News items and word games update!

03-Sep-2008
MEC Senior Editor Jeremy Smith writes:

Japanese village leads the world with recycling scheme

This week’s news item, adapted for MEC from a news article originally published in the Guardian Weekly, is about a Japanese village where household waste is separated into 34 categories before being taken to a recycling centre.

Go to the News Items section on your Work Area screen to find out how this recycling scheme works and how it is affecting the villagers’ lives.

September word games

This month’s Witch’s Pot topics are ‘words or expressions about computers and the internet’ (Easy), ‘words you can use in different situations instead of see’ (Average) and ‘words or expressions meaning changed in quality or quantity’ (Difficult).

The Swamp Disaster topics are ‘words to describe things’ (Easy), ‘family members’ (Average) and ‘things people do’ (Difficult).

The Wordsearch topics are ‘adjectives describing people’s appearance’ (Easy), ‘words relating to food’ (Average) and ‘adjectives describing character’ (Difficult).

There are new Crosswords and Bridge Builders at all levels too.

Visit the Word Games area to find them all.

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