Can you solve these riddles?


Do you know what a riddle is? It’s a type of puzzle that is usually presented as a question or statement that you need to solve or explain. Riddles can be really fun and challenging! Here are some examples:

  1. What starts with an E, ends with an E, but only contains one letter?
  2. What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it?
  3. What has keys but can’t open locks?
  4. What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?
  5. What goes through cities and fields, but never moves?

You can see the answers at the bottom of this page.

Solving riddles can help you develop your problem-solving and critical thinking skills while having fun at the same time.

Puzzle: a game or problem that requires thought and skill to solve.
Solve: to find an answer or explanation for something.
Clue: a piece of information that helps solve a puzzle or mystery.
Hint: a small piece of information that helps someone guess an answer.
Mystery: something that is difficult to understand or explain.
Brain-teaser: a puzzle or problem that is difficult to solve and requires a lot of thought.
Challenge: something that is difficult and requires effort to achieve.

Riddles Answers

  1. An envelope
  2. Silence
  3. A keyboard
  4. The Future
  5. A road
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Here are some tips for getting the most out of this site.

Beginners: My strategy is to first read the translation while listening to the audio. Then I listen to each sentence individually. After that, I practice saying the vocabulary words out loud. Finally, I listen to the whole text again without reading the translation. I don't try to remember or understand everything. I just let the language sink in as I gain more exposure. (Videos about Comprehensible Input)

Intermediate Learners: To gain some speaking practice, try opening the translation in your native language and then translate it back into the language you're learning. If you encounter any difficulties, you can refer to the transcripts.

Although you may use these lessons for short, intense study sessions, it's important for intermediate learners to engage in extensive listening and reading with simple books, TV shows, and podcasts as soon as possible.

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