FROM THE EDITOR
In this Issue
Contributors
Letters to the Editor
Write to Us
Spread the Word
Back Issues
Index

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

Birthday Greetings
MED Magazine celebrates
its first birthday

COLUMNS
Metaphor
What we talk about
when we talk about
love

Focus on Language
Study:

Introduction
Register

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

onestopenglish.com

 

Focus on Language Study

The Language Study pages in the Macmillan Essential Dictionary have been designed to help you to improve your knowledge and use of the English language. They contain information on how words are formed (Word formation) and how new meanings develop (Metaphor), how words relate to each other (Collocation, Register, Text types) and how they are pronounced (Pronunciation).

Increasing your vocabulary is an essential part of learning a foreign language – and remembering new words and phrases is often the hardest part. We have included a separate section (Topic vocabulary) that brings together words and phrases that will help you to talk and write about key topic areas.

Throughout this section there is advice on how to improve your learning strategies, activities to practise these strategies, and exercises to test what you have learnt. We hope that you will find these pages informative, useful – and, above all, enjoyable.

This month we look at the topic of register. You can read this article in British or American English.