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British or American English?

Average: 4 (10 votes)

Do you know any differences between American and British English? You can test your knowledge here!

Read the following sentences and decide if they use British or American English:

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How to use Play, Do and Go

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'Do yoga? Play yoga? Go yoga?'

We use the verbs play, do and go with sports and activities. Here is the information you need to know to use them correctly:

play

Play is used with ball sports or competitive games where we play against another person:

Past Simple or Past Participle?

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When to use the simple past tense

We use the simple past tense for actions that began and finished in the past. We do not have to say exactly when. The important thing is that it happened and is not happening now.

'I saw it'

When to use the past participle

The past participle is used with the following tenses:

How to talk about health problems

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In life one of the most important things you can do is to look after your health. When we have a health problem we can go and see a doctor. Here we take a look at the English you need to discuss bad health.

In the news: politics vocabulary

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'How do you know when a politician is lying? His lips move!'

'The first rule of politics: If you lie, don't get caught!'

'You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.' Abraham Lincoln

What is strange about this paragraph?

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Phobias

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'A phobia of high places.'

The word phobia means 'fear' or 'dislike'. Like many medical words used in English it comes from Greek. Phobos was the Greek god of fear. Today his name is used to show a fear.

In English we can say:
'I have a fear of high places.'

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Choose the antonym

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In this exercise you must find the antonyms of the the key words. An antonym is an opposite word (a synonym is a word that has the same meaning). Take a look at the following words and then choose the words which have the opposite meaning. Only choose one antonym for each question.

For example, big is the antonym of small.

 

Describing graphs

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In the English-speaking business world you may have to discuss the information on graphs. Here we take a look at some of the vocabulary we use to describe graph trends.

Education vocabulary

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