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An English language learning website would not be complete without some word games for visitors to enjoy. The word games available in the Britlish Library are Crossword Puzzles and Wordsearch Puzzles. The interactive games can be played on any device and will help you to improve your vocabulary. They can also be good brain-training exercises and are an entertaining way of passing the time. You will find these games useful if you are a student, someone who enjoys word games, a homeschooler, or anyone else who wants a fun way to pass the time.

Word Search

Word games like Word Search puzzles are an enjoyable to keep your mind sharp while developing your vocabulary skills. These interactive Word Search puzzles can be played on any device and will help you to improve your vocabulary. The more Word Searches you complete, the more your vocabulary will grow. For those of advancing years, like myself, they are also good brain-training exercises as well as being entertaining ways to pass the time. These Word Search puzzles are suitable for students, for those who enjoy word games, for homeschoolers, and for everyone else who has a few minutes to spare in the day.


Did you know that there are over 600,000 words in English? That's a lot of words, and far more than any human being could ever manage to learn. Even Shakespeare only used around 55,000 different words in all of his works. Mind you, he did actually invent quite a few of them. To get a good mastery of English, you do need to expand your vocabulary as much as possible. The more words you know, the better your English will be. The Activities here will help you to quickly develop your vocabulary.

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This Word Search puzzle is based on some of the vocabulary from the poem The Pig by Roald Dahl which you can find in an English lesson in the Britlish Library. There are 18 words in the puzzle for you to find: bash, butcher, chitterlings, chop, grisly, hunch, juicy, massive, pigswill, pork, remorse, roast, sausage, slice, sum, tender, tremendous, and wondrous.

The Pig Course

bash - noun an uproarious party; a vigorous blow; verb hit hard
butcher - noun a person who slaughters or dresses meat for market; a brutal indiscriminate murderer; a retailer of meat; someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence; verb kill (animals) usually for food consumption
chitterlings - noun small intestines of hogs prepared as food
chop - noun a grounder that bounces high in the air; a tennis return made with a downward motion that puts backspin on the ball; a jaw; a small cut of meat including part of a rib; the irregular motion of waves (usually caused by wind blowing in a direction opposite to the tide); verb hit sharply; cut with a hacking tool; cut into pieces; strike sharply, as in some sports; move suddenly
grisly - adj. shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
hunch - noun the act of bending yourself up together; an impression that something might be the case; verb arch one's back
juicy - adj. full of juice; having strong sexual appeal; lucrative; suggestive of sexual impropriety
massive - adj. consisting of great mass; containing a great quantity of matter; imposing in size or bulk or solidity; imposing in scale or scope or degree or power; being the same substance throughout
pigswill - noun wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk
pork - noun meat from a domestic hog or pig; a legislative appropriation designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents
remorse - noun a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
roast - adj. (meat) cooked by dry heat in an oven; noun a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion; negative criticism; verb cook with dry heat, usually in an oven; subject to laughter or ridicule
sausage - noun highly seasoned minced meat stuffed in casings; a small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloon
slice - noun a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer; a spatula for spreading paint or ink; a thin flat piece cut off of some object; a share of something; a serving that has been cut from a larger portion; a wound made by cutting; verb hit a ball so that it causes a backspin; cut into slices; hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels in a different direction; make a clean cut through
sum - noun the whole amount; a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers; the final aggregate; a quantity of money; the basic unit of money in Uzbekistan; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets; verb determine the sum of; be a summary of
tender - adj. (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition; young and immature; easy to cut or chew; physically untoughened; given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality; having or displaying warmth or affection; hurting; (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail; noun ship that usually provides supplies to other ships; a boat for communication between ship and shore; car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water; something used as an official medium of payment; a formal proposal to buy at a specified price; someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another; verb make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer; make a tender of; in legal settlements; offer or present for acceptance; propose a payment
tremendous - adj. extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree; extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers; extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact
wondrous - adj. extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers; adv. (used as an intensifier) extremely well

The Pig

Roald Dahl is most famous for his children's stories such as Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryMatildaThe BFG, and James and the Giant Peach. Dahl also wrote adult fiction which examined through black humour the ironies of adult life. His poem, The Pig, is written not for children but for adults and needs to be read with a maturity of mind to appreciate its dark, cynical humour. This lyrical poem is written in rhyming couplets and is a narrative describing the realisation by a pig that his life is nothing more than a one-way trip to the slaughterhouse, as pigs have no value to man besides their capacity to provide meat.

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The Pig

The poem by Roald Dahl is written with 8 syllables per line, and a rhyming word at the end of a pair of lines. oOoOoOoO is the stress pattern and this is a good poem with which to practice the rhythm of English. You can listen to the poem and match the IPA transcriptions with the original Latin script. There are also exercises to help you practice some of the new vocabulary and expressions from in the poem. Poems are a great way of learning about the rhythm of English, and this poem is particularly amusing. You will also find a Crossword Puzzle and a Wordsearch Game for this lesson in the Britlish Library.      

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The Pig Crossword

This crossword puzzle is based on some of the vocabulary from the poem The Pig by Roald Dahl which you can find in an English lesson in the Britlish Library. There are 18 words in the puzzle with the following clues: A cut of pork, A food made from the large intestines of a pig, A sizeable piece of meat that's been cooked in a hot oven, A strong feeling of regret or guilt, A thin piece cut from a larger piece, Arithmetic calculation, Extremely large, Hit with a heavy blow, Hugely excessive, Inspiring a feeling of wonder or delight, Meat from a pig, Meat in a tubular package, Shockingly repellent, Soft and easily chewed, Succulent and tasty – not dry, Suspicion or intuitive feeling, The person who cuts up animals for food, and Waste food fed to pigs.

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