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Word Games

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.

Crosswords

Word games like crossword puzzles are an enjoyable to keep your mind sharp while developing your vocabulary skills. These interactive crossword puzzles can be played on any device and will help you to improve your vocabulary. The more puzzles 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 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.

Vocabulary

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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The 35 words in this crossword puzzle are taken from the 4,015 most common English words database. If you learn all 4,015 of these English words, you will be able to understand 90% of everyday spoken and written English. Developing your vocabulary is one of the most important things you can do to improve your English skills.

Most Common Words Course

The words used in this puzzle are: anti, artist, ask, athletic, benefit, bid, bus, can, crazy, darkness, due, egg, engineer, fail, fashionable, fish, glasses, hate, ice, infect, language, letter, nil, orange, pie, pin, race, scholarship, shelter, stair, tidy, trap, umbrella, vet, and vocabulary.

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1 noun: optical instrument consisting of a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision (7)

5 adjective: intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with; possessed by inordinate excitement; bizarre or fantastic; marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness; foolish; totally unsound; affected with madness or insanity; noun: someone deranged and possibly dangerous (5)

6 noun: a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things; a piece of jewellery that is pinned onto the wearer's garment; flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green; cylindrical tumblers consisting of two parts that are held in place by springs; when they are aligned with a key the bolt can be thrown; informal terms of the leg; a club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in triangular groups of ten as the target; a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing; axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns; a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts; small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.; when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat; verb: immobilize a piece; attach or fasten with pins; pierce with a pin; to hold fast or prevent from moving (3)

7 adjective: being or in accordance with current social fashions; patronized by; having elegance or taste or refinement in manners or dress (11)

11 adjective: covering or applying simultaneously to a number of similar items or elements or groups; noun: having the function of uniting a group of similar things; a formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets; a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy (8)

13 noun: the emotion of hate; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action; verb: dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards (4)

14 noun: a quantity of no importance (3)

15 noun: a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems; the operator of a railway locomotive; verb: design as an engineer; plan and direct (a complex undertaking) (8)

16 noun: a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger; protective covering that provides protection from the weather; temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons; a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings; the condition of being protected; verb: invest (money) so that it is not taxable; provide shelter for (7)

17 noun: any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills; the flesh of fish used as food; the twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20; (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces; verb: catch or try to catch fish or shellfish; seek indirectly (4)

19 adjective: not in favour of (an action or proposal etc.); noun: a person who is opposed (to an action or policy or practice etc.) (4)

20 verb: contaminate with a disease or microorganism; communicate a disease to; affect in a contagious way; contaminate with ideas or an ideology (6)

23 noun: a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned; a light two-wheeled carriage; a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trap shooters; drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas; informal terms for the mouth; something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares; the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise; a hazard on a golf course; verb: to hold fast or prevent from moving; catch in or as if in a trap; hold or catch as if in a trap; place in a confining or embarrassing position (4)

25 noun: a frozen dessert with fruit flavouring (especially one containing no milk); the frozen part of a body of water; diamonds; water frozen in the solid state; a rink with a floor of ice for ice hockey or ice skating; a heat engine in which combustion occurs inside the engine rather than in a separate furnace; heat expands a gas that either moves a piston or turns a gas turbine; an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant; a flavoured sugar topping used to coat and decorate cakes; verb: put ice on or put on ice; decorate with frosting (3)

26 noun: a language user's knowledge of words; the system of techniques or symbols serving as a means of expression (as in arts or crafts); a listing of the words used in some enterprise (10)

30 noun: a swarthy complexion; having a dark or sombre colour; an unilluminated area; an unenlightened state; absence of light or illumination; absence of moral or spiritual values (8)

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2 noun: the mental faculty or power of vocal communication; a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication; a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline; the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number; (language) communication by word of mouth (8)

3 noun: support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway (5)

4 noun: financial aid provided to a student on the basis of academic merit; profound scholarly knowledge (11)

5 noun: airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.; a buoy with a round bottom and conical top; the quantity contained in a can; a room or building equipped with one or more toilets; a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; verb: preserve in a can or tin; terminate the employment of (3)

