Accents present a picture of who we are. In today’s world it can change lives for example being successful in a job interview. In a recent survey people feel more comfortable with the Yorkshire accent because it is perceived to be friendly,trustworthy and intelligent. On the other hand the Liverpool accent is perceived to be unfriendly, unintelligent and untrustworthy. The roots of many accents can be traced to many countries. Some people take elocution lessons as they are not happy with their accent as it may prevent things from happening in life such as giving presentations in a business. Received pronunciation is seen as the best way to speak but many foreigners don’t understand it.