This post is especially for English as a Second Language students, but some of you Americans who like puzzles might like to play this vocabulary game, too. The vocabulary words are from the ESL activities in Acts 1, Acts 2, Acts 2:29-41, and Acts 3. You may want to scan those lessons before playing this game.
Score 3 points per word by using only the first clues in Section A.
Score 2 points per word by using the two clues in Section A and Section B.
Score 1 point per word by using the three clues in Section A, B, and C.
40-45 = Outstanding; 30-39 = Excellent; 20-29 = Good; 0-19 = More study needed
Answers are at the end.
Section A (Remember: You can look at Section B and Section C for more help if needed, but you lose points.)
1. The a___________ garden was full of weeds. (The word’s first letter is a.)
2. The scientific experiment did not give enough p___________ for the theory.
3. The salesman gave a c______________ presentation about his product’s value, so he gained a lot of customers.
4. A v_____________ storm knocked down trees and damaged roofs.
5. Our neighbor was a________________ to find a dinosaur bone in his backyard. (Another word besides “amazed.”
6. After plants die, they d_____________ and enrich the soil.
7. The girl’s father d_______________ her when she married his enemy’s son.
8. The game’s third clue e_____________ the player to guess the right answer.
9. The two w______________ of the car crash did not agree about several details that they had seen.
10. I think iced tea with a slice of lemon is a very r______________ drink.
11. C_____________ politicians who steal money from the public should be sent to prison.
12. We often say that “i______________ of the law is no excuse.”
13. Daniel, an Old Testament p_______________, foretold the exact number of years until the Messiah would die.
14. The carpenters r_____________ the old mansion to its original beauty.
15. We should not e_____________ any movie star who does not set a good example for youth.
Section B (The numbers are matched to Section A. Be careful to look at just the number you need.)
1. Deserted; left alone
2. Information that shows something to be true.
3. Persuasive; causing belief or agreement
4. Very forceful and likely to harm
5. Very surprised; amazed (Two words with this meaning start with “a.”)
6. To rot; to be broken down by organisms
7. For a person to have said that something or someone no longer belongs to him
8. To have made possible
9. People who tell what they saw or experienced
10. Causing a good, renewed feeling
12. A lack of knowledge
13. Someone who predicts the future
14. To have brought back to good condition
15. To lift up someone with praise
1. ab _ _ d _ ned
2. p _ _ _ f
3. c _ _ v _ _ cing
4. v _ _ l _ _ t
5. ast _ _ _ _ _ ed
6. d _ _ _ y
7. dis _ _ _ ed
8. e _ a _ _ ed
9. w _ _ _ _ sses
10. r _ f _ _ _ _ ing
11. C _ rr _ _ _
12. ig _ _ r _ _ ce
13. pr _ _ _ _ t
14. r _ _ t _ _ ed
15. ex _ _ t
Answers: 1. abandoned 2. proof 3. convincing 4. violent 5. astonished 6. decay 7. disowned 8. enabled 9. witnesses 10. refreshing 11. Corrupt 12. ignorance 13. prophet 14. restored 15. exalt
Hope you had fun and mastered the words!