This collection of 42 short English lessons focuses on specific American idioms and common phrases. The thematic chapters are organized into seven categories: Let's Get Started, Fun with Food, Body Language, Animal Wisdom, Colorful Language, How's the Weather, and Where Are You. Each concise self-contained chapter explores a single American idiom with clear definitions, sample sentences, short readings, comprehension checks, vocabulary lists, writing activities, and conversation questions. The comfortable pace, unit quizzes (with answer keys) and an index of American idioms and expressions also makes this book comfortable for both English/ESL classroom use and self-study. Written for community college, high school, and adult English language learners, this ESL textbook improves the vocabulary and cultural literacy of intermediate English students. Understanding and using these American idioms will help immigrants sound more like their American neighbors. Idiom by idiom, readers will find speaking English less difficult and more fun - even a breeze.