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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


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 take a look at how numbers are said and written in English. You can read this article in British or American English.