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British Life and Culture

by Mandy Barrow

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British life and culture - England, Scotland and Wales
What are the differences between
British English and American English?

On the Road

In the UK, we drive slowly over sleeping policemen.
Are we afraid of waking them up?

 British English

 American English

Dual carriageway Divided highway
Sleeping Policeman /
speed bump
Speed bump
Car park
Parking Lot
Car Journey / drive
Road Trip
Zebra Crossing /
Pedestrian Crossing
Cross Walk
Lollipop Man or Lady
Crossing Guard
Motorway Freeway/throughway
Motorway Super highway
Traffic Jam / Tailback
Traffic Jam
Articulated Lorry
Tractor Trailer /
 Trailer Truck
Estate car Station wagon
Gas / Gasoline
Petrol Station
Gas Station
Lay-by Pull-off
Cul-de-sac Dead end
Roundabout (road) Traffic circle
Fly-over Overpass
Fire Engine
Fire Truck
Phone Box
Telephone Booth
Overtake (vehicle) Pass
Convoy Caravan
Caravan Trailer

Parts of a Car

 British English

 American English

Reversing lights
Back-up lights
Number plate License plate
Gear lever Gear shift
Exhaust pipe
Tail pipe / Muffler


 British and American Vocabulary

Clothes Parts of a Car
At School In and around the House
On the Road People
Buildings / Shops Sport
Let's Eat! A- Z British to American
British and American Spellings  
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Mandy is the creator of the Woodlands Resources section of the Woodlands Junior website. 
The two websites and are the new homes for the Woodlands Resources.

Mandy left Woodlands in 2003 to work in Kent schools as an ICT Consulatant. 
She now teaches computers at The Granville School and St. John's Primary School in Sevenoaks Kent.

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