ESL Mania's favorite books for studying idioms & everyday expressions
Speak English Like an American: This popular book & audio CD teaches over 300 of today's most important idioms and expressions. The book tells the story of a typical American family going about its business. With illustrations, lots of examples, and exercises. There is an all English version available, in addition to versions for native speakers of Chinese, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Click here to find out more about this book & CD. Click here to view sample chapters
Speak Business English Like an American: No matter where you work, the idioms and expressions in this new book will come in very handy. This book & audio CD teaches over 350 of today's most important idioms and expressions related to jobs and the workplace. The book features 30 conversations on everyday business situations like how to run a meeting and how to discuss a difficult decision. With illustrations, lots of examples, and exercises. Click here to find out more about this book & CD. Click here to view sample chapters
Speak English Around Town: Through lively and realistic dialogues, Speak English Around Town teaches the expressions you need for everyday life. You’ll use these expressions when shopping, dining out, socializing with American friends, traveling around the USA, and during dozens of other daily activities. Click here to find out more about this book & CD. Click here to view sample chapters
Say it Better in English: This book teaches over 300 English expressions through lively cartoons and lots of real-life examples. Expressions in this book include: What’s this for?, I’ll double-check, within the hour, play it by ear — plus hundreds more. Cartoons show you how each expression is used in real-life situations. That’s what makes them so easy to learn. The cartoon method has helped thousands of people. It can help you too! Click here to find out more about this book. Click here to view sample pages
Common American Phrases in Everyday Contexts:
This reference book features over 2,000 entries on today's most common American English expressions.
The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms:
We think this is the most handy Dictionary of American idioms. Includes clear definitions with plenty of sentence examples.