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Animals, Bedroom & Bathroom, Body, Clothes, Common Adjectives, Common Objects, Countries & Languages, Countryside, Feelings, Food & Drink, House & Home, Kitchen, Living Room, People & Family, School, Shopping, Sport, Times & Dates, Town & City, Transport, Weather, Work.
Animals & Insects, Body, Cinema, Clothes, Describing People, Education, Family & Friends, Food & Drink, Health & Illness, Health & Injuries, Houses, Jobs, Money, Music, Personality, Shopping, Sport, Transport, Weather.
Students can complete the online sounds crossword above by clicking on the grid and typing their answers. If they are unfamilar with the sounds vocabulary, clicking the 'toggle wordlist' button allows them to see a list of the words being tested. Clicking the 'reveal letter' button reveals a single letter for students to use as a hint.
As well as solving online, you can also download and print the sounds ESL crosswords in various PDF formats using the links above.
Choose the 'with wordlist' option to include a list on the handout containing all the sounds words used in the crossword. This is useful for students who may not be familiar with some of the words being tested. An ESL crossword works best if the student has at least some prior knowledge of the target vocabulary.
The 'without wordlist' option does not include the list and is suitable for students who are likely to already know the sounds vocabulary.
The 'for pair work' option allows students to work in pairs to complete the crossword. Each student is given half the crossword and must ask their partner to read the clues for answers they do not have. They should then attempt to guess the answers. This method works best if students are already familiar with the sounds vocabulary.
All the vocabulary used in this ESL crossword is related to the topic of sounds. It may be advisable to revise sounds vocabulary prior to attempting the crossword. The following sounds vocabulary is used in this crossword: click, crash, creak, crunch, drip, hoot, hum, rattle, roar, scream, screech, sigh, slam, slurp, snores, sob, splash, stammer, whisper, and whistle.
For more online and downloadable ESL crosswords, see this site's main page. There are ESL crosswords on a range of topics at elementary, intermediate and advanced levels.
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