Speak American: A Survival Guide To The Language And Culture Of The U.S.A.

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

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.

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

AuthorDileri Borunda Johnston
PublisherRandom House Reference
Number Of Pages240
Publication Date2000-04-25
Height6 inch.
Length4 inch.
Width0.52 inch.
Weight0.02 pounds.

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