Fun Easy English Classroom April 1


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. Please post a comment at the bottom of this page in the Facebook Comments window with your thoughts about these lessons.
  • 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 9 - Birthdays
(Beginner - Conversation, Reading)

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

Patty: How old are you?

Susan: Nine... but I’ll be ten on May sixteenth.

Patty: I’m older than you! I’ll be ten on May fourteenth.

Susan: Are you going to have a birthday party?

Patty: Maybe. I’ll have to ask my mother.
Conversation Notes
  • Nine...
  • A short form equivalent to I’m nine years old.
  • sixteenth
  • Notice that the strongest stress in this word is on the second syllable. (The stress pattern, as well as the final /n/, differentiates sixTEEN from SIXty.) Some speakers insert the between the month and the numeral: May the sixteenth, May the fourteenth.
  • I’ll be ten on May fourteenth
  • The contrastive stress on the first syllable of FOURteenth. Normally, the stronger stress falls on the second syllable of this word: fourTEENTH (like sixTEENTH in the line above). However, to bring out the contrast, the speaker emphasizes the contrasting element, four­.
  • going to
  • The rhythm pattern of English requires that this weak stressed, potentially three­syllable, element be reduced in length. In the process of reduction some of the consonants are lost or modified and the vowels changed to more centralized, lax forms.
  • birthday party
  • Notice that the normal stress for a compound noun falls on the first element of the compound.
  • Maybe
  • Notice that the intonation falls only slightly—indicating doubt, indecision, or lack of completion. Have to. See Lesson 7.
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.
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Online Reference
Dictionary, Encyclopedia & more

Found a word in Fun Easy English you do not know?
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2. Click Look it up (opens to a new window)
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