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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.
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