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Imaginary Accents

In six years of teaching English in Mexico I have been asked only once to specifically teach a British accent. Most of the time my accent is simply mocked. In good humour though. I think. Teaching an accent is difficult. Especially a British one. Which British accent, for a start? Well one lady in the US thinks she knows what a British accent is. Oh dear. Garaaaaage? Really??  She really doesn’t. It’s almost tragic. Could I use this as a teaching tool? Possibly. In a lesson entitled ‘Why you shouldn’t try to fake a British accent’.

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