Learning Outside the Box with Instagram: Better English & English Expressions + Video Interview

Learn English Outside the Box with English Outside the Box @jenesl760. Today is Better English @betterenglish

We’re continuing on with Learning Outside the Box with Instagram series and featuring an Instagram star, Dan aka (*also known as*) @ betterenglish. I think I first noticed Dan and his videos months ago, and they immediately stood out (*got … Continue reading

Free Friday: American VS Australian Vocabulary Differences

So you’ve been hitting the books hard [studying a lot] and now you’re ready to take all this English to a native speaking country. The problem is….where are you going? Even though the US, Australia, UK, etc speak English, they all have their own, unique vocabulary for some items.

Even when speaking the language, confusion can happen when we come across a word we aren’t familiar with, even when we thought we knew it! I, an English teacher, experienced this confusion when living in Australia and I asked for a lemonade and got a Sprite (lemon-lime soda). What I should have asked for was a lemon squash.

Lucky for you…you have me, and a gazillion [a very large amount] other web resources out there to help you. For today’s Free Friday lesson, I’ll provide you with a list of some unique words and their OZ translations, a YouTube video with even more words, and some links to find some other information.

American VS Australian English

A lot of these words + more can be found in this YouTube video made by the Browns:
Aussie American Words
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWu3LhfA3fw

 

Still itchin’ for more [want more] Australian? Then check out these links on Pinterest, which also includes some British differences too!

http://www.pinterest.com/brignacgirl/australian-lingo/
http://www.pinterest.com/explore/british-english/

 

See even more translations here…
http://www.statsci.org/smyth/ozus.html

 

Do you have any more differences you’d like to share? Any experiences of not knowing these differences abroad? Share with us in the comments, and of course: Sharing is Caring ♥ ♥  share this post with a friend….