sábado, 7 de mayo de 2011

American woman wakes up with British accent

Self-study activity:
Watch this news clip from Newsy and say if the statements 1-6 below are true or false.

1 Foreign accent syndrome is more usual than we think.
2 She blames an anesthetic for the change in her voice.
3 A very small part of the brain affects language.
4 1,000 cases have been reported since the 1900s.
5 The change in a person’s accent also brings about personality changes.
6 Sufferers from this syndrome cannot return to their original accent.

You can self-correct the activity by reading the transcript here.