Here are some of the main differences in vocabulary between British and American English. Bear in mind that there can be differences in the choice of specific terms depending on dialect and region within both the USA and the UK.

autumn = fall
bill = check
biscuit = cookie
block of flats = apartment building
car park = parking lot
centre = center
chips = fries
cinema = movies
cooker = stove
flyover = overpass
holiday = vacation
hoover = vacuum cleaner
jumper = sweater
lift = elevator
maize = corn
match = game
motorbike = motorcycle
naughts and crosses = tic-tack-toe
pavement = sidewalk
post = mail
public toilet = rest room
rubber = eraser
football = soccer
sweets = candy
torch = flashlight
timetable = schedule

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