The Use Of Describing Picture To Improve Students’ Speaking Skill

Juwita Fera, Suryani Suryani, Putri Dini Meutia


The study explored the effect of using describing picture strategy on the students’ improvement of English speaking at the first grade students of SMA Negeri 1 Kuta Baro, Aceh Besar and found out the students’ effectiveness and interest in learning speaking by using describing picture strategy. It has involved 10 students in first grade (class X-1) as the sample. Using quantitative approach and experimental research design, the study collected the data through pre-test, post-test, and questionnaire. The data analysis showed that Tscore was 5.86 and Ttable at significant level of α = 0.05 was 1.833. Thus, the data can be stated that Tscore was higher than Ttable (5.86 >1.833). The data showed that alternative hypothesis (Ha) was accepted. In addition, based on the students’ responses in questionnaire, they considered that describing picture is an effective and suitable strategy in teaching English speaking skill, the results rather than their answers show that most of them were interested in using describing picture strategies to improve their English speaking skills. This finding conform the previous research finding that describing picture can help students and effective to improve students’ English speaking skill.

 Keywords: Describing Picture Strategy, Speaking Skill

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