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#EngGame: Vocabularies with “cate”

Fellas pasti pernah dengar/baca English words yang bagian belakangnya menggunakan “cate,” seperti “communicate,” dll. Ayo hari ini kenalan lebih dekat dengan “cate.”

Jawaban #EngGame kali ini semuanya berakhiran “cate.” Contohnya “cate” yang menyampaikan banyak informasi: communiCATE.

  1. “Cate” yang gampang sakit dan lembut?
  2. “Cate” yang lebih suka berada di rumah?
  3. “Cate” yang kerjanya bikin orang jadi ribet dan bingung?
  4. “Cate” yang mau pindah rumah?
  5. “Cate” yang selalu memberikan tanda?
  6. “Cate” yang bikin orang bingung karena gak mau bicara jujur?
  7. “Cate” yang memberi pembekalan ilmu, mental dan fisik?
  8. “Cate” yang menahan properti/benda milik orang lain?
  9. “Cate” yang memohon dengan rendah hati?
  10. “Cate” yang akan meninggal kalau kekurangan udara?


  1. Delicate
  2. Domesticate
  3. Complicate
  4. Relocate
  5. Indicate
  6. Obfuscate
  7. Educate
  8. Confiscate
  9. Supplicate
  10. Suffocate

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, March 18, 2012



#EngGame: solve these riddles (8)

1) How many letters are there in the alphabet?

Answer: Eleven. By @gustira

2) Which month has 28 days?

Answer: All months have at least 28 days, some have 30, the rest have 31. By @iniuni

3) What is the poorest bank in the world?

Answer: The river bank. By @IBiebur

4) What has nothing but a head and a tail?

Answer: A coin. By @izal_suck

5) Which room has no doors and no windows?

Answer: Mushroom. By @isalquinn

6) What starts with E, ends with E and only has one letter?

Answer: Envelope. By @DesniePutri

7) What letter is a vegetable?

Answer: P for pea. By @krisna_ajah

8) What has many keys but can’t open any doors?

Answer: A piano! It has 88 keys but can’t open any doors. By @sunnydaisy01

9) What car is spelled the same forwards and backwards?

Answer: Race car! By @gitasahasrara

10) What flies around all day but never goes anywhere?

Answer: A flag. By @Imam_nerracre

Compiled by @ChatrineYK at @EnglishTips4U on February 26, 2012


#EngGame: solve these riddles (7)

Hey, fellas! I noticed that we haven’t had #EngGame for quite some time. Are you ready to figure out some riddles?

  1. What kind of clothes do lawyers wear?
  2. What do you have if an ax falls on your car?
  3. What animal breaks the law?
  4. How does an octopus go to war?
  5. What kind of bell doesn’t ring?
  6. Yesterday had been Wednesday’s tomorrow. Tomorrow is Sunday’s yesterday. What day would be today?
  7. What 7 letter word becomes longer when the third letter is removed?
  8. What can you always find in the middle of a taxicab?
  9. What do you get between sunrise and sunset?
  10. What kind of clock is crazy?


  1. Lawsuits
  2. An Ax-I-dent (accident)
  3. A cheat-ah (cheetah)
  4. Armed
  5. Dumbell
  6. Friday
  7. Lounger
  8. The letter I
  9. Sunburned
  10. Cuckoo Clock (cuckoo – crazy)

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on February 19, 2012

#IOTW: What idiom is this? Guess from the picture!

“Idiom: it is raining cats and dogs. Arti: hujan deras.” – 

“Idiom: couch potato. Arti: pemalas.” – 

Idiom: long face (secara harfiah diambil dari muka kuda yang panjang). Arti: tidak senang; sedih.

“Idiom: cloud nine. Arti: serasa di surga (senang sekali).” – 

“Idiom: put heart into. Arti: put all of one’s efforts into something (bersungguh-sungguh).” – 

“Idiom: cat got your tongue. Arti: tidak mau bicara; diam.” – 

“Idiom: pulling my leg. Arti: mengajak bercanda; membuat lelucon; membohongi orang dengan tujuan untuk bercanda.” – 

“Idiom: can’t cut it. Arti: gagal; tidak berhasil melalui situasi sulit karena tidak cukup baik.

