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The emphasis is on fun in this lighthearted guide to college culture and language in the United States.
College the American Wayanswers the who? what? where? why? and how? questions about college life in the U.S. Learn who can help, what to do, where to go, why to check out housing and meal plans, and how to... HAVE FUN! Each part of the book is full of vocabulary, informal language, idioms, phrasal verbs, dialogues, and activities.
Look for the By the Way boxes. They have little tips and explanations about stuff American students already know. The Think About It sections give you time to compare cultures and analyze your own thoughts. Language Spotsin every section give you lots of grammar and usage information. Then practice with the fun activity.
There are quizzes in every section for you to practice what you’ve learned. Look for: Try It!, Your Turn!, and Use Your Words! Each of these activities will help you use the culture and language information you’ve just read.
Then listen to the dialogues to hear the language spoken by native English speakers.
You’ll love the Culture Catch-Up section! There are jokes in Just For Fun, Tips about American culture, and fun things to see and do in Road Trips. Check out Quick Facts and Any Questionsfor cool notes about American geography, history, and culture.
Good luck, and HAVE FUN!