Wordshake

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Submitted by tugi on Sat, 06/08/2022 - 20:43

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Hello, I'm so sad!! From two days when I open the page all the screen stays pink without the game pattern. What can I do?!? Thank you

Hello tugi,

Yes, there does seem to be some kind of technical problem here.

Thanks very much for letting us know. I will pass this along to our technical team right away. We'll get it fixed as soon as we can.

In the meantime, the game seems to be working on LearnEnglish Teens -- you can play it there for now if you'd like.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by richiemalone on Tue, 26/04/2022 - 18:00

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Good game – but SO slow to register when you type a letter in, which makes it extremely frustrating. Also it rejects several words which will be found in any dictionary

Submitted by gioturrini5 on Tue, 15/02/2022 - 09:54

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Hallo and I do thank you for your resources, which I regularly use with my students.
Trying Wordshake this morning, my students and I would like to suggest to highlight the words which have already been used.
Thank you very much.
Giovanna Turrini and junior class secondary school, Turini

Hello gioturrini5,

Thank you for letting us know and for your suggestion!

I will make a note of this and I imagine we'll implement it if possible, though I'm afraid it will take some time if so.

By the way, I just wanted to mention that you might find our sister website LearnEnglish Teens useful as well.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by msdebrahayes on Mon, 04/01/2021 - 04:46

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The game doesn't work. It doesn't allow me to use the keyboard on my computer. Any suggestions? Thank you.

Hi msdebrahayes,

Thanks for your message. Sorry, but the game only works by clicking on the letters on the screen. It doesn't allow keyboard input, but we'll keep this in mind for future versions.

Best wishes,

Jonathan

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by mr.yashar on Sat, 19/12/2020 - 12:01

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when i want play it it just write loading.i wait about5 miniuts but it doest open.

Submitted by Elli Rege on Thu, 17/12/2020 - 14:47

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Hello I am trying to play the workspace game online with some of my students on microsoft teams. When I share my screen they can see the blue workspace picture with the green "play" button. But the moment that I click on the button and the full-screen mode begins my students can't see it anymore. Do you have any idea what I can do? I would love to play it in my remote classes.... Best regards Elli
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Submitted by Kirk on Fri, 18/12/2020 - 14:05

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Hello Elli,

I'm afraid I don't know, but I'll look into this. Though I'm afraid I won't be able to do that until sometime in January. Sorry!

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by giulicosta03 on Tue, 24/11/2020 - 16:48

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Hello, it doesn't work for me

Hello giulicosta03,

The game is working for me on my computer. I'd suggest you try updating your browser, or perhaps even a different browser or different device if possible.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by msdebrahayes on Wed, 11/11/2020 - 04:13

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why am I unable to play the wordshake game? Thank you.

Hello msdebrahayes,

The game appears to be working correctly on the page so I think there must be a compatibility issue.

This could be related to the hardware you are using. Some devices, such as mobile devices, cannot play certain interactive context so you might try using a different device to see if that helps.

It could also be related to your software. Check that your security settings are not blocking certain types of media.

 

I hope those suggestions are helpful.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Annet on Mon, 21/09/2020 - 21:30

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My highest score was 134. The game didn't accept the word 'vegetables' . Did I write it wrong?

Hi Annet,

Oh, that's strange! The word should be fine. Do you remember the spelling you used? One thing that might cause an error is that you need to use each letter once only. So, for example, you need three different letter 'e's for vegetables. The game won't accept it if you have only one 'e' in your letters, because you can't reuse it.

Best wishes,

Jonathan

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by ASETOLL on Fri, 18/09/2020 - 18:50

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did 105 it was easy

Submitted by waiting4sherlocks5 on Tue, 02/06/2020 - 16:30

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My highest score is 84

Submitted by richvicky on Wed, 27/05/2020 - 14:39

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Why don't it take "question". Presently my highest score is 94

Submitted by Musician on Sat, 07/12/2019 - 19:07

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I like very much this game. But I cannot understand why doesn't it accept "sunshine".

