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Welcome to the British/American section of BusyTeacher which is home to 70 Br/Am worksheets to help students unravel the differences between these two. While English is the native language of people from the United Kingdom and the United States, like other languages, it varies from place to place and there are some differences related to spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary between the English spoken in these two places. This Br/Am worksheet gets creative by having students match British English with American English words and then complete a connect the dots activity to reveal a secret name. If you would like your students to focus on different words, just swap out pairs of words for the ones you want to use. There are also other worksheets to choose from if you decide to try another approach.
If you have students that travel for work or interact with people from different countries, you should talk about the differences between British and American English. Students may be confused at first but you can explain that languages develop differently and just as many languages have different dialects, accents, and slang, English changes a little from one place to another. You will not be able to cover all the differences between the two but pointing out some patterns and assuring students that they can always either look up a word or ask for an explanation should prevent them from becoming overwhelmed.

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British Expression for Point of View

British Expression for Point of View

Jessica Parish
•British/American, ,
British words that help express your point of view that lead to writing a book review. The key is on  the last page. In the first activity a teacher can elicit the expressions by getting stud ...
8 Views 5,278 Adv
Movie Worksheet: How to Celebrate British Christmas

Movie Worksheet: How to Celebrate British Christmas

This worksheet is created on the basis of a video from Anglophenia. Watching and doing the given exercises the students will learn some basic facts about British and American Christmas traditions. ...
3 Views 3,293 Pre-IntInt
Movie Worksheet: Christmas Dishes from around the World - Anglophenia Ep. 44

Movie Worksheet: Christmas Dishes from around the World - Anglophenia Ep. 44

Another episode of Anglophenia is here. This time with a festive theme, discussing traditional Christmas dishes around the world. There are two tasks: matching columns and true/false. Listening/vo ...
14 Views 11,325 IntAdvExam
ESL Jeopardy

ESL Jeopardy

•, British/American
This is a powerpoint that I made for ESL learners in middle school in France (the powerpoint is entirely in English) with ESL vocabulary words. There are four categories: give the American equival ...
6 Views 5,617 Pre-Int
Movie Worksheet: Britain vs. America: Vegetable Names - Anglophenia Ep 39

Movie Worksheet: Britain vs. America: Vegetable Names - Anglophenia Ep 39

Anglophenia - the famous youtube series which you all love. This time we talk about what various vegetables are called in the UK and the USA. You know the drill, watch the video carefully and the ...
3 Views 6,949 IntAdvExam
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British English vs. American English (PPT)

British English vs. American English (PPT)

Alisa Vykhodtseva
• » British/American
A Power Point Presentation about the differences between British & American English. It is best for the introduction of the topic or for the overall revision. Some slides contain vocabulary po ...
13 Views 12,616 Pre-IntInt
British vs American

British vs American

•, British/American
A worksheet about the topic: British vs American English (for elementary students). Students will be asked to read the examples of British and American English. As a follow up activity, the teache ...
6 Views 6,083 Elem
Movie Worksheet: How to Make Tea the British Way - Anglophenia Ep 31

Movie Worksheet: How to Make Tea the British Way - Anglophenia Ep 31

•British/American, ,
Another Anglophenia episode is here. Watch the video and learn how to make the best cuppa the British way. This is a mostly speaking activity which includes some questions on the video. Also, it h ...
11 Views 5,731 IntAdvExam
War Posters Lesson Plan/Worksheet

War Posters Lesson Plan/Worksheet

•British/American,
This lesson plan is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Victory in World War II. It contains information and a comprehension test about American and British war posters. All the war posters are g ...
5 Views 3,771 Pre-IntInt
Movie Worksheet: Brits vs. Americans: Clothing Words - Anglophenia Ep 26

Movie Worksheet: Brits vs. Americans: Clothing Words - Anglophenia Ep 26

Another episode of Anglophenia. This time Siobhan Thompson educates us on the differences Americans and Brits have regarding clothing. Watch the episode and label the items of clothing, according ...
7 Views 7,730 IntAdvExam
Movie Worksheet: British Schools Explained (Anglophenia Ep. 25)

Movie Worksheet: British Schools Explained (Anglophenia Ep. 25)

