In this Issue
Letters to the Editor
Write to Us
Spread the Word
Back Issues

Lifting the silverware
An exploration of
English football jargon

World Cup competition
Enter this football competition
to win an iPod!


Language interference
Different families, not distant
cousins: comparing Thai and

British and American
English around the world

New word of the month
A new word is born:
How are new words formed?

MED Web Watch NEW!
World Wide Words

In this Issue

Welcome to the 37th issue of MED Magazine, the webzine of the Macmillan Dictionaries resource site.

Over the next three months we'll be bringing you special World Cup editions complete with a fantastic competition for you to take part in.

To get you ready for kick-off on 9th June, Susan Jellis, author of the feature article, takes a look at words and phrases often heard in football commentary.

Our regular series on new words explores the most common ways in which neologisms are created in English.

The language interference article describes some of the difficulties Thai learners face when learning English as a second language.

In this issue, we also introduce two brand-new series. The first of these brings you interesting information about British and American culture, starting with a snapshot of English around the world.

In the new MED Web Watch feature we'll present you with useful web resources for learning (about) English.

Would you like to see a list of topics covered in MED Magazine in the last three years? Why not visit the Back issues and Index pages for an overview of covers and content.

If you'd like to suggest topics yourself, or just tell us what you think about this webzine, you can contact us by filling in this simple form. You can also read a selection of emails received from readers from all around the world.

Why not spread the word about MED Magazine to your fellow students or colleagues? There is a quick and easy way to do that on this page.

On behalf of the MED Magazine team and contributors, I wish you good luck with the competition and happy browsing this month!

Kati Sule