Hello Musician

Sorry about that, it should! The game checks the words you enter against a list. I suspect that the list lacks the word 'sunshine', even though it is indeed a word. I'll make a note of this for the next time we're able to edit it. It will probably be some time before we do this, but for now please know that it should work there.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by icy on Fri, 29/03/2019 - 02:25

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Hi, sometimes i play wordshake but i can't use keyboard, i have to use mouse to make a word. Can anybody help me to fix this?
Hi icy, I'm sorry to hear you're having some problems. It sounds like a local issue, however, related to the settings on your device rather than the game itself. Perhaps check what other applications you have open when playing, as perhaps one of them is interfering with the functioning of the keyboard. Peter The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by virginiawoolf on Thu, 27/12/2018 - 15:00

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Hello everybody the game is not working. Do you know why? Thank you.

Hi virginiawoolf,

Thanks for telling us about his and I'm sorry for the inconvenience. I'll tell our technical team, but in the meantime please try the game at LearnEnglish Teens, where it seems to be working.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks a lot, it's working on Learn English Teens.

Submitted by thatnic on Fri, 14/09/2018 - 00:29

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259 and going up! My aim is to get to 300!

Submitted by thatnic on Sat, 04/08/2018 - 00:48

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With 256 points, have beaten my previous record of 235! Pity about not being to include words with more than 7 letters though.
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Submitted by ariina on Wed, 06/06/2018 - 09:12

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Be honest! it's impossible.

Submitted by mam.33 on Sun, 25/03/2018 - 17:08

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Where’s the rules of the game? I cannt find it

Hello mam.33,

To see the instructions for this game you need to click on 'Read me' on the game's starting screen.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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Submitted by Kumako on Tue, 13/03/2018 - 20:22

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Pardon me, but I've a question.. Why I received comments don't arrived for me?

Hello Kumako,

I'm not quite sure what you mean here. Are you asking about replies to comments you make on the pages, such as this one? We do not reply to all comment but we try to answer all questions we are asked, even if it sometimes takes a little time. Is there a particular comment you have posted which has not received a reply?

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by thatnic on Fri, 16/02/2018 - 11:44

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Dear Peter, Thanks for your reply. I hope you do redesign it in order not to have a limit of words, because when you do manage to make a longer word and feel very pleased about it, only then to have it rejected, it is very frustrating. Yesterday I got a score of 205 and I think my highest score has been 235, but it could be even higher if longer words which should obtain higher scores are not rejected. Best regards, Nicola

Submitted by thatnic on Thu, 15/02/2018 - 22:43

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I'm addicted to this game, but frustrated that words with 8 letters or more are not accepted, eg soldiers amongst many others. Why?

Hello thatnic,

I'm afraid that's just how the game was designed. It's really a question of how many words to include in the database and a cut off had to be made somewhere. The decision was at 7 letters. Perhaps if we redesign the game at some point in the future we will increase this.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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Submitted by Dark_diplomat on Wed, 10/01/2018 - 18:09

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Thanks for this game! I am really interesting in it)
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Submitted by with jesus name on Tue, 09/01/2018 - 03:39

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game is not available in my pc ...why?

Hello with jesus name,

I'm afraid I can't say why this is. The game is working correctly on our page so the problem must be a local one. This could be related to the hardware you have (the device). For example, some mobile devices cannot play certain media, including flash. Try using a different device (a laptop or desktop computer) to access the page to see if this solves the problem.

A second possible cause of the problem is software. It may be that your operating system or the browser you are using has settings which block certain content. You will need to check this on your computer.

Thirdly, you might check your security settings. It may be that these are blocking certain content.

If none of these work then the problem may be related to the country in which you live. Different countries regulate internet access in different ways and certain sites or certain content may not be accessible. Obviously, this is not something we have any influence over.

 

Best wishes and good luck,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team