English the American Way

A Fun ESL Guide to Language and Culture in the U.S
Author: Sheila MacKechnie Murtha,Jane Airey O'Connor
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 0738606766
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 274
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Accompanying CD includes the sample dialogues from the book.

Celebrate the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to English Language & Culture in the U.S. (Book + Audio)


Author: Sheila MacKechnie Murtha,Jane Airey O'Connor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780738611945
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 256
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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!

English the American Way: A Fun Guide to English Language 2nd Edition


Author: Sheila MacKechnie Murtha,Jane Airey O'Connor
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 0738612367
Category: Education
Page: 352
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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.

College the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to English Language & Campus Life in the U.S. (Book + Audio)


Author: Sheila Mackechnie Murtha,Jane Airey O'Connor
Publisher: English as a Second Language
ISBN: 9780738612133
Category: Education
Page: 272
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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.

American Cultural Patterns

A Cross-Cultural Perspective
Author: Edward Stewart,Milton Bennett
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
ISBN: 0983955832
Category: Social Science
Page: 210
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The classic study revised and updated.

ESL Intermediate/Advanced Writing


Author: Mary Ellen Munoz Page,Steven Gras
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 0738666823
Category: Study Aids
Page: 304
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Master ESL (English as a Second Language) Writing with the study guide designed for non-native speakers of English. Skill-building lessons relevant to today's topics help ESL students write complete sentences, paragraphs, and even multi-paragraph essays. It's perfect for classroom use or self-guided writing preparation. DETAILS - Intermediate drills for improving skills with parallel structure, mood, correct shifting errors & dangling participles - Advanced essay drills focusing on narrative, descriptive, process, reaction, comparison and contrast - Superb preparation for students taking the TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language)

Compelling American Conversations

Questions & Quotations for Intermediate American English Language Learners
Author: Eric Hermann Roth,Toni Aberson,Hal Bogotch,Laurie Selik
Publisher: Chimayo Press
ISBN: 1468158368
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 134
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Compelling American Conversations: Questions and Quotations for Intermediate American English Language Learners from Chimayo Press helps American immigrants and international students develop their fluency skills and academic vocabulary through conversation exercises. Each chapter includes two sets of conversation questions, vocabulary review, short writing exercises, paraphrasing exercises with proverbs, a discussion activity around pithy quotations, and an online “Search and Share” activity. Focusing on both daily experiences and American culture through proverbs, quotations, and speaking exercises, the materials help intermediate English language learners explore their lives, learn common American sayings and expressions, and develop vital discussion skills. The 15 topical chapters include: Opening Moves; Going Beyond Hello; Making and Breaking Habits; Studying English; Being Yourself; Choosing and Keeping Friends; Playing and Watching Sports; Talking About American Television; Celebrating American Holidays; Being Stylish; Handling Stress; Practicing Job Interviews; Valuing Money and Finding Bargains; Exploring American Cities and Seeing Our World With Photographs. The “Resources and Notes” appendix includes the academic word list, supplemental worksheets, bibliographical references, author biographies and indices to proverbs and quotations. Designed primarily for community college ESL and adult education students, this flexible ESL textbook can be used by high school English language learners (ELL) and intensive English programs. Compelling American Conversations, is the third title in the Compelling Conversations series, most known for the original fluency-focused advanced ESL textbook, Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics (2006).

It's a Breeze

42 Lively English Lessons on American Idioms
Author: Toni Aberson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780984798513
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 200
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This collection of 42 short English lessons focuses on specific American idioms and common phrases. Written for high-school ESL students and adult English-language learners, this guide can also improve the vocabulary and cultural literacy of intermediate English students.

春天的鳥巢

A Bilingual Book of Numbers
Author: Belle Yang
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763652792
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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With the arrival of spring, wild geese nest and hatch eggs for the reader to count in this bilingual story that introduces Chinese numbers and other common words.

Thinking in English

A New Perspective on Teaching ESL
Author: John B. Muciaccia
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610484258
Category: Education
Page: 162
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Thinking in English represents Dr. Muciaccia’s unique method of teaching English to non-native English speakers. Unlike any other English as a Second Language (ESL) book, Muciaccia’s book features the “cultural immersion” approach that he has developed and practiced to a fine degree. In addition to his methodology, Muciaccia includes words of encouragement and reviews from people who have benefited from his approach to teaching and learning English.

American Ways, Third Edition

A Cultural Guide to the United States of America
Author: Gary Althen,Janet Bennett
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
ISBN: 1931930961
Category: Social Science
Page: 312
View: 7291
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An exhaustive advice book for foreign visitors to the U.S. seeking to understand the motivations, attitudes, and actions of Americans.

