From the Publisher
Have Fun: Learn to Speak and Understand American English, or What You Don’t Know Might Hurt You. A Book of Helpful Tips by Milena Kunin Portney has been designed for learners of English as a Second Language (ESL) who live in the United States. It covers a number of grammatical, lexical, and stylistic issues that (with some tutoring) will enable one to function on an acceptable level in the new environment without spending too much time in a classroom.
The target students must have been already exposed to American English in their everyday lives and possibly attended some ESL or Basic Literacy classes, but still find it difficult to speak and understand English. In spite of the wide range of educational backgrounds as well as language exposure, they have been observed to share similar gaps in their knowledge of English, which inevitably hinder further language acquisition.