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Difference Between the English and the Americans. First Impressions

   The British and the Americans speak the same language. But life in the two nations can be very different. We asked some Americans what they like or don't like about Britain...

   "The police. They 're very friendly and they don't carry guns ".
Claude, Trenton
   "The weather is awful. You don't seem to get any summer here. It's winter all year round".
Toni, San Francisco
   "The tourists! The streets are so crowded. I think you should do something about them. And I can't stand the litter everywhere. It's a very dirty place".
Jose, Washington
   "Walking and sitting on the grass in the parks, especially on a hot summer 's day. Oh, and the green countryside. But why is the beer warm? "
Max, Houston
   "Well, they certainly seem rather unfriendly. Nobody ever talks on the buses. But maybe we haven't met any real English people yet".
Eva, Niagara falls
   "Feeling safe when you walk in the streets. Oh, and the police drivers who stop at a street crossing if they see someone waiting there"
Moon, Los Angeles
   "Driving on the left. It's very confusing. I keep looking the wrong way ".
Paula, San Diego

   So then we asked some British people what they like or don't like about America...

   "Arriving at the airport. Immigration is slow, it takes hours to get through!"
Geff, London
   "The waste of electricity. I just can't understand why their homes are extremely hot in winter and very cold in summer ".
Louise, Southampton
   "The people, they 're so generous. If they invite you home, you 're sure of a big welcome!"
Amin, Bath
   "Going shopping. I love it. It's so cheap everywhere —food, clothes, hotels, petrol".
Paul, Oxford
   "I hate the insects. They are so big. In Texas the mosquitoes are enormous. But I suppose in Texas they would be!"
Maria, Glasgow
   "Lying on the beach in the sunshine. In California the sun shines all day, every day. It's great".
Rose, Cardiff
   "Driving on the right. It's very confusing. I keep looking the wrong way ".
Paula, Liverpool

Различия между англичанами и американцами. Первые впечатления

Англичане и американцы разговаривают на одном языке. Однако жизнь этих двух наций может сильно отличаться. Мы спросили у нескольких американцев, что им нравится и не нравится в Британии.

   «Полицейские. Они слишком дружелюбные и не носят оружие».
Клод, Трентон
   «Погода просто ужасная. Лето совсем не ощущается. Кажется, что там зима круглый год».
Тони, Сан-Франциско
   «Туристы! На улицах так людно. Я думаю, с этим нужно что-то делать. И не выношу, что мусор — везде. Там очень грязно».
Хосе, Вашингтон
   «Люди гуляют и сидят на траве в парках, особенно в жаркий летний день. В пригороде очень много зелени. Кстати, а почему пиво теплое?»
Макс, Хьюстон
   «Они определенно выглядят довольно недружелюбно. Никто не разговаривает в автобусах. А может быть, мы никогда не встречали настоящего англичанина?»
Ева, Ниагарский водопад
   «Вы чувствуете себя в безопасности, когда идете по улице. Да, и полицейские регулировщики останавливают движение, если видят, что кто-то ждет на пешеходном переходе».
Мун, Лос-Анжелес
   «Левостороннее движение. Это сбивает с толку, я до сих пор смотрю не в ту сторону».
Паула, Сан-Диего

Затем мы спросили нескольких англичан о том, что им нравится или не нравится в Америке.

   «Когда вы приезжаете в аэропорт. Людей пропускают очень медленно. Нужно стоять часами, чтоб пройти!»
Джеф, Лондон
   «Трата электроэнергии. Я просто не могу понять, почему в их домах слишком жарко зимой и холодно летом».
Луиза, Саузхэмптон
   «Люди здесь так великодушны. Если вас приглашают в гости, можете быть уверены в отличном приеме!»
Амин, Бас
   «Походы за покупками. Все такое дешевое — еда, одежда, гостиницы, бензин».
Пол, Оксфорд
   «Ненавижу насекомых. Они такие большие. В Техасе москиты просто огромные. Но я думаю, в Техасе им и место!»
Мария, Глазго
   «Лежать на пляже на солнце. В Калифорнии солнце светит целый день и каждый день. Это чудесно!»
Роуз, Кардиф
   «Правостороннее движение. Это сильно сбивает с толку, я до сих пор смотрю не в ту сторону».
Паула, Ливерпуль

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