British English And American English

British English And American English

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Differences Between British English And American English

BE AE BE AE
aluminium aluminum axe ax
cheque check gaol Jail
goodbye goodby grey gray
judgement judgment kerb cerb
pyjamas plow through thru
tyre tire copies copys
leaves leafs

VOCABULARY

BE AE BE AE
accumulator battery pavement sidewalk
autumn fall petrol gas, gasoline
barrister attorney pictures movie
biscuit cake, cookie post mail
block of flats apartment house puncture blow- out
chemist’s drugstore queue line
chips French fries return round trip
cinema movie theater ring up call up
cooker oven rubber eraser
curtains drapes rubbish garbage
flat apartment shop store
garden yard spirits liquor
grain corn (cereals) surname last name
handbag purse sweets candy
holiday vacation tap faucet
hostel dormitory telegramme wire
ill sick timetable schedule
label tag toilet bathroom
letterbox mailbox torch restroom
lift elevator trousers flashlight
lorry track underground pants, slacks
luggage baggage undershirt subway
mark grade wardrobe vest
million billion closet

BRITISH AND AMERICAN ENGLISH

GRAMMAR REVIEW

British English American English
Present Perfect Past Simle
I have just had lunch
I have already posted the letter. I haven’t told them
I just had lunch.
I already mailed the letter.
I didn’t tell them about it yet.
Future Perfect (Progressive) Future Simple
What will you have done by the
time you go to bed tonight?
How long will you have been
doing that?
What will you do by the time
you go to bed tonight?
How long will you do that?
I’ve got
I haven’t got
Have you got?
I have
I don’t have
Do you have?
Questions
Do you know anything?
Have you ever been to London?
Do you need a job?
You know something?
Ever been in London?
Need a job?
hospital
in a team
at the week-end/at week-ends
different to
write to someone
the hospital
on a team
on the week-end/on week-ends
different than
write someone
Irregular Verbs
burn-burn-burnt
learn-learnt-learnt
get-got-got
prove-proved-proved
burn- burned-burned
learn-learned-learned
get-got-gotten
prove-proved-proven
Should
I demand that I should be
released.
I demand that I be released.

BRITISH AND AMERICAN ENGLISH

COLLOQUALISMS

BE AE BE AE
Yes Yep, Yup, Yeah want to wanna
No Nope, Naw, Hah have got (have) gotta
You Ya let me lemme
have to hafta out of outta
don’t you don’tcha give me gimmie
going to gonna I don’t know I dunno

Exercise-1

Match the words in American English on the left with their British
equivalents on the right.

American English British English
1. apartment
2. candy
3. cookies
4. drapes
5. elevator
6. eraser
7. faucet
8. flashlight
9. French fries
10. garbage
11. purse
12. vest
1. lift
2. chips
3. handbag
4. undershirt
5. rubber
6. rubbish
7. sweets
8. biscuits
9. tap
10. flat
11. torch
12. curtaines
1
10
2
7
3
8
4
12
5
1
6
5
7
9
8
11
9
2
10
6
11
3
12
4

Exercise-2

Match the words in American English on the left with their British
equivalents on the right.

American English British English
1. baggage
2. blow-out
3. gasoline
4. round trip
5. line
6. sidewalk
7. subway
8. tag
9. truck
10. vacation
11. wire
12. yard
1. holiday
2. telegramme
3. garden
4. pavement
5. luggage
6. label
7. petrol
8. underground
9. queue
10. puncture
11. lorry
12. return
1
5
2
10
3
7
4
12
5
9
6
4
7
8
8
6
9
11
10
1
11
2
12
3

Are the sentences more typical of British English or American English?

Shall we go for a walk?

A. British English
B. American English

Answer : A. British English

My computer isn’t working. I haven’t gotten anything done.

A. British English
B. American English

Answer : B. American English

Can I get you a coffee?

A. British English
B. American English

Answer : B. American English

His family live in Helsinki.

A. British English
B. American English

Answer : A. British English

We’ll have a break at 11.

A. British English
B. American English

Answer : A. British English

She’s got behind with her work recently.

A. British English
B. American English

Answer : A. British English

Did you eat yet?

A. British English
B. American English

Answer : B. American English

The children are having a bath.

A. British English
B. American English

Answer : A. British English

Are the sentences more typical of British English or American English?

They haven’t gotten home yet.

A. British English
B. American English

Cevap : B. American English

Shall we get takeaway for lunch today?

A. British English
B. American English

Cevap : A. British English

Shh! The kids are having a nap.

A. British English
B. American English

Cevap : B. American English

Did you have a piece of cake yet?

A. British English
B. American English

Cevap : B. American English

Liverpool have won the match!

A. British English
B. American English

Cevap : A. British English

They’re not going to the movies. They already saw the film.

A. British English
B. American English

Cevap : B. American English

Do you want to take a break now?

A. British English
B. American English

Cevap : B. American English

That restaurant’s got really expensive.

A. British English
B. American English

Cevap : A. British English

BRITISH ENGLISH AND AMERICAN ENGLISH

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