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IMPROVING THE FIRST YEAR STUDENTS’ LISTENING COMPREHENSION THROUGH THE USE OF VIDEO AT SMPN 1 KEBONAGUNG PACITAN

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  • Bahasa Dan Sastra Inggris

Abstract

This research applied the principle of actions research. The aim of this research is to improve the listening comprehension of the first year students at SMP Negeri 1 Kebonagung through the use of video. The steps of this research were reconnaissance, planning, conducting action and observation, and having reflection.In conducting the study, the researcher involved the English teacher, and the students of VII F. The participants of the study were 31 students of VII F of SMP Negeri 1 Kebonagung in the academic year of 2011/2012. The data were collected by observing the teaching learning process; taking video of the teaching learning process in the class; interviewing (the students of VII F, the English teacher, the school principal and holding discussion with the English teacher. The data collected from the field notes and interview transcripts. The researcher conducted two cycles of actions. The results of the reasearch show that the implementation of listening through the use of video was effective to make the students more enthusiastic in the listening activities. They could analyze personal biography, pronunciation, and vocabulary. All students could understand and respond to the researcher’s instruction and explanations. The activities in learning stages using video were effective to improve their listening comprehension and vocabularies as well. Besides, it not only made the students more enthusiastic but also increased their involvement. Keyword: listening comprehension, video, SMP N 1 Kebonagung Pacitan

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