BRITISH v AMERICAN ENGLISH

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Today I am going to talk about the differences between British and American English.  Everybody knows that there is a difference between the British and American accent.  Some people prefer the British accent while others prefer the American.  There is also a difference in the spellings of some words and the vocabulary.  I am going to copy a website which shows the difference in vocabulary.  I remember teaching on a British island which was very American oriented and the students would shout at me “WWHHAATT? when I said things like “felt tips” which they called “markers” and “lorry” which they called truck”.  They laughed when I said “have a shower” as they said “get a shower”.  There are slight differences but it does not stop you from understanding what the speaker is saying.  Here is the website which you can peruse.

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/americanbritish.html

British and American Vocabulary

Clothes Parts of a Car
At School In and around the House
On the Road People
Buildings / Shops Sport
Let’s Eat! Other Words
British and American Spellings Test Yourself
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