Last summer I published a couple of books of crosswords but found the whole process to be rather frustrating (and long!). So, having created a lot more crosswords in the meantime for this blog and for my students, I thought I would put them together in a PDF ebook and publish them myself. The result is 101 Thematic Crossword Puzzles for Learners of English.
The big advantage of the PDF format over print is that the crosswords are easy to photocopy, and I've also been able to link each crossword to an interactive online version that can be done on a computer, tablet or phone! Click here to download some free sample pages.
The normal price for this crossword collection is 7 euros, but readers of The English Blog can download it for only 5 euros by using the coupon code BLOG. So if you've always wanted to support this blog in some way, now's the time! Click here to purchase (and don't forget to apply that coupon code before you check out).
Tired of learning long lists of words? Fed up with memorizing flashcards? Then you should try 101 Thematic Crossword Puzzles — a fun but effective way to expand your English vocabulary.
The crosswords in this collection are suitable for learners of English at intermediate level and above, but can also be used with younger learners whose first language is English. Each crossword features 25-40 words relating to an everyday theme – perfect for improving your TOEIC vocabulary!
A complete list of all 2,500 words used in the puzzles is provided, as is an individual word list for each puzzle. The notes for teachers include original ideas for using crosswords in the classroom as well as links to online crossword resources.
A special feature of this collection is that each crossword is linked to an interactive online version which can be done on a computer or mobile device.