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Life in the USA

An Immigrant's Guide to Understanding Americans
Planaria J. Price and Euphronia Awakuni

Description

Life in the USA is not quite like it is in the movies or on TV.  For people who are unfamiliar with its culture, there is the potential for confusion and embarrassing situations. This book, Life in the USA , has been written to help those new to the United States.

Nine broad topics (first impressions of America, body language, social customs and manners, relationships, celebrations and gifts, surviving the city, the workplace, schools, and health and personal matters) are covered through an engaging and easy-to-read question-and-answer format in form of letters from immigrant students to their teacher. Students are also advised to read comic strips, listen to popular music, and read classic American children's stories in order to become familiar with the many the nuances of American culture and to better understand Americans.

From tips for job interviews to garage sales and dating, Life in the USA offers immigrant students helpful hints and answers for becoming comfortable in the United States of America.

Review 101 Characteristics of Americans/American Culture.

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Supplemental Materials

Video: Planaria Price talks about Life in the USA

Product Details

  • 5.5 x 6.5.
  • 160pp.
Available for sale worldwide

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  • Paper
  • 2009
  • Available
  • 978-0-472-03304-1

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  • $23.95 U.S.

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