Fun Easy English Classroom April 12


Learn vocabulary
with a
crossword puzzle
Crossword of the Day

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to take a little time away from formal English study and learn spelling and vocabulary using a Fun Easy English activity.
Hey if you cannot understand something on this page,
then use the Fun Easy English dictionary (opens in a new window)
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Activity: Crossword of the Day

This is a fun way to learn new vocabulary every day.
Instructions: Crossword of the Day
  • Click in any of the white squares in the window above
  • The squares for the word will become blue
  • Type a letter in each of the blue squares to form a word
  • Click "Reveal Letter" to get help for one square
  • Click "Reveal Word" to get help for one word
  • Click "Show Error" to show your mistakes
  • Use a dictionary if you cannot understand a word
  • Check again tomorrow for a new crossword
From YOUR Teacher: Crossword Puzzles

Crossword puzzles are a fantastic way to learn spelling and new vocabulary. This game has been around since at least the late 1800's and maybe even earlier. I am including this activity on several pages of the classroom.
Additional Lessons
About These Lessons

The following classroom lessons are great for students who want additional conversation, listening, and reading practice.
  • Conversation Lesson - Beginner Level. Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language with a written conversation and a conversation notes section.
Conversation Lesson 20 - Recipes
(Beginner - Conversation, Reading)

Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language.

Shirley: Would you like some cookies? I just made them.

Louise: Thank you. Yes, I would.

Shirley: These are chocolate, and those are almond­flavored.

Louise: I guess I’ll try a chocolate one first. Mmmm…this is delicious. Are they hard to make?

Shirley: No, they’re really quite easy. Wait a minute, I’ve got the recipe right here. See…these are the ingredients, and then you just follow the directions.

Louise: That does look easy. I think I’ll make some tonight.
Conversation Notes
  • Would you like some cookies
  • This is equivalent to Would you like to have some (of these) cookies? It is a more courteous form than Do you want some cookies?
  • just
  • Meaning is very recently.
  • a chocolate one
  • Notice that the stress falls on chocolate, since one, when used as a pronoun, is normally unstressed.
  • Mmmm
  • A sound denoting gustatory enjoyment.
  • Are they hard to make
  • A useful pattern. Some additional examples: Is that hard to do? Are these books difficult to read? Is that paper hard to write on? My new car is easy to drive. These shirts are easy to wash and iron.
  • I’ve got the recipe
  • Alternative form: I have the recipe…
  • just
  • Meaning is simply; only.
  • That does look easy
  • The emphatic form of That looks easy. Note the strong stress on does.
Source: U.S. State Department
Additional Conversation

This is a collection of 36 situational conversations which focus on spoken American English in a relatively natural way....these lessons are for intermediate students.

This is a collection of 30 situational conversations. Each conversation is accompanied by language notes....these lessons are for advanced students.

English conversation lessons. 52 lessons covering pronunciation, speaking, writing, and grammar topics....these lessons are for beginning students.

English conversation lessons. 30 lessons focusing mostly on communication and grammar topics....these lessons are for intermediate students.
Additional Information
Study Tips
(Beginner - Listening)

Avoid Ineffective Study Methods. An audio lesson to help you study English more effectively. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Great English study tips.
Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.