English Accent Game

How good are you at spotting English accents from different parts of the world? Put yourself to the test with the Language Trainers English Accent Game! It’s very simple: listen to different people speaking, take a guess at their type of accent, and see how high you score. We feature Scottish, Irish, South African, American, Australian, and many more English accents!

Can I be part of the game?

Do you think you’ve got an interesting accent when speaking English? Do you think most people would have trouble spotting where you come from? Then, we’d love to hear from you and get you involved in Language Trainers’ Accent Project!

To participate, you only have to record yourself (it can be a video or a sound file, as you prefer) saying a few lines from a poem or popular phrases. Then, send us a link to the video via email (you can upload it to YouTube or Dropbox, for example) or share the link with us via DM on Facebook or Instagram! Don’t forget to state your country of origin!

Don’t worry about getting the poem or the phrase just right - the important thing is hearing your accent, not having perfect pronunciation! Once you’ve sent us your video, we will send a confirmation email letting you know that we have received your submission. If it gets used in a later version of the Language Trainers Accent Game, we will notify you and send you a link to the game!

If you’d like to get more information, you can write to us at [email protected]

Here are some examples of quotes and poems you can read for the Accent Game, but feel free to choose other texts if you prefer!


1. Oscar Wilde

I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.”

2. Federico Fellini

“A different language is a different vision of life.”

3. Ludwig Wittgenstein

“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.”[Salto de ajuste de texto]

4. Frank Smith

“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.”

5. Nelson Mandela

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.”

6. Flora Lewis

"Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things."

7. Charlemagne

“To have a second language is to possess a second soul.”

8. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.”


Fire & Ice

Robert Frost

Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favour fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice.

So Tired Blues

Langston Hughes

With the sun in my hand Gonna throw the sun Way across the land- Cause I’m tired, Tired as I can be

A Word To Husbands

Ogden Nash

To keep your marriage brimming With love in the loving cup, Whenever you’re wrong, admit it; Whenever you’re right, shut up.