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

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


  • Author : Sheila MacKechnie Murtha
  • Publisher : Research & Education Assoc.
  • Release Date : 2018-09-24
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780738612362

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

Written as a guide for people who already have a basic understanding of English and want to improve their ability to speak it the way it is spoken in the United States.

The American Way of Spelling Book

The American Way of Spelling


  • Author : Richard L. Venezky
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Release Date : 1999-07-23
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1572304693

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The American Way of Spelling Excerpt :

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.

English the American Way  A Fun ESL Guide to Language and Culture in the U S   with Embedded Audio   MP3  Book

English the American Way A Fun ESL Guide to Language and Culture in the U S with Embedded Audio MP3


  • Author : Sheila MacKechnie Murtha
  • Publisher : Research & Education Assoc.
  • Release Date : 2015-01-04
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780738684741

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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!

Celebrate the American Way  A Fun ESL Guide to English Language   Culture in the U S   Book   Audio  Book

Celebrate the American Way A Fun ESL Guide to English Language Culture in the U S Book Audio


  • Author : Sheila MacKechnie Murtha
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-09-18
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0738611948

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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!

College the American Way  A Fun ESL Guide to English Language   Campus Life in the U S   Book   Audio  Book

College the American Way A Fun ESL Guide to English Language Campus Life in the U S Book Audio


  • Author : Sheila Mackechnie Murtha
  • Publisher : English as a Second Language
  • Release Date : 2016-11-17
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 0738612138

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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.

The American Way of Writing  How to Communicate Like a Native at School  at Work  and on the Road Book

The American Way of Writing How to Communicate Like a Native at School at Work and on the Road


  • Author : Steven D. Stark
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2019-08-28
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440871375

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The American Way of Writing How to Communicate Like a Native at School at Work and on the Road Excerpt :

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

Inventing the  American Way  Book

Inventing the American Way


  • Author : Wendy L. Wall
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-09-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 0199736820

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In the wake of World War II, Americans developed an unusually deep and all-encompassing national unity, as postwar affluence and the Cold War combined to naturally produce a remarkable level of agreement about the nation's core values. Or so the story has long been told. Inventing the "American Way" challenges this vision of inevitable consensus. Americans, as Wendy Wall argues in this innovative book, were united, not so much by identical beliefs, as by a shared conviction that a distinctive "American Way" existed and that the affirmation of such common ground was essential to the future of the nation. Moreover, the roots of consensus politics lie not in the Cold War era, but in the turbulent decade that preceded U.S. entry into World War II. The social and economic chaos of the Depression years alarmed a diverse array of groups, as did the rise of two "alien" ideologies: fascism and communism. In this context, Americans of divergent backgrounds and beliefs seized on the notion of a unifying "American Way" and sought to convince their fellow citizens of its merits. Wall traces the competing efforts of business groups, politicians, leftist intellectuals, interfaith proponents, civil rights activists, and many others over nearly three decades to shape public understandings of the "American Way." Along the way, she explores the politics behind cultural productions ranging from The Adventures of Superman to the Freedom Train that circled the nation in the late 1940s. She highlights the intense debate that erupted over the term "democracy" after World War II, and identifies the origins of phrases such as "free enterprise" and the "Judeo-Christian tradition" that remain central to American political life. By uncovering the culture wars of the mid-twentieth century, this book sheds new light on a period that proved pivotal for American national identity and that remains the unspoken backdrop for debates over multiculturalism, national unity, and public values today.

Learn English the American Way Book

Learn English the American Way


  • Author : Okie Quillin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-03-13
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 705
  • ISBN 10 : 1478729171

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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.

That   s The Way It Crumbles Book

That s The Way It Crumbles


  • Author : Matthew Engel
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2017-06-08
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782832621

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That s The Way It Crumbles Excerpt :

Are we tired of hearing that fall is a season, sick of being offered fries and told about the latest movie? Yeah. Have we noticed the sly interpolation of Americanisms into our everyday speech? You betcha. And are we outraged? Hell, yes. But do we do anything? Too much hassle. Until now. In That's The Way It Crumbles Matthew Engel presents a call to arms against the linguistic impoverishment that happens when one language dominates another. With dismay and wry amusement, he traces the American invasion of our language from the early days of the New World, via the influence of Edison, the dance hall and the talkies, right up to the Apple and Microsoft-dominated present day, and explores the fate of other languages trying to fend off linguistic takeover bids. It is not the Americans' fault, more the result of their talent for innovation and our own indifference. He explains how America's cultural supremacy affects British gestures, celebrations and way of life, and how every paragraph and conversation includes words the British no longer even think of as Americanisms. Part battle cry, part love song, part elegy, this book celebrates the strange, the banal, the precious and the endangered parts of our uncommon common language.

The American Way of Death Revisited Book
Score: 4.5
From 9 Ratings

The American Way of Death Revisited


  • Author : Jessica Mitford
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-11-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307809391

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The American Way of Death Revisited Excerpt :

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

The American Way of Poverty Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The American Way of Poverty


  • Author : Sasha Abramsky
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Release Date : 2013-09-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781568589558

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Selected as A Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review Fifty years after Michael Harrington published his groundbreaking book The Other America, in which he chronicled the lives of people excluded from the Age of Affluence, poverty in America is back with a vengeance. It is made up of both the long-term chronically poor and new working poor—the tens of millions of victims of a broken economy and an ever more dysfunctional political system. In many ways, for the majority of Americans, financial insecurity has become the new norm. The American Way of Poverty shines a light on this travesty. Sasha Abramsky brings the effects of economic inequality out of the shadows and, ultimately, suggests ways for moving toward a fairer and more equitable social contract. Exploring everything from housing policy to wage protections and affordable higher education, Abramsky lays out a panoramic blueprint for a reinvigorated political process that, in turn, will pave the way for a renewed War on Poverty. It is, Harrington believed, a moral outrage that in a country as wealthy as America, so many people could be so poor. Written in the wake of the 2008 financial collapse, in an era of grotesque economic extremes, The American Way of Poverty brings that same powerful indignation to the topic.

Selling the American Way Book

Selling the American Way


  • Author : Laura A. Belmonte
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812201239

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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.

The  New  American Way Book

The New American Way


  • Author : Mark R. Adams
  • Publisher : Gatekeeper Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781642377514

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The New American Way Excerpt :

Adam Marsh writes a book about a fictitious military takeover of the United States government. When his book becomes a reality, he finds himself at the forefront of the coup. The results of his actions are controversial, to say the least.

The American Way of Eating Book
Score: 3.5
From 16 Ratings

The American Way of Eating


  • Author : Tracie McMillan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-02-21
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439171950

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The American Way of Eating Excerpt :

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.

Working the American Way Book

Working the American Way


  • Author : Robert Day
  • Publisher : How To Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Business etiquette
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 185703984X

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The purpose of this book is to help the reader to better understand American values, expectations, and behaviours in business activities and to help them to develop practical strategies for being successful in working with Americans.