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American English Vs British English III

Gap-fill exercise

Complete each gap with the correct word, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints!

   bath      bill      braces      chairmen      cul-de-sac      detour      diaper      drapes      druggist      dustbins      fall      hood      lots      reservation   
Brits talk of autumn, but in the United States it is the . The British , whereas Americans bathe. In a restaurant in London you call for your ; in New York you ask for the check. The bonnet of a Brit's car is called a in the US. In England you book a seat on the train, but in America you make a . British are American suspenders. There are parking in California and car parks in Birmingham. A diversion on the motorway is called a in the US. American businesses have presidents, while British companies have . An American is a British chemist. A is called a dead-end in the States. British curtains are American . Brits have , whereas Americans call them trash cans. The English baby wears a nappy; his or her American counterpart wears a .

You may wonder how they manage to understand each other ...