Monday, June 8, 2015

Teacher Ideas: The King's Speech

The King's Speech deals with a topic that may be of particular interest to our students - the fear that can accompany public speaking - and Kevin has created a set of materials to explore this movie both topically and historically. Kevin says:
Sometimes I prepare for classes by laying out a set of materials around a theme and decide on the spot which to work with immediately and which to shelve until later. The following are for the film The King's Speech. Teachers of intermediate levels and above can consider how and in what order to use them.
I've compiled his materials into a single document which you can access here. There is a written introduction with a link to the movie trailer, an article with accompanying audio, discussion questions, a World War II timeline research activity, a listening activity about speaking English, and the full text and audio of King George VI's speech to his country at the start of World War II.

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