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

Getting around in American
and British English

Birthday Greetings
MED Magazine celebrates
its first birthday

What we talk about
when we talk about

Focus on Language

Text types

Narratives and descriptions
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New word of the month
Festive food and drink

Top Tips for the CD-ROMs
Vocabulary building with
word families


In this Issue

Welcome to the 14th issue of MED Magazine, the free webzine of the Macmillan English Dictionaries resource site!

One of the activities that is commonly associated with the festive season is eating. In the New Word column this month we take a look at food and drink alternatives for Christmas.

The second article in the newly launched series on metaphor explores the metaphors that we use when we talk about money.

This month we continue the series of articles on the differences between American and British English vocabulary. In the feature article you can read about the differences between vocabulary related to transport.

The Language Study section in this issue takes a look at two common text types: narratives and descriptions. You can read about the main characteristics of these text types, and also find some useful activities that you can do with your students.

A wide vocabulary is an essential part of successful writing. The top tips this month give you ideas on how you can build your students' vocabulary of adjectives with the help of the Macmillan Essential Dictionary CD-ROM.

If you are interested in a particular topic, article or author, you can browse the content of all the back issues of MED Magazine on the index page, which is updated every month.

MED Magazine was 1 year old in October 2003. You can read a selection of birthday greetings we have received from readers all over the world in this issue.

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