Idiom: there’s a fly on your nose. Arti: kita tidak mungkin melewatkan apa yang jelas (di depan mata).

“Idiom: sweep off one’s feet. Arti: membuat seseorang jatuh cinta.” – 

Gambar diambil dari berbagai sumber di Internet.

Compiled and written by @NenoNeno at @EnglishTips4U on Monday, January 16, 2012




#EngGame: solve these riddles (6) – Christmas

  1. If the day before Christmas is Christmas Eve, what’s the day after Christmas called?
  2. What do you call a reindeer with four eyes?
  3. Besides Christmas, what does December have that no other month has?
  4. What do snowmen eat for breakfast?
  5. Who drinks reindeer milk every morning?
  6. What comes at the end of Christmas Day?
  7. Why did the elf hide a clock in Santa’s sleigh?
  8. What did Santa say when his toys misbehaved?
  9. What nationality is Santa Claus?
  10. Who is never hungry at Christmas?


  1. 26th December
  2. Reiiiindeer
  3. The letter “D”
  4. Snowflakes
  5. A baby reindeer
  6. The Letter “Y”
  7. He wanted to see time fly!
  8. Toys will be toys.
  9. North Polish.
  10. The turkey, he is always stuffed.

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on December 25, 2011

#EngGame: solve these riddles (5)

  1. What clothing is always sad? (2 words, 9 letters)
  2. What two words contain thousands of letters? (2 words, 10 letters)
  3. What has three hands but only one face? (1 word, 5 letters)
  4. Who always drives his customers away? (2 words, 10 letters)
  5. What has four fingers and a thumb but no flesh and bone? (1 word, 5 letters)
  6. What do you drop when you need it and take back when you don’t? (1 word, 6 letters)
  7. What is black when it is clean and white when it is dirty? (1 word, 10 letters)
  8. What will make more noise in your house than a dog? (2 words, 7 letters)
  9. I am weightless, but you can see me. Put me in a bucket, and I’ll make it lighter. What am I? (1 word, 4 letters)
  10. If you drop a yellow hat into the red sea, what does it become?? (1 word, 3 letters)
  1. blue jeans
  2. post office
  3. clock
  4. taxi driver
  5. glove
  6. anchor
  7. blackboard
  8. two dogs
  9. hole
  10. wet
Compiled by @ChatrineYK at  on December 14, 2011

#EngVocab: Choose the right words

Choose the right answers to fill in the gaps.

Everybody loves Anne __________ Ian.
A) accept
B) except
Don’t bring too many bags, otherwise you will have to pay for the _________ baggage.
A) excess
B) access
Have you had your breakfast __________?
A) already
B) all ready
The city’s public library is __________ our school.
A) besides
B) beside
__________ and shine, people!
A) Rise
B) Raise
The loss of his wife has entirely __________ his life.
A) effected
B) affected
I feel so tired. Let me __________ down for a while.
A) lie
B lay
Please keep the __________ in case you need to check your expenses in the future.
A) receipt
B) recipe
The __________ was delicious!
A) dessert
B) desert
Anne is good at making __________ designs of party dresses.
A) costume
B) custom
Ian didn’t buy the shoes because they were a bit __________.
A) lose
B) loose
Anne works at the Human Resources Department as a __________ officer.
A) personnel
B) personal
Ian is always good at making __________ to people he meets for the first time.
A) complement
B) compliment
The travelers __________ around the foreign city all by themselves.
A) wondered
B) wandered
They had an accident because the car’s __________ was broken.
A) break
B) brake

Compiled and written by @NenoNeno at @EnglishTips4U on Monday, November 28, 2011




#EngGame: solve these riddles (4)

  1. My girlfriend texted me: A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,T,V,W,X,Y,Z. What did she mean?
  2. What flower lies between your nose and your chin?
  3. What starts with a T ends with a T and has T in it?
  4. What do you call a fish with three eyes?
  5. In a family there are 9 boys, each brother has one sister, how many people are in the family including the 2 parents?
  6. YY U R YY U B I C U R YY 4 me. What does this mean?
  7. A queen bee is buzzing, a worker bee is buzzing, a honey bee is buzzing, a killer bee is buzzing. How many bees are in buzzing?
  8. What kind of cheese is made backwards?
  9. What did the boy octopus say to the girl octopus?
  10. What 5 letter word can you write in capitals and when you turn it round, it still spells the same word upside down?



