We’ve started making flashcard sets with British English spelling and vocabulary!
Some of the common spelling differences between British and American English include:
- s versus z as in hand sanitiser (British) and hand sanitizer (American)
- u versus no u as in colour (British) and color (American)
- other vowel choices such as grey / gray and pyjamas / pajamas.
Often British English is the preferred spelling in Canada and other commonwealth nations– but not always, that would be way too easy 🙂 For example, here in Canada we spell hand sanitizer with z (yes, I said zed), colour with u, and either pajamas or pyjamas, depending on maybe personal inclination?
Where things can get really funny are when words mean completely different things, as in pants versus pants!
In any case, here are the sets that we’ve made so far with regional variations in spelling and word choice:
34 flashcards of objects commonly found in classrooms. This set has North American English and British English variations.
27 colourful pictures of clothing vocabulary with sets in American English and British English.
Colours – Set A
12 colour swatches and matching word cards.
Colours – Set B
12 flashcards each showing 4 objects of the same colour.
COVID-19 Hygiene Flashcards
9 simple flashcards to teach hygiene in the context of COVID-19.
Wash your hands! Wear a mask!
Job Titles in British English
9 occupation flashcards with British English terms.
Places in a City
24 buildings you might see in a town or city. This flashcard set has North American English and British English options.
Corrections or suggestions for other sets are always welcome!