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First Two Letters

Take our challenge, and check your vocabulary skills with these brain teasers and answers. Can you solve all ten without peeking at our answers?

First Two Letters

The first two letters to every answer in this list of brain teasers are either supplied or partially revealed. You only need to finish spelling the words. This should be easy -- right?

Here's a peek at the printable page. The entire text of the brain teasers and answers appears below. 

Brain Teasers and Answers - "First Two Letters"

1. Spell the names of three countries of the world that begin with AR.

 2. Spell five vegetables that begin with any two of the letters in KOHLRABI.

 3.  List two U.S. capitals and their states that both begin with the same two letters.

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4. Choose your first letter from CHEMIST. Choose your second letter from FARMER.

Spell at least twenty professions.

 5. Name three pieces of furniture that begin with BE.

 6. Name ten weather words that begin with two of the letters in TEMPERATURE.

7. Spell the names of two flowers that begin with PO.

  8. Choose your first letter from WRESTLING.  Choose your second letter from BASEBALL. Then spell names of at least four different sports.

 9. Name two musical instruments that begin with BA.

 10. Spell the names of 12 different animals that begin with any two of the letters in CROCODILE.

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Our answers appear here. Others may also be possible.
(Answers also appear with the printable page.)

1. Argentina, Armenia, Aruba
2. kale, radish, broccoli, artichoke, arugula, bok choy, okra, and others
3. Indianapolis, IN and Oklahoma City, OK
4. cartographer, carpenter, cab driver, cabinet maker, cashier, craftsman, hat maker, herbalist, ergonomist, machinist, manager, masseuse, mathematician, mechanic, medical assistant, metal worker, meteorologist, image consultant, salesperson, safety engineer, secretary, security guard, tailor, tax adviser, technician, telecommunications worker, teller, trainer, travel agent, and many more
5. bed, bench, bean bag
6. atmosphere, meteorologist, meteorology, permafrost, precipitation, pressure, prevailing wind, radar, rain, rainbow, temperate, tropical, troposphere, trough, turbulence, updraft
7. poinsettia, poppy
8. weightlifting, wakeboarding, racing, racquetball, sailing, tennis, taekwondo, lacrosse, netball
9. bagpipe, bassoon, bass drum, baritone horn
10. centipede, cow, coyote, crab, crane, deer, dingo, dog, dolphin, donkey, dragonfly, Irish setter, lizard, lobster, octopus, robin, and many others

Suggestions for Use

  • Assign one brain teaser per week. Ask students to share their outcomes at the end of the week. Add any answers of ours/yours that they didn't find.
  • Print and assign the entire list, allowing 1-2 weeks for students to complete as extra credit.
  • Devote an entire class period to this list of brain teasers and answers. Allow kids to work in teams or with a partner to find as many answers as possible in that time. Share all outcomes with the class.

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Author Ann Richmond Fisher

Ann Richmond Fisher is a longtime published educational writer, a former classroom teacher and a former homeschool teacher. Ann's spelling bee resources, graded spelling word lists, spelling games, worksheets, and other language arts resources have become respected around the globe since she launched Spelling-Words-Well in 2010.

Ann is also the creator of www.word-game-world.com.


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