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What variant of English is better: British English or American English?
2 years ago
Sooner or later every student asks this question. And there is no definite answer to it. Here are some pros and cons that can help you to make a decision which variant of English to learn. 1. First of all, it should be borne in mind that both in the United States and Great Britain the language is the same. They have their own characteristics, but the language is English. 2. Secondly, remember - having learned British English, you can quickly learn the features of American English if it is necessary, or vice versa. There is no need to treat American and British English as different languages. 3. The most important argument that will help you make your choice is the goal. Why are you learning a language? Because you want to please your parents? Because you are going to move to the UK? Or because you want to travel? There can be many motives for learning a language. If you want, to enter a university in the United States, then you need to focus on American English, but if you need a language in general, choosing one or another option, you will not lose anything. 4. If you learn British English, try to watch American news channels, TV shows, and movies sometimes. You will gradually get used to their dialect, and it will not be "alien" to you. Moreover, you won't miss anything. Remember, the main thing is your goal, and, you should choose between British English and American English according to your goal.
2 years ago