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Can anyone please recommend me the website for watching free English movie. . . I mean the British accent one .. as I have to work with Britisher ..and their accent is hard for me to understand...

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Can anyone please recommend me the website for watching free English movie. . . I mean the British accent one .. as I have to work with Britisher ..and their accent is hard for me to understand...

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There are a lot of different accents in the U.K., some being so strong that even their fellow countrymen from other parts of the UK have difficulty understanding them.

If you want films with some modern UK accents in them, you might want to try things like Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Joan's Diary, and Notting Hill.

You could also look for Stephen Fry speeches, as he enunciates well.

Maybe try Youtube, or Utorrent for more stuff.

If you want to hear The Queen's English, you could search for The Queen's Christmas speeches on Youtube, but to be honest, I doubt you will come across many that speak like her.

Of course all this won't really help if you end up working with someone from Newcastle for example, as their accent tends to be quite strong, and far different from mine, which is from the South East.

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There are a lot of different accents in the U.K.' date=' some being so strong that even their fellow countrymen from other parts of the UK have difficulty understanding them.

If you want films with some modern UK accents in them, you might want to try things like Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Joan's Diary, and Notting Hill.

You could also look for Stephen Fry speeches, as he enunciates well.

Maybe try Youtube, or Utorrent for more stuff.

If you want to hear The Queen's English, you could search for The Queen's Christmas speeches on Youtube, but to be honest, I doubt you will come across many that speak like her.

Of course all this won't really help if you end up working with someone from Newcastle for example, as their accent tends to be quite strong, and far different from mine, which is from the South East.[/quote']

hehehe, how true! I remember an excellent guy whom I easily could understand until he got drunk, because then, he only spoke his Scottish accent which (although I can cope with a lot of English accents from Texas to Australia) left me completely out of the loop :)

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Hmmm, I don't know any specific website but how if you google for some TV series? I would recommend "Fawlty Towers" with John Cleese. Not only that it is "very British", it is also very funny! Or something by Monty Python.

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I prefer not to listen to them. I just pretend to understand what they're saying.

Really?

Even as an American, you will be laughing! Monty Python and John Cleese are the greatest comedians!

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sweetie...The film that Danno is talking about, "The King's Speech" might interest you.

To be honest, you won't hear many people speak like our Queen nowadays. Language is evolving all the time, and her English, like the readers of those Pathe newsreels ( some on here will know what I am talking about), sounds like it is from a bygone age. But it is her language after all, (The Queen's English), and she speaks it about as correctly as it should be spoken.

The problem you have, is that you are exposed to Americanised English, through films, music, and tv, so that is the accent, and probably the spelling that you get used to. :-)

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of course your goal is to understand your British co-worker which we all can understand your challenge... FH is trying to say how lucky your are, if you have learned American English - you are prepared for the modern world, as it should be spoken!! 555 ;)

In any case - if you watch the movie (The King's Speech - which is a true story) it is comforting to know that even a King had problems with his own language and the audience he was speaking to - in his own country!

I think it could encourage your effort with your local Brit! good luck.

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@FH, Danno: I have not yet completed 'The King's Speech' and I find out that's very interesting :) coz I like the leading actor ^_^' .. I have learned English by watching movies .. listen to the music news ,read English books... etc .. and I don't know much which are American or British. I don't worry much about my accent ...as long as they understand what I am trying to tell them and to be honest, I prefer american accent .. as I think it's easy to understand :D my point is just want to understand them and be able to work with them. :D

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you've got the right Idea Sweetis.. ignore the accent... the key is understanding and being understood! so learn where you can and in an enjoyable way if possible!

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Don't put words in my mouth Danno. :-)

As for the King's speech impediment, what was President George Bush's excuse? :-)

@sweetie: The more time you spend with them, the more you will understand them.

Just hope that they are not cockneys, and use rhyming slang. :-)

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humm.. I see now... FH...I was certain I understood you. It must have been the accent! 555

George W --> never had an excuse

and I could never explain...

I would rather try explaining Basil Flawlty.

I hope you are a quick learn Sweetie ---

it will reduce the time you "have" to spend with them ..

no one really understands them you see! ;)

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Awright Sweetie, am fae the Uk and kin help ye aw ye want wi yer English. Dinnae bother aboot they fulms, ye wulnae make any sense oot of they bawbags and wull jist end up tawkin like a erse an no a pure dead propur Britishur.

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Awright Sweetie, am fae the Uk and kin help ye aw ye want wi yer English. Dinnae bother aboot they fulms, ye wulnae make any sense oot of they bawbags and wull jist end up tawkin like a erse an no a pure dead propur Britishur.

-_- you know what even you write me in a proper Language, it is also not easy for me to understand ... so for this ... I completely do not understand ...

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FH , Danno: Thank you very much!!! :)

I am feeling much better now ... at least my English is not that bad ... because even English people (like you guys) also says that the British accent is hard to understand :D .. I am quite busy at work ... so I learn it by just open the youtube... and let it play while I am doing my work.... :) not much serious about catching the meaning ... :) sometimes I repeat listening the same thing again and again :D when I feel bored then I change :)

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