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Meanwhile, the Control Group teacher did not give very encouraging answers regarding her perceptions on whether the conventional method helped in teaching reading comprehension. She felt good that at least two students could understand the reading text better with information from the conventional method and the teacher reading the text and showing pictures to the students. The teacher claimed that the conventional method could not help the students much in providing critical thinking skills. This claim is congruent with that of Foley (2005) who confirmed that the conventional method does not promote critical thinking skills. In fact, critical thinking is very important in learning EFL reading comprehension because critical thinking helps students improve their level of HOTS. According to Teacher Interview Question 3, the Experimental Group teacher declared that she preferred to use YouTube as an additional tool to teach English reading comprehension in the future. The main reasons given by the teacher were that the students could pay more attention in class and the class was more interesting and fun. The lessons were not tedious because they liked the pictures and sound effects which brought students to feel relaxed while learning in the EFL reading comprehension class. By watching YouTube the students were able to remember the events easily. Utilizing YouTube is in line with the new Thai curriculum that emphasizes the use of technology to integrate teaching and learning. Therefore, integrating YouTube is
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