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In HOTS comprehension questions, students look for details available in the reading text and synthesize them with their previous knowledge to make inferences and evaluation of the text (Vora, 2006). Therefore, students need more time to think and look for answers beyond the text. In relation to this study, Thai students face a big challenge in answering HOTS questions because Thai English teachers prefer to use the conventional method which basically deals with LOTS questions (Hayikaleng, Nair and Krishnasamy 2016). Therefore, the researcher tries to find a better method of teaching to help students in improving English reading comprehension as well as to increase students’ motivation towards learning EFL and chooses YouTube as an additional tool in teaching and learning in the English reading class. Based on this, it can be said that the information from the YouTube helped students to go beyond the text and also helped them with their HOTS comprehension questions (Balan, 2012; June, Yaacob & Kheng, 2014). Results of the post-test using HOTS showed that the students from the Experimental Group were able to understand the text in depth compared to their understanding before viewing the YouTube. Furthermore, the viewing of YouTube followed by the questions from the teacher helped students in the Experimental Group to gain more information which also helped them to relate to the information given in the reading text compared to their counterparts in the Control Group. Hence, the use of multimedia such as YouTube can definitely assist students
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