BACK TO :
VOCABULARY
RESCOL


 

 
 




 

 

 

 

 


BRITISH / AMERICAN ENGLISH

 

Activities to print Listening
Facts Songs
Grammar Videos
Interactive activities Vocabulary
Interactive games  

(Updated on 30/08/2013)

 


Related pages :

The English language -

Confusions in grammar and in vocabulary - Stereotypes - DIFFERENCES US/GB - Accents et Dialectes

The toilets

 

 

Facts :

 

Listening :

  • American English vs. British English - Text + Audio + Video - 2 July 2016
    "On July 4th people in the United States celebrate Independence Day. The holiday honors the American colonies’ decision to split with Britain in 1776.
    To show there are no hard feelings, we look at some ways American and British English are different."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • fonetiks.org - The online language laboratory (avec différents accents) - (fonetiks.org)

 

Vocabulary :

 

 

 

  • Measures and Weights (englisch hilfen.de) :
    Linear measures -
    Nautical measures -
    Liquid measures of capacity (BRITISH and AMERICAN) -
    Avoirdupois weights -
    Temperature conversion

 

 

Grammar :

 

 

INTERACTIVE exercises :

  • British or American?
    "Play the 1st game. Then, click on "Play this Game" and unjumble the words, it's easy, you have just seen them."
    Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

  • British English or American English?
    "Is it Father Christmas or Santa Claus?
    The answer depends on which side of the Atlantic you are."
    - Activities created by Renée Maufroid :
    Matching - Flashcards (Java / non-Java) - Concentration - Word Search


 

  • British/American Quiz (englishclub.com)
    "Match a British English word on the left with an American English word on the right."
  • Idem (englishclub.com)

 

Activities TO PRINT :


INTERACTIVE games :

 

 

Songs :

  • Let's call the whole thing off - sung by Fred Astaire - Listen to it! (themillstone.blogspot.com)
    Differences British English / American English
    - with the lyrics :
    "You say eether and I say eyether,
    You say neether and I say nyther..."
    (lyricsdepot.com)
  • Englishman In New York by Sting :
    "I don't drink coffee I take tea my dear
    I like my toast done on one side
    And you can hear it in my accent when I talk
    I'm an Englishman in New York"

 

 

VIDEOS :

  • How British and American Spelling Parted Ways
    "These days, when we want to know how to spell a word, we have an accepted authority to look to: the dictionary. But that wasn’t always the case.
    Here's how Brits and Americans came to look to two different authorities. Produced for Mental Floss."

    (YouTube)

 

  • American English vs. British English - Text + Audio + Video - 2 July 2016
    "On July 4th people in the United States celebrate Independence Day. The holiday honors the American colonies’ decision to split with Britain in 1776.
    To show there are no hard feelings, we look at some ways American and British English are different."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

  • English to English: bridging the US-UK cultural divide
    "English to English is The Guardian New York newsroom's new Tumblr blog which attempts to chronicle and catalogue (catalog?) UK-US cultural differences, poke fun at the ‘special’ relationship and build a living glossary of news, slang and pop culture terms. Here's a video from the blog..."

    + COMMENT + Related articles
    (englishblog.com)
  • Hugh Laurie: the British accent vs the American
    "The fantastically talented Hugh Laurie paid a house call to Ellen, and they played an exciting game of American slang versus English slang
    - and the game was bloody brilliant!"
    (YouTube)