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BRITISH vs AMERICAN ENGLISH Brit-Am 1 /2A "The British and Americans are divided by a common language" -George Bernard Shaw SPELLING DIFFERENCES BRITISH.

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2 BRITISH vs AMERICAN ENGLISH Brit-Am 1 /2A "The British and Americans are divided by a common language" -George Bernard Shaw SPELLING DIFFERENCES BRITISH AMERICAN -re centre meagre manoeuvre metre, kilometre, ecckilometre er center meager maneuver meter,kilometer, ecc. -ell Travelling / travelled / travellertravelled traveller cancelling cancelling / cancelledcancelled, ecc. el traveling traveling / traveled / travelertraveled traveler canceling canceling / canceledcanceled, ecc. -our colour colour / honour / humour /honour humour labour labour / favourite / glamourfavourite glamour, ecc. or labor labor / honor / humor /honor humor favorite favorite / glamorglamor, ecc. -ise organise organise / realise / recogniserealise recognise ma-izeè accettato) ize organize organize / realize /realize (- iseiseè preferibile -amme:programme -am:program basic intermediate advanced

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5 WORD DIFFERENCES Brit-Am 2 /2A ONE MEANING, TWO WORDS ONE WORD, TWO MEANINGS BRITISH AMERICAN WORD BRITISH AMERICAN Aeroplane airplane aereo a bill il conto di un ristorante, ecc. una banconota a dollar bill aerial antenna dumb muto stupido Thats a dumb idea! wallet billfold portafoglio first floor primo piano pianterreno sweets candy dolciume a flat appartamento forato (rif. a pneumatico) cupboard closet armadio gas carburante per auto the gas station company company firm società mad Folle. Its a mad idea. arrabbiato Shes mad with him. nappy diaper pannolino (per bimbi) mean avaro cattivo, crudele The robber was mean. biscuit cookie biscotto pants slip, mutandine pantaloni maize corncorn, sweetcornsweetcorn mais purse borsellino borsa da donna surgery doctors office ambulatorio vest maglia intima panciotto lift elevator ascensore to wash up lavare i piatti lavarsi le mani

6 autumn fall fall / autumnautumn autunno tap faucet rubinetto torch flashlight torcia elettrica motorway freeway autostrada chipschips, French fries patatine fritte crisps potato chips patatine in busta rubbish garbagegarbage, trashtrash spazzatura tramp hobo vagabondo Interval intermission intervallo number plate license plate targa Railway railroad ferrovia toilet Restroom (public)public toilette (pubblica)

7 pavement sidewalk marciapiede neat neat (drink)drink straight liscio (bevande) underground subway metropolitana cooker stove fornello lorry truck autocarro boot trunk baule subway underpass sottopassaggio holiday vacation vacanza zed zee lettera Z zip zipper cerniera


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