The King’s Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI (Colin Firth), the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George (‘Bertie’) reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie receives the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). Through a set of unexpected techniques and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and bravely lead the country into war.”
Activity 1: Look at the film posters of the film The King’s Speech.
- Who are the characters?
- Where are they?
- What do their body language (position, face, gaze, clothes …) tell us about them and their relationship?
Activity 2: Now watch the film trailer. Answer the questions:
- Can you give more details about the characters?
- How does the king feel about speaking in public?
- What problem does he have?
- Why did the nation need a leader?
- Why did the king need a voice?
Activity 3: Look at this wonderful presentation with five lessons how to speak in public based on The King’s Speech.
Activity 4: Now answer these questions:
Extra activity: Here is the King’s Speech and the original version. Can you find the differences?
Here you can read and download a copy of the original King’s Speech:
Finally, here is the list with the soundtrack of the film.
Send a comment: Tell us your opinion about the film. Who is your favourite character? Do you like the script, the music, etc? What is your favourite scene?