Idiomatic American English: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Learning Everyday American Expressions

Barbara K. Gaines, "Idiomatic American English: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Learning Everyday American Expressions"
Kodansha International | 1986 | ISBN: 0870117564 | 128 pages | File type: PDF | 6,7 mb
Idiomatic expressions give English its color and vitality. They are indispensable to the daily speech of the people and to the language of newspapers and books, television and movies. Whenever you hear a phrase whose meaning cannot be understood even if you know the definitions of the separate words involved, you have probably encountered an idiom. Mastering idioms requires a great deal of listening, studying, practice, and usage. You cannot ignore this part of the language: idiomatic expressions and more formal grammar should be given equal time. The lessons in this book are designed to teach you the kind of informal, everyday speechincluding many slang words as well as idiomsthat is commonly understood by all native Americans, no matter what their level of education.

There are various levels of idiomatic difficulty, and each group of lessons listed in the Table of Contents begins with the easiest lessons and ends with the more advanced ones. However, you may use them in any order you desire; each lesson is self-contained.

Each lesson begins with a dialogue, since idioms are best learned in meaningful verbal contexts. A vocabulary section then explains the idioms in clear, concise definitions. (Where the notation "neg." appears after an idiom, it means the idiom is generally used in the negative. For example, have the heart to (neg.) indicates the phrase is normally used in a negative statement such as "I didn't have the heart to tell her." Where alternate words are given in parentheses, either word may be used interchangeably. For example, down the drain (tubes) means you may say "down the drain" or "down the tubes."

Two sets of exercises are included in each lesson. In the first, you are asked to choose the correct idiom needed to complete a sentence. In the second, you will substitute an idiomatic expression for an italicized phrase or sentence.


[Fast Download] Idiomatic American English: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Learning Everyday American Expressions

Related eBooks:
Conditionals: A Comprehensive Empirical Analysis
English for Academics 2 Book
Style and Ideology in Translation: Latin American Writing in English
Rimbaud's Rainbow: Literary translation in higher education
Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It
An Introduction to Persian
A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory (5th Edition)
Multimodal Metaphor and Metonymy in Advertising
The Official Top Tips for CAE
Arabic Dialectology (Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics)
Japanese for Travelers Phrasebook & Dictionary: Useful Phrases + Travel Tips + Etiquette + Manga
Pocket Hungarian-English Dictionary
Copyright Disclaimer:
This site does not store any files on its server. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately.