American English vs British English – One Minute English Video

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Welcome to Topup Learning (Tti). A global online learning platform focus on the English language, business, and bite-sized professional programs. Today we are going to learn about American English VS British English in our one-minute English lesson series.

Video Transcript

Hello, welcome to Top Up Learning and welcome to your one minute lesson.  Today, we are looking at American English vs British English.  Sneakers and trainers, they are the same thing.  In America you’ll hear “I like your new sneakers”, in the UK you’ll hear “I like your new trainers”.  “What soccer team do you support?”, you’d hear in America. In England, you’d hear “What football team do you support?”.  This one I find quite confusing, “chips” in America are the same as “crisps” in England.  And then to confuse matters a little bit more, “chips” are actually “French fries” in America.  So in England we say “chips”, “I’d like some chips with my burger please”.  In America you’d say “I’d like some French Fries with my burger please”.  Also, in America, they hardly ever use the present perfect, they simply use the past simple.  So in England we’d say “I’ve eaten too much” whereas in America they say “I ate too much” even if they are talking about something that has just happened.

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