Probably the biggest difference between American and British English is vocabulary.
Some of these differences are very well known. For example, the Brits call the front of a car the bonnet, while Americans call it the hood; Americans go on a vacation, while Brits go on their holidays; and while New Yorkers live in apartments, Londoners live in flats. Luckily, it’s usually pretty obvious what the meaning of a word is because of the context.
Here is a list of words below, with the British English on one side and the American English on the other. But - to make it difficult - sometimes the British English word is on the left, and sometimes it’s on the right.
Do you know which is which? Good luck! And do get in touch with us if you get stuck.
trunk boot (of car)
chips French fries
fizzy drink soda
chemist /pharmacy drugstore
the movies the cinema