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ESL Crossword Puzzles

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These free crossword puzzles are designed for ESL students from beginning to advanced levels. They are downloadable and may be reproduced for classroom use. Crossword puzzles can be used to teach, introduce, and reinforce vocabulary words. Each crossword puzzle comes with an answer key. Answer keys can be shown on classroom interactive whiteboards, making it easy for students to correct their own work. The vocabulary words can be repeated chorally or read individually for pronunciation practice. Note: Interactive crossword puzzles are available for some EL Civics subjects and they are clearly marked.



These EL Civics puzzles are designed to help students learn about the American government and history. They include information about American figures, symbols, landmarks, and buildings. Some of the crossword puzzle clues are from the US Citizenship Test.

Washington, D.C.   Answers

13 Colonies   Answers

Gateway Arch   Answers

Statue of Liberty   Answers

Pledge of Allegiance   Answers

Voting Rights   Answers

American Bald Eagle   Answers

Constitution   Answers

Three Branches   Answers

First Amendment   Answers

Canada Border   Answers

U.S. Geography   Answers

National Holidays   Answers



Part of civics education is knowing about your state. Each of these state crossword puzzles includes information such as the state's nickname, the date it entered the union, its flower, highest mountain, or longest river. Some answers can be found on this website's state lessons page.

Alabama   Answers

Louisiana   Answers

Ohio   Answers

Alaska   Answers

Maine   Answers

Oklahoma   Answers

Arizona   Answers

Maryland   Answers

Oregon   Answers

Arkansas   Answers

Massachusetts   Answers

Pennsylvania   Answers

California   Answers

Michigan   Answers

Rhode Island   Answers

Colorado   Answers

Minnesota   Answers

South Carolina   Answers

Connecticut   Answers

Connecticut (Interactive)

Mississippi   Answers

South Dakota   Answers

Delaware   Answers

Deleware (Interactive)

Missouri   Answers

Tennessee   Answers

Florida   Answers

Montana   Answers

Texas   Answers

Georgia   Answers

Nebraska   Answers

Utah   Answers

Hawaii   Answers

Hawaii (Interactive)

Nevada   Answers

Vermont   Answers

Idaho   Answers

New Hampshire   Answers

Virginia   Answers

Illinois   Answers

New Jersey   Answers

Washington   Answers

Indiana   Answers

New Mexico   Answers

West Virginia   Answers

Iowa   Answers

Iowa (Interactive)

New York   Answers

Wisconsin   Answers

Kansas   Answers

North Carolina   Answers

Wyoming   Answers

Kentucky   Answers

North Dakota   Answers

Washington, D.C.   Answers

Everyday Language

Everyday Language

Everyday language helps ESL students operate in their day to day English speaking environment. Crosswords in this section review common survival vocabulary words about subjects like classroom items, numbers, and family members.

Classroom Items   Answers

Greetings   Answers

Families 1   Answers

Families 2   Answers

Days of the Week   Answers

Numbers 1-50   Answers

Months and Seasons   Answers

Animals   Answers

Animals (Interactive)

Personal Info   Answers

Personal Vocabulary (Interactive)

Weather   Answers

Weather (Interactive)

People   Answers

Opposites   Answers

Hair and Salons   Answers

Daily Routines   Answers

Life Events   Answers

Feelings   Answers

Measurements   Answers

Ordinal Numbers   Answers



Lifeskill vocabulary includes words related to everyday subjects like emergencies, employment, shopping, and housing. ESL lifeskill lessons teach basic survival skills to students who are new to the United States. Photo dictionaries are a good way to introduce the vocabulary. Crosswords can be used to extend the lessons.

Clothes   Answers

House Exteriors   Answers

Banking   Answers

Employment   Answers

Birthday Party   Answers

Emergencies   Answers

Grocery Store   Answers

Job Titles   Answers

Job Interviews   Answers

Illnesses   Answers

Breast Cancer   Answers



Holidays are special days of the year when we celebrate an event or tradition. There are ten national holidays: New Year's, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. There are also holidays like Valentines Day which are not national holidays.

New Year's Day   Answers

Saint Patrick's   Answers

Halloween   Answers

Easter   Answers

Thanksgiving   Answers

King Holiday   Answers

Mother's Day   Answers

Christmas   Answers

Valentine's Day   Answers

Flag Day   Answers

Father's Day   Answers

Presidents Day   Answers

Memorial Day   Answers

Memorial Day (Interactive)

Columbus Day   Answers

Columbus Day (Interactive)

Veterans Day   Answers

Veterans Day (Interactive)

Pearl Harbor   Answers

Pearl Harbor (Interactive)

Black History   Answers

Black History (Interactive)

Hanukkah    Answers