Trousers or pants? Can you tell the difference?

Instructions

Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the transcript at any time.

Watch the video

Watch the video and find out if your predictions from the Preparation task are correct?

If you need help you can click on Read transcript below and read along while you watch the video.

Task

Match the words in American English with the words in British English.

Exercise

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Comments

good video...thanks a lot

Could somebody recommend me radio news to British English, please?

Hello jannis,

A good source for British radio is the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio). There are many stations available with Radio 4 and Radio 5 having less music and more discussion. Many programmes are archived, so you can listen to them whenever you like. You can also subscribe to many podcasts on your phone or computer, if your wish.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi everyone, Its great to know the differences between American English and British English.

what is difference between British English Language and American English Language

Hello Nizam,

The video on this page focuses on some differences in vocabulary, but there can also be differences in other areas such as spelling and pronunciation. Still, the English and the American varieties of English have much more in common than they do not.

There is a Wikipedia entry on this topic as well as another video at the Voice of America that give more information on the topic if you're interested.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello,
ı have a question.
I couldn't hear the part, written upper case in the dialogue below,
Man: Yeah, I picked up some of the American words, AND NOW I FORGET which ones to use! So confusing!
Because I have doubt, could you please confirm that the transcript and speech on the video matches precisely? Thank you.

Hello LearnEnglish2016,

The man does indeed say 'and now I forget', albeit very quickly. It's great that you listen to the recordings this closely!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

good one

Great video!Thank you people for this,and it would be great if you could make more videos like this one(on this subject).All the best

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