An Englishman in New York
Updated: 5/9/2020
An Englishman in New York
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Storyboard Description

This short dialogue introduces some differences between British English and American English.

Storyboard Text

  • An Englishman in New-York
  • Good morning. Welcome to the US. My name’s Chuck and I’m your cab driver for today.
  • Hi,I’m Harry. I’m from England. I’m so happy to be in New-York, and by the way Harry, we call cabs taxis back in England
  • Don’t worry. I’m sure you’ll enjoy your vacation here.
  • Are these your bags? Please put your luggage in the trunk of the car.What do you call it in England?
  • We call it the boot of the car. Oh dear, I guess there’s a lot I need to learn.
  • Vacation? Don’t you mean my holiday ? Something else different!
  • The sidewalk? Don’t you mean the pavement………? And we call them policemen!!
  • Well,we’d better go now, I’m parked on the sidewalk and there’s a cop coming towards us!
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