15 巻 (2010) p. 3-13
The purpose of this study is to examine the potential of using a movie of "a short-short story" in the areas of listening comprehension after reading the original story. Subjects of this study were 28 Japanese junior high school students. The material for research was a movie adaptation of "The last leaf." The sources of the data are questionnaires conducted in class. In responding to the questionnaires, the students reported that they understood the story more deeply after reading the story and watching the movie. The results showed that watching a movie of a short-short story facilitates learners' listening comprehension. The results also indicated that the students could better understand the English when it was spoken by the actors and actresses in the movie.