Table of contents for English the American way : a fun esl guide to language and culture in the U.S. / Jane Airey O'Connor.


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Counter
About the Authors
Letter from the Authors
Authors’ Acknowledgments
How This Book Works
Symbols Used in the Book
About REA
Acknowledgments

New Friends
Hi There!
Meet the Neighbors
Those Crazy Kids!
Grammar Reminders:
1. Verb to be-Affirmative Statements and Contractions_
2. Verb to be-Questions and Negatives_
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Getting Around
Riding the Bus
Going Underground: The Subway
Hey, Taxi!
Grammar Reminders:
1. The Present Simple Tense-Affirmative Statements
2. The Present Simple Tense-Negatives, and Questions with does
3. The Future Simple Tense-Affirmative Statements, and Negatives
4. The Present Simple Tense-Negatives, and Questions with do_

Taking a Drive
Everybody Loves the DMV
Let’s Go for a Ride!
Oops. Sorry, Officer
Grammar Reminders:
1. The Present Simple Tense-Short Answers_
2. Comparatives
3. Superlatives

Review: Units 1-3

Dining in Style
Zipping Through the Drive-Thru_
A Little More Upscale_
Is This What I Ordered?
Grammar Reminders: 1. Stative Verbs_
2. Would You Like or Do You Like?
3. Count/Noncount Nouns_
4. More Count/Noncount Nouns!_
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Get Moving!
Play Ball!
Members Only! Joining a Gym_
Extreme Sports
Grammar Reminders:
1. Modal Verbs of Ability-Can
2. Modal Verbs of Ability-Could
3. Will Be Able to for future ability

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Get Away from It All
Day Tripping
Going Wild
Fancy-Schmancy
Grammar Reminders:
1. The Past Simple Tense-Affirmative Statements, Regular Verbs
2. The Past Simple Tense-Affirmative Statements, Irregular Verbs
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Review: Units 4-6

Home Sweet Home
To Buy or Not to Buy; That Is the Question
City Life or the 'Burbs
Nothing but Bills!
Grammar Reminders:
1. The Past Simple Tense-Negatives, Verb to be
2. The Past Simple Tense-Negatives, Regular Verbs
3. The Past Simple Tense-Negatives, Irregular Verbs

Ooh, Money, Money!
Stash the Cash! Get Started with Banking
Making the Big Bucks
Grammar Reminders:
1. The Past Simple Tense-Questions, Verb to be
2. The Past Simple Tense-Questions, Regular and Irregular Verbs

Shop 'Til You Drop
It’s All at the Mall.
Food, Glorious Food!
Saving Some Dough
Grammar Reminders:
1. Expressions of Quantity-much, many; few, less
2. More Expressions of Quantity!
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Review: Units 7-9

Emergency 911
HELP!
HELP! FIRE!
HELP! HE’S NOT BREATHING!
HELP! STRANGER DANGER!
Grammar Reminders:
1. Modal Verbs of Necessity-Have to, Must
2. Modal Verbs for Requests-Can, Could
3. Modal Verbs of Advice, Possibility, Ability-Should, Would, Could

What’s Up, Doc?
Under the Weather
Health Insurance: What’s Up with That?
Grammar Reminder:
Modals Review

What’s Up Now?
Open Wide
Let’s See
WOOF!
Grammar Reminders:
1. The Past Simple Tense-Short Answers
2. Prepositions of Time

Review: Units 10-12

Around Town
Where Am I?
At Your Service
Grammar Reminders:
1. Prepositions of Place
2. The Present Continuous Tense-Affirmative Statements
3. More Present Continuous Tense

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Culture Vulture
What’s Happening? .
See the Capital… and the Capitol
Grammar Reminders:
1. The Present Continuous Tense-Questions_
2. The Present Continuous Tense-Negatives_

Helping Out
Helping Hands, Giving Back
Good Citizen? Good Neighbor!
Grammar Reminder:
Even More Present Continuous Tense
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Review: Units 13-15_

The Better Half
The Dating Game
Will You Marry Me?
It’s Over!
Grammar Reminders:
1. Phrasal Verbs
2. Suggestions and Proposals_
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That’s Life!
And Baby Makes Three
That Bundle of Joy
Grammar Reminders:
1. Will and Going to
2. Used to

Full Circle
End-of-Life Issues
Funeral Customs
Grammar Reminders:
1. Making Suggestions .
2. Expressions of Sympathy

Review: Units 16-18

Gadget Central
Hello? Hello? Can You Hear Me Now?
The Easy Way
Grammar Reminders:
1. The Past Continuous Tense with Past Simple Tense_
2. The Past Continuous Tense-Affirmative Statements, Negatives_
3. The Past Continuous Tense-Questions_

9 to 5
The Perfect Job
Paperwork!
Grammar Reminders:
1. The Present Perfect Simple Tense-Affirmative Statements
2. The First Conditional
3. More Present Perfect Simple Tense
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The Big Interview
Before
During
After
Grammar Reminders:
1. The Present Perfect Simple Tense-Questions_
2. Present Perfect Simple Tense-Negatives

Review: Units 19-21_
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Answers to Review Activities

Appendices
Appendix A: Audio CD Tracks
Appendix B: Common Irregular Verbs
Appendix C: Vocabulary

How to Use the Audio CD



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