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Accent and expression - step four

You're right! Remember at the beginning I told you the Scouse accent is only about 150 years old? Well, here's why…

Back in the 1840s Irish people were having a terrible time. Potatoes were their most important food and a disease killed the crops. Families were starving to death. They came to Liverpool to work here and start new lives.

In 1851, one in five of all the people in Liverpool were born in Ireland.

How did the Irish accent help to create the Scouse accent? Find out in Step five.

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