Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Year 4: 21 accents

Like many other languages, spoken English has wide variation in its pronunciation. This variation is especially noticeable in English, because the language is spoken over such a wide territory: Australia, Canada, the Commonwealth Caribbean, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, in addition to being spoken as a first or second language by people in countries on every continent. Watch the video below. Can you identify the 21 different accents?

If you want to improve your pronunciation, check out the following websites:

BBC Pronunciation tips

Sounds of English

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