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Practice English by listening to music: British English

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Because of your suggeestions I decided to introduce you these songs today. They have one thing in common – they’re are all sung with strong British accent. If you haven’t met with this accent yet you don’t have to be afraid. You will be aware of it next time you meet someone speaking it and you won’t be wondering why is he speaking this funny English.

Some of you can find it difficult to understand those songs so if you don’t understand something just ask in the comment section below. I will try to translate it for you. I’m not goin’ to translate whole songs because it would take me a lot of time. First song is a ballad Dry Your Eyes by British rappers The Streets.

If you fancy The Streets, play also Fit and You Know It, or Irony of It All or anything by them and get to know English spoken around Birmingham.

More jovial song is Last Night by Lucy Spraggan, whose talent was discovered in X Factor competition in 2012. Lucy comes from Sheffield in the north of England and this is how they’re speaking there:

Now something you can actually hear on radio Not Fair by Lily Allen representing London accent:

And Foundations by Kate Nash:

 

In 1990s a subgenre called britpop was created. It was influenced by British quitar pop music of the 1960s and 1970s. One of the most significant protagonists were Oasis. Here’s their Wonderwall:

Very important band of this era was Blur and this is their Song 2:

And the icing on the cake The Kooks – Naive:

Write what kind of music you want to hear next time.

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