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British Life and Culture

by Mandy Barrow

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British life and culture - England, Scotland and Wales
What are the differences between
British English and American English?

In and around the House

I watch the telly whilst lying on the settee.

Whilst is used in British English. It is another word for while

 British English

 American English

The Toilet / Loo / The John /
Bog / WC / Visiting the little boys (little girl's room).
Bathroom / Restroom
Bathroom - the room where the bath is. If you asked us for the bathroom we will think you want to have a bath!
Backyard / Yard
Cupboard Closet
Curtains Drapes
Net curtains Sheers/under drapes
Bin / Dust Bin
Trash Can
Telephone / Blower / Phone
Television / Box / Telly/ TV
TV / Television
Cooker e.g. gas cooker, electric cooker
Range or Stove
Couch / Sofa / Settee
Hand Basin / Sink
Run the bath
Fill the tub
Bath Bath tub
Bath (v.)
Wireless / Radio
Clothes peg Clothes pin
Sitting room Living room
Living room Living room
Lounge Living room
Drawing room Living room
Sofa Davenport/couch


 British and American Vocabulary

Clothes Parts of a Car
At School In and around the House
On the Road People
Buildings / Shops Sport
Let's Eat! A- Z British to American
British and American Spellings  
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Mandy is the creator of the Woodlands Resources section of the Woodlands Junior website. 
The two websites and are the new homes for the Woodlands Resources.

Mandy left Woodlands in 2003 to work in Kent schools as an ICT Consulatant. 
She now teaches computers at The Granville School and St. John's Primary School in Sevenoaks Kent.

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