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Practise your listening and grammar skills, expand your vocabulary and reflect on this enticing and thought provoking talk
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The speaker explains how accents develop and the effects they have on people's perception
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4 minutes 9 seconds
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Listening comprehension
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The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Upper-intermediate (B2)
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Look at theseand consider this question:
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This questionAmerican college students and Tamil speakers in India and more than 95 of people gave the same response .
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It's not baby talk, it shows we can drawfrom things without … meaning.
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… our body language, tone, pitch and accentinformation beyond what we intend.
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I think a lot aboutbecause it seems-- at least to some of YOUR ears --that I have an accent.
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Accentsbecause people living in close proximity grow to share a way of speaking and we have an own - accent bias.
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… Canada and the United States _______________a point where the British descendants lost their English accent and developed a …
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The first settlement in America was in 1607, but the firstwe have are from the late 1800s.
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In England it became fashionable toa soft r, to have a non-*rhotic accent, so hard sounds like hahd.
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Sp itthat accents in countries colonised later, like Australia, are non - rhotic.
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And the way you talk can carry information about your level of,and socio - economic status.
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One study at The University of Chicago looked at thethat accents have on
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When a person with an accent made astatement ,
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Another study in the UK found people were more likely to rate aasif they had a regional English accent compared to …
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" You have 13 hours in which tothe Labarynth.
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" When we hear our own accents we have a positive - bias towards the prosody, that's the, stress and intonation of speech.
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It's called affective processing, when you like one thing and ityou like another thing even more without you realising.
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While wethose from our own groups,
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With so much ambiguity, it's almost like we need an accent - free,language.
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