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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
In England, many people enjoy going to the __________.

Neil: The American flag has three ________: red, white, and blue.

Benjamin: If you want to study at a British university, you will have to __________.

__________ in the United States can be very expensive.

Paul: Here in London, gas costs £1.22 per ________.

American farmers own many _______ of land.

Sarah: Piccadilly Circus a busy station in the _________ of London, England.

Protesters outside the White House, the home of the President, ___________ the government.

The Queen of England ___________ repairs on Buckingham Palace.

American spelling and British spelling are both correct, but it is important to use the correct spelling based on the country you are in, and to be consistent.


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I am suffering here with the Australian accent -_-

Monday, November 9th 2015

    I know what you mean Waseem, it takes some getting used to. But in the end you will make it; just give it time.

    Regards

    Monday, January 18th 2016

      Mr.Nakar made an excellent observation about spelling in the English speaking community in Canada (see comment below). This proves that being consistent is what really counts.

      … well Benjamin… I speak American and in spite of spelling and pronunciation differences,communication is still possible, isn’t it?

      Bye for now.

      Monday, January 18th 2016

Thanks Benjamin, you seems like you don’t like American accent, do you?

Monday, November 9th 2015

For me, It was a little bit bore Benjamin..
Thanks for this sort of lesson.. .
I think American copy the British words why there is only one difference when British uses doubling “LL” American is getting used single “L” the same When British uses single “L” then American is getting used “LL” that’s the difference nothing else…
British is best in English Language all the times..

Monday, November 9th 2015

excellent clarification,THANKS a million

Monday, November 9th 2015

There is some confusion b/w the usage of L and LL in both languages. Plz solve my problem.

Monday, November 9th 2015

Thanks Benjamin for this Video :)

Monday, November 9th 2015

For me American accent is better. But when you know two ways of speaking is double good. Because the whole world learns English, and make in it their new changes.

Monday, November 9th 2015

And why use LL instead L. Simply clever.

Monday, November 9th 2015

So…? You didn”t tell us? What english you prefer? American or British?

Monday, November 9th 2015

    you can understand it from his accent. British.

    Monday, November 9th 2015

Great lesson! Thank you very much! Greetings from Brazil.

Monday, November 9th 2015

For me, your style of spelling is British English; undoubtedly, you prefer your British English accent. By the way, I would say that I love to hear your British English accent.
Thanks for this quite useful lesson, Benjamin. :)

Monday, November 9th 2015

Thank you, For me i prefer British ! more funny

Monday, November 9th 2015

Thank you, Benjamin I just know how to spelling different between American and British spelling in the past I spell by my make sense or my guess but now I have known already.

Monday, November 9th 2015

Hi there!!! This lesson it was very interesting, now I know some of them are completely different, thanks Benjamin and see you until next lesson =D

Tuesday, November 10th 2015

Hello Benjamin , Hello everyone.
Easy but essential lesson . I wonder what english spelling is used in Canada and which english speaking countries use american english rather than British English . I think the old British possessions speak British English which could answer my question about Canada . So, which non-american country speaks American ?
Thank you Benjamin, see you next time.

Tuesday, November 10th 2015

Thank you, Benjamin!
It was interesting.
I understand better British spelling)

Tuesday, November 10th 2015

Thank youuuu very much Benjamin!!

Tuesday, November 10th 2015

10/10!
Thank you, Benjamin.

Tuesday, November 10th 2015

Thank you, Benjamin!

Tuesday, November 10th 2015

Very nice lesson, Sir. H

Tuesday, November 10th 2015

Very good lesson

Tuesday, November 10th 2015

To add a little more to this, Canada officially uses the British spelling system, but many Canadians will write the American versions of words, as they were never officially taught these differences.

Sweet vest, Benjamin.

Tuesday, November 10th 2015

    You made a good point Alex; spelling differences are seldom taught in the language classroom. Teachers oftentimes use both spellings -American & English- indistinctly.

    Good to see you round!

    Monday, January 18th 2016

thanks benjaman

Wednesday, November 11th 2015

THANK FOR INFORMATION

Wednesday, November 11th 2015

Thanks Benjamin, I am waiting for the next videos.

Wednesday, November 11th 2015

It was really interesting , and your lecture about both countries brilliant .

Thursday, November 12th 2015

Thanks Mr.Benjamin,
it was very interesting lessons,
love it

Thursday, November 12th 2015

8/10 thank you
i didn t konw the differences before

Thursday, November 12th 2015

As they say, American language is nothing else but spoilt British.

Thank you very much, Benjamin!

Thursday, November 12th 2015

Thanks benjamin, it was great lesson, see you until your next lesson, Greetings from Mexico.

Thursday, November 12th 2015

Great lesson,I got 9 out of 10.Thank you teacher Benjamin:)

Friday, November 13th 2015

Hi Benjamin!
I like your lessons. Also I like your British English accent! I love British English so much!
If you have the opportunity please clearfy pronounciations between them. I know it, but I would like to talk like British native speakers.
Thank you so much, dear teacher!

Saturday, November 14th 2015

Thanks for this video, i want to learn more about british and American

Saturday, November 14th 2015

thank you Benjamin

Saturday, November 14th 2015

i got 100. it is really interesting

Saturday, November 14th 2015

awesome! thank you Benjamin.

