November 18, 2016
How it was spoken 100 years ago? Well, you can listen online. The British Library, one of the most important libraries in the world, offers free access to most audios:
The collection named “Sounds Familiar? ”, explores varieties of English in the United Kindom:
“The listening project”, another collection, consists of conversations between friends or relatives that were recorded and broadcast by BBC:
These audios don’t only teach us English. They help us form a picture of the English-speaking societies in the past and today.
You can listen more at http://www.bl.uk/collection-guides/english-accents-and-dialects and http://sounds.bl.uk/Oral-history/The-Listening-Project. Access to expand your English culture.
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