by Simon Vickers
April 2020

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Foreign students arriving in England are often surprised to hear people speaking in ways that seem very different from what they had learned.

There is a good chance that what they are hearing is a cockney accent.

The following pages show audio and video examples of the cockney accent, with explanatory notes.

Forward to the first page of cockney speech in phonetic text with notes.

The names of the sounds of English are from this list.