The British Council has released a free sports-themed, hidden object and word game app for the iPad. In LearnEnglish Sports World, players have to find the hidden sports objects and earn medals while learning about sporting events – just in time for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The game features 290 sports objects, categorised in 36 Olympic and Paralympic sports events, hidden in a beautifully illustrated sports scene. LearnEnglish Sports World has a unique twist – in addition to finding objects, players need to recognise and correctly spell the hidden sports objects to earn medals. Clues are available to help users identify and learn about various sporting events, and detailed information about the events is provided in the app.
LearnEnglish Sports World is aimed at English learners, as well as sports and casual game fans.
The app is available for download in the iTunes App Store (http://itunes.apple.com/app/learnenglish-sports-world/id536158063).
A great way to prepare for watching a spectacular summer of sport. Learners of English will find the audio pronunciations and translations particularly helpful.
• iPhone English: Sports World (London School of English)