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today you will learn some new words in

English and compare the differences

between American and British English

this episode is part 1 of a series

because over the next few weeks we will

continue to learn new vocabulary

differences between British and American

English I'm going to make you guess each

word and then you're going to find out

if you are using an American or a

British word let's start with the first

word when we stop working for a few days

we take a break can you guess this word

yes the correct word is vacation

vacation is an American word in British

English we usually use the word holiday

so remember in British we say holiday

and in American English vacation try

guessing the next word tell me what

season comes after summer that's right

after summer comes fall so what do you

think is the word fall an American or

British English times up the word fall

is used in American English in British

English we use the word autumn so

remember in British English

we use the word autumn and in American

fall let's continue this new word is

simple just try to think about babies

what do they wear exactly babies wear

diapers the word diaper is an American

word but how do we say this in British

in the United Kingdom

people use the word nappy and what do

you do after drinking a lot of water

exactly

you go to the restroom or the bathroom

however in the United Kingdom they use

the word loo so remember in British we

used the word blue and in American

English restroom or bathroom another

word how do you watch Netflix of course

nowadays we have all kinds of devices

but try to think about the obvious way

to watch your favorite show I'm talking

about the word TV or television but did

you know that in the UK they call it

telly I think it sounds adorable okay

remember in British English we use the

word telly and in American TV or

television this word is an easy one

where do people have a drink usually yes

people go to a bar to have a drink

although in the United Kingdom people go

to a pub so remember in British you say

pub and in American English you use the

word bar and what do you do when you

need an aspirin

where do you

by that exactly you buy it in a

drugstore or pharmacy at least that's

how we call it in the states in the

United Kingdom people refer to it as

chemists so remember in British we use

the word chemists and in American

drugstore or pharmacy let's continue

what do you do when you need to buy

something and many people are waiting at

the same time exactly you wait in line

or you line up in British English you

don't wait in line you wait in a queue

so remember in British you wait in a

queue and in American you wait in line

if you are into sports this word will be

super easy to guess I'm talking about a

game between two teams both of them have

11 people and each side tries to win by

kicking a ball into the others team goal

yes I'm talking about soccer Dino the

equivalent of this word in British

English that's right in the United

Kingdom it's called football so remember

in British we use the word football and

in American English soccer and what do

you wear on your feet when you go

running exactly you wear sneakers in the

United Kingdom they call them trainers

so it's trainers in British and sneakers

in American English this is the last

word for today and it's gonna be super

easy to guess where do you park your car

in the parking lot if you're in America

Embree

we use the word carpark

remember in British we use the word

carpark and American English parking lot

great now you can practice with a mini

story you'll be able to go over this

vocabulary we saw in the first section a

mini story is very simple I give you

information using phrases and then I ask

you questions I recommend that you

listen several times until it's easy to

answer let's start last fall an American

named Paul went on vacation to London

did Paul go to London in the fall

yes Paul went to London in the autumn

was Paul on vacation

yes Paul was on holiday Paul took the

subway since it was impossible to find a

parking lot did Paul take the subway yes

Paul took the tube was he able to find a

parking lot

no no Paul was unable to find a carpark

who took the subway

Paul he took the underground one night

he went to a bar to watch a soccer match

on TV did he go to a bar yes he went to

a pub what did he watch a soccer match

or a movie no no he didn't watch a movie

he watched a football match where did he

watch a football match on his tablet

no no he didn't watch a soccer game on

his tablet he watched a football match

on telly after drinking ten beers Paul

went urgently to the restroom what did

Paul drink milkshakes

no no Paul didn't drink any milkshakes

he drank beer how many beers did he

drink eleven

no no Paul only drank 10 beers not 11

did he go to the restroom yes Paul went

to the loo there he had to wait in line

for an hour

and wished he were a diaper where did he

wait did he wait in line

yes he had to wait in a queue how many

hours did he have to wait in line he had

to wait in the queue for one hour was

there a baby in the bar wearing a diaper

no no there wasn't any baby in the pub

so nobody wore a diaper

the next day Paul had a terrible

headache

so he put on his sneakers and looked for

a pharmacy what happened to Paul the

next day did he have a headache

yes Paul had a headache the next day

what did Paul put on his sneakers

yes Paul put on his trainers did Paul

look for a pharmacy yes Paul look for

chemists perfect it's the end of this

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