I’ve had some interesting conversations on Facebook recently about accents, standard English and whether it is or isn’t OK to use “ain’t”! So today’s newsletter is all about what standard English is and what learners should learn and use.
Learners often ask me what the difference is between British and American English. The biggest difference is probably in the vocabulary. We have different words for quite a lot of things, especially when talking about food. So today, I’m going to give you a list of some of these words. If you like watching films and TV shows, this information might be helpful!
I’ve seen some interesting conversations about British and American English on social media recently, including on my Facebook page, so I thought I would put all my thoughts together in a post, along with some answers to common questions, which you can find at the end.
I've watched a few Australian TV programmes recently and have picked up some differences between Aussie and British English. If you want to practise your listening skills or familiarise yourself with the Australian accent, I recommend "A Place to Call Home", "The Doctor Blake Mysteries", "800 Words" or "The Heart Guy" (also called "Doctor Doctor".
There many differences between British and American English. Sometimes we use different words and other times just the spelling is different. In this post, you'll learn some vocabulary for talking about cars and driving. You might hear these words quite often in films and TV shows so I hope this post helps you!
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