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

Crib notes, copying
and dictionary use

Lindsay Clandfield explores
the difference between
self-teaching and cheating

What we talk about
when we talk about
honesty and dishonesty

Focus on Language


Less fixed combinations
and functional expressions
UK version  US version

New word of the month
Proper nouns and new words

Top Tips for the CD-ROM
Using MED CD to explore
background information


In this Issue

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

This month the series on metaphor comes to an end. In the final article you can read about language we use when we talk about honesty and dishonesty.

In the feature article teacher and teacher trainer Lindsay Clandfield explores the difference between cheating and self-teaching, and gives practical tips on dealing with cheating in exam situations.

Proper nouns are the topic of the new word column. In this article you can read about proper nouns and common affixes that are used to create new words in English.

In the top tips column you can find out how the CD-ROM can help you find etymological information in the Macmillan English Dictionary. The article also includes some activities for exploring this type of information with students.

The Language Study series returns to the topic of collocation and discusses less fixed word combinations and functional expressions. You can also find a list of useful techniques for learning collocation in this article.

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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