If you have time to kill, why not familiarise yourself with some of the UK’s many regional accents?!
By watching some of Britain’s best-loved film and TV, you can gain an insight into weird and wonderful variations of the British accent.
Below is a list of movies and shows for you to enjoy:
Game of Thrones (TV Show) – not absolutely perfect, but there are representations of Northern English for sure, and some perhaps Scottish/Irish/Welsh as well as Southern English. Some of the actors put on a pretty bad accent, while others are speaking with more or less their natural accent, so give it a go!
Downton Abbey (TV Show) – this is good for hearing mainly Southern (and slightly posh for nowadays) English accents. Also, the first and second series are really great!
The Fall (TV Show) – Northern Irish.
The Royle Family (TV Show) – This show, as well as Shameless and The Street, depict regional Mancunian (Manchester – Northern English city) accents. The Royle family was a big hit in the 90s and noughties.
Little Britain (TV Show) – just weird. Watch it.
Eastenders (TV Show) – East London dialect and accent. Very DRAMATIC.
Four Weddings and a Funeral (Movie) – a British classic, and here you can observe American vs British accents, including some lovely Scottish men.
The Full Monty – British people love this film generally. There are some very good accents and is a sweet story.
Many more to be found: just Google ‘films and TV shows with British accents’ and you’ll find plenty! Enjoy!