Hello Students!

As its name implies, the Department of English Language and Literature at Al-alBayt University involves the study of the sciences of language (Linguistics). Our aim in the department is to provide the students with a general background of the theory of linguistics. This involves the introduction of several courses which describe the many rules and laws that govern the structure of particular languages (especially English). The core of our program in the study of language includes most of the traditional subfields of linguistics: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and applied linguistics.

This website is designed for our students in the department. It constructs virtual and up-to-date communicative channel by which I put out all the necessary information and material related to the courses which I teach in the department.

 Dr. Ahmad El-Sharif

Pronunciation Practice

Pronunciation Practice

First Term 2013/2014

Second Assignment

(The King’s Speech)

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Al-alBayt University

Pronunciation Practice

Second Assignment

First Term 2013/2014


This assignment is part of your final examination task, and it will be marked from 20.


In this assignment, you are asked to play the role of a British actor. The scene is taken from the famous British film: The King’s Speech.


  • The name of the actors shown in the scene and the characters they represent are as follow:
    • Colin Firth: King George VI (King of the United Kingdom during World War II)
    • Geoffrey Rush: Lionel Logue (The King’s special speech therapist)
  • You can watch the scene on YouTube.com by following the link:


  • You can download the scene from the link:




Now, you are asked to:

  1. Download the scene.
  2. Watch the scene and write down just the King’s speech.
  3. Work on practicing your role in the scene as it is performed in the scenario.
  4. When you are sure of your performance, you are asked to record your performance (voice only) using the Sound Recorder software on your own computer or smart phone.
  5. Make sure of the quality of your recording by recording your performance in quiet and noise-free environment.
  6. All the reading should be saved on a single file in the format *.wav or *.mp3. or *.wma. and you can name your saved file as you want.
  7. Check your recording and its quality before handing it over. Save it on any available storage device (flash memory or CD) for your own use in the future.


  • You should send your recording to me as AN E-MAIL ATTACHMENT ONLY before the end of Saturday 28th Dec 2013.
  • My e-mail is auresian@yahoo.fr
  • Indicate in your e-mail your name.
  • You should receive a confirmation e-mail from me upon receiving your e-mail and the attachment, and after I check its suitability.



Best Wishes

Dr. Ahmad ElSharif




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