All three of American Manners and Customs books by Elizabeth Claire are for adult and young adult newcomers or visitors to the United States.
Twenty 2-page chapters are written at an intermediate to high intermediate level. American Manners and Customs is slightly more difficult than American Manners and Customs-2. Difficult words are explained in simple English in a Word Help section at the back of the book. Each chapter has two pages of open ended questions to use in your classroom or to discuss with your friends. Self-checking activities will help learners to increase their vocabulary.
- Are you a newcomer to the United States?
- Do American customs confuse you?
- Do you want to know what's going on?
- Do you wonder what to say?
You need Elizabeth Claire's American Manners and Customs-3, A Guide for Newcomers
- Manners and Customs about Time
- The Calendar
- Customs with Numbers
- Measuring in the U.S.
- Garage Sales and Flea Markets
- American Food
- Eating in a Restaurant
- Americans and Alcohol
- Retiring in the U.S.
- Religion in the U.S.
- Preparing for the End in the U.S.
- Manners and Customs at a Funeral
This level of American Manners Vusgins is perfect for use with my college international. I was definitely pleased with this book.
Great book! My more advanced students love it because it helps with everyday tasks.
Just started using the book but my students really enjoyed it!
The writing is very clear and the topics and details are ones that will help students understand daily life in the US. A good variety of topics that are less obvious needs but that are great for students to learn about.