Leisure English - English Focus - British and American English

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This EFLT Direct topical lesson you will learn about British and American English and the differences between them. You will also interact with your classmates in conversation and sentence building and be encouraged to demonstrate your understanding of the topic content.

The ideal student will already be able to interact at a basic to intermediate English speaking level.

This topic may be studied as a single topic or combined with other topics for broader understanding. Learners may study it in a group or as an individual learner.

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PowerPoint Presentation : British and American English Intermediate Copyright © 2013-14 EFLT Direct · All rights reserved English Focus

British and American Language Differences : British and American Language Differences Which of the two languages do you like the most and why? What are your thoughts about dialects and accents? Copyright © 2013-14 EFLT Direct · All rights reserved

Changes in Spoken English : Changes in Spoken English Mass media has a lot to do with the widespread of the English Language around the world during the past 50 years. Let’s discuss. The English language is now the preferred language in the business and education world. This being so, do you see a progressive adverse influence by non native English speakers on pronunciation, accents and vocabulary as the world adapts to English as an internationally spoken language ? What is colloquial language? Does colloquialism exist in your country? Note: Colloquialism is a word or phrase that is not formal or literary, typically one used in ordinary or familiar conversation. What countries can you name that use English as a second language? Copyright © 2013-14 EFLT Direct · All rights reserved

Vocabulary Focus Did you think of these words? : British English Flat Toilet, W.C., or loo Cupboard Underpass Nappy Chemist’s Petrol Biscuit Holiday Bonnet Lorry Serviette Queue American English Apartment Bathroom Closet Subway Diaper Drugstore Gas, gasoline Cracker Vacation Hood (of a car) Truck Napkin Line Vocabulary Focus Did you think of these words? Flat Apartment Toilet, W.C., or loo Bathroom Cupboard Closet Underpass Subway Nappy Diaper Chemist’s Drugstore Petrol Gas, gasoline Biscuit Cracker Holiday Vacation Bonnet Hood (of car) Lorry Truck Serviette Napkin Queue Line Copyright © 2013-14 EFLT Direct · All rights reserved

More Word Examples : Centre Colour Kerb Grey Pedlar Programme Honour Cheque Enquire Jewellery Labour Pyjamas Organisation Realise Center Color Curb Gray Peddler Program Honor Check (money) Inquire Jewelry Labor Pajamas Organization Realize More Word Examples Copyright © 2013-14 EFLT Direct · All rights reserved British English American English

PowerPoint Presentation : Use the British and American words learned in this lesson to have a conversation . Add other words or phrases that you may know to the conversation. Student A : you speak using American English. Student B : you speak using British English. So what did you say happened to the hood of your car? Well,  I was on my way to the chemist's and as I turned on the kerb , it just popped up! I still have no idea how. Lucky no one got hurt! Copyright © 2013-14 EFLT Direct · All rights reserved Student Interaction Student A Student B Now it’s your turn. Use the language that you have learned in this topic to interact with your classmate.

PowerPoint Presentation : Summary In this lesson you learned about British and American English and the differences between them. You also interacted with your classmates in conversation which demonstrated your understanding of the course content. Photo credit: calibermag.org and Copyright (c) 123RF Stock Photos and © Stuartmiles |  Dreamstime Stock Photos and wikipedia   Copyright © 2013-14 EFLT Direct · All rights reserved

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