Learning English

What’s the difference between pants and shorts?

This week we are looking at some words that are used differently in British and American English: pants and shorts. pants In British English, pants are a piece of clothing that people wear as underwear under their other clothes. Pants have two holes to… Read More

What’s the difference between chef and chief?

This week we are looking at some words that some learners of English may find confusing: chef and chief. chef A chef is a cook in a hotel or restaurant. Her recipe was passed on to the chef. He works as a chef in a large… Read More

What’s the difference between braces and suspenders?

This week we are looking at some words that are used differently in British and American English: braces and suspenders. braces In British English, braces can refer to a pair of straps worn over the shoulders for holding up the trousers. He also wore… Read More

What’s the difference between receipt and recipe?

This week we are looking at two words which are easily confused: receipt and recipe. receipt A receipt is a piece of paper that confirms that money or goods have been received. We’ve got receipts for each thing we’ve bought. recipe A recipe a set of instructions telling… Read More
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What’s the difference between salad and lettuce?

This week we are looking at two words which are commonly confused: salad and lettuce. salad A salad is a mixture of cold or uncooked vegetables. You can eat it on its own or with other foods. For lunch she had a salad of tomato, onion… Read More