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International Women's Day: Who inspires you?

Who inspires you? Perhaps it's a famous woman, or maybe it's someone from your family. Watch some people talking about this question in the video.

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My mom inspired me because she is a brave woman, she works a lot just for giving me everything I need. She is pretty cool, lovely, she is a kind of best friend that I ever had

Hello everybody, as a most of the speakers in this presentation, I think that Mum was the first women who inspire me because she is brave and kind woman. She likes helping others and never be discouraged. she had a lot of problems in her life, but she was able de get through

A woman who inspires me, and whom their actions have motivated is my mom. She is a brave woman because always has put the life from others first for helping them instead of her own life. Furthermore, I'm as a copy of her so I have gotten all their values regarding faced life, falling down and standing up again over and over. Her influence on me is complete, I want to reward a few the effort that she has done for me and their family, the majority of people is thought that is not mandatory but I think that is my the right trail as her son, this is not about money, this is about more dedication about her, sharing spare time with a certain quality, and so on. Definitely, she is a role model for me and I know that she is an inspiration to others through their social work in the community, helping poor people that lack education, health, and living place.

the woman whom inspire me else than mum is ag young girl her name is a ghdeer hamdi she is a graphic designer , this girl have her own idea for every thing in live , she had a lot of problem in her life, but also she always want to fix the other problems , she is always a positive motivator.

In my life my mother inspires me of course. She is unbelievably talented and has a wide range of patience. She has very good behavior not only for her children but also everybody who she knows. If she faces a hard situation, she always begs only God. She is aware of the this life is temporary.

The woman that inspires me is my mum, she is always positive, she is a strong brave woman, she has chased her dreams and inspired me for that. She keeps telling me to go after what I want in life and never stop trying. And on top of that, she has a big and forgiven heart. I really love her.

I'd really like to know.. If it's possible and I don't ask too much... The different accents (and countries who are they from) of the different people in the video...
I'd be very grateful, indeed to be able to recognize the different English accents is one of my personal goals. Listening to the video I was able to understand some people better (Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and Dian Fossey clips for example) than others (Phillis Wheatley and the young blond woman speaking about the "chorizo pasta" for example... In different words, I'd like to know too which English I can understand and which not... Tank you!

Hello Josh,

I'm afraid I'm not an expert on identifying regional accents. You can find plenty of examples of accents on YouTube if you want to look into it. This one is a nice introduction:



The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you Peter! I'll come along with your youtube address

The woman that inspired me is my mother. However, just as in this text, she always informed me to go after what I want in life, no matter what roadblocks that might be in the way.