  1. Missing “U” (you).
  2. Tulips (two lips).
  3. A Teapot (T = pronounced tea).
  4. A fiiish.
  5. 12 people. All the 9 brothers have the same sister.
  6. Too wise you are, too wise you be, I see you are too wise for me.
  7. One. There is only one “b” in the word “buzzing”.
  8. EDAM cheese. EDAM is MADE backwards.
  9. I want to hold your hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand. (An octopus has 8 hands)
  10. SWIMS.

Compiled and written by @NenoNeno at @EnglishTips4U on November 26, 2011

#EngGame: solve these riddles (3)

  1. What odd number becomes even when beheaded?
  2. What lives on its own substance and dies when it devours itself?
  3. At night they come without being fetched, and by day they are lost without being stolen. What are they?
  4. Why are dogs afraid to sunbathe?
  5. Who works only one day in a year but never gets fired?
  6. What has four wheels and flies?
  7. How do we know the ocean is friendly?
  8. What is the longest word in the English language?
  9. What stays hot even if put in a refrigerator?
  10. If yesterday had been Wednesday’s tomorrow and tomorrow is Sunday’s yesterday, what day would be?
  11. What do you get between sunrise and sunset?
  12. What building has the most stories?


  1. seven: s/even
  2. a candle
  3. stars, moon
  4. they don’t wanna be hot dogs *lol
  5. Santa Claus
  6. a garbage truck
  7. It waves
  8. smiles: there is a mile between the beginning and the end
  9. pepper, chili
  10. Friday
  11. sunburned
  12. library

Compiled by @ChatrineYK at @EnglishTips4U on October 25, 2011


#EngGame: “make” and “do”

Dari pelajaran sebelumnya mengenai “make” dan “do” diketahui bahwa penggunaan “make” mengacu pada adanya perubahan dalam suatu proses, sedangkan “do” digunakan jika tidak ada perubahan.

Mari kita coba latihan supaya tidak lupa.

  1. Are you (making/doing) progress with your drawing?
  2. We often (do/make) business with your father.
  3. That news (did/made) my mother happy yesterday?
  4. The President (did/made) a speech yesterday.
  5. I’ve already been (doing/making) this paperwork for 30 minutes.
  6. I (made/did) an appointment to visit ym doctor yesterday.
  7. I know it isn’t a good situation, but I’ll have to (do/make) the best of it.
  8. Excuse me, could you (make/do) me a favor and watch my bags for a moment?
  9. I’d like my steal well (done/made), please.
  10. If you want to buy that car, I’m sure we can (do/make) a deal.


  1. making
  2. do
  3. made
  4. made
  5. doing
  6. made
  7. make
  8. do
  9. done
  10. make

Compiled by @Patipatigulipat at @EnglishTips4U on October 1, 2011.

#EngGame: solve these riddles (2)

  1. It’s the beginning of eternity; the end of time and space; the beginning of every end; and the end of every place. What is it?
  2. Which letter is not me?
  3. The person who makes it, sells it. The person who buys it never uses it. The person who uses it doesn’t know they are. What is it?
  4. The more you have of it, the less you see. What is it?
  5. What kind of pet always stays on the floor?
  6. It is greater than God and more evil than the devil. The poor have it, the rich need it and if you eat it you’ll die. What is it?
  7. What letter of the alphabet has got lots of water?
  8. Forward I’m heavy, but backwards I’m not. What am I?
  9. What four letters frighten a thief?
  10. What is the word that everybody always says wrong?



