American or British English ABA English

American and British vocabulary

As you know, ABA stands for American and British Academy. This is because our course incorporates vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation from both sides of the Atlantic. In fact, we have even more accents in our course since our teachers come from all over the world!

However, our students often ask us questions regarding the differences in vocabulary between American and British English. 

Here is a great infographic with some of the words you might come across:

English and American vocabulary ABA English

Did you like this infographic? TWEET IT OUT: Do you say jumper or sweater? Trousers or pants? #esl


  1. American English seems easier to me, but British English sounds great (because it is a nicer accent than American English). That is one of the reasons I love “Doctor Who” (specially the Fourth Doctor)! Greetings from Mexico!

  2. l love the way you teach English. Congratulations.

  3. Now I feel that I am more able to speak English with people I think that not enoug but I need continue with my practice. Thanks ABA.

  4. I work for American people, they speak a lot slang, that’s a little difficult to understand

  5. I practiced English by speaking with several American friends and people, so I learned their accent and their vocabulary for some words that are used differently by them. For example, the word elevator for Americans and lift for the British offers the following little funny “discussion”: an American insisted that the right word had to be elevetor, because the elevator was invented in USA. The British answered the word had to be lift, because the British had invented the English language!

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