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

A Tough Nut to Crack
Figures of speech and
the language learner

Birthday Greetings
MED Magazine celebrates
its first birthday

What we talk about
when we talk about

Focus on Language


Saying the right thing
at the right time
UK version  US version

New word of the month
New ways of
expressing age

Top Tips for the CD-ROMs
Using SmartSearch to examine register and domain


In this Issue

Welcome to the 13th issue of MED Magazine, the free webzine of the Macmillan English Dictionaries resource site!

Last month the webzine celebrated its first birthday and readers from all over the world have contacted us to wish MED Magazine a happy birthday. You can read a selection of these greetings in this issue.

We introduce two new features in the first issue of the second year of MED Magazine. The new index page lists all the articles that have been published in the magazine in the last year and will help you to find the specific topics, articles and authors you are interested in.

The second new feature is a brand-new series on metaphor. The first article explores the metaphors we use when we talk about love.

The feature article this month looks at metaphor and figures of speech from a different angle and discusses the difficulties language learners face in understanding and using figures of speech.

Age is the topic of the new word column in this issue. The article looks at new words that have emerged as a result of lifestyle changes.

This month sees the extension of the Language Awareness series to Language Study. In this issue we take a look at register and what help is given in the Macmillan Essential Dictionary about register.

If you would like to explore the topic of register and domain further with
your students, you will find some useful advice in the Top Tips of this
month on how the CD-ROM can help you create activities.

We are always interested to hear your comments and suggestions. You can contact us by filling in and emailing this form. Click here to see what our readers have said about MED Magazine.

Kati Sule