Do you know what Hugh Laurie, Emma Watson, Kate Winslet and Damien Lewis have in common? Yes, they are all British, but their special talent is imitating American accent perfectly! There are many actors who have mastered different accents, some better some worse, but it certainly seems to be part of their “job description”. Take Tom Hanks, for example, in the movie “Terminal”, where he plays a character from the fictional country of Krakozia, but he is actually using a Bulgarian accent to affirm the character. It is amazing how they can switch between accents while for the most of us it takes a lot of time and practice to improve our accents. Here is a sample of non-native English-speakers who speak the language very well, still have recognizable accents. Or do they? Test your ability to recognize their accents, guess where they are from and see if you sound like any of them!
- Kornelia Lasluisa
Team of Hansa One Directors, Trainers and Instructors sharing experiences and interests on all things cultures and languages.