Perfect Strangers
A virtual trip to the UK & the USA



    How to Understand the Difference Between British and American English

    Watch the video from the British Council and do the test.

    The British Council is an organisation based in the United Kingdom which specialises in international educational and cultural opportunities. If you are interested in learning more about their activities, have a look on their website.

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    Hugh Laurie and Ellen

    VideoEllenWatch the video and do the quiz on American and British slang.

    Hugh Laurie (born June 11, 1959) is an English actor and musician. He first became known as one half of the Fry and Laurie (fun video!) double act, along with his friend and comedy partner Stephen Fry. Since 2004, he has been starring as Dr. Gregory House in the drama serie House for which he has received two Golden Globe awards and several Emmy nominations.

    Ellen DeGeneres (born January 26, 1958) is an American stand-up comedienne, television host and actress. She hosts the talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and was also a judge on American Idol.

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    Care with John Cleese


    This one's just for fun!

    John Cleese (born October 27, 1939) is an English actor, comedian, writer and film producer. In the late 1960s he became a member of Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus. He also co-wrote and starred in the British sitcom Fawlty Towers (fun video!). Later, he co-starred in films as A Fish Called Wanda, Clockwise, and has appeared in many other films, including two James Bond films, two Harry Potter films, and three Shrek films.

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    Beyoncé National Anthem, Live at the Super Bowl

    VideoNationalAnthemUSAWatch the video, open the exercise and try to fill in the blanks. You can listen at the sound from the video while doing the exercise!

    Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, actress and fashion designer. In the late 1990s she was the lead singer of the R&B girl group Destiny's Child, one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time.

    The Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League (NFL), the highest level of professional American football in the United States. The Super Bowl has frequently been the most-watched American television broadcast of the year.

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    Click here to do the exercise.


    National Anthem of the UK

    VideoNationalAnthemUKWatch this video with the national anthem of the UK. How different is it from the US national anthem? Which one do you prefer? Can you name both national anthems?

    The monarchy of the United Kingdom (commonly referred to as the British monarchy) is the constitutional monarchy of the United Kingdom and its overseas territories. The present monarch, Queen Elizabeth II has reigned since 6 February 1952.

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