Build your vocabulary
Why watch it?
- This film has clear standard British accents.
- The type of vocabulary used is generally standard or formal English.
- There are lots of clear monologues and dialogues.
- There is a lot of speech and not as much obvious visual context, which means it is a good challenge.
The King’s Speech is an award-winning biographical drama about King George VI (Colin Firth) who goes to see Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), an Australian speech and language therapist to help him with his stammer. The men become friends as they work together and King George relies on Logue to help him make his first radio broadcast on Britain’s declaration of war on Germany in 1939.