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American Manners and Customs

Eardley Publications

4.7 / 5.0 based on 9 reviews


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Recommended for Ages: Ages 10 to adult

Recommended for English Level: Intermediate and up

ISBN: 978-0937630-11-2

Illustrations: Dave Nicholson

Pages: 96


American Manners and Customs is an anthology of 22 easy-to-read "Culture Corner" articles from our newspaper for newcomers, Easy English NEWS.

American Manners and Customs is for intermediate ESL students and up, including:

  • Middle school ESL students
  • High school ESL students
  • Adult ESL students


American Manners and Customs

  • Enhances social interactions
  • Helps newcomers avoid embarrassments
  • Explains culture
  • Builds ESL vocabulary
  • Perfect for ESL conversation practice



Manners for introductions–formal and informal

  • Manners for making a good first impression
  • Manners in shaking hands
  • Understanding American body language


Table manners

  • Manners when eating out
  • Manners for standing in line
  • Manners around doors


Manners on the road

  • Manners for hygiene
  • Telephone manners
  • Manners for coughs and sneezing
  • Manners for gift-giving and receiving


Teacher Aids

Teacher aids! Each chapter contains:

  • New vocabulary glossed right at the bottom of each page
  • Comprehension questions
  • Discussion activities
  • Word practice activities

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Lisa Fabian-Albert
Great book!

I’m using this book to teach an ESL class. The students love it! They find the material both interesting and necessary. Glad I decided to use this book!

Susan R.
Great books!

These are great books to use with my adult students who have some familiarity with English and have recently moved to the U.S.

Lynn S.
A bit tired

The idea behind this book is solid, but material definitely dated. Could use an update.

Bonnie F.
American Manners and Customs

Great book for people who do not know/understand American customs.

Andrea H.
American Manners and Customs review

Our ESL tutors use this book often. To date, we have purchased at least 7 copies. It is practical and easy to incorporate into our one-on-one tutoring, conversation groups, and EL classrooms.