Author : Sheila MacKechnie Murtha
Genre : Foreign Language Study
Publisher : Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN : 9780738612362
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 354 page

REA's English the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language & Culture in the U.S. with Audio CD + MP3 New Second Edition! A fun guide to everything American for the English language learner! The warm and witty authors of English the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language & Culture in the U.S. are back with a new second edition of this bestselling title. Featuring updated units on technology and social media, plus all-new fun-filled word-picture matchups, English the American Way is your companion to everyday life in the United States. Engaging, easy-to-follow chapters highlight important topics in American culture, such as: making friends, getting around, dining out, dealing with money, buying a home, what to do in an emergency, visiting the doctor, handling a job interview, and more. Our ESL author experts (Sheila MacKechnie Murtha and Jane Airey O'Connor) give English language learners must-know vocabulary, commonly used phrases, wacky idioms, and sample dialogues that illustrate everyday American life. You'll have fun along the way as you improve your English language and grammar skills with sentence completions, quizzes, and helpful tips. Practice speaking English like an American until you're perfect! Improve your listening and speaking skills with the dialogues included on our audio CD and MP3 download. English the American Way is an excellent resource for ESL students and teachers, English language learners, and professionals of all ages and all nationalities. If you're looking for a fun and easy way to improve your English language skills, this is the book for you! Don't miss the other books in this series… Celebrate the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to English Language and Culture in the U.S and College the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to English Language and Campus Life in the U.S.

Author : Richard L. Venezky
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Publisher : Guilford Press
ISBN : 1572304693
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 308 page

Can ghoti really be pronounced fish? Why is "o" short in glove and love, but long in rove and cove? Why do English words carry such extra baggage as the silent "b" in doubt, the silent "k" in knee, and the silent "n" in autumn? And why do names like Phabulous Phoods and Hi-Ener-G stand out? Addressing these and many other questions about letters and the sounds they make, this engaging volume provides a comprehensive analysis of American English spelling and pronunciation. Venezky illuminates the fully functional system underlying what can at times be a bewildering array of exceptions, focusing on the basic units that serve to signal word form or pronunciation, where these units can occur within words, and how they relate to sound. Also examined are how our current spelling system has developed, efforts to reform it, and ways that spelling rules or patterns are violated in commercial usage. From one of the world's foremost orthographic authorities, the book affords new insight into the teaching of reading and the acquisition and processing of spelling sound relationships.

Author : Sheila MacKechnie Murtha
Genre : Foreign Language Study
Publisher : Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN : 9780738684741
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 288 page

REA’s English the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language and Culture in the U.S. with Embedded Audio & Mp3 Download Helps English Language Learners Improve Their Skills A fun guide to everything American for the English language learner! Authored by seasoned ESL instructors, this handy guidebook is perfect for people who already have a good grasp of English, but want to improve how they speak the language as it is spoken in the United States. Written in a lighthearted and easy-to-follow style, this book is a great resource for people of all ages and all nationalities. Each unit introduces commonly used phrases, vocabulary, and verbs, and offers sample dialogs to illustrate everyday American life. Sentence completions, quizzes, tips, and illustrations make learning fun. Individual units cover topics essential to the mosaic of American life: making friends, basic skills, driving, dining out, dealing with money, home life, emergency situations, doctor visits, handling a job interview, and more. To improve your pronunciation, listen to the embedded audio that accompanies this e-book or download the Mp3. The audio contains all the dialogues and pronunciation pointers found in the book so you can listen along and practice your speaking skills as you read. The dialogues are read by native speakers and are a great way to work on accent reduction. If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to improve your English language skills, this is the book for you!

Author : Sheila MacKechnie Murtha
Genre : Foreign Language Study
Publisher :
ISBN : 0738611948
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 256 page

REA's Celebrate the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to English Language and Culture with Audio CD + MP3 The emphasis is on fun in this lighthearted guide to language and culture in the United States! The warm and witty authors of English the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language and Culture in the U.S., are back with the second book in the series, Celebrate the American Way, another fun ESL guide to English language and culture. This friendly guide takes you on a year-long journey through American culture, highlighting the meanings behind the U.S. holidays and special events celebrated in each season. You will learn why Americans celebrate Independence Day, discover the history of Thanksgiving, get tips on wedding etiquette, find out how to carve a Jack O' Lantern, and more! Our ESL author experts give English language learners all the must-know vocabulary, common expressions, and wacky idioms that help explain the major celebrations and social customs in the United States. You'll have fun improving your English language and grammar skills. Along the way, quiz yourself with fill-in and matching exercises as you learn about commonly confused words, adjectives, and synonyms. Practice until you're perfect! Improve your listening and speaking skills with the dialogues included on our audio CD and Mp3 download. No matter what the season, Celebrate the American Way is an excellent resource for ESL students and teachers, English language learners, and professionals of all ages and all nationalities. Whether you want to improve your understanding of American culture or just expand your everyday vocabulary, this fun and friendly guide will help you build your skills and communicate with precision - and success!

