level EFL resources: word games and crosswords
Complete Kathy's letter....
A "letter" is a thing that people used to use to communicate with each
other, just a few years ago !
Some still do !
Instead of sending a text message, or an email, you write
with a pen, on a piece of paper, which you then send through the post.
Terribly old-fashioned, and slow, by today's standards; but
sometimes it's nice to write, or receive a letter.....
Fill in the blanks in this letter, to complete the crossword puzzle.
This is a letter written by Kathy to her friend Maxine. Kathy and
Simon, from London, are on a winter holiday in north America .
The numbers in the letter indicate the position of the missing word in
the crossword grid; (a) after a number, such as 19a,
indicates a word across, (d) after a number means a word down. For many
words there is no choice.Start by reading the letter, and putting in
the most obvious words, or the most logical words. They will help you
to find the others, for which there is more choice.
I _____(19a) just about to________(9) my 3-week tour of
North America. I'm _______ (17) a lovely time, and hope you are ____
We arrived just before ____________(7), and spent three days in New
York, ________(18d) going down to Texas, where I have some ____________
(3), cousins of my Dad's. They live at Corpus Christi, not ____(12d)
from the Mexican _______ (1a). It was very warm, and we went swimming
in the Gulf once ___ (2) twice.
We stayed ___ (16) their house for a week, then flew north to Calgary,
in ____________ (22), where Simon's elder _______ (6) Caroline lives.
We were quite lucky, as they had a special cheap mid-winter _______
(12) on the plane.
Its pretty cold here in Canada after the _____
(13) of Texas: about 15°C _______ (27) zero at midday
They dont find it very cold, but I ____ (21)! I've bought a
Indian leather ____ (1d).
We spent New Year ____ (14) Edmonton, then drove over to Banff, in the
Rockies. That is where we all _____ (8) the moment, as I ________ (15)
Yesterday we went skiing. It was great, but today
Im very ______ (20d).
Alas, all good things must come to an end, and on Tuesday were
________ (26) back on a ________ (5) flight from Calgary to
London, __________ (25) the polar route. We reach Heathrow ____________
(23) at midday. Can you meet us please at Terminal 3! We'll be very
tired, as we _____ (10) eight hours on the way back! We have to leave
here at 4 a.m., ____ (11) _____ (4) we'll miss the plane at 6! I'll
_____ (20) this letter off at once.
See you soon Love Kathy
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