Mr Speaker teaches intonation

Our Legal English teachers teach intonation and stress as a vital part of the curriculum yet other EFL teachers tend not to do this. In this masterclass from John Bercow, we look at how you can teach this.

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The Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow has become an international celebrity for his attempts to keep rowdy British MPs in line during debates. Mr Speaker has inspired memes, caused controversy and appears regularly on television shows actross the globe to discuss his role and the work of Parliament.

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The video below is from an interview that Mr Speaker did with the famous RTE chat show “The Late Late Show”, which is broadcast in the Republic of Ireland. In just under a minute, the two people in the video demonstrate pertectly how to communicate with intonation. Watch and learn - and if you need help with intonation and pronunciation lessons, just fill out the form underneath the video.