English the American Way: A Fun Esl Guide To Language And Culture In The U.s. W/audio Cd: A Fun Esl Guide To American English

by Dana Passananti, Jane Airey O'connor, Sheila Mackechnie Murtha

Research & Education Association | January 14, 2011 | Other

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REA'sEnglish the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language and Culture in the U.S.with Audio CDHelps English Language Learners Improve Their SkillsA fun guide to everything American for the English language learner!Authored by seasoned ESL instructors, this handy guidebook was designed 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.Our audio CD offers sample dialogsthat present correct pronunciation using natural speech. The dialogs help English language learners practice their vocabulary and pronunciation skills. They're also a great way to work on accent reduction.As an added bonus, an MP3 file of the sample dialogs plus additional reading and pronunciation pointers is available online atwww.rea.com.If you're looking for a fun and easy way to improve your English language skills, this is the book for you!

Format: Other

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0.79 in

Published: January 14, 2011

Publisher: Research & Education Association

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0738606766

ISBN - 13: 9780738606767

Found in: Reference and Language

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English the American Way: A Fun Esl Guide To Language And Culture In The U.s. W/audio Cd: A Fun Esl Guide To American English

English the American Way: A Fun Esl Guide To Language And Culture In The U.s. W/audio Cd: A Fun Esl Guide To American English

by Dana Passananti, Jane Airey O'connor, Sheila Mackechnie Murtha

Format: Other

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0.79 in

Published: January 14, 2011

Publisher: Research & Education Association

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0738606766

ISBN - 13: 9780738606767

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Accompanying CD includes the sample dialogues from the book.

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A Letter from the Authors Hi there! Thanks for choosing our book. We think it shows just how smart you are. We had a lot of fun writing this book, and we hope that you’ll have a lot of fun reading it. Well, have fun, but also learn a lot about the English language and American culture. We’ve always loved English-the sound of the words, the fun of the idioms, and the interesting way the words work together. We also know that learning all this stuff can be a challenge to English language learners. And that’s where our book comes in! English the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language and Culture in the U.S . is your very own... well, guide, to... yes, American language and culture. You’ll find tons (a lot!) of vocabulary, all of it used in real-life ways. We’ve included tons of informal language-the stuff you really hear every day. And we take a look at American customs- birth to death, and everything in-between! We hope this book will be a help in your adventure learning English. Good luck! How This Book Works This book has 21 units packed with language and culture! Each unit has a main topic divided into two or three cultural readings. In these readings and the dialogues that follow, you’ll find real English, not the simplified language you find in most ESL books. The units are full of vocabulary and informal language- tons of idioms, phrasal verbs and slang-bold within the text, then listed at the end of each section with a simple explan
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Table of Contents

About the AuthorsLetter from the Authors Authors’ Acknowledgments How This Book Works Symbols Used in the Book About REA Acknowledgments New Friends Hi There!Meet the Neighbors Those Crazy Kids!Grammar Reminders: 1. Verb to be—Affirmative Statements and Contractions 2. Verb to be—Questions and Negatives Getting Around Riding the Bus Going Underground: The SubwayHey, Taxi!Grammar Reminders: 1. The Present Simple Tense—Affirmative Statements 2. The Present Simple Tense—Negatives, and Questions with does 3. The Future Simple Tense—Affirmative Statements, and Negatives 4. The Present Simple Tense—Negatives, and Questions with do Taking a Drive Everybody Loves the DMV Let’s Go for a Ride! Oops. Sorry, Officer Grammar Reminders: 1. The Present Simple Tense—Short Answers 2. Comparatives 3. Superlatives Review: Units 1–3 Dining in Style Zipping Through the Drive-Thru A Little More Upscale Is This What I Ordered? Grammar Reminders: 1. Stative Verbs 2. Would You Like or Do You Like? 3. Count/Noncount Nouns 4. More Count/Noncount Nouns! Get Moving! Play Ball!Members Only! Joining a Gym Extreme Sports Grammar Reminders: 1. Modal Verbs of Ability—Can 2. Modal Verbs of Ability—Could 3. Will Be Able to for future ability Get Away from It All Day Tripping Going Wild Fancy-Schmancy Grammar Reminders: 1. The Past Simple Tense—Affirmative Statements, Regular Verbs 2. The Past Simple Tense—Affirmative Statements, Irregular V
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REA'sEnglish the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language and Culture in the U.S.with Audio CDHelps English Language Learners Improve Their SkillsA fun guide to everything American for the English language learner!Authored by seasoned ESL instructors, this handy guidebook was designed 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.Our audio CD offers sample dialogsthat present correct pronunciation using natural speech. The dialogs help English language learners practice their vocabulary and pronunciation skills. They're also a great way to work on accent reduction.As an added bonus, an MP3 file of the sample dialogs plus additional reading and pronunciation pointers is available online atwww.rea.com.If you're looking for a fun and easy way to improve your English language skills, this is the book for you!

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ENGLISH THE AMERICAN WAY: A FUN ESL GUIDE TO LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN THE U.S.



If you're looking for a fun and easy way to improve your English language skills, this is the book for you!



LEARN ENGLISH FROM THE EXPERTS
Written by experienced ESL instructors, this handy guidebook was designed for people who already have a basic grasp of English, but want to improve how they speak the language as it is spoken in the United States.



MASTER THE ESSENTIALS OF AMERICAN ENGLISH
Individual units cover topics in American life: making friends, basic skills, driving, dining out, dealing with money, home life, emergency situations, doctor visits, handling a job interview, and more. Hundreds of phrases and vocabulary terms build your understanding of everyday English.



PRACTICE ENGLISH AT HOME OR ON THE GO
Our audio CD includes the book's sample dialogues to help you practice your vocabulary and pronunciation skills. Download additional reading and pronunciation pointers to your portable music player and practice wherever you go!

About the Author

About the Authors Sheila and Jane have been colleagues and friends for… well, let’s just say a long time. As English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers, they worked together on lots of projects… and had lots of fun as they worked. A partnership was born! Together, Jane and Sheila have teaching credentials in several states and two continents. With years and years… and years… of experience (they just don’t want to count them all, ha!), they have taught ESL to little kids, big kids, university students, adults, company executives, and other teachers in the U.S. and Europe (both online and in regular classroom settings). Both Sheila and Jane have served as members of the New Jersey Department of Education Advisory Committee for ESL/Bilingual Education. They’ve facilitated online ESL training courses for teachers through the NJ DOE professional development program. Sheila has held several leadership positions scoring teacher candidate responses for an international testing company, and Jane has written ESL test questions and rated English as a Foreign Language exams for another internationally recognized testing company. (They teach, they test, they score!) They have won many awards for excellence in teaching, including two Teacher of the Year awards, and corporate citations for excellence. They’ve given numerous presentations and have written curriculum and syllabi for diverse ESL populations. Add to th
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