Do you prefer British or American accents? How do you pronounce words like ‘vitamin’ and ‘water’? Join Sophia and Natasha to learn about some of the differences.

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Which accent do you prefer? How would you describe the difference between the two accents?

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Freshka 29 July, 2022 - 15:05

I have a British accent. I'm from Poland. Everyone in primary school spoke that way, so it's natural that I too. Now, in high school, also it's British. Sometimes, when I speak or read something, I tend to say something with an American accent. It isn't under my control. I think I do it might be because it's more natural to me by using this type of pronunciation. I like the American accent, but it's less clear and harder to understand when you are not native.

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hermione123 29 March, 2021 - 12:08

I have american accent. So I guess i prefer american. And i know more about american english words than British english words. But it's true that British accent sounds more polite.

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Kostantinus 29 March, 2021 - 08:57

I personally prefer British accent, because it sounds more polite and elegant, but some words I pronounce in American way. Before I started learning English on this website I spoke American English, but since I use this website for learning English I changed my mind and felt like I like British accent. So I definitely can distinguish American native speakers from British ones.

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Isabelmagn20043 6 December, 2018 - 23:39

the British accent might be more polite, but I prefer the American accent because I hear it clearer than British.

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JulyBill2 8 April, 2018 - 22:13

I prefer American accent because I speak it with my theachers. It's cool! But it's true that British accent is more clear and polite.

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