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

A wish beyond words
Richard Cauldwell calls for
a novel way of teaching
listening skills

Language Interference
Borrowings and
false friends between
Russian and English

Focus on Language

Writing and pronouncing
UK version  US version

New word of the month
New words in sport

Top Tips for the CD-ROM
MED CD and functional


In this Issue

Welcome to the July 2004 issue of MED Magazine, the webzine of the Macmillan English Dictionaries resource site!

The summer months have seen plenty of action in the sporting world with Euro 2004 and the Wimbledon Championships being only two examples. In the new word column this month you can learn about neologisms created in the world of sport.

In the Language Awareness series we take a look at numbers. In this article you can find out how numbers are spelled and spoken in English, and what the main differences are in writing and pronouncing numbers in British and American English.

In the feature article Richard Cauldwell, author of the award-winning electronic publication Streaming Speech, explores how dictionaries could help develop advanced students' listening skills.

This month we return to the popular series on Language Interference with an article about words borrowed between Russian and English. This article also includes a list of the most common false friends between the two languages.

Functional language is the topic of the top tips column. Read this article to find out how you can search for examples of functional language on the Macmillan English Dictionary CD-ROM. You'll also find some helpful tips about creating activities for teaching and practising functional language.

If you would like to browse the back issues of MED Magazine, visit the index page. The covers of the back issues can be found on this page.

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Kati Sule