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Welcome to the February 2005 issue of MED Magazine, the monthly webzine of the Macmillan English Dictionaries resource site!
February 14th, or Valentine's Day, will be a busy day
this year not only for shops selling flowers, cards or chocolates, but
for mobile networks too. For the last couple of years traditional greeting
cards are increasingly being replaced by text messages. In our regular
column about new words in this issue,
we explore the language of text messaging.
The feature article discusses an area of language often neglected in vocabulary teaching: word elements. Author Michael Vaughan-Rees explains what these are, and why it is important for students to learn about them.
In this issue we conclude the short series on teaching
essential Business English language and skills. In this final article
you can find some useful tips
for teaching socializing skills, and a set of activities
with teacher's notes