The Slangman Guide to STREET SPEAK 2: The Complete Course in American Slang & Idioms (Slangman Guides #2) (Paperback)

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The Slangman Guide to STREET SPEAK 2: The Complete Course in American Slang & Idioms (Slangman Guides #2) (Paperback)


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The Slangman Guide to STREET SPEAK 2 teaches you more popular American slang and idioms that everyone uses every day

NOTE that this version has been updated, getting rid of many of the words in "The Slangman Files" section with new, more popular words now in use

If an American said to you, Could you please crack the window? you are NOT being asked to "break the window" which is indeed the literal meaning You are simply being asked to "Open the window a little."

Or if someone tells you to Knock it off or Cut it out - that just means "Stop doing that "

he Slangman Guide to STREET SPEAK 2 contains popular chapters on slang and idioms associated with:

  • The Workplace
  • Shopping
  • Houseguests
  • Babysitting
  • Birthday Parties
  • The Subway
  • Aches & Pains
  • The Telephone
  • The Slangman Files - a special section in each chapter with slang & idioms used in categories
SLANGMAN DAVID BURKE Being brought up in a multi-lingual household, David Burke used his language skills as a tour guide at Universal Studios in Hollywood, California, giving tours in English, French, Italian, and sign language. His love of language inspired him to delve into the intricacies of words and led him to become a prominent author of more than 100 books on understanding slang and idioms in different languages, as well as books that teach kids foreign languages through fairy tales. His materials on slang and idioms are currently used as course curriculum by Berlitz International, UCLA, Harvard University, NYU and Hewlett Packard, and even by the writers of The Simpsons to give Bart his coolness. Having been trained since the age of four as a classical pianist, David became the in-house music director for the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee where he composed and scored documentaries, commercials, and public service announcements featuring top stars in Hollywood. In 1986, David founded Slangman Publishing which specializes in materials that teach children foreign languages, as well as products teaching teens and adults slang and idioms in a variety of languages. In 1999, David became known as Slangman to an audience of over 250 million people in 120 countries due to his regular 6-year segment on Voice of America (VOA), the broadcast network of the United States government. Currently, David has fused all of his language, musical, and performing talents together to create HEY WORDY!, a children s TV show, which introduces children ages 3+ to the world of foreign languages and cultures in an environment of music, animation, and magic.
Product Details ISBN: 9781537416243
ISBN-10: 1537416243
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: September 19th, 2016
Pages: 244
Language: English
Series: Slangman Guides