Adults travelling in the United States on business, for pleasure, or for study often need help with the language of 'survival'. This text for intermediate students presents the American English needed for dealing with real-life situations, such as arriving in the United States, communicating by phone and mail, getting around, handling money, finding somewhere to stay, getting something to eat. It also covers entertainment and hospitality, and what to do if you get sick. How to Survive in the USA offers a wealth of practical information about living in the United States. Each unit starts with informative reading material and then provides language practice exercises. Short recorded conversations in each unit help students understand a wide variety of American accents. Throughout the book the emphasis is on understanding authentic language and communicating clearly in American English. How to Survive in the USA consists of a Students Book and a cassette. Students in class will be able to participate in pair and group work activities, but the book may also be used for self-study.