November 18, 2016

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      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:

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      The collection named “Sounds Familiar? ”, explores varieties of English in the United Kindom:

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      “The listening project”, another collection, consists of conversations  between friends or relatives that were recorded and broadcast by BBC:

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      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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• http://www2.leeward.hawaii.edu/hurley/Ling102web/mod2_identity/mod2docs/2_images/haggar.jpg
• http://image.slidesharecdn.com/dialectsaccents-140323190542-phpapp01/95/dialects-and-accents-19-638.jpg?cb=1395601593

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• http://www.stgeorges.co.uk/sites/default/files/blog_uploads/2014/07/British-English-v-American-English-accent.png
• http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02183/listening_project_2183788b.jpg
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