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Do you speak British or American English?

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Chris and I are both from the UK and therefore speak in British English.

There are quite a few differences between the two, including some of the vocabulary!

In Britain if you tell someone you 'wore your new pants to work', they may give you a funny look because in British English pants are underwear (we say trousers in the UK).

Therefore, it is important to try and learn both the British and American options.

In the following sentences, the British English version of the word is highlighted. All you need to do is match that word with its American partner.

Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline Devane

British English Sentences

  1. I love the colour of the trees in autumn.
  2. Take the lift to the forth floor.
  3. My wardrobe is full of clothes I don't wear anymore! I need to sort it out.
  4. I love salt and vinegar crisps.
  5. I hate driving on the motorway, people just want to rush past me.
  6. Would you like a biscuit with your tea?
  7. The only post we get nowadays is bills.
  8. Have you ever gone on holiday with a big group of friends?
  9. The only way to eat chips is with lots of tomato ketchup.
  10. I bought two new pairs of trousers for work.

American English Vocabulary

  • Pants
  • Fall
  • Chips
  • Freeway
  • Mail
  • Cookie
  • Fries
  • Vacation
  • Elevator
  • Closet

Match the British English word to the same word in American English:

  • Autumn in American English is:
  • Lift in American English is:
  • Wardrobe in American English is:
  • Crisps in American English is:
  • Motorway in American English is:
  • Biscuit in American English is:
  • Post in American English is:
  • Holiday in American English is:
  • Chips in American English is:
  • Trousers in American English is: