World Scrabble Championship – level 2
Scrabble enthusiasts from 30 countries competed at the World Scrabble Championship in Lille, France. People said that the final between two Brits was nail-biting.
There were many high-scoring words, but two of them really stood out. “Braconid” scored the player 176 points, and this word means a small parasitic wasp.
The winner said that it was absolutely amazing to be the World Scrabble Champion of 2016. He also won 7,000 euros. He celebrated by going out, buying a bottle of champagne, and deciding not to play Scrabble again for the rest of the year.
Difficult words: enthusiast (a person who is really interested in an activity), compete (do your best and try to win), nail-biting (making you very nervous).
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