RIDDLES (PART 3) WHAT ARE RIDDLES?


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Why do riddles exist? It is for the training of the minds! They test our skills, alertness, analytical creativity…..and common sense! Actually they are good teaching tools too but many teachers do not use them.

I used them quite often when I wanted my students to learn and widen their vocabulary. My students found them very refreshing and interesting. They said that they could remember the words learnt as they enjoyed doing them. I tried to mentor the younger teachers in using this strategy but they found that the preparations were time-consuming. They would not want to use riddles and word puzzles because they have to tailor-made them to suit their level. Moreover, there were no such exercises in our school text books. Because of this, the students missed the joy of solving riddles and puzzles!

I have written a poem on WHAT ARE RIDDLES? I hope it will speak…

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RIDDLES (PART 3) WHAT ARE RIDDLES?


Lum's space

Why do riddles exist? It is for the training of the minds! They test our skills, alertness, analytical creativity…..and common sense! Actually they are good teaching tools too but many teachers do not use them.

I used them quite often when I wanted my students to learn and widen their vocabulary. My students found them very refreshing and interesting. They said that they could remember the words learnt as they enjoyed doing them. I tried to mentor the younger teachers in using this strategy but they found that the preparations were time-consuming. They would not want to use riddles and word puzzles because they have to tailor-made them to suit their level. Moreover, there were no such exercises in our school text books. Because of this, the students missed the joy of solving riddles and puzzles!

I have written a poem on WHAT ARE RIDDLES? I hope it will speak…

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RIDDLES SHARPEN YOUR THINKING


Try to solve the following riddles without looking at the answers. I am sure you will enjoy them. Please do not give up when you are stumbled by them.

1. Why do we see many fishes queueing up along the river bank every morning?

2. Why do giraffes have long necks?

3. A very wealthy man has three wives. He married the first wife at the age of 38 and his second wife at 39. He had forgotten that he married another lady when he was between 38 and 39! How is he going to introduce her to his relatives and friends. Can he say “my third wife?” Please help him!

4. When we cut open a human heart what do we see sticking out in the middle?

5. What do you use when you eat?

Now check the answers below:

1. The fishes want to deposit or withdraw their money at the River Bank.

2. They have long necks so that they are able to see what all the other animals are doing over the tall fence.

3. Call her “midwife. ” (Middle)

4. The letter ‘a’.– he a RT!

5. Surely you will use your hands.

Did you get all correct?

YOU ARE THE AUTHOR


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Just last evening, I overheard some one speaking on his mobile telephone while I was riding home in a bus: You are the author…..

It sets me thinking deeply. Yes, indeed! Everyone of us is an author even though we do not realize it. Don’t you know that each of us is writing our own autobiography every day!

A book has to be bought and read by an individual. Our daily lives are read by people whom we interact with: friends and foes. It reaches a wider audience than a book! So, how does each of our autobiography like? Each day can be a chapter of our life! How do your friends and others view you as they read your autobiography? What kind of legacy are we leaving behind ?

Well, these are some of the thoughts that come across my mind as I write this post. I know you…

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Q AND A WITH A DIFFERENCE….MONKEYS SEE, MONKEYS DO!


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What can we understand and deduce from this short compound or complex sentence: “Monkeys see, monkeys do!”? Indeed, some wise men must have been studying the characteristics of monkeys and then come to this conclusion!

But, are we monkeys? No! Definitely not! But some people believe that we are the descendants of one species of monkeys! Then, they must be the real descendants, not me. I still believe that we are not being evolved from other animal species but from Man. (Whether God created Man is another argument!) I don’t know what your opinion is, but whatever it is, I respect your belief.

Scientists and biologists come to the conclusion by studying the bones and skeletal structures of these two animals – Man and Monkey. When they observe each characteristics they classified them into similarities and differences. Then by reading through the whole long list, they draw the conclusion that…

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Q AND A WITH A DIFFEREMCE….HOW CAN ONE BE LOST?


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Just not to disappoint the group of students around me, I’ll give another attempt to produce some Q AND A with a difference.

In my last post, I did ask the question : How does one know that he is lost?

I always remember that whenever we organized an  orienteering course for our students many years ago, we always ask them this classic question. We received a variety of response from our students. The first rule of the thumb is when you are lost, try to find out where you are. When you know where you are, you are not lost!

Put on your thinking caps before attempting the following questions:

16. This is a riddle: I’m so dry that you can’t squeeze a drop of water out of me. Yet, I’m so cold that you can’t hold me in your hand. I can disappear in front of you without a trace. What am…

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