Thanksgiving Day always falls on the the fourth Thursday in November in the USA, which is three days from now. I've done crosswords for most holidays and festivals at some time or other, but never got round to doing one for Thanksgiving — until now. Click here to do the interactive online version of the crossword, and hereto download a PDF version with solution and word list. You can find dozens more ESL crosswords on my Crossword English website, where you can sign up for a free daily crossword and purchase my crossword books.
Yesterday saw the election of a new president of the United States. So, to mark the occasion, I've done a special souvenir Trump crossword. You can either do the interactive online version or download the PDF.
The crosswords in this collection cover 50 common business themes such as Accounting, Recruitment, and Marketing. There are also crosswords on specific companies including Apple and Amazon.
The crosswords are suitable for ESL students at intermediate level or above, and native speakers doing Business Studies, for example. An original feature of this collection is that each crossword has a link and QR code giving free access an online version that can be done on a computer or mobile device.
The introduction contains notes for teachers on using crosswords in the classroom and a comprehensive list of online crossword resources. Solutions to the crosswords are given at the end of the book, where you will also find a list of all the words used in the grids, arranged alphabetically and by crossword. Click here to view some sample pages.
I was intending to post this crossword nearer the date of the US presidential election (November 8th), but things are moving so fast in Trumpland that it may be out of date by then! So, here is my interactive 2016 US Presidential Election crossword. You can download the PDF version with solution and wordlist here. And if you or your students like doing crosswords, check out my Crossword English website, where you can sign up for a free daily crossword and purchase my crossword books.
Here's a short video I made to present my Crossword English website, where you'll find dozens of free crosswords for learners and teachers of English.
TRANSCRIPT Hello, Jeffrey Hill here. If you enjoyed doing the crosswords in this course, check out my Crossword English website. Here, you can sign up to receive a free daily crossword by email, which you can either download and print, or do online. You'll find dozens of general English crosswords at Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced level as well as thematic crosswords and crosswords for business English. The online version is interactive, so you can get help with letters or words, If you're a teacher, the PDF version is ready to be photocopied for use in the classroom. And be sure to visit the Store, where you can buy copies of my crossword books. Happy puzzling!
Regular readers of this blog will know that I'm a big fan of crossword puzzles. So, following on from my previous crossword books, I'm pleased to announce the publication of a new one: 60 Easy Crossword Puzzles for ESL, which is available for the bargain price of five euros! In fact, it's a PDF e-book, which means that you can easily print individual crosswords for yourself or your students to do.
The crosswords in this collection are suitable for learners of English at elementary level and above, but can also be used with younger learners whose first language is English. Each crossword features 20-30 words relating to a specific theme (Clothes, Animals, Halloween, etc).
A list of all 1,000 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, tips for creating your own crosswords, 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.
Click here to view a complete list of contents and see some sample puzzles.
After an extended break for the holidays, I've now started posting a daily crossword puzzle again on my Crossword English website. Today's crossword is based on a recent BBC News article about a giant lobster found by a diver off the coast of north Devon. You can either do the crossword online or download a PDF version to print out. Happy puzzling!
If, like me, you spend most of your day sitting in front of a computer screen, you should be interested in new research which suggests that the harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle can be offset by doing one hour of physical activity a day. I've used this Guardian article about the study as the basis for another 'cloze' crossword puzzle, which you can find here.
July and August are a pretty quiet time for blogging, but although I haven't posted many articles recently, I have been working on some new projects, including a new book of crosswords. However, this crossword is more of an experiment, and I think I can say that it's the first ever 'cloze' crossword, so called because instead of the usual clues, there's a gapped text. You can find the crossword (and many more 'traditional' ones) over on my other site, Crossword English. Let me know what you think!
This weekend saw the start of the 103rd edition of the Tour de France, the world's greatest bike race. To mark the occasion, here's a special Tour de France crossword that will test your knowledge of cycling vocabulary.