. Journal of Language Education and Educational Technology, 3(2), 1-15. Accessedfrom:



Abstract views: 25 , PDF Downloads: 35