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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


Hello arnoldkid,

You can find more on this topic in our Word on the Street History episode – see particularly the Scene 1 Language Focus episode.

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I study English language but I don't know how to start studying English.

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Very funny! and usefeul

haha intense ..


I have been on the site , and I got a lot off things to do ,

can anybody tell me how to download this video? Thans a lot

it's also available on youtube. all you have to do is write the title and add british council, and that's it! good luck! <3