Listening and speaking skills co-occur in real-life discourse and they are not mutually exclusive. Within this framework, this study is conducted to prove that teaching listening and speaking skills in integration improves oral communicative competence of the students. In order to collect data for the study, a pre-post test and various tasks were designed for 180 students from the preparatory school of Hacettepe University, Turkey. The collected data was analyzed through t-test. At the end of the study, the group practicing the skills in integration was found to be more successful than the group practicing the skills separately. (C) 2010 Published by Elsevier Ltd.