CHAPTER I

1.1 Background
Vocabulary is very important in learning English. Vocabulary is

one forming sentences, which can later be used to interact with the

people of other countries. Whether it's in the form of messages,

articles, magazines and others. One of the goals of teaching English as

a foreign language for the Indonesian people is that they can read,

understand ideas and understand books written in English. To achieve

this goal, students must master a lot of vocabulary. Without

vocabulary we can not master the language, because the vocabulary is

the basis of language. This means that the vocabulary is one of the key

that must be mastered by students if they want to have a good

knowledge in the four skills, including reading skills.
Vocabulary is one of the important aspects in learning a foreign

language. Anyone would have difficulty in understanding speech,

reading, listening, and writing when they have limited or lack of

vocabulary. It may not be possible to learn a foreign language without

the vocabulary. The less vocab they master, the more difficult to follow

English lessons.
Nation (2001) further describes the relationship between vocabulary

knowledge and language use as complementary: knowledge of vocabulary enables

language use and, conversely, language use leads to an increase in vocabulary

knowledge. The importance of vocabulary is demonstrated daily in and out the

school. In classroom, the achieving students possess the most sufficient

Choosing a teaching technique that is fast. not be possible learning activities. the first thing that students of SMP Plus Melati Samarinda should learn is some of words vocabulary. In English as a second language (ESL) and English as a foreign language (EFL) learning vocabulary items plays a vital role in all language skills (i. vocabulary became one of the problems in English. because a person who does not have the motivation to learn. the researcher could take conclusion that vocabulary has actually an important role in able to mastered English language.e. So the knowledge they are different from one another. The more they learn and memorize some stock of words.vocabulary. Their English competition also gave more motivation for students to learn. motivation is necessary. listening. and writing (Nation. the more they get easy in their communication. with English extracurricular and activities can help students' motivation in learning English. Researchers chose the eighth grade as a population. accurate and understandable to students is very suitable for SMP Plus Melati. so the greater the motivation will be even greater learning success. reading.2011). speaking. From the statements above. The above problem is the main reason researchers to make the school as a research subject. Students at the school come from various regions in East Kalimantan. SMP Plus Melati selected as a subject in this research. In addition to the full schedule of activities is also an issue at the school. In this case the teacher in the school should be looking for ways to how students can be motivated to learn English. . In the process of learning. Motivation can determine whether or not in achieving the goal. So.

To know the correlation between students’ motivation and vocabulary achievement. 2.of eight grade student of SMP..4 The Hypotehsis 1. Is there any correlational between students’ motivation and vocabulary achievement. of eight grade student of SMP. Alternative Hypothesis There is a significant correlational between students’ motivation and vocabulary achievement. there are pupose of the study : 1. . Null Hypothesis There is no significant correlational between students’ motivation and vocabulary achievement.? 1. 1. How is the correlation between students’ motivation and vocabulary achievement? 2. Furthermore.2 Research Question 1. To know is there any significanct correlational between students’ motivation and vocabulary achievement. 1.3 Purpose of The Study According to the research question. 2. the researcher would like to know and investigate whether there is significant correlation between students’ motivation and vocabulary achievement.

1. Practical Aspect Findings of this study is to be feedback to teachers and students. There is only one group of this study . The significant of the study are as follows: 1. 2. The study focuses on the correlational between students’ motivation and vocabulary achievement. Theoretical Aspect The findings of this study can provide information about the correlational between students’ motivation and vocabulary achievement 2.6 Scope And Limitation Of Study The researcher limited study as follows : 1. 1.5 Significant of Study This Study is expected to provide the result which is useful for the educational progress. The population of this study is the eight grade student of SMP 3. If there is correlational between students’ motivation and vocabulary achievement.