News items and word games update!


MEC Senior Editor, Jeremy Smith, writes:

News items

This week’s news item, adapted for MEC from a news article originally published in the Guardian Weekly, is about the overpopulation of elephants in .


Go to the Headline News section on your Work Area screen to find out why there are too many elephants and the possible solutions to the problem.

You could also direct your students to the following websites of organizations mentioned in the news item:

Kruger National Park 

Welgevonden Game Reserve 

Please also check out the news item for 1 January on the crisis in Darfur.

January word games

This month’s Witch’s Pot topics are ‘words relating to the classroom’ (Easy), ‘types of scenery’ (Average) and ‘adjectives describing scenery ‘(Difficult).

The Swamp Disaster topics are ‘describing children'(Easy), ‘clothing’ (Average) and ‘words that follow “make”‘ (Difficult).

The Wordsearch topics are ‘things in the kitchen’ (Easy), ‘animals’ (Average) and ‘adjectives describing furniture’ (Difficult).

As usual, there are new Crosswords and Bridge Builders at all levels too.

Visit the Word Games area to find them all.

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