Correlation between Reading Comprehension and Listening Comprehension Skills in Completing TOEFL-PBT

  • Umi Nur Hastuti STKIP PGRI Sidoarjo
  • Nur Kalim SMP PGRI Wringinanom
Keywords: TOEFL-PBT, receptive skills, listening and reading skills


TOEFL or Test of English as a Foreign Language is a language test to measure someone English ability academically in English communication. In TOEFL-PBT, the participants mostly use their receptive skill and their vocabularies to answer the questions, including in writing test receptive skill is used to understand the sentences given as writing themes. According to Macmillan Dictionary (Macmillan Dictionary, 2019), receptive skills is the skills of being able to understand a language when you listen to it or read it. Listening and reading are considered to be receptive skills. Based on the explanation above, the purpose of this study is to determine wheter there is a correlation between reading ability and listening ablility in completing TOEFL-PBT. Research methodology  this study used quantitative method. A statistical data from the using of correlation formula in microsoft excel were used to evaluate the result. The scores of listening comprehension test and the scores of reading comprehension test are the instruments were used to measure listening and reading skills. Based on result of this research, there are a correlation between listening comprehension skills and reading comprehension skills in completing TOEFL PBT that indicate had strong relationship (0.60-079). It can be meant that listening comprehension can affected to reading comprehension.