Word Games Riddles and Logic Tests contains exercises connected with some of the fun with games that typically a native English speaker would do.
Word Games Riddles and Logic Tests
Word Games Riddles and Logic Tests contains exercises connected with some of the fun or more unusual aspects of the English languageand with games that typically a native English speaker would do. The games have been adapted into a manageable format, but the actual vocabulary contained has not been changed.
The types of games include: lateral thinking games, riddles, logic tests, anagrams, palindromes, proverbs, limericks, word ladders, tongue twisters, plus a whole host of other word-related games.
You can improve your English by:
- Reading texts in English that you might well normally read in your own language e.g. jokes, personality tests, lateral thinking games, wordsearches.
- Doing short exercises to improve specific areas grammar and vocabulary, i.e. the areas that tend to lead to the most mistakes – the aim is just to focus on what you really need rather than overwhelming yourself with a mass of rules, many of which may have no practical daily value
Who Is the Book for?
Anyone, whether a native or non-native speaker of English, who is interested in the English language, word games and logic games.
What Level of English Do I Need In Order to Benefit from this Book?
The level of vocabulary required to understand this book is the highest of all the books in the series. This means that you may come across words that you may not be familiar with. This is because the vocabulary is authentic English – you are read- ing the real thing! In any case, the difficulty of some of the vocabulary is compen- sated for by the shortness of the texts and the simplicity in understanding the point of the exercises.
If your level is intermediate and above, then you should be able to do most of the exercises, though not necessarily all the questions within an exercise.
If you need a dictionary to check the meanings of some words, two good online dictionaries are:
- Word Reference
- The Cambridge Online Learners Dictionary
Alternatively, if you are using an e-reader, you can use the dictionary provided by the e-reader.
What Kind of Exercises this Book Contain?
This book contains various exercises connected with some of the more unusual aspects of the English language. There is also has a series of mathematical/logic and lateral thinking games.
The book contains an incredible variety of exercises on areas of the English lan- guage that are not normally found for non-native speakers. Thus in many cases you will be exposed to games that typically a native English speaker would do. I have merely tried to adapt these games into a manageable format, but the actual vocabu- lary contained has not been changed. This is authentic English!
Where Are the Keys to the Exercises?
The keys to the exercises from one chapter are all grouped together at the end of that chapter. The keys all have a light grey background.
For ease of comprehension, keys often contain the full text of the exercise. The idea is that also you will thus be able to re-read the exercise along with its answer, and this should help you to revise and remember the vocabulary con- tained in the exercise.