Read the dialogue:
— Hello. I’m a language teacher and I teach English at school. And you?
— Glad to see you! I’m a language teacher too. I was born in London, and I have been teaching British English for fifteen years already.
— I was born in America. And in the USA we teach American English. I think American English is winning and I guess it probably should be. It’s a more lively and flexible language, open to change. Young people everywhere choose American English without question and regret.
— To my mind, I consider British English the only correct version of English. Besides, British English has a longer history than American English. After all, American English developed from British English and has a short 200-year history.
— I guess many learners prefer the American variant because of America’s pop culture and travelling. All language learning is related to culture. And American culture just happens to be widely popular at the moment. It’s much more exciting.
— To some extent that depends on who is doing the teaching. After all, a British-born teacher will naturally teach the British variant and vice versa. But I would recommend young people to learn British English. They won’t regret choosing British English, “the Queen’s English” as we call it.
— OK. I guess teenagers choose themselves what English to learn.
Fill in the gaps:
1. It’s a more lively and , open to change.
2. Young people everywhere choose American English and regret.
3. I guess many learners prefer the American variant because of America’s pop .