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.
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|