How many riddles can you guess? (III)

  1. If you have it, you want to share it. If you share it, you don’t have it. What is it?
  2. You can’t keep this until you have given it.
  3. Take off my skin, I won’t cry, but you will. What am I?
  4. What book was once owned by only the wealthy, but now everyone can have it? You can’t buy it in a bookstore or take it from the library.
  5. What can go up and come down without moving?
  6. What do you fill with empty hands?
  7. What do you serve that you can’t eat?
  8. What do you throw out when you want to use it but take in when you don’t want to use it?
  9. What goes up and never comes down?
  10. What has a foot on each side and one in the middle?
  11. What has to be broken before it can be used?
  12. What kind of coat can be put on only when wet?
  13. What question can you never answer “yes” to?
  14. What’s the greatest worldwide use of cowhide?
  15. Which is correct to say, “The yolk of the egg are white?” or “The yolk of the egg is white?”
  16. You answer me, although I never ask you questions. What am I?


  1. A secret / 2. A promise / 3. An onion  / 4. A telephone book / 5. The temperature / 6. Gloves / 7. A tennis ball / 8. An anchor / 9. Your age / 10.  A yardstick / 11. An egg / 12.  A coat of paint / 13. “Are you asleep?” / 14. To hold cows together / 15. Neither, the yolks are yellow. / 16.  A telephone

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How many riddles can you guess? (II)

  1. Light as a feather, there is nothing in it; the strongest man can’t hold it for much more than a minute.
  2. As I walked along the path I saw something with four fingers and one thumb, but it was not flesh, fish, bone, or fowl.
  3. What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps?
  4. I went into the woods and got it, I sat down to seek it, I brought it home with me because I couldn’t find it.
  5. What can fill a room but takes up no space?
  6. It is weightless, you can see it, and if you put it in a barrel it will make the barrel lighter?
  7. No sooner spoken than broken. What is it?
  8. Only two backbones and thousands of ribs.
  9. Four jolly men sat down to play, And played all night till the break of day. They played for cash and not for fun, With a separate score for every one. When it came time to square accounts, They all had made quite fair amounts. Now, not one has lost and all have gained, Tell me, now, this can you explain?
  10. Jack and Jill are lying on the floor inside the house, dead. They died from lack of water. There is shattered glass next to them. How did they die?
  11. Why don’t lobsters share?
  12. A barrel of water weighs 20 pounds. What must you add to it to make it weigh 12 pounds?
  13. Big as a biscuit, deep as a cup, Even a river can’t fill it up. What is it?
  14. Clara Clatter was born on December 27th, yet her birthday is always in the summer. How is this possible?
  15. He has married many women but has never married. Who is he?
  16. If a rooster laid a brown egg and a white egg, what kind of chicks would hatch?


1. Breath / 2. Glove / 3. River / 4. Splinter / 5.  Light / 6. A hole / 7. Silence / 8. Railroad / 9.  Four men in a dance band / 10.  Jack and Jill are goldfish. / 11.They’re shellfish. / 12. Holes / 13. A kitchen strainer / 14.  She lives in the Southern Hemisphere. / 15.  A priest / 16.  None. Roosters don’t lay eggs.

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How many riddles can you guess? 

Here you have some riddles and the answers are at the bottom. Have a go and see how many you already know! You will have more riddles in the next days.

What goes up and down stairs without moving? (1)

Give it food and it will live; give it water and it will die. (2)

What can you catch but not throw? (3)

I run, yet I have no legs. What am I? (4)

Take one out and scratch my head, I am now black but once was red. (5)

Remove the outside, cook the inside, eat the outside, throw away the inside. (6)

What goes round the world and stays in a corner? (7)

What gets wetter the more it dries? (8)

The more there is, the less you see. (9)

They come at night without being called and are lost in the day without being stolen. (10)

What kind of room has no windows or doors? (11)

I have holes on the top and bottom. I have holes on my left and on my right. And I have holes in the middle, yet I still hold water. What am I? (12)

I look at you, you look at me, I raise my right, you raise your left. What is this object? (13)

It has no top or bottom but it can hold flesh, bones, and blood all at the same time. What is this object? (14)

The more you take the more you leave behind. (15)


1. Carpet / 2. Fire / 3. A cold / 4. A nose / 5. A match / 6. Corn / 7. A stamp / 8. Towel / 9. Darkness / 10. stars / 11. A mushroom / 12. A sponge / 13. A mirror /  14. A ring   / 15.  Footsteps   

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A short story: The Horse Shoe

There is a horse shoe, pick it up and put it in your pocket…

One day a farmer was walking along a country road with his son Thomas.

“Look,” said the father, “there is a horse shoe. Pick it up and put it in your pocket.”

“Oh,” exclaimed Thomas, “it isn’t worth the trouble to bend down and pick it up.”

His father did not say anything, but he picked up the horse shoe and placed it in his pocket. When they reached the nearby village he sold it to the blacksmith and with the few pennies that he gained he bought some cherries.

Father and son continued on their way. But by now the sun was well up in the sky, there wasn’t a house to be seen, or even a tree where there could be some shade and Thomas was dying of thirst. At a certain point his father happened to drop a cherry on the ground and Thomas dived on it as though it were a piece of gold, and ate it immediately. After a little while his father dropped another cherry and once again his son lost no time in picking up the delicious fruit and putting it in his mouth. And so on it went-the old farmer dropped the cherries and the son picked them up and when Thomas had eaten the lot his father turned to him and said: “My dear son, if you had bent down once to pick up that horse shoe, it would not have been necessary for you to bend down so many times for the cherries. Remember always the famous saying that he who does not worry about the little things will find that he will be unable to do the greater things.”

Small things are best;

grief and unrest

To rank and wealth are given;

But little things on little wings

Bear little souls to heaven.

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Music Sarah Brightman

Sarah Brightman Deliver Me Lyrics





Deliver me, out of my sadness.
Deliver me, from all of the madness.
Deliver me, courage to guide me.
Deliver me, strength from inside me.

All of my life I’ve been in hiding.
Wishing there was someone just like you.
Now that you’re here, now that I’ve found you,
I know that you’re the one to pull me through.

Deliver me, loving and caring.
Deliver me, giving and sharing.
Deliver me, the cross that I’m bearing.

All of my life I was in hiding.
Wishing there was someone just like you.
Now that you’re here, now that I’ve found you,
I know that you’re the one to pull me through.

Deliver me,
Deliver me,
Oh deliver me.

All of my life I was in hiding.
Wishing there was someone just like you.
Now that you’re here, now that I’ve found you,
I know that you’re the one to pull me through.

Deliver me,
Oh deliver me.
Won’t you deliver me.

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English in the World


INTRODUCTION Did you know that…? According to research by the British Council, “English has official or special status in at least seventy-five countries with a total population of over two billion. English is spoken as a native language by around 375 million and as a second language by around 375 million speakers in the world. Speakers of English as a second language will soon outnumber those who speak it as a first language. Around 750 million people are believed to speak English as a foreign language. One out of four of the world’s population speak English to some level of competence. Demand from the other three-quarters is increasing.”
QUESTIONS What is an official language?
What is a native language?
What is a first language? What is a second language?
What is a foreign language?
What do people use English for?
What are the official languages of the United Nations?
What happened in 1066? Why dit it influence the evolution of the language?
What are the main festivities in English speaking countries? List five at least.
THE BIG QUESTION What is your personal opinion about English in the world and its influence in our society? Give a clear answer.
ASSESSMENT Students will be assessed according to their answers to the questions in the web quest.

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