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 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.
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.
The 34 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: afterwards, amazed, arm, atmosphere, atom, conduct, deer, despite, die, dull, ear, end, entrance, era, essay, gain, lorry, mathematics, news, output, pen, possess, powerful, reading, separately, ski, so-called, sue, uncontrolled, user, wheel, wisdom, would, and young.
1 noun: the mass of air surrounding the Earth; the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body; the weather or climate at some place; a particular environment or surrounding influence; a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing; a unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade (10)
6 noun: (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything; (physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element (4)
7 adverb: happening at a time subsequent to a reference time (10)
10 noun: the act of entering; something that provides access (to get in or get out); a movement into or inward; verb: put into a trance; attract; cause to be enamoured (8)
12 noun: the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight; the quality of being prudent and sensible; ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight; accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment; an Apocryphal book consisting mainly of a meditation on wisdom; although ascribed to Solomon it was probably written in the first century BC (6)
14 noun: new information about specific and timely events; new information of any kind; information reported in a newspaper or news magazine; the quality of being sufficiently interesting to be reported in news bulletins; a program devoted to news (4)
16 adjective: not being under control; out of control (12)
19 noun: a person who makes use of a thing; someone who uses or employs something; a person who takes drugs; a person who uses something or someone selfishly or unethically (4)
20 adjective: (of business) not active or brisk; emitting or reflecting very little light; (of colour) very low in saturation; highly diluted; darkened with overcast; not having a sharp edge or point; not keenly felt; lacking in liveliness or animation; being or made softer or less loud or clear; not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft; blunted in responsiveness or sensibility; slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; verb: make less lively or vigorous; become dull or lustreless in appearance; lose shine or brightness; make dull in appearance; make dull or blunt; become less interesting or attractive; make numb or insensitive; deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping (4)
21 adverb: apart from others (10)
24 noun: a device used for shaping metal; a cutting tool that is fitted into a diestock and used for cutting male (external) screw threads on screws or bolts or pipes or rods; small cubes with 1 to 6 spots on the faces; used to generate random numbers; verb: suffer spiritual death; be damned (in the religious sense); disappear or come to an end; pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; lose sparkle or bouquet; to be on base at the end of an inning, of a player; cut or shape with a die; be brought to or as if to the point of death by an intense emotion such as embarrassment, amusement, or shame; languish as with love or desire; feel indifferent towards; suffer or face the pain of death; stop operating or functioning (3)
25 noun: contemptuous disregard; lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike (7)
29 noun: the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating; the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input; the advantageous quality of being beneficial; a quantity that is added; verb: increase (one's body weight); increase in; obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; rise in rate or price; reach a destination, either real or abstract; win something through one's efforts; derive a benefit from; obtain (4)
30 noun: the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments; the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message; a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument; written material intended to be read; a particular interpretation or performance; a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England; a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something; a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance (7)
31 noun: the part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person; any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm; a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb; the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm; any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; an administrative division of some larger or more complex organization; verb: prepare oneself for a military confrontation; supply with arms (3)
1 adjective: filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise or shock (6)
2 noun: a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement (11)
3 adjective: having great power or force or potency or effect; displaying superhuman strength or power; having great influence; (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful; strong enough to knock down or overwhelm; adverb: (Southern regional intensive) very (8)
4 noun: the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium; good hearing; attention to what is said; fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn; the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear (3)
5 verb: have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill; enter into and control, as of emotions or ideas; have ownership or possession of (7)
8 noun: verb: institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against (3)
9 noun: narrow wood or metal or plastic runners used in pairs for gliding over snow; verb: move along on skis (3)
11 noun: manner of acting or controlling yourself; (behavioural attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people; verb: lead, as in the performance of a composition; lead musicians in the performance of; transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; direct the course of; manage or control; take somebody somewhere; behave in a certain manner (7)
12 verb: used to express a polite request; conditional modal verb; past tense of "will"; indicating an action in the past that happened repeatedly or commonly (5)
13 adjective: doubtful or suspect (2-6)
15 noun: a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines); a circular helm to control the rudder of a vessel; forces that provide energy and direction; a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals; an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims; game equipment consisting of a wheel with slots that is used for gambling; the wheel rotates horizontally and players bet on which slot the roulette ball will stop in; a handwheel that is used for steering; verb: move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; change directions as if revolving on a pivot; wheel somebody or something; ride a bicycle (5)
17 noun: production of a certain amount; what is produced in a given time period; the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time); final product; the things produced; signal that comes out of an electronic system; verb: to create or manufacture a specific amount (6)
18 noun: a large truck designed to carry heavy loads; usually without sides; a large low horse-drawn wagon without sides (5)
22 noun: a tentative attempt; an analytic or interpretive literary composition; verb: make an effort or attempt; put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to (5)
23 adjective: being in its early stage; (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity; not tried or tested by experience; suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh; noun: any immature animal; young people collectively (5)
24 noun: distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers (4)
26 noun: a position on the line of scrimmage; the part you are expected to play; a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold; a final part or section; the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; a boundary marking the extremities of something; either extremity of something that has length; the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object; one of two places from which people are communicating to each other; (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage; a final state; the point in time at which something ends; the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behaviour intended to achieve it; the last section of a communication; verb: bring to an end or halt; put an end to; have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; be the end of; be the last or concluding part of (3)
27 noun: female swan; a writing implement with a point from which ink flows; an enclosure for confining livestock; a correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes; a portable enclosure in which babies may be left to play; verb: produce a literary work (3)
28 noun: a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods; a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event; (baseball) a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness; calculated as the average number of earned runs allowed by the pitcher for every nine innings pitched (3)
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.
The 31 words in this Word Search 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.
Use your study record to set lessons as completed, rate them with a 1-5 star rating, record vocabulary from the lesson for future reference, and take notes about the lesson for future reference.
You have not completed this lesson yet. To complete it, click the Complete Lesson button.
You have not rated this lesson.
You have not created any vocabulary items for this lesson yet.
You have not created any notes for this lesson yet.
Learn English with the most innovative and engaging English lessons available anywhere on the Internet and all completely free of charge! To personalise your experience in the Britlish Library and to keep track of the lessons you have studied and the vocabulary you have recorded, or the notes you have made about each class, sign up for a free account today.