The picture above indicates that K (that’s me) beat D. by 75 points! A sampling of the words include, 3 animals, a slang word for cigarette, 1 insect, a word that has to do with electricity, 1 body part, a word that relates to a strict religious dietary requirement, a word that is synonymous with face and 2 words that describe a type of plant. Can you find them?
The game of Scrabble was developed more than three-quarters of a century ago and is now available in 121 countries and 29 languages. It is a fun word game and can be very useful for improving your second language vocabulary. Scrabble is a cross-word style game that allows players to win points depending on the complexity of the word, value of the tiles used in making the word and its placement on the board.
Along with a complete list of Scrabble merchandise, the Scrabble website offers a “Word of the Day” as a fun feature to grow your vocabulary. This next site is also called Scrabble Cheat, because it would be cheating to use it during a game. However, it could be a great way to learn odd little words with letter combinations that might otherwise leave you stumped. In between games, you can enter any combination of letters and let the database do the work to make a list of all possible words that could be made from those letters. The official rules of the game can be found by clicking this link.
If you don’t have time to play an entire game or can’t find anyone to play with, you can go onto the Scrabble website and just practice making words out of the jumble of tiles you are given.
Scrabble is a terrific word game that is sure to help improve your vocabulary. Second language learners should take advantage of this free & fun resource.