(PRWEB) November 20, 2012
Language Success Press, a publisher of accent reduction, business English and everyday English materials has just released a new lesson on American English idioms and expressions. The lesson is based on the bestselling Speak English Like an American book series. It’s available on the company’s ESL blog.
The mini eBook, which is being offered for free, invites readers to Thanksgiving dinner at the home of the Johnson family. Readers of Speak English Like an American will remember the Johnson family fondly — including their adventures in small business ownership, their son’s dream to be a rock star, and their daughter’s aspirations to be the next Hillary Clinton.
At the Thanksgiving dinner in the new eBook, the adventures of the Johnson family continue, with lively conversation over the turkey dinner. Along the way, readers learn over a dozen useful new American English idioms and expressions. The material was written by Speak English Like an American series author Amy Gillett.
“I get emails from all over the world from English language learners. They are hungry for more English, more idioms, and more information on American culture, says Ms. Gillett. “This lesson will give them a taste of Thanksgiving with one family in the USA. And it’ll kill two birds with one stone by teaching them a bunch of idioms too. I hope my readers will enjoy this,” says Ms. Gillett.
Speak English Like an American — the first book in the series — has a readership in 50 countries around the world. It comes in editions for native Chinese, Russian, Spanish, and Japanese speakers, as well as an all-English edition for native speakers of any language. The book is also available in Kindle edition and as an iPad and iPhone app.
The five books in Ms. Gillett’s Speak English Like an American series each teach over 300 American English idioms and expressions in context, along with definitions and usage examples. While idioms can be tricky for non-native English speakers, Ms. Gillett explains that they are a key part of gaining fluency in English. “Idioms add color to the language. They make it come alive. They make English as a Second Language speakers’ speech sound more natural and less foreign.”
The Thanksgiving mini-Lesson, which is entitled “Talk Turkey on Thanksgiving,” can be found on the Language Success Press blog. The lesson is available in PDF format for download. Language Success Press is planning a Christmas lesson for next month, which will also be posted on the company’s ESL blog. Last month, its blog featured a post containing 13 Halloween related idioms and expressions. “We hope that didn’t spook too many people from our site,” says Tanya Peterson, Language Success Press Marketing Director.
About Language Success Press
Language Success Press is a publisher of books, CDs, and apps to help people speak better conversational American English. The company specialties include books and CDs for accent reduction, business English and everyday English. To order books and CDs from Language Success Press and to find out more about its mobile apps for learning English, please visit the company's website. For more information or to arrange an interview with author Amy Gillett, contact Tanya Peterson at Language Success Press: Tanya(at)languagesuccesspress(dot)com