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Разговоры на английском. 20 английских загадок. / English discussions. 20 riddles in English

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Здравствуйте!

Здесь я предлагаю Вам тренировать свой разговорный английский в небольших обсуждениях. Участвовать могут все - от начинающих до продвинутых студентов.

Предпочтительно писать комментарии на английском.

Я дам 10 линготов за первый правильный ответ на загадку.

UPD. Все загадки теперь решены. Они были решены в первых комментариях


Hi!

Here I offer you a possibility to train your English in short discussions. Everyone can participate, from beginners to advanced students.

If you can, please write your comments in English.

I'll give 10 lingots for the first correct answer to the riddles.

UPD. All the riddles are solved now. They were solved in the first comments.


Загадки / Riddles

  1. What has a neck but no head? (Solved)

  2. What is found over your head but under your hat? (Solved)

  3. What gets wet while it's drying? (Solved)

  4. I have all the knowledge you have. But I am small as your fist that your hands can hold me. Who am I? (Solved)

  5. The more you have of it, the less you see. (Solved)

  6. What comes down but never goes up? (Solved)

  7. What needs an answer but doesn't ask a question? (Solved)

  8. We have legs but cannot walk. (Solved)

  9. Scientists are trying to find out what is between earth and heaven. Can you find me? (Solved)

  10. Take off my skin - I won't cry, but you will! What am I? (Solved)

  11. What makes a man bald-headed? (Solved)

  12. What can travel around the world while staying in a corner? (Solved)

  13. What is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of elements? (Solved)

  14. An old fashioned bike wheel has 21 spokes. How many spaces are between the spokes - 20, 21, or 22? (Solved)

  15. Where did Pilgrims land when they arrived in America? (Solved)

  16. Who succeeded the first President? (Solved)

  17. When is the best time to have lunch? (Solved)

  18. Imagine you are in a dark room. How do you get out? (Solved)

  19. What do you have if an ax falls on your car? (Solved)

  20. What always ends everything? (Solved)

May 12, 2019

20 комментариев


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tea.God
  1. Bottle?
  2. Hair
  3. Towel?
  4. Brain or smartphone
  5. Darkness
  6. Rain
  7. Telephone
  8. Armchair/scarecrow?
  9. The word 'and'
  10. Onion
  11. Shearer?
  12. Stamp
  13. Letter 'j'
  14. 21
  15. On ther feet?
  16. The second one
  17. After breakfast
  18. I'll stop to imagine
  19. An “ax-i-dent”.
  20. A letter 'g'

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11
Mod
  • 244

All correct except 11. Congratulations!

P. S. 4. is brain. 8 is chair or armchair. But I liked the scarecrow.))


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bmv89
  1. -
  2. hairs
  3. полотенце
  4. smartphone?))
  5. darkness (I think it is wrong but i do not know another options)
  6. -
  7. -
  8. table, chair, etc - furniture
  9. "and"
  10. onion
  11. time? age? машинка для стрижки?
  12. -
  13. j
  14. 21
  15. -
  16. the second president? :-D
  17. when you are hungry
  18. I will stop to imagine)
  19. -
  20. "g"

Thank you! I understood not everything, but it was very interesting!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11
Mod
  • 244

Great job! Numbers 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20 are correct. Glad you enjoyed it.

PS. I liked your solution to number 11. You're near enough.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bmv89
  1. no hair (отсутствие волос)?

I will not write the rest answers because it is not honestly if I saw it in another comments) Thank you!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11
Mod
  • 244

Yes! It's lack of hair! Congratulations!

Actually, I didn't think that this competition would end so soon.))

This is the last topic of English discussions, so I want to thank here all it's participants. It was a pleasure talking to you all!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bmv89

Yes, it was realy wonderful! Thank you very much, it was a great idea to create these topics! I do not want to stop this communication))) So I offer to continue if there are still interested.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11
Mod
  • 244

Actually, the last discussions had less participants than the first ones. And I'm not sure about what could be the next topics. Because topics must be 1) something that everyone knows about, 2) something that wouldn't create rough disputes, 3) something interesting. If you have any ideas about what could be the next topics, please write your ideas here and I'll see if I can go on with these discussions.

P. S. In case that I'll go on with the discussions: I'm not sure that I'll make them every day.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Willow-Twig

I suggest to talk about favourite games or toys. Even if we became adults many of us still like to play no matter which game


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11
Mod
  • 244

Thanks, Willow-Twig.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bmv89

My ideas: Food; What impressed you most of all lately?; About myself; About our dreams.

You can give the link to the new topic in the previous topics (where many people writes comments).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11
Mod
  • 244

Hi Bmv89!

Thank you. We already had a food discussion. Also when the new topic is ready, I put it's URL in the previous post. You can see links to next topics in all previous discussions.

Dreams is a very good idea. "About oneself" - I don't know, how many people would like to talk about themselves, but I could give it a try.

BTW, the next discussion I expect to make today (in 12 or less hours). Possibly it will be English proverbs. Hope I'll see you there. :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bmv89

I'll be there when I can))


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BenCostell3

Good ideas for new topics.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1Pozin2

What about Russian riddles but given in English. And people should give riddles by themselves.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11
Mod
  • 244

It would be nice. And participants could also invent riddles in English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Algarve11
Mod
  • 244

Hi!

For the next topic (English proverbs) I have created a new post. Please go here.

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