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Language Interference
False Friends and the Varieties of English

Are England and America really divided by the same language?

Focus on Language
Awareness

Introduction
Business English: Writing e-mails
UK version  US version

New word of the month
Mailbomb, virus, worm, Trojan horse, nastygram, mockingbird.
Find out what these words have in common.

Top Tips for the CD-ROM
Use SoundSearch to learn about homophones 

onestopenglish.com

 

Focus on Language Awareness

The Language Awareness pages in the Macmillan English Dictionary are designed to give up-to-date information on topics that are relevant to everyone who has any interest in the way the English language is being used at the beginning of the 21st century. They have all been written by people who are experts in the field they are writing about; indeed, most of the authors have published more detailed work, which you might like to read if you find these pages interesting.

They are intended to give you a deeper understanding of such areas as Spoken Discourse, Metaphor, and Pragmatics, all of which are crucial for users of the English language.

There is a lot of food for thought on these pages, and you may find there is plenty of scope in these topics for classroom activities and discussion.

This month we look at writing e-mails in British and American English.