Speaking American

How Y'all, Youse, and You Guys Talk: A Visual Guide
Author: Josh Katz
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544702522
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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From the creator of the New York Times dialect quiz that ignited conversations about how and why we say the words we say, a stunning and delightful exploration of American language Did you know that your answers to just a handful of questions can reveal where you grew up? In December 2013, Josh Katz released an interactive dialect quiz in the New York Times that became the most viewed page in the paper's history. Now a graphics editor, Katz harnessed the overwhelming response to that quiz to create Speaking American, an extraordinary and beautiful tour through the American vernacular. How do you pronounce "pecan"? What do you call a long sandwich with varieties of meats and cheeses? Do you cut the grass or mow the lawn? The answers to these questions—and the distinctions they reveal about who says what and where they say it—are not just the ultimate in cocktail party fodder; they are also windows into the history of our nation, our regions, and our language. On page after page, readers will be fascinated and charmed by these stunning maps of how Americans speak as they gain new insights into our language and ourselves. For fans of Eats, Shoots and Leaves and How the States Got Their Shapes, Speaking American is an irresistible feast of American regional speech.

I Hate English


Author: Ellen Levine
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781442003040
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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When her family moves to New York from Hong Kong, Mei Mei finds it difficult to adjust to school and learn the alien sounds of English

101 American English Proverbs (영한대역)


Author: Harry Collis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788984463622
Category: English language
Page: 239
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A Confederacy of Dunces


Author: John Kennedy Toole
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802197627
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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A Confederacy of Dunces is an American comic masterpiece. John Kennedy Toole's hero, one Ignatius J. Reilly, is "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter. His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures" (Henry Kisor, Chicago Sun-Times).

The Transformation of American Religion

How We Actually Live Our Faith
Author: Alan Wolfe
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226905187
Category: Religion
Page: 309
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A sociological study of religion in America challenges conceptions that the United States is the most religious western nation, citing a rise in religious sentiments and institutions in recent history while identifying key differences in current and traditional belief systems. Reprint.

The Newcomers

Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in America
Author: Helen Thorpe
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 1501159100
Category: Social Science
Page: 432
View: 6904
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From the award-winning author of Soldier Girls and Just Like Us, an “extraordinary” (The Denver Post) account of refugee teenagers at a Denver public high school and their compassionate teacher and “a reminder that in an era of nativism, some Americans are still breaking down walls and nurturing the seeds of the great American experiment” (The New York Times Book Review). The Newcomers follows the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers throughout the course of the 2015-2016 school year as they land at South High School in Denver, Colorado. These newcomers, from fourteen to nineteen years old, come from nations convulsed by drought or famine or war. Many come directly from refugee camps, after experiencing dire forms of cataclysm. Some arrive alone, having left or lost every other member of their original family. At the center of their story is Mr. Williams, their dedicated and endlessly resourceful teacher of English Language Acquisition. If Mr. Williams does his job right, the newcomers will leave his class at the end of the school year with basic English skills and new confidence, their foundation for becoming Americans and finding a place in their new home. Ultimately, “The Newcomers reads more like an anthropologist’s notebook than a work of reportage: Helen Thorpe not only observes, she chips in her two cents and participates. Like her, we’re moved and agitated by this story of refugee teenagers…Donald Trump’s gross slander of refugees and immigrants is countered on every page by the evidence of these students’ lives and characters” (Los Angeles Review of Books). With the US at a political crossroads around questions of immigration, multiculturalism, and America’s role on the global stage, Thorpe presents a fresh and nuanced perspective. The Newcomers is “not only an intimate look at lives immigrant teens live, but it is a primer on the art and science of new language acquisition and a portrait of ongoing and emerging global horrors and the human fallout that arrives on our shores” (USA TODAY).

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian


Author: Sherman Alexie
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316219304
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 272
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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

In the Time of the Butterflies


Author: Julia Alvarez
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1565129768
Category: Fiction
Page: 339
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A story based on actual events evokes the horror of the Dominican Republic under dictator General Trujillo, as three sisters die in a jeep "accident."

Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3.511-733

Latin Text with Introduction, Commentary, Glossary of Terms, Vocabulary Aid and Study Questions
Author: Ingo Gildenhard,Andrew Zissos
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
ISBN: 178374085X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 260
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This extract from Ovid's 'Theban History' recounts the confrontation of Pentheus, king of Thebes, with his divine cousin, Bacchus, the god of wine. Notwithstanding the warnings of the seer Tiresias and the cautionary tale of a character Acoetes (perhaps Bacchus in disguise), who tells of how the god once transformed a group of blasphemous sailors into dolphins, Pentheus refuses to acknowledge the divinity of Bacchus or allow his worship at Thebes. Enraged, yet curious to witness the orgiastic rites of the nascent cult, Pentheus conceals himself in a grove on Mt. Cithaeron near the locus of the ceremonies. But in the course of the rites he is spotted by the female participants who rush upon him in a delusional frenzy, his mother and sisters in the vanguard, and tear him limb from limb. The episode abounds in themes of abiding interest, not least the clash between the authoritarian personality of Pentheus, who embodies 'law and order', masculine prowess, and the martial ethos of his city, and Bacchus, a somewhat effeminate god of orgiastic excess, who revels in the delusional and the deceptive, the transgression of boundaries, and the blurring of gender distinctions. This course book offers a wide-ranging introduction, the original Latin text, study aids with vocabulary, and an extensive commentary. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Gildenhard and Zissos's incisive commentary will be of particular interest to students of Latin at AS and undergraduate level. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis to encourage critical engagement with Ovid's poetry and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought.