Do you know the differences between American English and British English?
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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening. This is Fredrick Cabanes the Head English Teacher here at SAA Global Malvern House in Singapore.
Many of my students sometimes will ask me, ‘Teacher did I learn American English or British English with my last teacher?’
Today I’m going to teach you two tricks so you will know the answer.
In American English we would say color with no ‘u’ we would say favor with no ‘u’. British English we will say colour with a ‘u’ we would say favour with a ‘u’.
Students will then say, ‘I still don’t know.’ There’s a second trick, in American English we say theatre with ‘er’ we say meter with ‘er’. In British English we will say theatre ‘re’, metre ‘re’.
So, those are two tricks so that you’ll know whether you’re learning American English or British English. Which one is correct? As long as you are speaking in American English in the US, you’re doing a good job! As long as you are speaking British English in the UK, you are doing a ‘You OK, UK job’. This is Fredrick Cabanes and I’ll see you in the next chapter.