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two weeks ago we started with a series

of vocal Larry differences between

American and British English today we

will continue this series although we'll

focus on food vocabulary differences and

with a point of view story you're gonna

compare the different grammar points

it's the perfect way to learn grammar

and new vocabulary without memorizing ok

let's start

maybe you aren't familiar with this word

it's a long thin vegetable with dark

green skin it looks similar to a

cucumber but it's larger and we don't

eat it in a salad yes I am talking about

a vegetable called zucchini

I love zucchini noodles and zucchini

soup you should try that out because

it's simply delicious in the United

Kingdom

people use the word courgette which

comes from French so an American will

say zucchini and in British courgette

I'm sure you know the meaning of the

following word I'm talking about the

word cookie

everybody loves chocolate cookies but do

you know the meaning of the word biscuit

that's right

biscuit has the same meaning as cookie

though it's used in the UK some American

we say cookie and in British biscuit

let's continue there's a purple

vegetable similar to an egg can you

guess exactly an eggplant

what do you think personally I don't

think eggplants look like an egg in

British it's called aubergine it sounds

funny because it's also where that comes

from French so in American we say

eggplant and in British aubergine let's

continue have you ever heard of jacket

potatoes no it's not a potato wearing a

jacket in American English we call them

baked potatoes but in British it's

called jacket potato they're for baked

or jacket potatoes are usually well

cooked so they have a full interior and

a crisp skin Americans say baked

potatoes and British jacket potato let's

continue and even though I love baked

potatoes I also eat fries from time to

time do you know how they call them in

the UK yep in the United Kingdom

they're called chips some American we

say french fries or just fries and in

British chips let's see if you can guess

this one it's one of the most popular

plants in the States

it's a tall vegetable with yellow and

white seeds we often cook the seeds or

make them into flour or feed them to

animals yes the correct word is corn or

maize the word maize is used in the UK

so in American we say corn and in

British maize let's continue try

guessing the next word it's also

straightforward think of a sweet food

made of sugar or chocolate that's right

candy in the UK they call them sweets

candies come in all shapes and textures

they are made using sugar

Bacolod artificial or natural sweeteners

sometimes we use sweeteners instead of

sugar because they have fewer calories

remember in American we say candy and in

British sweets let's continue and how

about something sweet and icy ice cream

would be the perfect guess here so in

this case I was thinking about a

popsicle a popsicle is a refreshing

dessert

there's optimator of frozen fruit juice

I love preparing my own ice cream at

home but I prefer sherbet instead of

popsicles a sherbet

is an ice cream made of fruit I buy the

frozen fruits like strawberries or

raspberries and then I mix them with

yogurt you have to try this

it's delicious refreshing and very

healthy in British English they call it

ice lollies an American we say popsicle

and in British ice lollies the last word

is also a delicious dessert it's very

popular nowadays and almost anyone can

prepare it I was talking about a cupcake

a cupcake is very similar to a muffin

but it's always sweet and often covered

with frosting muffins on the other hand

are generally considered healthier than

cupcakes they are usually made of whole

wheat flour and loaded with fruit I

prefer muffins over cupcakes because I

find them healthier in British English

they are called fairy cake so in

American we use cupcake and in British

fairy cake okay let's continue with a

point of view story this kind of story

will help you to improve your English

grammar it's very simple I tell you the

same story more than once every time I

change a grommet

Aspen so you can see how grammar changes

and you can compare you just have to

listen let's start let's listen the

story from Jack's point of view in the

past tense when I was 8 my mom threw me

a birthday party and invited my friends

she was very worried about where I ate

so she prepared a healthy meal for the

party as well we kids love to eat fries

and all kinds of unhealthy snacks but

instead my mom made a dish of baked

potatoes with eggplants and zucchini

I asked her the day before to bake some

cupcakes or some cookies although she

figured it would be better if my friends

and I made some blueberry muffins

instead and yes the party was a disaster

I became upset because my friends wanted

to leave fortunately my mother was

always resourceful so she had made some

orange popsicles everyone loves her

orange popsicles I don't know why

exactly

apparently she makes them with freshly

squeezed organic oranges okay let's

listen to the story from Jack's mother's

point of view when my son Jack was 8 I

threw him a birthday party and invited

his friends I was very worried about

what he ate so I prepared a healthy meal

for the party as well kids love to eat

fries and all kinds of unhealthy snacks

but instead I've made a dish of baked

potatoes with eggplants and zucchini my

son asked me the day before to bake some

cupcakes or some cookies although I

figured it would be better if he and his

friends ate some blueberry muffins

instead

and yes the party was a disaster

my son was upset because his friends

wanted to leave fortunately I'm a

resourceful mother so I made some orange

popsicles everyone loves my orange

popsicles do you know why I make them

with freshly squeezed organic oranges

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