Author : Steven D. Stark
Genre : Self-Help
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
ISBN : 9781440871375
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 218 page

Explains the uniquely American cultural references that appear in American English for students and professionals to increase their written command of the language. • Clearly presents detailed knowledge of American history and culture for non-Americans, with examples of features of American writing such as short, to-the-point sentences • Provides key takeaways for students and professionals at the end of each chapter • Includes chapters on moving from other forms of English, such as Canadian or Australian, to American

Author : Sheila Mackechnie Murtha
Genre : Education
Publisher : English as a Second Language
ISBN : 0738612138
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 272 page

College the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to English Language and Campus Life in the U.S. (Book + Audio) From the authors of the REA best-sellers, English the American Way and Celebrate the American Way, comes the third book in the series, College the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to English Language and Campus Life in the U.S. Written in a fun, lighthearted, and easy-to-follow style, this book is THE resource for international college-bound students who want to improve their English language skills. College the American Way answers the who? what? where? why? and how? questions about college life in the U.S. Learn who can help, what to do, where to go, why to check out housing and meal plans, and how to . . . HAVE FUN! Each easy-to-read part is full of vocabulary, informal language, idioms, phrasal verbs, dialogues, and activities. Our audio lets you practice speaking English like an American until you're perfect! Improve your listening and speaking skills with the sample dialogues included on our audio CD. You can also download the MP3 files to your mobile device and practice wherever you go. Whether you want to improve your understanding of campus life, or just expand your everyday vocabulary, this fun and friendly guide will help you build your skills and communicate with precision - and success! Don't miss the first two books in the series:English the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language and Culture in the U.S. and Celebrate the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to English Language and Culture in the U.S.

Author : Okie Quillin
Genre : Education
Publisher :
ISBN : 1478729171
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 705 page

A book to help build vocabulary, understand the meaning, and learn how to use them in a full sentence. Also includes synomyms, antonyms and other related words to aid in the understanding of the main words, as well as to further increase your vocabulary.

Author : Jessica Mitford
Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Vintage
ISBN : 9780307809391
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 320 page

Only the scathing wit and searching intelligence of Jessica Mitford could turn an exposé of the American funeral industry into a book that is at once deadly serious and side-splittingly funny. When first published in 1963, this landmark of investigative journalism became a runaway bestseller and resulted in legislation to protect grieving families from the unscrupulous sales practices of those in "the dismal trade." Just before her death in 1996, Mitford thoroughly revised and updated her classic study. The American Way of Death Revisited confronts new trends, including the success of the profession's lobbyists in Washington, inflated cremation costs, the telemarketing of pay-in-advance graves, and the effects of monopolies in a death-care industry now dominated by multinational corporations. With its hard-nosed consumer activism and a satiric vision out of Evelyn Waugh's novel The Loved One, The American Way of Death Revisited will not fail to inform, delight, and disturb. "Brilliant--hilarious. . . . A must-read for anyone planning to throw a funeral in their lifetime."--New York Post "Witty and penetrating--it speaks the truth."--The Washington Post

Author : Laura A. Belmonte
Genre : History
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN : 9780812201239
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File Download : 272 page

In 1955, the United States Information Agency published a lavishly illustrated booklet called My America. Assembled ostensibly to document "the basic elements of a free dynamic society," the booklet emphasized cultural diversity, political freedom, and social mobility and made no mention of McCarthyism or the Cold War. Though hyperbolic, My America was, as Laura A. Belmonte shows, merely one of hundreds of pamphlets from this era written and distributed in an organized attempt to forge a collective defense of the "American way of life." Selling the American Way examines the context, content, and reception of U.S. propaganda during the early Cold War. Determined to protect democratic capitalism and undercut communism, U.S. information experts defined the national interest not only in geopolitical, economic, and military terms. Through radio shows, films, and publications, they also propagated a carefully constructed cultural narrative of freedom, progress, and abundance as a means of protecting national security. Not simply a one-way look at propaganda as it is produced, the book is a subtle investigation of how U.S. propaganda was received abroad and at home and how criticism of it by Congress and successive presidential administrations contributed to its modification.

Author : Tracie McMillan
Genre : Health & Fitness
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781439171950
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 338 page

An award-winning journalist traces her 2009 immersion into the national food system to explore issues about how working-class Americans can afford to eat as they should, describing how she worked as a farm laborer, Wal-Mart grocery clerk and Applebee's expediter while living within the means of each job. 25,000 first printing.