Riddles for the English classroom


I’ve just found these old riddles on my hard drive and thought I’d share them. Oh and Nik Kershaw’s The Riddle is a class eighties tune – especially if played loud!

Click here for the PowerPoint show https://chrisspeck.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/riddles-for-the-english-classroom.ppt

They’ll provide a quick bit of speaking practice for pre-intermediate to intermediate EFL, ESOL or ESL students and you’ll need to have an Interactive whiteboard or a projector to show the PPT show.

Put your students into pairs and ask them to discuss the riddles one by one before you reveal the answers. You might also find that students have their own riddles they would like to share with you and the rest of the class.

I can’t remember where I found all of these, but three of them (numbers 3,7 and 8) come from the amazing and seminal English teaching book ‘Challenge to Think’ by Christine Frank, Mario Rinvolucri and Marge Berer’ first published in 1982.

Here’s the ppt file again https://chrisspeck.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/riddles-for-the-english-classroom.ppt

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