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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About British Accents?

You didn’t think everyone in Britain spoke the same way, did you?
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About British Accents?

When someone says they can do a “British accent,” that’s pretty vague. The area that “British” encompasses is massive, and it’s filled with accents. The Queen of England and a dockworker in Liverpool, for example, are bound to sound different by…quite a bit. The British Isles is one of the most densely packed regions in the world for English accents. But how much do you know about the ways different Brits speak? Find out with our British accents quiz.

The following quiz draws on our School of British Accents series, which includes articles and videos about several of the dialects from England, Scotland and Wales. It’s not entirely comprehensive — no one can even agree on how many accents there are — but it does give you an overview of some of the most common accents you might encounter.

Without further ado, it’s time to test your knowledge of the diverse dialects of Britain. Best of luck!

The British Accents Quiz

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Thomas Moore Devlin
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.

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