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  • Language tip of the week: approve

    Posted by on May 29, 2014

    In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. These tips are usually based on areas of English which learners find difficult, e.g. spelling, grammar, collocation, synonyms, etc. This week’s language tip helps with the verb approve: When approve means ‘to have a positive feeling towards something […]

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  • Language tip of the week: accept vs agree

    Posted by on February 06, 2014

    In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. These tips are usually based on areas of English which learners find difficult, e.g. spelling, grammar, collocation, synonyms, etc. This week’s language tip helps with the verbs accept and agree: Don’t confuse agree and accept. When you want […]

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  • Language and words in the news – 31st January, 2014

    Posted by on January 31, 2014

    This post contains a selection of links related to language and words in the news. These can be items from the latest news, blog posts or interesting websites related to global English, language change, education in general, and language learning and teaching in particular. Feel free to contact us if you would like to submit […]

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  • Language tip of the week: hungry

    Posted by on January 30, 2014

    In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. These tips are usually based on areas of English which learners find difficult, e.g. spelling, grammar, collocation, synonyms, etc. This week’s language tip helps with other ways of saying hungry: peckish quite hungry: used especially to talk about […]

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  • Language tip of the week: responsible

    Posted by on January 23, 2014

    In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. These tips are usually based on areas of English which learners find difficult, e.g. spelling, grammar, collocation, synonyms, etc. This week’s language tip helps with the adjective responsible: Don’t use the preposition of after the adjective responsible. Use […]

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  • Language tip of the week: research

    Posted by on January 16, 2014

    In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. These tips are usually based on areas of English which learners find difficult, e.g. spelling, grammar, collocation, synonyms, etc. This week’s language tip helps with the noun research: Research is an uncountable noun, and so: ▪  it is […]

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  • Language and words in the news – 11th January, 2014

    Posted by on January 11, 2014

    This post contains a selection of links related to language and words in the news. These can be items from the latest news, blog posts or interesting websites related to global English, language change, education in general, and language learning and teaching in particular. Feel free to contact us if you would like to submit […]

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  • Language tip of the week: more

    Posted by on January 09, 2014

    Happy New Year! Our regular weekly post with language tips returns, bringing more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. These tips are usually based on areas of English which learners find difficult, e.g. spelling, grammar, collocation, synonyms, etc. This week’s language tip helps with the word more: The expression more and […]

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  • 10 most popular blog posts in 2013

    Posted by on January 08, 2014

    It’s an annual tradition here on this blog to take a look back at the archive of the previous year and share with you the 10 most popular blog posts. 2013 was another busy year for Macmillan Dictionary Blog with several series running, from Stories behind Words, through language tips, to word roots and routes. […]

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  • Language tip of the week: Christmas words – part 1

    Posted by on December 19, 2013

    In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. These tips are usually based on areas of English which learners find difficult, e.g. spelling, grammar, collocation, synonyms, etc. This week, we look at some Christmas vocabulary. The word Christmas refers both to 25 December, celebrated by Christians […]

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