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Letters to the Editor
Write to Us
Spread the Word
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Football games

World Cup competition
Enter our football competition
to win an iPod!


Language interference
Halo Bos!
English borrowings in Indonesian

British and American
Where does the English
language come from?

New word of the month
A new word is born:
How do new words
make it into dictionaries?

MED Web Watch NEW!
Dictionaroake –
the singing dictionary

World Cup competition

Win an iPod Nano in the MED Magazine World Cup competition!

To get you into the World Cup spirit and to test your knowledge of football and football words and phrases in English, a competition was launched in the April 2006 issue.

You can find the first of three competition question in the April issue, and the second one in this current edition. The remaining question will be published in early June. When you know the answers to all three questions, you will be able to enter the competition in the June issue of MED Magazine.

To read the second question in our competition, you'll only need to download this pdf. And if you'd like to see the answers to the football activities, download this pdf.

The winner will be sent a 1GB iPod Nano with special Macmillan English Dictionary engraving.

Competition rules
The following rules apply to this competition.

1. The closing date for the draw is Monday 10th July 2006 at 12 noon GMT.
2. The winner will be announced in the August 2006 issue of MED Magazine.
3. The competition is open to entrants worldwide, excepting employees of Macmillan Publishers Limited, its subsidiary companies and their families.
4. Only one entry per person will be valid.
5. In the event of a dispute, the decision of Macmillan Publishers Limited is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
6. Macmillan Publishers Limited reserve the right to change the prize to one of equal value.