Wednesday, December 13, 2017

American Words/ British Words (level A1+)

Since you learned how to differentiate between American words and British words a couple weeks back, today is the day to see just how much you remember!



As you know, even though North America and Great Britain share the same language, some words are completely different. Here are some of the most common differences. 
American Word - British Word 
Flashlight - Torch 
Gas - Petrol 
Soccer - Football 
Cookie - Biscuit 
Diaper (on a baby) - Nappy (on a baby) 
Can - (of food) - Tin (of food) 
Elevator - Lift 
Truck - Lorry 
Hood (of a car) - Bonnet (of a car) 
Trunk (of a car) - Boot (of a car) 
Eraser - Rubber



Check Your Understanding
Can you fill in the blanks without looking back?
1. In North America, a person drives a truck down the road. In Great Britain, a person drives a .
2. In Great Britain, the front of a car is called a bonnet. In North America, the front of a car is called a .
3. In North America, the back of the car has a trunk. In Great Britain, the back of the car has a .
4. In Great Britain, people put petrol in their cars to make them go. In North America, people put  in their cars.
5. In North America, babies wear diapers before they learn to use the toilet. In Great Britain, babies wear .
6. In Great Britain, food can be bought in tins. In North America, food is bought in 
7. In North America, people eat cookies. In Great Britain, the same things are called 
8. In Great Britain, people play football. In North America, the game is called 
9. In North America, you can see in the dark if you use a flashlight. In Great Britain, you use a  to see in the dark. 
10. In Great Britain, you go up the building in a lift. In North America, you use an 
11. In North America, when you make a mistake with a pencil, you can erase it with an eraser. In Great Britain, you use a 

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