This self-teaching guide to the colorful world of American slang and idiom is an essential text for nonnative speakers,
teachers of English as a second language, or anyone interested in the nuances of colloquial speech.
Dialogues, word games, crossword puzzles, word matches, true and false exercises, and other innovative techniques are used to familiarize readers with common terms and illustrate how they are used in a variety of contexts,
such as at a restaurant, at the movies, at school, etc. Illustrations of the literal interpretation of each term (“to run a fever” shows a marathon runner on the back of a thermometer) can be used as teaching tools or mnemonic devices.
This books contain the most common slang and idioms used every day by Americans. Look at this example:
English taught in schools: “I dislike this. It is very difficult.”
Real American English: “What a pain!”
Both of them mean the same thing, but “Real English” is the way Americans speak.
With this books, you will learn American English conversation using slang and idioms naturally through dialogues, pictures, quizzes, games, etc. You’ll be talking like a native “in no time” (very quickly)!
This book is full of slang and idioms used every day by Americans – and it is very easy to use. You will be more confidant and have fun using English.
This book includes expressions dealing with: Parties, Shopping, Movies, the Airport, Restaurants, Health, and more.
Being brought up in a multi-lingual household, David Burke used his language skills as a tour guide at Universal Studios in Hollywood, California, glving tours in English, French, Italian, and sign language.
His love of language inspired him to delve into the intricacies of words and led him to become a prominent author of more than 60 books on understanding slang and idioms in different languages, as well as books that teach kids foreign languages through fairy tales.
His materials on slang and idioms are currently used as course curriculum by Berlitz International, UCLA, Harvard University, NYU and Hewlett Packard. and even by the writers of The Simpsons to give Bart his coolness.
Having been trained since the age of four as a classical pianist (along with the cello, recorder, classical guitar, harp, organ, and harpsichord), his prior career was as a composer for a variety of television shows produced by Grant Tinker.
David was then asked to join the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee as their in-house composer for all their documentaries.
commercials, and public service announcements.
In 1986, David founded Slangman Inc,(including Slangman Publishing and Slangman Kids)a publishing company specializing in materials on slang and idioms, in addition to foreign language education.
In 1999. David became known as “Siangmar”to 90 million listeners in
120 countries due to his regular 5-year segment on Voice of America’s
“Coast to Coast.”
David has appeared on more than 250 national and international radio and television programs helping parents to understand their teens.
David was also a commentator during several Academy Awards broadcasts for the BBC’s Fiue lLive (a program broadcasting to 7 milion people throughout the United Kingdom) to speak about slang used in American moviles and TV shows.
Currently, David has pooled all his talents together to create Slangman’s World,a children’s TV show, which introduces children ages 3+ to theworld of foreign languages and cultures, as well as popular American expressions in an environment of music, puppetry, animation, and magic.
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