Let students have vocabulary fun
, spelling fun
, and literature fun
as they examine differences in American and British English.
As they mature, students often read material published in England or other parts of the U.K. This 5-page reproducible activity
helps students understand differences in British and American English
. It begins by noting and giving example of differences in
American English liter
and British English litre
American English “I’m here.”
and British English ‘I’m here’.
American English schedule=sked-yule
and British English schedule=shed-yule
Then students explore vocabulary
differences in British English and American English. In a 2-page activity, they use context clues
to “translate” British English words into American English.
The gauge in the car tells me I’m about to run out of petrol.
British English = petrol
American English = __________________________
An answer key
This classroom-tested activity is suitable for middle school, high school, and college classes. Created by Susan Thurman.
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