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English Accent Game

Spanish Accent Game

Are you an expert at identifying accents from distant parts of the planet? If you think that you are then you can now test your knowledge with the fantastic Language Trainers Accent Game. All you have to do is listen to part of a poem being spoken and see if you can work out which country the person reading it is from. See how big a score you can rack up and try to make it onto our high score table.

How Do I Take Part?

Is your accent interesting, unusual or difficult to pin down? If this is the case then we would love for you to get in touch with us and take part in the Language Trainers Accent Project.
You just need to record yourself reading out a couple of line from a poem. This can either be on a video or on an audio file. If you don’t know which poem to choose then you will find some inspiration below. Otherwise, feel free to choose any one you are happy reading out. After this all you have to do is use the upload tool below to send us the file. Don’t forget to tell us where you are from, in case no one can work it out from your recording! You don’t need to worry too much about the pronunciation or if you make a mistake with any of the words. What we are interested in is your accent. After you perform the upload you will get an email confirming that we have received the file. We will then let you know if we use your poem in the game and will include a link to it as well.
In order to receive further information, you can write to [email protected]

Do you have an accent which other people might have trouble identifying? If you do and want to take part in the Language Trainers’ Accent Project then we would love for you to get in touch with us.

Here are some examples of quotes and poems you can read for the Accent Game, but feel free to choose other texts if you prefer!

Quotes

1. Oscar Wilde

I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.”

2. Federico Fellini

“A different language is a different vision of life.”

3. Ludwig Wittgenstein

“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.”[Salto de ajuste de texto]

4. Frank Smith

“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.”

5. Nelson Mandela

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.”

6. Flora Lewis

"Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things."

7. Charlemagne

“To have a second language is to possess a second soul.”

8. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.”

Poems

Fire & Ice

Robert Frost

Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favour fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice.

So Tired Blues

Langston Hughes

With the sun in my hand Gonna throw the sun Way across the land- Cause I’m tired, Tired as I can be

A Word To Husbands

Ogden Nash

To keep your marriage brimming With love in the loving cup, Whenever you’re wrong, admit it; Whenever you’re right, shut up.

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