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Speak American: A Survival Guide to the Language and Culture of the U.S.A.

Speak American: A Survival Guide to the Language and Culture of the U.S.A.

Dileri Borunda Johnston
4/5 (18 ratings)
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.
Language
English
Pages
232
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Random House Reference
Release
April 25, 2000
ISBN
037570468X
ISBN 13
9780375704680

Speak American: A Survival Guide to the Language and Culture of the U.S.A.

Dileri Borunda Johnston
4/5 (18 ratings)
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.
Language
English
Pages
232
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Random House Reference
Release
April 25, 2000
ISBN
037570468X
ISBN 13
9780375704680

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