1.3 English Accents

Before you watch

IELTS is an international English test; therefore, during the listening part of the exam, you will hear different English accents. Watch this video and familiarize yourself with the common English accents in IELTS.

After you watch

Which accent did you find the most difficult to understand? Explain why you feel more comfortable with some English accents in the listening forum. Can you suggest ways to be exposed to different English accents? For example, what radio channels do you normally listen to?


Here are some sample audios from the three accents. American accent, British accent, and Australian accent.

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