Different languages, different worlds England and America are two countries separated by a common language. Oscar Wilde
England and the USA
“The Devil wears ‘Prada’” “Hi, sweetie,” I crooned, hating myself for sucking up to a child. “It’s Andrea, from the office. Is your mom there?”“You mean my mum?” she corrected as she always did when I used the American pronunciation. “Sure, I’ll get her.” (by Lauren Weisbergen)
English speaking countries Dark Blue - Countries of the world where English is an official or national language.Light Blue - Countries where it is an official/non-official but not primary language.
British English history
Some facts about English There were only 30,000 words in Old English. Modern English has the largest vocabulary in the world – more than 600,000 words. There are about 60,000 words in common use.About 450-500 words are added to the English vocabulary every year.
American English history New England/Middle Colonies and Southern Colonies Map of the American Colonies at the outbreak of war in 1775.
Grammar British participle:Get-got-got-получитьAmerican participle:Get-got-gotten-получить Did you see him yet?He just went out.Did you go there already?
Idioms Throw the book at someone (досл. «запустить в кого-то книгой»)The judge threw the book at the criminal who robbed the bank. (Судья вынес суровое наказание преступнику, который ограбил банк).Br.E.To finish until the deadline (досл. "закончить до мертвой черты")You’d better hurry up to finish your material until the deadline. (Вам бы лучше поторопиться, чтобы завершить свой материал к сроку).Am.E.
Conclusion To sum up everything, I would like to say that I have revealed a great difference between two variants of English in my research work. I realize that we should make use of studying languages’ development and the history of the countries.
Exercise Connect American equivalents for the following British words (theme-journey). Gasoline, gasRailroad carOne way ticketRound-trip ticketSubwayParking lotTruckBaggageTube, undergroundLorryPetrolCar parkLuggageReturn ticketSingle ticketRailway carriage
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