10 Fun And Easy Riddles For ESL Students

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Easy Riddles For Kids And Beginner ESL Students

These easy riddles can be incredibly fun to teach and are great to use as warm-up/ice-breaker activities. Riddles encourage students to use critical thinking and their knowledge of the English language to solve problems. It can, however, be challenging for ESL students to understand riddles, and that’s why we have put together these 10 easy riddles for ESL students. Scroll down to find the 10 easy riddles with answers.

10 Easy Riddles For Kids and Beginner ESL Students

  1. A woman and 9 friends are under ONE umbrella. But nobody gets wet. Why?
  2. What are the next two letters in this? J, F, M, A, M, J, _ , _
  3. How many months have 28 days?
  4. What kind of tree can you carry in your hand?
  5. What are the next letters in this and why? W, A, T, N, L, I, T, _ , _
  6. You enter a dark room. There is a candle and a lantern. You only have ONE match. Which one do you light first?
  7. An electric train is travelling east to west at a speed of 100kph. The wind is blowing west to east at a speed of 80kph. Which direction does the smoke blow?
  8. What is the next number? 25, 24, 22, 19, 15, …
  9. What does this say? HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH
  10. As a man was going to the zoo, he met a man that he knew. This man had seven wives. Every wife had seven sacks. Every sack had sevencats, and every cat had sevenkittens. How many people, animals, and things are going to the zoo?

The Answers

  1. Because it wasn’t raining.
  2. J, A (The letters are the first letters of the months – January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August )
  3. All months have 28 days (some have more than 28).
  4. A palm tree.
  5. A, W (The answer is in the question – What are the next letters in this and why?)
  6. Light the match first.
  7. There is no smoke. It’s an electric train.
  8. 10
  9. High Five
  10. One (The other man, wives, sacks, cats, and kittens are not going to the zoo – As a man was going to the zoo…)

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