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

Cutting a long word short —
Creating new words in English

Language Interference
False Friends between
French and English
Parlez-vous Franglais?

Focus on Language

Academic Writing:
Writing an Essay —
Editing your writing

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New word of the month
Read about new idiomatic phrases

Top Tips for the CD-ROMs
Using SoundSearch for
intensive listening practice


In this Issue

Welcome to the July issue of the MED Magazine, the monthly webzine of the Macmillan English Dictionaries resource site!

In this month's feature article, we take a look at word formation in English. The article describes how new words are created either by adding or taking away from already existing ones.

The new word column departs from single words and looks at new idiomatic expressions explaining both their meanings and background.

False friends between French and English are the focus of the Language Interference series. The article explores the mutual borrowing of words between the two languages and highlights the areas that are especially troublesome for the language learner.

In the Language Awareness column, we complete the Academic English series with advice on the final stages of essay writing: editing and seeking feedback.

The top tips show how you can combine the SoundSearch function of the Macmillan English Dictionary with intensive listening activities.

In this issue we introduce a new feature to the magazine. At the request of some of our readers we are now providing printer-friendly versions for a selection of articles. Look out for this icon:

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