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101 American Customs: Understanding Language and Culture Through Common Practices

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What is sold at garage sales? Why does no one get wet at a bridal shower? For non-native speakers, here's a humorous approach to understanding common American customs and the expressions related to them. Customs are explained, one to a page, with conversational examples and whimsical cartoons. Topics range from age-old traditions, such as shaking hands and bachelor ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published October 22nd 1999 by McGraw-Hill Education (first published October 1st 1999)
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Thang Tran
Nov 28, 2016 Thang Tran rated it really liked it
A good, entertaining reference book for ESL learners with funny illustrations. The book is a brief introduction to 101 American ways (or habits, customs) of celebrating, doing things, socializing. They are divided into eight parts: special occasions, courtship and marriage, body language, food and dining, family, fun and recreation, commemoration days, symbols and icons. You might have heard of such familiar terms as “potluck dinner”, “TV dinner”, “hazing”, “sweet sixteen”, “an apple for the ...more
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Oct 28, 2013 Minaho Isaji rated it really liked it
December 8, 2012 70minutes part 1 costom 1 ~ costom 18

special, occasions, party, parade, cake, prom, cards

Have you ever had your birthday party?
- No, I have not, but I had been to my friend's birthday party.

Do you want to go to the prom?
- Yes, I do. I know the prom is a very special high school dance in the US.

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December 15, 2012 60minutes part 2 costom 19 ~ costom 29

courtship, marriage, newlyweds, throw, rice, anniversary, gifts

Have you ever pa
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