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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #125999: British English - American English: residence 3/3
    > Other English exercises on the same topics: Frequent mistakes | The house | USA [Change theme]
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    British English - American English: residence 3/3


     

    Electricity:

    BRITISH

    AMERICAN

    A lightning conductor

    A lightning rod

    The earth

    The ground

    To earth

    To ground

    socket

    outlet

    A power cut

    A power outage

     

    The Internet, phone calls:

    BRITISH

    AMERICAN

    Fibre optics

    Fiber optics

    An optical fibre

    An optical fiber

    A fibre

    A fiber

    A fibre-optic cable

    A fiber-optic cable

    fibreglass

    fiberglass

    A mobile phone, a mobile

    A cell phone, a cellphone, a cellular phone, a cell

    an ex-directory phone number

    an unlisted phone number

     

    Toilets:

    BRITISH

    BOTH BRITISH AND AMERICAN

    AMERICAN

    A tap

     

    A faucet

    A bath

    A bathtub, a tub

     

    A washbasin

    A sink, a bathroom sink

    A washstand

    A shower cubicle

    A shower

    A shower stall

    Water closet, WC, toilet, loo

     

    Bathroom, restroom, john

    Loo, toilet, WC

     

    John

    The mixer tap

     

    The mixing faucet

    (!)(!)(!) NB : question 2 : the most common BRITISH word is "French toilet".

     "Turkish toilet" and "squat toilet" can be used but they are not typically British.

     

     

     

    Everyday life:

    BRITISH

    BOTH BRITISH AND AMERICAN

    AMERICAN

    the letterbox

     

    The mailbox

    An aerial

     

    An antenna

    A car park

     

    A parking lot

    Service charge, charges

     

    Monthly fees, building fees

     

    utilities

     

     

     

    Click on the BRITISH words. Photos are from Pixabay.

     



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    1.

     The was filled with flyers and invoices from the previous tenant who did a moonlight flit!

    2.  They built two toilets in their house: the one on the ground floor is a . .

    3.  It is easier to stand up in a hip bath than in a real bath! However Grandma would prefer to wash her hair in the sink!

    4.  The in the bathroom were new.

    5.  The large shower was a walk-in shower, where one could sit on the low wall, but on the floor there is no edge.

    6.  The television had been toppled by the storm, which no longer allowed anyone to pick up what they liked.

    7.  All electrical were earthed: a quality guarantee.

    8.  The that controlled the roller shutter was not working. It was repaired in the morning.

    9.  The is at the end of the penultimate door hallway to the left.

    10.  My phone number is number, please don't give it to anyone!

    11.  Rental are paid monthly at the same time as the rent. They are regularised once a year.

    12.  Our lightning prevented lightning from crossing the house during the last thunderstorm that raged all night long.

    13.  She wanted to have the tiler entirely tile her with some yellow sea-green and emerald green earthenwares, instead of that red colour.

    14.  There is only one for each tenant, but garages are used as workshops, warehouses or lounges by locals who show incivility.










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