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Being exposed to various media and technology, from course book to internet resources, students lack motivation for learning in non-high technology path of academic development. This is the main reason why English teachers always keep searching on innovation of teaching sources. One way of presenting variety into the classroom is the use of cartoon as a media.This research aims to seek the effectiveness of using cartoon in teaching speaking.The study was conducted on experimental design. It involved two groups: an experimental and a control group.The research study was carried out at an Islamic junior high school in Aceh Besar. Pertaining to the results of the study, It is evidenced that the use of cartoon brings improvement between experimental and control group of studentsin speaking skill. Therefore, the study concluded that cartoon as teaching media helps students in promoting speaking ability. In addition, cartoon also provides audio and visual aids to attract students’ attention and develop students’ motivation toward the learning of speaking.