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

Word Sketches -
the Modern Lexicographer's Tool
Learn how they were created and used for the Macmillan English Dictionary

Language Interference
Watt is a homonym?

Find out by reading about troublesome words

Focus on Language

Business English: Letters
UK version  US version

New word of the month
Emotional repair through

Top Tips for the CD-ROM
Use SoundSearch to explore pronunciation and spelling 
UK version  US version


In this Issue

Welcome to the MED Magazine, the monthly webzine of the Macmillan English Dictionary resource site! In this magazine we cover a wide range of topics related to the English language and the teaching of English as a foreign language.

In the feature article this month you can learn about a state-of-the art lexicographic tool that was used by editors writing the Macmillan English Dictionary.

Our regular column about the MED CD-ROM in this issue offers you tips on how you can integrate SoundSearch activities into your teaching.

This month’s article in the Language Interference series explores homonymy in the English language and across languages.

Communicating in a business context is the focus of the Language Awareness column in the next three issues of the magazine. This month we look at the features of a business letter. 

And finally, don’t forget to look up the new word of this month. 

We welcome your suggestions and comments. If you would like to contact us, please fill in this form and send it to us. 

Kati Sule