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    lonelymelody is offline Newbie
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    Default Diffrent English Accents: help with an MP3 File

    It’s always helpful to be familiar with different accents. Not only does this familiarization helps you to know where the people you are speaking to come form, but also it helps you understand them better if you know the variation in pronunciation and accent.

    There is an MP3 file with 8 different sentences read by 8 people with different nationality and accent. I was wondering where probably they come from and what is there accent.

    Please someone who is familiar with these accents specifies the speaker’s nationality and accent. Pleas be SPECIFIC (e.g. don’t say only he is American, pleas determine which city or state or area…fore example south east England or Boston).

    Lots of thanks in advance!

    Because I was not able to upload the MP3 file here I put it in another forum, so if you are intrested in helpping please check out the link below or kindly email me then I will happily send you the whole MP3 file as an attachment.

    1-File Host 4 free ( I have modified the link).


    Here are the sentences:

    1. She’s a writer of romantic novels
    2. Read about it in news papers.
    3. She went to hospital because she had heart problems.
    4. We watched TV and then went to bed.
    5. I want to thank you for your help.
    6. They were jailed for robbing this bank.
    7. With a bit of luck, we’ll win this game.
    8. Can you hold the umbrella when I get my keys out?
    Last edited by lonelymelody; 03-Aug-2007 at 21:51.

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    Default Re: Diffrent English Accents: help with an MP3 File

    They're only accessible to member of that site; I can't download.

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    lonelymelody is offline Newbie
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    Default Re: Diffrent English Accents: help with an MP3 File

    Hi there,

    There is a reason for me to revive this old post: I've found a file hosting site which made me able to put this mp3 file on the net without any limitation in size. It's german website.

    So please follow the link in the post below, listen to the mp3 file and kindly answer the above questions.

    many thanx in advance

    Last edited by lonelymelody; 02-Aug-2007 at 21:47.

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    Default Re: Diffrent English Accents: help with an MP3 File

    Here is the link:

    1-File Host 4 free


    Thanx for your time
    Last edited by lonelymelody; 03-Aug-2007 at 21:43.

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    Default Re: Diffrent English Accents: help with an MP3 File

    Quote Originally Posted by Niall Beag View Post
    You're not allowed to copy that MP3 file there (if they wanted everyone to have it, you wouldn't need to sign up), so I'm not allowed to listen to it, so I won't.
    I couldn't put the mp3 file here because its size is above the file size limit in this forum, however, I've put it in another website which is a free file hosting website.

    I have not put the file to distribute it on the web nor I have violated the copyright law, I was just wondering whch accents are there to sharpen my ears to different English accents.

    Please someone kindly identifies that accents in the file.

    thanks in advance

    1-File Host 4 free
    Last edited by lonelymelody; 03-Aug-2007 at 21:55.

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    Default Re: Diffrent English Accents: help with an MP3 File

    Thanks for the link!

    Here are my thoughts:

    1. She's a writer of romantic novels.
    Sound like the Western part of the USA, maybe California. I've a friend from New Mexico whose speech is similar.

    2. Read about it in news papers.
    New York area

    3. She went to hospital because she had heart problems.
    British English; I don't know where

    4. We watched TV and then went to bed.
    Sounds like the speaker is from Africa somewhere

    5. I want to thank you for your help.
    Irish English

    6. They were jailed for robbing this bank.
    British English; I don't know where

    7. With a bit of luck, we’ll win this game.
    British English: I don't know where

    8. Can you hold the umbrella when I get my keys out?
    British English; I don't know where

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    Default Re: Diffrent English Accents: help with an MP3 File

    2. Read about it in newspapers - might be from Chicago or north eastern part.
    4. We watched TV and then we went to bed. - sounds like came from India.

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    Default Re: Diffrent English Accents: help with an MP3 File

    'We watched TV and then we went to bed'
    i remember that Indians tend to pronounce 'p t k' unasperated, such as t in 'TV' or 'to', so i don't think this one is from India.

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    Default Re: Diffrent English Accents: help with an MP3 File

    hi,

    I have found this: Listen to English accents

    Madox

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