The key elements of the content of the BEC are summarised in the following charts:







Male: 544, 926 words

Female: 216,261 words

Unknown: 262,095 words



Gender division in the BEC by percentage of words









UK: 804, 002 words

USA: 219,019 words




UK/US language in the BEC shown by percentage of words








Doing:  606,537 words            

About: 416,484 words

Spoken: 447,318 words          

Written: 575,703 words


The Spoken/Written and Doing/About divisions in the BEC shown by percentage