English, The Aussie Way: A Fun Guide to Australia's Colourful Phrases, Words, and Expressions (Paperback)
Written by a Sydney native, English, The Aussie Way: A Fun Guide to Australia's Colourful Phrases, Words, and Expressions offers an amusing way for English or non-English speakers around the world to learn the colloquial phrases for which Australia is famous.This user-friendly reference provides words/phrases and meanings/synonyms by using an example sentence.Says the author,"For seven years I housed international students who were attending English language schools in Sydney, and I realised that although they had a good grasp of formal grammar, they struggled to understand not only colloquial English, but many of the commonly used phrasal verbs, which could not be found in a standard English/Spanish, French, etc., dictionary. It was then that I decided to start writing some of them down for future reference and it grew from there." Lynne Maree Walsh was born and raised in the northern beaches area of Sydney, Australia. Most of her childhood activities involved water sports such as sailing and surfing. She was a vocational education trainer and part-time ESL teacher at a business college in Sydney. The mother of two sons, she now lives in Denver, Colorado. She next wants to publish her great-grandmother's 1911 travel journal.