Funstuf

By Erma Reynolds


Words across the Sea

People who live in Great Britain and people who live in the United States both speak English, but they don’t always use the same words for the same thing. For each blank, choose from the word list the two across-the-sea terms that are appropriate.

Example: Johnny placed a serviette, napkin next to each plate.

  1. 1.

    Grandma used __________, __________ when she baked __________, __________.

  2. 2.

    The children rode to the tenth floor in the __________, __________.

  3. 3.

    On pleasant days, the baby was wheeled in his __________, __________.

  4. 4.

    A __________, __________ stood in the middle of the street, directing traffic.

  5. 5.

    Before the family started their trip, Dad put the luggage into the __________, __________ of the car.

  6. 6.

    The children’s favorite game was __________, __________.

  7. 7.

    The new stove was delivered from the store in a __________, __________.

  8. 8.

    Susan got a __________, __________ in her stocking when she fell down.

  9. 9.

    In the school cafeteria, the children formed a __________, __________ to get their lunches.

  10. 10.

    The car stopped because it ran out of __________, __________.

Biscuits

Gasoline

Noughts-and-crosses

Bobby

Ladder

Petrol

Ticktacktoe

Boot

Lift

Police officer

Treacle

Carriage

Line

Pram

Truck

Cookies

Lorry

Queue

Trunk

Elevator

Molasses

Run

 

Answers:

(1) treacle, molasses; biscuits, cookies; (2) lift, elevator; (3) pram, carriage; (4) bobby, police officer; (5) boot, trunk; (6) noughts-and-crosses, ticktacktoe; (7) lorry, truck; (8) ladder, run; (9) queue, line; (10) petrol, gasoline.

Toys and Crosswords

Put all these toys away in their correct places in the toy chest.

Answers:

Across—(2) ball, (3) eagle, (4) bed, (7) tractor. Down—(1) beads, (2) bear, (5) drummer, (6) doll, (7) train, (8) clown.