Pupils taught how to speak clearly

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Have you ever been taught to speak as clearly as this?

Children at a school in Essex are being given elocution lessons. That means they're being taught to speak clearly!

Some are worried the lessons will make people sound 'posher' but the teachers say they don't want to change anyone's accent.

They hope pupils will be understood better when they communicate with others.

The training also helps the children to spell.

In previous generations, it was more common for children to be given elocution lessons.

A hundred years ago, a famous story called Pygmalion was written by George Bernard Shaw, about a young lady called Eliza Doolittle - not the pop star, a different one!

She was taught by a professor to speak without her strong London accent.