By Harry Collis
Юмористические загадки с комическими иллюстрациями помогут студентам, изучающим английский язык, получить новую способность проникновения в суть американского языка и культуры. Каждая загадка сопровождается поясняющим текстом, который помогает понять основные лингвистические и культурные причины забавности шутки.Humorous riddles with comedian illustrations aid ESL scholars achieve new insights into American language and tradition. each one riddle is followed via textual content that is helping scholars clutch and grasp the underlying linguistic and cultural explanation why the funny story is humorous.
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101 American English Riddles: Understanding Language and Culture Through Humor by Harry Collis