6 noun: dish baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry top; a prehistoric unrecorded language that was the ancestor of all Indo-European languages (3)

8 adjective: of the colour between red and yellow; similar to the colour of a ripe orange; noun: orange colour or pigment; any of a range of colours between red and yellow; round yellow to orange fruit of any of several citrus trees; a river in South Africa that flows generally westward to the Atlantic Ocean; any citrus tree bearing oranges; any pigment producing the orange colour (6)

9 adjective: having a sturdy and well proportioned body; relating to or befitting athletics or athletes; vigorously active (8)

10 noun: a written message addressed to a person or organization; an award earned by participation in a school sport; the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; a strictly literal interpretation (as distinct from the intention); owner who lets another person use something (housing usually) for hire; verb: mark letters on or mark with letters; set down or print with letters; win an athletic letter (6)

12 noun: something that aids or promotes well-being; a performance to raise money for a charitable cause; financial assistance in time of need; verb: be beneficial for; derive a benefit from (7)

15 noun: animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds; oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food; one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; verb: coat with beaten egg; throw eggs at (3)

18 adjective: owed and payable immediately or on demand; suitable to or expected in the circumstances; scheduled to arrive; adverb: directly or exactly; straight; noun: that which is deserved or owed; a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership) (3)

19 noun: a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination (6)

21 verb: get worse; stop operating or functioning; prove insufficient; disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake; become bankrupt or insolvent; fail financially and close; fall short in what is expected; fail to get a passing grade; judge unacceptable; be unsuccessful; fail to do something; leave something undone; be unable (4)

22 adjective: marked by good order and cleanliness in appearance or habits; large in amount or extent or degree; (of hair) neat and tidy; noun: receptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials); verb: put (things or places) in order (4)

24 noun: a contest of speed; any competition; people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock; a canal for a current of water; (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species; the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller; verb: compete in a race; cause to move fast or to rush or race; to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others; step on it (4)

26 noun: a person who has served in the armed forces; a doctor who practices veterinary medicine; verb: provide veterinary care for; provide (a person) with medical care; examine carefully; work as a veterinarian (3)

27 noun: an attempt to get something; (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make; a formal proposal to buy at a specified price; an authoritative direction or instruction to do something; verb: ask for or request earnestly; make a serious effort to attain something; make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; ask someone in a friendly way to do something; invoke upon; propose a payment (3)

28 verb: make a request or demand for something to somebody; consider obligatory; request and expect; inquire about; direct or put; seek an answer to; address a question to and expect an answer from; require or ask for as a price or condition; require as useful, just, or proper (3)

29 noun: a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport; a car that is old and unreliable; an electrical conductor that makes a common connection between several circuits; the topology of a network whose components are connected by a busbar; verb: remove used dishes from the table in restaurants; ride in a bus; send or move around by bus (3)

Most Common Words

Developing your vocabulary is one of the most essential things you can do if you are to really improve your English skills. I have created a database of over 4,000 of the most common English words to help you expand your vocabulary. If you learn these 4,015 British English words, you will be able to understand 90% of normal, everyday conversations in British English, as well as most written media such as newspapers, magazines, and Internet articles. There are several ways to learn these words in the Britlish Library and you will find them in this course.

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Most Common Words Challenge 5

The 34 words in this Challenge are taken from the 4,015 most common English words database. If you learn all 4,015 of these English words, you will be able to understand 90% of everyday spoken and written English. Can you put your name at the top of the Challenge Leader Board by writing the word for each of the definitions in this Challenge?

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Most Common Words Challenge 6

The 34 words in this Challenge are taken from the 4,015 most common English words database. If you learn all 4,015 of these English words, you will be able to understand 90% of everyday spoken and written English. Can you put your name at the top of the Challenge Leader Board by writing the word for each of the definitions in this Challenge?

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Most Common Words Challenge 7

The 31 words in this Challenge are taken from the 4,015 most common English words database. If you learn all 4,015 of these English words, you will be able to understand 90% of everyday spoken and written English. Can you put your name at the top of the Challenge Leader Board by writing the word for each of the definitions in this Challenge?

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