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UK accents SWOOSH Cidália Sousa Cláudia Regina Abreu Vanessa Reis Esteves
Accent What’s this? The way someone pronounces the words of a language, showing which country or which part of a country they come from. Source: Dictionary of Contemporary English, Longman
Regional Dialects and Accents Dialect: A variety of language spoken in a particular geographical region, by a particular social class, or by a particular generation; it includes vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Accent: features of pronunciation that identify the region or social class a person is from.
GLASGOW Glaswegian “Aye nae bother.” “It’s not a problem.” Glasgow is famous for ship building.
NEWCASTLE Geordie “Ye knaa what ah mean leik” “Do you know what I mean? Newcastle is famous for the bridges over the river Tyne. Geordie is also a regional nickname for a person from the larger Tyneside region of North East England.
NEWCASTLE Geordie Howay = Come on Doon = Down Toon = Town “Am gannin doon the toon” “I’m going down town” Canny = Nice Lass = Girl “She’s a canny lass” “She’s a nice girl ???
MANCHESTER Mancunian “I’m gaggin’ for a brew.” “I really need a cup of tea.” Manchester is famous for its football.
LIVERPOOL Liverpudlian “We ‘ad a do lassnight.” “We had a party last night.” Liverpool is famous for being the hometown of the Beatles. People from Liverpool are called Liverpudlians
RHONDDA Welsh “Y’not from round hyer?” “You are not from around here, are you?” Rhondda is famous for its coal mining.
Cockney (Rhyming slang) Butchers Hook = Look “Have a butchers at that” Pork Pies = Lies “Are you telling porkies ?” Dog & Bone = Phone “He’s always on the dog” London is famous for its red buses and the Big Ben. LONDON
Scotland Have you ever been to Scotland? What else do you know about Scotland? What’s the capital of Scotland? Open your book on page 154 and let’s find more about Glasgow together.