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In this Issue
Welcome to the January issue of the MED Magazine, the
monthly webzine of the Macmillan English Dictionary resource
In this issue we continue the series on how you can use
the Macmillan English Dictionary CD-ROM in your teaching. This
month the tips tell you how you
can find homophones with the SoundSearch tool of the CD, and they also
you ideas for spelling activities with homophones.
The article on Language
Interference in this issue takes a closer look at False Friends across
regional and international varieties of English, and discusses the challenges
lexicographers face when describing the language to native speakers and
The final part of the Language
Awareness series looking at communication in a business context describes
the characteristics of e-mails
and provides some helpful phrases often used in e-mail correspondence.
The article on the new
word of the month also deals with electronic mail. Find out what mailbomb,
virus, worm and Trojan horse all have in common.
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