So there you have it, 100 British words and phrases to liberally sprinkle across your daily dialogue. Which are your favorites and how do you like to use them? And let us know in the comments below if you think we’ve missed any proper corkers.
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Many students are confused about word differences between American and British English. Generally speaking, it's true that most Americans will understand British English speakers and vice versa despite the many differences. As your English becomes more advanced, however, it becomes more important to decide which form of English you prefer. Once you've decided, try to stick to one form or the other in all aspects including pronunciation differences: General American or Received Pronunciation. This consistency is key to clear English communication.
The following list provides common American English vocabulary and word choices and their British English equivalents arranged in alphabetical order. Which words are already most familiar to you?
Now, test your knowledge with the two quizzes below.