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

Languages at War
Find out how loan words are
changed in times of conflict

Language Interference
Three words to watch out for:
actual, eventual and important

Focus on Language

Academic Writing:
Writing an Essay — Finding and referencing sources

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New word of the month
Food for thought

Read about new words
based on food

Top Tips for the CD-ROMs
Using SmartSearch for correcting learner errors


In this Issue

Welcome to the May issue of the MED Magazine, the monthly webzine of the Macmillan English Dictionaries resource site!

This month in the Language Interference series we take a look at three words - actual, eventual and interesting - and discuss why these words can be particularly difficult for learners.

You will find plenty of food for thought in the new word column. In this month's issue the focus is on neologisms that are based on food words.

The feature article combines the themes of loan words and food and investigates how language borrowings are affected in times of conflict.

In the Academic English series we give students advice on how they can gather and evaluate sources, and how they can avoid plagiarism by using different methods of referencing.

Our regular column about the Macmillan English Dictionary CD-ROM this month gives you tips on how you can create activities to help students with words they often confuse.

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Kati Sule