Do You Understand English?
Of course you do, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this post, would you?
When we were in Scotland many years ago to pick up our daughter after her semester abroad, she introduced us to a young friend from Glasgow.
That was quite an experience! I think I understood most of what the young guy was saying, but my poor husband was completely lost.
For a little bit of fun, you might like to listen to Alan Brown, the MP for Kilmarnock and Loudon, speaking at the House of Commons.
How much of Alan’s speech did you understand?
Of course, it’s okay not to be able to understand other accents. That’s quite normal. You can only improve your understanding by being exposed to that particular accent over a reasonable period of time.
Just go over to YouTube and enter “accents” if you’d like to hear a few more.
Are there any specific accents you struggle with? If so, you might like tell me in the box below.