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British and american_english

  1. 1. British and American English student: Milena Egiazaryan 6B, Gymnasium #1
  2. 2. Which one is the right one? British English American English
  3. 3. British went to other countries and settled there down.
  4. 4. British all over the world
  5. 5. American citizens changed their language at several aspects:  The main difference is in phonetics.  the "a" in the word "ask" is pronounced like the a in "hat" in America but in the Commonwealth the "a" in "ask" is pronounced more like the "a" in "car" or "park". The same with "plaza", "task", "mask", "answer", "afternoon" and many others.  American do not pronounce the "g" in many words ending "ing“: Running - Runnin‘  U's in America are pronounced like a double o, while in the Commonwealth they are pronounced like a "ew". Here are some examples: Stupid – stoopid – stewpid  Many people from Britain drop their r's at the end of words ending-ter, while ALSO dropping the t. While Americans will fully pronounce the r (some might drop the t, though)  Some Commonwealthers add -r to words ending in an A. Like the British would pronounce America like 'Americar' or Cuba like 'Cubar'. This is also prevalent in many New Britain states (especially Massachusetts).
  6. 6. Next one is in spelling American British center centre check (money) cheque color colour curb kerb gray grey honor honour inquire enquire jail gaol jewelry jewellery labor labour organization organisation pajamas pyjamas peddler pedlar program programme realize realise recognize recognise theater theatre
  7. 7. By the way, the same word can have different meanings(Divergence) Jumper
  8. 8. Trolley
  9. 9. Chips
  10. 10. Coach
  11. 11. Lift
  12. 12. Football
  13. 13. And the same things can be called by different names
  14. 14. Changes in Grammar  British English: I will come home at the weekend. American English: I will see her on the weekend.  BE: He studied history at university. AE: She studied biology in college.  BE: Have you phoned her yet? AE: Did you call her yet?  BE: Have you already been to the library? AE: Did you already go to the bank?  BE: She can see a rainbow in the sky. AE: She sees a rainbow in the sky.
  15. 15. Research work What English do you like most? English teachers Classmates 20% 80% AmE or BrE AmE BrE 43% 57% AmE or BrE AmE BrE
  16. 16. Just have some fun
  17. 17. Thank you for your attention

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