June 11, 2011

English UK vs US

Posted by Retya Elsivia at 10:17 PM

British
American
Definition
anywhere
any place
in, to or at any place, when it is not important or does not matter where
barman/barmaid/barperson
bartender
a person whose job is to serve alcoholic drinks at a bar
biscuit (dry)
cookie
a small flat thin crisp cake that is sweet and found in many shapes, eaten widely
bookshop
bookstore
a shop where mainly books are sold
carrier bag 
shopping bag
a bag one is given in a shop to keep the things one has bought
certainly
sure
without fail; true
cinema (hall)
movie house/movie theater
a building where films (moving picture) are shown
class/form
grade
a group of students, with almost equal levels of understanding, taught together in a school
clever
smart
(of a person or animal) having the quality of being quick at thinking good; intelligent
director
president
the head or chief of a large business establishment
doctor 
physician
a qualified medical person who treats sick people with medicine (not by operating)
dynamo
generator
a machine that changes other forms of energy directly into electricity
essay
report/paper/essay
a piece of written prose about three thousand words submitted by a student
examination/(in short) exam
test
a number of questions, problems, etc. given to a person to find out his/her cleverness or knowledge
film 
movie
motion/moving pictures
1st year/first year undergraduate
freshman
a student in his/her first year of a degree course at a university
flat
apartment
(apart from other meanings) a group of room or a portion in a large building rented or bought by a person or a family
government
administration
the method or system of ruling a country; the people who rule a country
homework 
assignment
lessons or work given to students to do or learn at home
Ill
sick
(of people and animals) not feeling well; suffering from a disease


lavatory/toilet
bathroom/restroom/wash room
a seat-like bowl fixed to the floor of a room used for getting rid of a person’s body solid waste matter (toilet seat)
lecturer 
assistant professor
the different teaching ranks at a college or university
long essay/paper
thesis
a long piece of written prose usually about ten thousand words on a particular subject (topic) submitted by a student for a higher university degree
marks
grades
the points given after judging a student’s performance in an examination
phone-in (programme) 
call-in (program)
a radio or TV programme in which people make telephone or cell phone calls to participate in the programme when it is going on
in the studio (live programme)
postcode
zip code
a set of letters (letters of alphabet – A B C D E …) and numbers or only numbers that indicate a particular place, written along with the address on letters, etc. for easy and quick identification and delivery
postman 
mailman/mail carrier
a person whose job is to collect and deliver the letters, messages, parcels, etc. the are sent by post
primary school
elementary school
a school for children between five and eleven or thirteen years old
Shop
store
a place where a person can buy things


 

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