British and American English articles and blog posts

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New page 17 February 2021

Two nice new British and American English activities– NEW

How to teach British and American English (summary of all the articles below, with activities that work with a mix of grammar, vocab, functions, etc)

How to teach British and American times, dates and numbers

How to teach British and American vocabulary

How to teach British and American grammar

How to teach British and American spelling and punctuation

How to teach British and American functional language (with differences in requests, small talk, etc)

British and American body language and gestures

Differences between British and American phone calls

Differences between British and American emails

My problems with American English (guest post on Vicki Hollett’s blog)

Surprising things about British and American English

What I just learnt about American English

British English which is not worth teaching

The big list of British and American vocab differences by topic (on food, travel, places, people, law and order, education, medicine, STEM subjects, business, sports and games, multi-word verbs, idioms, office vocab, the arts and media, nature, and politics)

100 words and expressions with different meanings in British and American English

Related pages

British and American English photocopiables page

Articles on cultural differences page