I love Lucy: English Pronunciation

PRE-TASK:
What differences are there between accents (both in your native language and in the English language)?
Are some accents “better” than others? How so?
What differences are there between formal and informal registers? When do we use them?

TASK:
Watch the video and answer the following questions:

1) What is Lucy doing when Rick arrives?
2) Why doesn’t she want Ricky to speak to their child?
3) What is Ricky’s first language?
4) What does he say about English and Spanish differences?

FOLLOW UP:
Discussion: Should speakers of a second or foreign language have a native-like accent?

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