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Language Interference
False Friends between
German and English
How to avoid the traps
of deceptive similarities

Focus on Language
Awareness

Introduction
Academic Writing:
Writing an Essay —
Structure and Vocabulary

UK version  US version

New word of the month
New words caught in
the web of politics

Top Tips for the CD-ROMs
Using the CD-ROM as a
thesaurus with SmartSearch

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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.

In part three of the series on Academic Writing you can read about structuring an essay, linking parts of an essay together and academic vocabulary. The article is in British and American English.