Rules, Britannia: an insider’s guide to life in the United Kingdom

Author: Toni Summers Hargis

Language: English

Summary:  How do you respond to a dinner invitation that says “Eight for eight thirty”? What might induce you to get off a London train at a place called Mud Chute? When is it okay to drive over a sleeping policeman? And why do teh Brits keep saying “Who’s she, the cat’s mother”? Rules, Britannia is an invaluable resource for Americans who want to make a smooth transition when visiting or relocating to the UK. This entertaining and practical insider’s guide contains scores of established do’s and dont’s that only a Brit would know. Most of us know that an elevator is called a “lifet,” a toilet is a “loo,” and the trunk of your car is the “boot,” but who would have a clue about a “sprog” or a “gobsmacked berk”? These phrases are part of daily conservation in the UK, and leave many visiting Americans as baffled as if they listening to a foreign language. Covering such essential topics as vocabulary, house- or “flat”-hunting, business culture, child rearing, and even relationship etiquette, Rules, Britannia will ease the anxiety that comes with a transatlantic move or extended visit, and is sure to make any old Yank feel like a regular Joe Bloggs. Soruce: amazon.com

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The Stress-free guide to studying in the States – A step by step plan for international students

Author: Toni Summers Hargis

Language: English

Summary: In today’s global world, many students attend universities outside the country, culture and education system in which they were born or grew up. For an increasing number, the USA will be their aim, but few will have an understanding of the US education system, the best universities for their field of study, or the application requirements for international students. Where do you start? With this book. For the first time crucial information is in one place, answering all your questions on US universities – applications, academics, visa requirements, arrival on campus and beyond.

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