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How Big? How Heavy? - Cross Out Puzzle Five

Materials Designed to Build Vocabulary - For English as a Second Language Students and Teachers

by Sally Jennings

Instructions: Cross out (put a line through) the words in the diagram in the order of the numbered instructions below. You will be left with a famous quotation from a Sonnet by John Milton, when remaining words are read left to right, top to bottom.


A
B
C
D
E
F
1
TRIANGLE
THEY
SIP
POUND
SLEPT
OBESE
2
UP
QUIET
OVERWEIGHT
ALSO
GRAM
HEXAGON
3
OUNCE
STIRRED
PEDAL
DOWN
SUCK
SERVE
4
WHO
LITER
PENTAGON
RUN
QUART
PEACEFUL
5
DASH
OVER
ONLY
TONNE
SMILED
WHEEL
6
WELL-ENDOWED
TRANQUIL
TIRE
DRINK
SQUARE
INCH
7
HURRY
CIRCLE
GALLON
DART
UNDER
METER
8
KILOMETER
CHAIN
SCRUNCHED
STAND
CALM
ACRE
9
ABOVE
QUAFF
MILE
RECTANGLE
HECTARE
SUPPOSED
10
SPOKE
AND
CENTIMETER
SILENT
HEAVY
CARRIER
11
YARD
LARGE
SPRINT
GUZZLE
WAIT
SEAT
12
STILL
OCTAGON
TUBE
BELOW
FOOT
KILOGRAM

CROSS OUT:
  1. Prepositions.
  2. Past participles beginning with "s" in lines 1-9.
  3. Geometric shapes.
  4. Synonyms for a person who is "physically of ample size."
  5. Terms of the American measurement system.
  6. Terms of the Metric measurement system (Canadian spelling).
  7. Bicycle parts.
  8. Synonyms for "lack of noise or activity."
  9. Synonyms for "to take by mouth."
  10. Synonyms for "to move quickly."

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