Speak American A Survival Guide to the Language and Culture of the U. S. A.
Edition: 2000 (Large Type)
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Description: Imagine that you're from England, or India, or Hong Kong, and your English is impeccable. But when you travel to America, you get a funny look when you tell a colleague,"I'll knock you up tomorrow at half-eight." And you can't find bangers on a single restaurant menu. You feel like you speak a foreign language-because you do! You need to know how to survive in American English, and this book will help you do it. This user-friendly guide focuses on the vocabulary that newcomers to the U.S. really need to know. Arranged by subject, from driving to shopping to eating, the book includes information on basic cultural and linguistic differences between British and American English, including particular pitfalls to watch for, and a handy glossary. Each chapter begins with a quick-reference summary of key confusable words. Americanisms, grammar, and cultural points. Offers guidance on social issues such as tipping and addressing people. Perfect for travelers, businesspeople, and students.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Random House Information Group
Publication date: 4/25/2000
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.00" long x 0.50" tall
|Eating and Drinking|
|Holidays and Vacations|
|Sports and Leisure|
|Weights and Measures|
|Pronunciation Symbols for the Sounds of American English|