Hello and welcome to the LINGUA FRANCA Sprachschule blog. Today we are going to have a look at the different versions of English that exist around the world.
„The United States and Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language.“
– George Bernard Shaw
And the difference between British and US English is just the beginning. Add the different regional accents of the US, UK, as well as those from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa etc. to the mix and you start to get an idea of the variation that exists within the English language. To see an example of this, have a look at the video below, which compares the accents of young women from the US, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Do you have a favourite?