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  • New pragmatics lesson plan: saying you are sure or unsure

    Posted by on July 23, 2014

    Have you seen our latest lesson plan by author Jonathan Marks? This new resource is part of the ‘expressing yourself’ series and helps learners review and consolidate ways of saying you are sure or not sure. What’s included? Worksheets for students, tips for teachers, as well as an answer key and suggested follow-up activities. All […]

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  • Do you know the lingo?

    Posted by on June 18, 2014

    Say you’re watching a football match with your friends or you’re thinking of joining a sports club – and the chosen language to communicate in is English. But what if you don’t know all the sports lingo that will be used when watching or playing a game? Macmillan Dictionary has made a selection of commonly […]

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  • New pragmatics lesson plan: giving your opinion

    Posted by on June 11, 2014

    Have you seen our latest lesson plan by author Jonathan Marks? This new resource is part of the ‘expressing yourself’ series and helps learners review and consolidate ways of giving your opinion. What’s included? Worksheets for students, tips for teachers, as well as an answer key and suggested follow-up activities. All pragmatics lesson plans – including […]

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  • Life skills tip of the week: giving your opinion

    Posted by on June 04, 2014

    Learning about pragmatics and how to express yourself successfully is a useful life skill, said Michael Rundell in January when he introduced the new pragmatics series on Macmillan Dictionary. The series is part of the Macmillan Life Skills campaign, offering free resources for English language students and teachers each month. As part of the series, we’ll bring more useful content and […]

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  • New pragmatics lesson plan: agreeing/disagreeing

    Posted by on May 27, 2014

    Have you seen our latest lesson plan by author Jonathan Marks? This new resource is part of the ‘expressing yourself’ series and helps learners review and consolidate ways of expressing agreement or disagreement. What’s included? Worksheets for students, tips for teachers, as well as an answer key and suggested follow-up activities. All pragmatics lesson plans – […]

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  • Life skills tip of the week: ways of expressing agreement or disagreement

    Posted by on May 06, 2014

    Learning about pragmatics and how to express yourself successfully is a useful life skill, said Michael Rundell in January when he introduced the new pragmatics series on Macmillan Dictionary. The series is part of the Macmillan Life Skills campaign, offering free resources for English language students and teachers each month. As part of the series, we’ll bring more useful content and […]

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  • Are you having hot cross buns today?

    Posted by on April 18, 2014

    Today’s Good Friday, the Friday before Easter, a Christian feast that many people from different cultures around the world celebrate every year. Easter marks the end of Lent, and for many it means spending time with family, going away on holiday, decorating eggs and eating traditional Easter dishes. Eggs are a symbol of re-birth and […]

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  • Life skills tip of the week: ways of apologizing

    Posted by on April 08, 2014

    Learning about pragmatics and how to express yourself successfully is a useful life skill, said Michael Rundell in January when he introduced the new pragmatics series on Macmillan Dictionary. The series is part of the Macmillan Life Skills campaign, offering free resources for English language students and teachers each month. As part of the series, we’ll bring more useful content and […]

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  • It’s our birthday!

    Posted by on April 01, 2014

    Three hoorays for Macmillan Dictionary! Or five, to be precise, since this month marks the day five years ago when we launched the online version of Macmillan Dictionary. A lot has happened since then. The Open Dictionary and BuzzWords sections have become much loved features of the site and with the launch of the Love […]

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  • Join our webinar this afternoon!

    Posted by on March 19, 2014

    This afternoon our Editor-in-Chief, Michael Rundell, will run a free webinar about the importance of ‘Search’ and the role online dictionaries play in language learning. He’ll talk about how corpus linguistics has transformed our understanding of how language works: the focus of our dictionaries is not just the individual word but the way words come together […]

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