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How to understand the differences between British and American English

Learn some common words that are used differently in British and American English.

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the task. You can read the transcript at any time.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


hi there,
Would anybody mind telling me that if i use american idiom in english, is ok? or
How do i differenciate whether the idiom belongs to american or english english?
amercian idioms sucha as:
Gung ho, go nuts/bananas, you can say that again, run around like a chicken with its head cut off, crazy about, can't complain, to hit the nail in the head, green with envy  & so on ......
I would love to hear from you to fill me in. (fill me in is correct?)

 thank you !
It's very useful to study english

That video is exactly what we say in costa rica, I guess we haveabout 90% of american english influence so some times to talk or listen a british audio recording is so hard to understand, we are use to with word like elevator and pants, because those words are more easy to understand for us because it is  like spanish ( elevador, pantalones) and so on with a lot of examples, that is why I am trying to learn british Slang. Thanks by your help


very helpful...

nice...knowing those terms really helped a lot!...

It's an insteresting  lesson and it reminds me of  the situation between China and Taiwan. Both of us use the same characters and language , but we use different words while mentioning the same thing.

hi,  i am from  yemen  and am a new user .i like English so much ....the lasson is nice

thanks..! I'll tell these words to my students

i wish i could be fluent in convesational english....i hope this exercises would help me