Podcast # 7: 4 Scottish Ways With Words
Did you know that I’m in fact Scottish? You may have seen on my About Me page that I’ve lived in both Scotland and England, but I was actually born in Scotland and my parents have moved back there to retire. I was in Scotland just last week and yesterday I spoke to my parents on the phone so I’m feeling in a Scottish mood. This got me thinking about some differences between the Scottish variety of English, called Scots, and standard English. When I moved to England aged 12, I started to lose both my accent and the Scottish dialect words I used to use. In today’s podcast, I talk to you about the languages and dialects of Scotland and 4 very Scottish ways with words. The idiom, to have a way with words, means that you use words in a stylish and effective way.
Before you listen
As usual, I’ve picked out some sections for you to transcribe. Listen to them several times and write down what you hear. The answers are underneath. Good luck!
Episode 7: Dictation 1
Episode 7: Dictation 2
Episode 7: Dictation 3
Dictation 1: so you probably don’t know…or maybe you do …I was born in Scotland and I lived in Scotland till I was about 12 years old
Some of my favourite Scots words and Expressions
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