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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.

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Intermediate: B1

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i really wanna hug y,,,,,,,,,,,,,, becuse i love you enlish,,,,,,,,,,,, ha ha ha ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,............

nice effort of difference.............(*~*)
good.

i want to thank you for this site it's very usefull and it's improved my english but sometimes the accent is not clear .I  know many words and i understand the whole conversation but when i want to reply i cant compose the sentence right and fast what should i do .

Hi Samar,
Learning to listen and speak at normal speeds is difficult. I'm afraid that there is no shortcut, you just need to practice a lot. Try talking to yourself to get used to making sentences quickly and don't worry too much about being perfect. The important thing is to communicate clearly.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

sir,
what you said is perfect.i am from china.in my country,maybe you dont know,what we learnt in school is just for testing and not for communication.so ,i know some words and some grammer ,but i still dont know to speak english.when i listen to or talk to someone,i am nervous,worrying ,so,in the end  i cant speak a word.
and now ,listening to your suggestion ,i'll try to practice .i hope i can communicate one day .
thanks for your suggestion!

Hi Gordon,
Sadly, there are a lot of countries where students at school learn English only for tests. It's a real waste of time and effort - imagine if all those students were learning to communicate in English instead.
Stress when speaking is a big problem for many students. Remember that the people you are speaking to in English probably aren't trying to judge you, they just want to have a conversation! You could try practicing with another learner who is at the same level as you, that will help you improve with less stress.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

it's so intersting . but  we wanna siction for  America recently .Special  thanks for guys >>actors

they speak very fast, I have to listen again again again..

it's a very interesting, but i think that it's too hard to laern it.

Like Portuguese speaking here in Brasil and  speaking in Portugal, the English also has many diferent words in America and UK, and sometimes the chose of that words can bring some problems. Attetion should be paid. 

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