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Ideas and tips for EFL/ESL teachers
  • Level: Intermediate/Advanced
  • Age: Above 16

We thank Francisco Cerrillo (a teacher from Madrid, Spain) for sending this idea.

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BRAINTEASERS

Add 1 or 2 letters to form a new word that matches the definition.

The second in a set or sequence. 
TO

Earlier in time.
FREE 

To take in and absorb as food.
AT

Once more.
GAIN

To occupy oneself in amusement, sport, or other recreation.
PAY

What or which person or persons.
HO

Past participle of be.
BEE

To be allowed or permitted to.
MY

To halt the motion.
TOP

So as to be no longer on, attached, or connected.
OF

At all times; always.
EVE 

The cardinal number equal to 6 + 1.
EVEN 

The cardinal number equal to 7 + 1.
TIGH

Having a temperature lower than normal body temperature.
OLD

The present day, time, or age.
DAY

Moving in or forming a circle.
NOR

To communicate by speech or writing; express with words.
LET

Great in quantity, degree, or extent.
PEEK

To deliver in exchange.
VEG

Never used or worn before now.
WE

Used to express a command.
SUM 

To begin an activity or a movement.
STAR

Very dark in color.
LACK

Weakly colored.
HIT

Third person singular present tense of do.
DOE

To carry to another place.
RING 

Third person singular present tense of go.
EG

To form (letters, words, etc.) on a surface with an instrument such as a pen.
RITE

For all time; forever.
WAYS

To take into the mouth and swallow (a liquid).
RINK

At one time in the past.
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