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SEDA College Online offers 50% DISCOUNT on BLACK FRIDAY

After studies that showed less than 3% of the population is fluent in English in Brazil, SEDA College Online offers 50% of discount on the annual plan on Black Friday.

Researches show that the whole world reveal that besides not developing a better dominance over the English language, Brazil also went from the 41st place to the 53rd in English proficiency around the world.

The country, which is the biggest in Latin America and counts with the 4th biggest city in the world, kept the low level in knowledge of the language, being that an obstacle for the country’s development.

BLACK FRIDAY

The online English platform SEDA College Online wishes to contribute massively to the change of the Brazilian statistics regarding the English language.

With the goal of delivering quality content, and making English learning possible to all, in the Black Friday week we are going to offer 50% discount on the annual plan!

HOW TO BUY?

SEDA College Online is a platform which works with English teaching through more than 30 online courses, from basic to advanced, with themes like “English for business”, “phrasal verbs”, “Linkedin”, among others.

The offer will be available from Wednesday (21/11) and will be limited, that is why you should ensure your ticket soon!

Get to know more about SEDA College Online by following us on the social medias and on our site.

Don’t waste time! Buy now your annual plan with more than 50% of discount clicking here.

 

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20 words about food that differ between British English and American English

Like we mentioned before, there are words that differ between British English and American English. Normally, we learn American English, and that is why some words, expressions, and pronunciation from the British English are new. Therefore, we present here 20 words that differ used to refer to types of food. Check them out!

British English VS American English

1) Dessert |Afters (informal) 

Even though the most common word is still ‘dessert’ for both nations, if you hear someone asking for an ‘after’ in a restaurant, don’t think they want to take the party somewhere else.

2) Aubergine | Eggplant

Europeans might be confused if you ask for an ‘eggplant’.

3) Banger (informal) | Sausage 

Another word that is very common is ‘sausage’, however, the original in Europe is banger.

4) Biscuit | Cookie 

This is well known and you probably studied about it at school. If you go to America and order a biscuit, don’t be surprised if you get a cake.

5) Candy floss | Cotton candy

Candy floss? Cotton candy is known like that in the UK. The original is ‘Fairy Floss’ and it is used in countries like New Zealand and Australia.

6) Chips | French fries 

If you order chips while in Europe, they will give you some French Fries, as known in America.


READ MORE: 45 words that differ from American to British English

7) Crisps | Chips 

As explained before, crisps are like ‘Pringles’ and ‘Ruffles’, because chips are fries.

8) French Toast | Eggy bread (informal) 

Exactly the same dish, but with different names. In British English, it is more specific.

9) Fizzy drink | Soda 

Even though ordering a soda by its name, Fizzy drink is a more common name in Europe.

10) Ice Lolly | Popsicle

People usually say ice cream, but they actually have a name.

11) Jam | Jelly 

If you want to order it, in Europe you can obtain it by the name ‘jam’, however, some places are called ‘marmalade’.

12) Jelly | Jell-o 

It is not common in the UK to use ‘jell-o’ to refer to jelly, since it is a brand, not a product in general.

13) Maize | Corn 

A simple word, similar to Spanish, for example.

14)  Prawn |Shrimp 

Se você tem dúvidas, é melhor apontar o que você quer, porque em alguns lugares da Europa eles até podem chamar shrimps para os camarões.

If you have doubts, it is better to point out what you want.


READ MORE: 10 fun facts you didn’t know about English

15) Scone | Biscuit 

A type of little cake.

16) Starter | Appetizer 

You might also find the word ‘entree’. The most common in UK is Starter, an easy word to remember since it is related to ’start’.

17) Sweet | Candies

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Both are understandable, but in Europe, ‘sweets’ is more common.

18) Tin | Can 

Even though ‘can’ may be used in both continents, in Europe ‘tin’ is more common.

19) Toastie | Grilled cheese

Exactly the same, ‘toastie’ is very used in the UK and in Ireland.

20) Toffee | Taffy 

The difference here is that the caramel is less sweet than the traditional one.

As you can see, some differences are complex and they are what your teachers call collocations.

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45 words that differ from American to British English

Learning English by oneself is a task that demands dedication and a lot of research on the language. Did you know that there are differences between countries that have English as an official language? Just for you to check this out, SEDA College Online will show you 45 different words that are different from American to British English. Check it out!

The differences between these two can be related to the term used to name the same word, the meaning it has, the pronunciation or the spelling.


READ MORE: Is English essential? Know 10 areas of work in which the language is mandatory

These peculiarities happen because of the dialects that were introduced to the different countries, resulting in their difference. Check the list with the most common terms, used on a daily basis:

American English British English
lawyersolicitor, barrister
appointment bookdiary
for rentto let
apartmentflat
closetwardrobe
quotation marksspeech marks
freewaymotorway
airplaneaeroplane
candysweets
bathroomtoilet
barpub
french frieschips
potato chipscrisps
cookie, crackerbiscuit
eraserrubber
sidewalkpavement, footpath
pantstrousers
guybloke, guy
ridelift
driver’s licensedriving-licence
downtowncity centre, town centre
zipcodepostcode
movie theatercinema
roommateflatmate
doctor’s officesurgery
checking accountcurrent account
intersectioncrossroads
resumecurriculum vitae
apartment buildingblock of flats
elevatorlift
parking lotcar park
drugstorechemist’s
national holidaybank holiday
linequeue
soccerfootball
garbage canbin
garbagebin, litter, rubbish
subwayunderground, tube
one-way ticketsingle ticket
license platenumber plate
tiretyre
front deskreception
pop, sodasoft drink, pop, fizzy drink
busyengaged
tennis, shoes, running shoes, sneakerstrainers

Access SEDA College Online, we have a lot of content for those who are learning English!

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