English Accents 2

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English Accents 2

You’re going to watch ten short videos (more or less 1 minute each) and hear celebrities from the following countries talk about an aspect of their career or other things. As a general rule, these people have a marked (not neutral) accent.

1. Steve Irwin AUSTRALIA
2. Jackie Chan HONG KONG
3. Hugh Grant ENGLAND
4. Bob Marley JAMAICA
5. Flight of the Conchords NEW ZEALAND
6. Casper de Vries SOUTH AFRICA
7. Billy Connolly SCOTLAND
8. Woody Allen USA
9. Dara O’Briain IRELAND
10. Joanna Page WALES

After each video, try to match the speaker with what he is talking about in the questions below- Which will find most difficult? And the easiest to understand?

Did you understand what they were saying? Press ‘Start’ and write the letter which matches each speaker:

1. Steve Irwin AUSTRALIA
2. Jackie Chan HONG KONG
3. Hugh Grant ENGLAND
4. Bob Marley JAMAICA
5. Flight of the Conchords NEW ZEALAND
6. Casper de Vries SOUTH AFRICA
7. Billy Connolly SCOTLAND
8. Woody Allen USA
9. Dara O’Briain IRELAND
10. Joanna Page WALES

A. Foreign influences on his work
B. Trying to explain something complicated in a simple way
C. Settling in to a new environment
D. Tough competition from abroad
E. What his parents gave up to follow a dream
F. Switching between real life and fiction
G. A pleasant surprise in special circumstances
H. The demands of his job, and unorthodox improvement methods
I. A customer complaint
J. The disadvantage of adulation

Press ‘Start’ and write the correct letter.

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