British and American English vocabulary exercise

January 16, 2013pdf

When it comes to vocabulary, there are very many differences between British and American English. Each sentence given below contains an italicized word. That is the keyword you have to look for. State whether the keyword is in British English or American English.

1. What is the dialling code for London?

a) British English

b) American English

2. Turn off the faucet when you are not using it.

a) British English

b) American English

3. That’s it. Can I have the check?

a) British English

b) American English

4. She has bought a flat in upmarket London.

a) British English

b) American English

5. Have you got a torch?

a) British English

b) American English

6. Put the garbage in the bin.

a) British English

b) American English

7. This car runs on petrol.

a) British English

b) American English

8. He had black pants on.

a) British English

b) American English

9. His nasty remarks made me angry.

a) British English

b) American English

10. Who invented the zipper?

a) British English

b) American English

Answers

1. British English

2. American English

3. American English

4. British English

5. British English

6. American English

7. British English

8. American English

9. British English

10. American English

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