Today, I’m going to give you five challenging riddles to try and solve! Use your English skills to find the answers!


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Over the past few months, I have released two riddle episodes, and after hearing from a few of you via Instagram, I thought I’d make another challenge. I also ran out of time to write a full episode today – but don’t worry, I’ll have longer episodes out on Wednesday and Friday this week.

Just like last time, I will tell you a few popular English riddles, and I want to see if you can work out the answers. 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. Make sure you listen to my previous episodes! The answers for previous riddles can be found on my instagram page, and I’ll reveal the solutions for these challenges later this week! However, feel free to message me and check your answers!  

Also, I’ll give you the same tip as last time! 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 information are not needed to answer riddles!

Ok, so let’s get started 


Riddle 1

What gets wet while drying?

Riddle 2

I have branches, but no fruit, trunk or leaves. What am I?

Riddle 3 

People make me, save me, change me, raise me. What am I?

Riddle 4

What word is pronounced the same if you take away four of its five letters?

Riddle 5

What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it?

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Host and founder of Thinking in English, Tom is committed to providing quality and interesting content to all English learners. Previously a research student at a top Japanese university and with a background in English teaching, political research, and Asian languages, Tom is now working fulltime on bettering Thinking in English!

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