Do you own any tartan garments?

A news clip on tartan weaving.

Use this video as a short listening practice on accents.

Practice listening to a Scottish accent and try to finish these sentences from the video:

'Rob Beaton was born during the second world war and started weaving in a mill when...'

...he was just fourteen.'

'My wife wants... to retire. All my friends want me to retire.'

'A certain American singer once phoned the factory personally...

... but Rob's boss had never heard of her.'

'He's not ready to stop until he finds that elusive apprentice who...

... cares as much for this craft as he does.'

Listening Tips

  • - Listen to many different accents
  • - Don't worry if you don't understand at first
  • - Listen more than once
  • - Use English subtitles if necessary