Sunday, November 15th 2015

best teacher eveeeeer!!!

Wednesday, November 18th 2015

Thanks a lot Mr.Benjamin!

Thursday, November 19th 2015

Love you British accent Benjamin!! loved this lesson got 10/10 in Quiz..Thanks alot

Thursday, November 19th 2015

It’s really help me so much this kinda of courses. Thanks alot :)

Thursday, November 19th 2015

I questioned myself… and I just realize that we used to learn British English in elementary school, and American English in high school. It would be nice if teachers explained it to us.
Thank you Benjamin.

Saturday, November 21st 2015

    … well Senida… in spite of spelling differences,communication is still possible, isn’t it?

    Changing the subject a little bit Senida, do you really speak that many languages?

    In my case I’m trying to pick up some French,… and to tell the truth I’m having a really hard time;any advice on this?

    All my best for this New Year!

    Monday, January 18th 2016

      Communication is possible, but teachers would give you less points on test if you don’t do test – their way.

      And I don’t speak many languages… my language is Bosnian – Croatian – Serbian (3 countries – almost same language), and I speak English and German. And that’s all.

      Best wishes for New Year to you too… :)

      Monday, January 18th 2016

        Thanks for replying to my comment Senida.

        Please do not lose touch!

        See you round.

        Monday, January 18th 2016

Excellent class, thank u sir… Kindly could you please explain the differences among the usages of FEAR, AFRAID, SCARED, AFRAID& FRIGHTENED ? I am confused of these. Thank u…

Wednesday, November 25th 2015

I would prefer to speak in British accent rather than speaking in American accent, & the reason is that,
they do not pronounce most part of the words and this case is positive in British accent.

Friday, November 27th 2015

like it) wanna speak like sritish people )

Monday, November 30th 2015

Hello Benjamin,

I’m wondering if British use the shortened forms like ‘wanna, ‘gonna’, etc or they can be only heard in AmE.

Thanks a lot in advance

Tuesday, December 1st 2015

I want to say about this teacher .. The best teacher in the world.

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

Your classes are excellent! Congrats!

I’d really appreciate if you made a video showing the differences between the traditional British accent and the cockney accent. That would be awesome!

Thank you for your videos.

Monday, December 7th 2015

Thanks for the video.
Could you please tell me which spelling is being used in Canada?

Monday, December 7th 2015

THANK YOU.

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

Hallo, ich lerne Englisch

Sunday, December 13th 2015

    Hi! Just so you know, we prefer people to comment in English so that everyone can practice reading and writing. Thank you for watching!

    Sunday, December 13th 2015

engvid…i kindly request you to do a lesson on PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES…including ”in favour of” …it would be a relief for all the students if you do this…Please Please Please teacher’s and sir’s….i cant understand when to use in favour of’ and it’s uses…your attention in this regard is highly appreciated….

Friday, December 25th 2015

Your accent is the best 👍

Wednesday, January 6th 2016

Thanks a lot Sir… I got 90 point, I like this lesson much

Saturday, January 9th 2016

very helpful. thanks a lot.

Thursday, January 14th 2016

I like the quiz. Give me more information

Friday, January 15th 2016

hi there so can i use both british and american spelling when writing in IELTS?

Wednesday, January 27th 2016

    Of course the British one is better to use!

    Saturday, July 16th 2016

Benjamin, your accent makes your voice sexy.

Saturday, January 30th 2016

It was a very interesting lesson
Thank you so much!

Monday, February 8th 2016

You are fantastic Benjamin. I really enjoyed your videos and soon I’m going to be enrolling (pronounced with double L) in your channel.
Hughs from Mexico :).

(*I hope my grammar will be correct :/)

Friday, February 12th 2016

I,ve got 10 out of 10, thankyou!!!!!

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Well I was consistent…

Wednesday, February 17th 2016

Thank you BENJAMIN. 10/10 I liked the way you gave lessons

Friday, February 19th 2016

it is really hard to learn English … I’m getting confused :/

Saturday, February 20th 2016

Thank you, Benjamin! You’re totally awesome! 10/10

Sunday, April 10th 2016

It was a very important lesson. Thanks!

Thursday, April 21st 2016

thank you very much. i really love your accent tho. i’ll go with the british one

Thursday, April 28th 2016

Hey Ben, I got 10 out of 10.
You’re such a fun guy to watch.

Tuesday, May 10th 2016

I prefer the british accent, it’s more clear to hear.

Saturday, June 18th 2016

I love this lesson and i want to learn more about it. if you have the spelling lesson, please share for me. Thanks so much :)

Wednesday, July 6th 2016

I love this lesson. thank you,

Wednesday, July 6th 2016

can’t get better than that… awesomely presented…

Monday, July 11th 2016

Thank you benjamin

Thursday, August 25th 2016

10 out of 10 :)

Sunday, September 4th 2016

Perfect! British accent has always been my favorite.

Sunday, September 4th 2016

Don’t forget the difference between grey (British) and gray (American)!

Wednesday, September 7th 2016

I got 10 out of 10… It looks like I’m a skillful student :)

Monday, September 12th 2016

Thank’s

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

lovely teacher , and entertaining teaching method.thank you mr.Benjamin

Saturday, September 17th 2016
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