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Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Rivers - crossword

Here is this weeks crossword form the BBC Learning English page:
Rivers crossword

A couple of difficult ones in there (a teat of your geographical knowledge as well as your vocabulary!).
Can you tell me which of the answers is American English? And what would we call it in British English?


  1. Greetings from USA! Your blog is really cool.
    Are you living in Czech ?
    You are welcomed to visit me at:

  2. Hah, 8 out of 10. I didn't know the two others due to my lack of geographical knowledge ..

  3. I meant to be polite and leave the answer to somebody else. But if you challenge me .. It is no. 8 and the British English word ends with the same letter as the American English one, I think.