ENGLISCH/866: Brainteasers (192) Odd ones out (SB)

B R A I N T E A S E R S - context clues (easy)

Quizzes and puzzles for learners of English

192 Odd ones out

Can you identify the odd ones out?

The odd one out is someone or something that is different from others and does not fit into a group or a set. In this case you have to find the "odd one out" in a line of different words that have something in common.

1 chocolate, ice cream, onion, toffee, cake

2 grass, moss, blackberry, fern, leaf

3 pencil, ruler, ballpoint, fountain pen, felt pen

4 horse, rabbit, fly, rhinoceros, lion, giraffe

5 sketch, water-colour, cartoon, paintbox, oil painting

6 circle, square, triangle, pyramid, oval

7 diamond, sapphire, gold, emerald, ruby


Congratulations, you finished the puzzle correctly
Brainteasers (191) Word Square of Borrowed Words

If you could identify all the languages and borrowed words in this square, your screen looks a mess but you will be able to read the following secret message in the not encircled letters:

E N G L I S H&nsbp; x&nsbp; L I K E&nsbp; x&nsbp; S W E D I S H&nsbp; x&nsbp; S M O R G A S B O R D

Smorgasbord is another borrowed word the English have adopted. It is either a meal with many different foods that are placed on a large table so that people can serve themselves, like a buffet or it is used metaphorically for a large variety or mixture of many different things.

7 September 2009