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Discovering American Culture, 2nd Edition

Discovering American Culture, 2nd Edition
Author: Cheryl L. Delk LeGood
ISBN 13: 9780472032341
ISBN 10: 472032348
Edition: 2nd Edition
Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT
Publication Date: 2008-04-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
List Price: $25.95

The second edition of Discovering American Culture teaches students how to talk about another culture and then introduces them to the American personality and aspects of the culture that many Americans share. In addition to an introduction to the study of culture, topical chapters on life in the United States include communication, the education system, the workplace, and family life. A chapter on sports and fitness has been added (replacing one on shopping).

Lessons in this book will help students identify dominant American values and their role in American society; comprehend different aspects of the patterns of living among Americans; and understand American culture in terms of values, behaviors, and beliefs. Each chapter contains activities for vocabulary development, improving listening, reading comprehension, and writing skills.

Features of the 2nd Edition are:

· Updated readings and updated visual and content information

· Academic strategies highlighted in language boxes

· Language objectives, now in the student textbook

· Vocabulary from the Academic Word List