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Speak English Like an American (Book & Audio CD set) Paperback – 2014

ISBN-13: 978-0972530033 ISBN-10: 0972530037 Edition: 6th

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Editorial Reviews

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A highly recommended self-teaching tool... -- Midwest Library Review (review refers to the Spanish edition of this book)

I must admit that even after 15 years living in America, I found this book useful and relevant... -- Vadim Yarmolinets, Novoye Russkoye Slovo Newspaper (refers to the Russian edition of this book)

This book will serve as a great support for those who want to master contemporary conversational English. --Dr. Vladimir Mylnikov, ESL instructor, Monterey, CA

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This version of book & audio CD set is the "all-English version" and is designed for native speakers of any language. Speak English Like an American is also available in specialized versions for:
- Native Spanish Speakers
- Native Chinese Speakers
- Native Russian Speakers
- Native Japanese Speakers

These language-specific versions define the idioms and expressions in both English and the target language. The dialogues are the same as with the standard, all-English version of Speak English Like an American.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Language Success Press; 6th edition (2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972530037
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972530033
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,840 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Easy to read and simple to use..
RaphaelRicardo
Really a great tool for someone who already can speak english pretty well but wanting to gain expertise in speaking it like the native speakers of the USA!
Raghav
I strongly recommend this outstanding new book for immigrants and international students, ESL teachers and tutors.
Eric H. Roth

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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Sergio Augusto Mauad on March 6, 2006
Format: Paperback
Remember your good old English textbook which started with an introduction of the characters who would be in the dialogs throughout the units? That's how this book is laid out. Idioms are contextualized and there are various consolidation exercises between units to reinforce them. The accompanying CD is very clear and the voices convey the moods of the characters - although I must say that the man who does Bob's voice sounds incredibly boring at times as his voice doesn't seem to show much pitch variation. Some of the idioms are already known to most high-intermediate students, but there are many others to learn, so it can certainly satisfy those students who resent not having enough "real-life" vocabulary in class. It may also be useful for the student working on his own, once the explanations are very clear. In a nutshell: It's worth buying if you're looking for a simple - yet effective - way to explore the most common idioms of American English.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Eric H. Roth on March 2, 2008
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This excellent ESL textbook provides engaging model dialogs, explains practical American idioms - with solid definitions and examples, and includes a CD with clear articulation. The dialogs, illustrated with pen and ink cartoons, display a healthy sense of humor.
Speak English Like an American is almost ideal for adult education students, international visitors seeking to improve their language skills, and young people considering studying in the United States. Apparently designed for self-study, this book also works for English tutors and classroom instructors.
I strongly recommend this outstanding new book for immigrants and international students, ESL teachers and tutors. It's a winner!
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By mumebuhi on March 9, 2006
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This is a good book to read, esp. for non-native English speaker. I learn many new expressions with ease (because the book provides proper context). The reason I give 4, instead of 5, is that there are (too) many repetitions throughout the book.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Max on June 2, 2006
Format: Paperback
I am really amazed of how much idioms and colloquial expressions you can learn just by listening to the CD. And guess what - these are idioms and phrases you REALLY hear everyday on the street, used by most people in everyday situations. Before, my English sounded a bit "artificial" and somehow forced. Now, the more I used the idioms I learnt here, the more natural and even friendly I sound to the native speakers.

Buy it, it's totally cheap for what it does!
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Manuela Hara on January 17, 2005
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I found this book to be really helpful. I learned from it lots of American expressions with great ease. The book is complemented by the audio CD which I could listen to while driving. The best thing was when I started using some of the new expressions at my job and my co-workers were all impressed about it. I loved it.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Danielle on May 31, 2007
Format: Paperback
Being a non-native speaker who has lived in US for over 10 years, I've heard of many of the idioms in this book at work, on TV and in every day conversations. I didn't know what some of the idioms mean exactly until I read them in this book. I think the book is very useful for immigrants like me or simply anybody who would like to learn American English.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By ESL Teacher on January 9, 2007
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One of the best idiom books out there, and I've tried quite a few. The stories are entertaining and most of the idioms are very common.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Uliana Pierce on April 16, 2008
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this is a very good book, i even didnt expect it. All idioms in it are really common and used by native americans.I am just in the beginning of the book but i started to bother my husband and surroundings by using idioms all the time:)This book is not for the beginners but for people who wants to improve their language and make it more natural.Very very good book after all
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