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FEATURE
My Life-Long Love of the English
Language Business

Ken Wilson reflects on English
Language Teaching

COLUMNS
Language Interference
English Loan Words in Japanese
Read about the pitfalls of loan words and false friends in Japanese

Focus on Language
Awareness

Introduction
Academic Writing:
Writing an Essay — How to begin

UK version  US version

New word of the month
The Language of the Web

Read about the creation of new
words for the Internet

Top Tips for the CD-ROM
Find out how to practise
spelling with SoundSearch

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Focus on Language Awareness

The Language Awareness pages in the Macmillan English Dictionary are designed to give up-to-date information on topics that are relevant to everyone who has any interest in the way the English language is being used at the beginning of the 21st century. They have all been written by people who are experts in the field they are writing about; indeed, most of the authors have published more detailed work, which you might like to read if you find these pages interesting.

They are intended to give you a deeper understanding of such areas as Spoken Discourse, Metaphor, and Pragmatics, all of which are crucial for users of the English language.

There is a lot of food for thought on these pages, and you may find there is plenty of scope in these topics for classroom activities and discussion.

This month we begin a four-part series on Academic Writing. In this issue we look at what you need to do before you start writing an essay. You can read this article in British and American English.