Item Image
Title Webster's new world American idioms handbook [electronic resource] / by Gail Brenner.
Author Brenner, Gail Abel.
Publication Indianapolis : Wiley, [2003]
Copyright date ©2003
Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 480 pages)
text file
Call # eBOOK
Note Includes index.
Contents Idioms for Everyday Activities and Occasions -- Family Matters: Family, Home, and Life Stages -- Family and Friends -- Home Sweet Home -- Ages and Life Stages -- Caring for the Body: Eating, Sleeping, and Grooming -- Eating and Enjoying Food -- Food and Food Preparation -- Sleeping and Waking -- Personal Hygiene and Grooming -- Health Matters: Good Health, Illness, and Addiction -- Physical Health and Well-Being -- Illness and Poor Health -- Safety -- Bad Habits and Addictions -- Nose to the Grindstone: School and Work -- School-Related Idioms -- Work-Related Idioms -- Peanuts and Dough: Money -- Making Money -- Having Money -- Saving Money -- Spending Money -- Losing Money and Going Broke -- Owing Money and Paying Debts -- The High Cost of Living -- Taking It Easy: Entertainment, Leisure, and Travel -- Out on the Town -- At the Movies -- Live Entertainment -- The Bar and Club Scene -- Leisure -- Transportation -- Love Makes the World Go 'Round: Romance -- Is It Really Love? -- Dating -- In a Relationship -- Tying the Knot -- Getting Lovey-Dovey -- Relationship Trouble -- Breaking Up -- Common American Phrases and Slang Expressions -- Common Greetings -- Polite Expressions and Niceties -- Understanding -- Yes, No, Maybe -- Responses That Mean Okay or I Don't Care -- Agree to Disagree -- Believe It or Not -- Slowing Down and Speeding Up -- Stop Doing That! -- Good News, Bad News -- Way to Go! -- That's Life -- Idioms for Expressing Emotion, Character, Success, and Failure -- Emotions -- Happiness and Contentment.
Summary The most comprehensive reference for understanding and applying American idiomsThe largest barrier to fluency in English is the ability to understand and use idiomatic language. Webster's New World American Idioms Handbook walks readers through learning and using American idioms, with complete explanations for over 1,000 idioms. Emphasizing acquisition, application, and understanding, this book offers all the information readers need to know about when, where, why, and how to use them. It includes a wealth of examples to provide users with context-and the thorough explanations help readers identify which idioms are appropriate for which situations. An extensive index allows easy, helpful access to individual idioms so that they can be found quickly. Gail Brenner (Santa Cruz, CA) is an Intensive English Language Program course developer and instructor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Brenner has worked in the public schools, specialized language programs, private business, and the university-where she now teaches Advanced Grammar, TOEFL Preparation, and Pronunciation. She is the author of the upcoming Ingl's Para Dummies (0-7645-5427-1).
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject English language -- United States -- Idioms -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Americanisms -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Amerikanisches Englisch.
Americanisms. (OCoLC)fst00807480
English language -- Idioms. (OCoLC)fst00911297
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Electronic books.
Handbooks, manuals, etc. (OCoLC)fst01423877
Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster's new world American idioms handbook. Indianapolis : Wiley, c2003 0764524771 (DLC) 2003049742 (OCoLC)52090769
ISBN 9780544188907 (electronic bk.)
054418890X (electronic bk.)

Location CALL # Status Message
 Electronic Resource  eBOOK    ONLINE  (ONLINE)