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COLUMNS
Language Interference
Making friends with Polish
True friends, false friends, unreliable friends and
friends in disguise

Focus on Language
Study:

Introduction
Word formation
Compounds and acronyms
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New words of the year
A review of 2004
in twelve words

Top Tips for Business English
Teaching presentation skills:
Presentation Essentials 2
Activities  Teacher's notes

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Focus on Language Study

The Language Study pages in the Macmillan Essential Dictionary have been designed to help you to improve your knowledge and use of the English language. They contain information on how words are formed (Word formation) and how new meanings develop (Metaphor), how words relate to each other (Collocation, Register, Text types) and how they are pronounced (Pronunciation).

Increasing your vocabulary is an essential part of learning a foreign language — and remembering new words and phrases is often the hardest part. We have included a separate section (Topic vocabulary) that brings together words and phrases that will help you to talk and write about key topic areas.

Throughout this section there is advice on how to improve your learning strategies, activities to practise these strategies, and exercises to test what you have learnt. We hope that you will find these pages informative, useful — and, above all, enjoyable.

This month we look at word formation and more specifically compounds and other ways of forming new words in English.
You can read this article in British or American English.