Another Anglophenia episode, this time explaining the British education system, as compared to the American one. Watch the video (or better listen) and complete the gaps. Suitable for intermediate ...
8 Views 9,726 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
10 American Foods Brits Will Learn to Love

10 American Foods Brits Will Learn to Love

This is a reading comprehension worksheet describing some of the most popular American foods and providing reasons why brits would love them. Students have to read the text carelly and then mark t ...
6 Views 11,453 IntAdvExam
Movie Worksheet: Why Brits and Americans Spell Differently - Anglophenia Ep 14

Movie Worksheet: Why Brits and Americans Spell Differently - Anglophenia Ep 14

•British/American, ,
This is a worksheet based on the spelling differences of some words in A.E and Br.E. Watch the video explaining briefly how these differences occurred and do the exercises. Vocabulary and key incl ...
7 Views 7,475 AdvExam
Movie Worksheet: How To Speak British - Anglophenia Ep 7

Movie Worksheet: How To Speak British - Anglophenia Ep 7

This is a worksheet for an episode of Anglophenia on Youtube, regarding British colloquial expressions and their meaning. Students have to complete a table were they have the expression and have t ...
3 Views 6,004 IntAdvExam
Song Worksheet: An English Man in New York by Sting

Song Worksheet: An English Man in New York by Sting

A listening worksheet: a song by Sting. Pupils listen to the song to fill in the gaps, answer some comprehension questions: the message of the song+the common point between two sayings+ attitudes ...
9 Views 17,035 Adv
British English vs American English

British English vs American English

• » British/American
The British and the Americans both speak English but they don't always use the same words. My worksheet is about the differences, British English vs American English. There are 5 activities, 55 wo ...
27 Views 20,724 ElemPre-IntIntAdv
An Introduction to the USA

An Introduction to the USA

•British/American, ,
This presentation acts as an introduction to the people, history, economy and culture of the United States of America. I am not an American citizen myself but I have researched this piece in order ...
5 Views 10,671 IntAdv
American English vs. British English Flash Cards

American English vs. British English Flash Cards

•British/American, ,
These flash cards are based on others found on BusyTeacher.org, so credit goes to those creators. They are American vs. British English flash cards, but with each word on a separate card. Useful f ...
12 Views 19,318 Pre-IntInt
Zapp! English Listening 2.9 Describing Appearance

Zapp! English Listening 2.9 Describing Appearance

•British/American,
Do you think you can guess what somebody looks like from the sound of their voice? We made a free audio class that goes with this worksheet. The MP3 contains real English conversations and you can ...
3 Views 5,814 Pre-IntInt
Jeopardy UK and USA

Jeopardy UK and USA

•British/American,
A fun game Jeopardy helps to revise all that children may know about the UK and the USA. The game revises such topics as: geography, history, politics, famous places and people, culture of the men ...
15 Views 9,183 Pre-Int
Movie Worksheet: Notting Hill

Movie Worksheet: Notting Hill

A worksheet for a great listening practice based on the movie Notting Hill (Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts) to watch with pre-intermediate students or higher, adapted to the needs of adult elementary l ...
2 Views 6,074 ElemPre-IntInt
Movie Worksheet: Bookstores and Bookstore Owners

Movie Worksheet: Bookstores and Bookstore Owners

I use this in the computer lab, so each student can watch the videos individually. It's not easy, so it's for advanced or upper-intermediate levels. I have adult students who are studying to becom ...
6 Views 3,801 Adv
List of Some British, American and Australian Words (Edited Version)

List of Some British, American and Australian Words (Edited Version)

•British/American,
It´s an edited list of some words in English from UK, USA and Australia. They are in alphabetic order, so you can find how to say or write different things, places or objects. Some of this w ...
10 Views 7,985 ElemPre-IntInt
What Do You Know about the USA?

What Do You Know about the USA?

•British/American,
This worksheet consists of four exercises including a quiz and true or false task about geographical, historical and social aspects of the USA. There is a British vs. American English exercise and ...
6 Views 6,830 Pre-IntInt
American and British Accent

American and British Accent

•British/American,
This is a upper-int. to advanced text, the source is provided and there is also a vocabulary practice. I hope u all enjoy it. This ws is really great to discuss American accent. I first prepare my ...
13 Views 32,709 IntAdvExam

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