Awesome English Riddle Challenge!!

Awesome English Riddle Challenge!!

On this episode of Thinking in English, I am going to set you all a challenge! A riddle is a question, statement, or phrase that is almost a puzzle and requires you to think to answer. Riddles are a great way to stimulate your mind, get your brain working, and have fun! They are also excellent ways to test your English skills.


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A few months ago, I recorded an episode introducing 3 English riddles. I heard from a few of you via Instagram, and it seemed quite popular. So, today I’m going to set you all another riddle challenge. Same as last time, I am going to tell you three popular English riddles, and I want to see if you can work out the answers.

Before I tell you them, here is a quick tip to help you. Think about how words are spelled and words that might have more than one meaning. Sometimes the meaning is important and you might need a little basic knowledge to help you understand, but often meanings and extra knowledge are not needed to answer riddles!

Ok, so let’s get started 


Riddle 1

You’re running a race and at the very end, you pass the person in 2nd place. What place did you finish the race in?

Riddle 2

You’ll find me in Mercury, Earth, Mars and Jupiter, but not in Venus or Neptune. What am I?

Riddle 3 

It’s the only place in the world where today comes before yesterday. Where is it?

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