Crossword Puzzle

Words Starting with A & B Followed by

Gerunds & Infinitives

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Some items in this activity are based on the story

The Big River Mix-Up

Most people would be ashamed to admit tricking voters in an election.  Justin, however, is proud of his dirty little trick.  Nevertheless, he avoids telling even his fellow senior managers at his company exactly what he's done.

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Careful speech:  She is going to get her shoes out of the closet and put them on.

Relaxed speech:  She's gonna get 'er shoes out o' the closet an' put 'em on.

Dictionaries Longman    Encarta  Newbury

The Java programming powering this activity is freeware from www.eclipsecrossword.com

Directions Listen

Click on a word, either across or down, that you want to solve.  The clue for that word will appear to the right of the puzzle.  Type the letters of your answer and hit ENTER.  Some answers include more than one word, with no spaces between them.  For example, "crossword puzzle" would be "crosswordpuzzle".  In the clues for those answers, you get two kinds of help.  First, you see the first letter of each word.  Second, you can listen to the whole clue by clicking the correct audio link.  If a word is really too hard for you to get, you can click "cheat" to get the answer.  You can check your answers at any time by clicking "check puzzle" in the lower left hand corner of the puzzle. 

Audio Clue 1 Audio Clue 2 Audio Clue 3
Audio Clue 4 Audio Clue 5 Audio Clue 6

You must have a Java plugin installed and enabled to be able to use this interactive crossword puzzle. If you do have Java installed, it may be disabled, or there could have been a problem downloading the Java applet that this puzzle needs.

Note that Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6 do not come with Java pre-installed. You can get a Java plugin at the official Java website.

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