SCROOGED: Bill Murray’s movie speech breakdown | American Intonation Practice + PDF

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Wouldn’t it be nice to be more engaging when speaking English?

Have you ever wondered what words you need to stress in a sentence to deliver your message?

Intonation tells us a lot about your mood and thoughts and it’s what makes your speech more interesting and alive.

In this fun video, just in time for Christmas, we’re going to analyze a movie scene from the movie ‘Scrooged’ ( a comedy based on the novella ‘A Christmas Carol’) where Bill Murray is playing a cynical and selfish television executive who is discovering the Christmas spirit.

Practice with me if you want to find out how American English intonation works and how you can be more effective and clear in English.

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5 Comments on “SCROOGED: Bill Murray’s movie speech breakdown | American Intonation Practice + PDF”

  1. Dear Hadar,

    God bless you and your family. I’m from Brazil. I Love You and your peaple so much.

    Thank You, Very Much!

  2. Merry Christmas Hadar! What a wonderful gift we had from you! Intonation tips!!! That’s the meaning of Christmas when I know that I don’t deserve nothing, and here you go, I had received this excellent material. Thank you very much.

  3. Dear Hadar,
    Merry Christmas to you too. I found very funny that your roommates and you did not remove the Christmas tree and stayed there the whole year. Don’t laugh please, but you look to me like a young mother who is leaving home for a party, but before leaving, she wants to make sure her children (who are going to stay home), are going to be busy doing something that they really like, something that is good for them.
    I loved the video, and your instructions about how to listen to and improve intonation.
    You are a blessing for us.
    From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU.

  4. What a great Christmas gift that post is 🙂 So many layers here… Thank you!
    I’m having so much more fun just talking and playing with intonations at any language now 🙂

  5. Dear Hadar ! In my close environment me and my friends, family members we have left the ancient custom of exchanging Christmas presents. (Of course, giving Christmas Eve presents to little children is still a living practice.) Nevertheless, after having watched your video I felt I received a great Christmas present from you. I’m convinced you selected the best and most influential way for revealing the secrets of intonation in American English. I guess intonation is not detachable from our deep emotional psyche. And we all have our childish-emotional roots of our mind which hopes to get some sort of Christmas present at least once a year. I myself have received my one right now from Hadar. Thank you for it. Laszlo Latzkovits

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