Differences between British English and American English


I do not know if this has ever happened to you, but when I came to the UK it took me a while to get used to the pronunciation of some words in British English, and my vocabulary was almost all American. I guess that’s the influence of seeing Hollywood films and American series all the time and never pay attention to the British productions.

Without going into accents, as they vary regionally for languages all over the world, there are words that are completely different, and even some grammar differences. And since you’re in the UK, you need to adjust, right?

Here are some things that have different words depending on whether you’re using American or British English:


And also two videos for you to help you practice your, which talk about basic grammar and pronunciation differences between the two major English dialects:

Grammar differences:

Some pronunciation:

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