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The Effect of Background Music While Silent Reading on EFL Learners’ Reading Comprehension

  title={The Effect of Background Music While Silent Reading on EFL Learners’ Reading Comprehension},
  author={S. Sahebdel and Mohammad Reza Khodadust},
This study attempted to determine the effect of background music while silent reading on Iranian EFL learners’ reading comprehension. The participants were 57 Iranian EFL learners between the ages of 14 and 16 in two 3rd grade high schoolclasses at pre-intermediate proficiency level. Before treatment,both experimental and control groups took a reading comprehension pretest. In the experimental group, the researchers played Mozart sonatas as background music and asked them to read the passage… Expand
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