  1. E
  2. U (you)
  3. coffin
  4. darkness
  5. carpet
  6. nothing
  7. C (sea)
  8. ton
  9. O I C U (Oh I see you!)
  10. wrong

Compiled by @EnglishTips4U on August 13, 2011

#EngGame: synonyms, take the odd one out

Rules of the game:

  1. Choose the word that is NOT synonymous to the other words.
  2. Type the number of question as you answer.

For example:

  • 1) like 2) cherish 3) enjoy 4) fancy 5) popular
  • The ANSWER: 5) popular; not synonymous with 1) 2) 3) 4).

Let’s start!

  1. a) corrupt b) degrade c) demoralize d) deprave e) disgrace
  2. a) beneficial b) useful c) advantageous d) resourceful e) valuable
  3. a) kind b) nice c) good d) refined e) pleasant
  4. a) choose b) prefer c) rather d) select e) pick
  5. a) fellowship b) mentor-ship c) brotherhood d) companionship e) comradeship
  6. a) want b) fond c) desire d) wish e) crave
  7. a) type b) behavior c) fashion d) manner e) way
  8. a) posses b) have c) lose d) hold e) own
  9. a) likely b) possible c) potential d) workable e) imaginary
  10. 10) a) merry b) enjoyable c) happy d) cheerful e) joyful



  1. e) disgrace
  2. d) resourceful
  3. a) kind
  4. c) rather
  5. b) mentor-ship
  6. b) fond
  7. a) type
  8. c) lose
  9. e) imaginary
  10. b) enjoyable

Compiled and written by August 4, 2011

#EngGame: Common spelling mistakes

Rules of the game:

  1. Type the number of the question as you answer.
  2. Choose the right spelling between 2 words.

Let’s start!

  1. “Cemetery” or “cemetary”?
  2. “Espresso” or “expresso”?
  3. “Government” or “goverment”?
  4. “Enlightment” or “enlightenment”?
  5. “Forty” or “fourty”?
  6. “Pronounciation” or “pronunciation”?
  7. “Writting” or “writing”?
  8. “Ninth” or “nineth”?
  9. “Acknowledge” or “aknowlegde”?
  10. “Beautiful” or “beautifull”?
  11. “Bussiness” or “business”?
  12. “Misspell” or “mispell”?
  13. “Devide” or “divide”?
  14. “Grammer” or “grammar”?
  15. “Bycicle” or “bicycle”?
  16. “Chinese” or “Chinesse”?
  17. “Until” or “untill”?
  18. “Potatoes” or “potatos”?
  19. “Strength” or “strenght”?
  20. “Dissappear” or “disappear”?


  1. cemetery
  2. espresso
  3. government
  4. enlightenment
  5. forty
  6. pronunciation
  7. writing
  8. ninth
  9. acknowledge
  10. beautiful
  11. business
  12. misspell
  13. divide
  14. grammar
  15. bicycle
  16. Chinese (with capital letter)
  17. until
  18. potatoes
  19. strength
  20. disappear

Compiled and written by @EnglishTips4U  for@EnglishTips4U on Saturday, July 23, 2011



#EngGame: solve these riddles (1)

Who wants to play some English games? Let’s solve some riddles, shall we?

riddle -n. a question or statement so framed as to exercise one’s ingenuity in answering it or discovering its meaning. Indonesian: teka-teki.

Rules of the game:

  1. Type the number of the question as you answer.
  2. Clues will be given on how many letters the answer is.

Let’s start!

  1. What goes around the world and stays in a corner? _ _ _ _ _ (5 letters)
  2. What can fill a room but takes up no space? _ _ _ _ _ (5 letters)
  3. Take off my skin, I won’t cry, but you will. What am I? _ _ _ _ _ (5 letters)
  4. What has to be broken before it can be used? _ _ _ (3 letters)
  5. You answer me although I never ask you questions. What am I? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (9 letters)
  6. It’s in the middle of the sea. It appears in the evening and disappears in the morning. Love without it is nothing. _ (1 letter)
  7. What goes round the house and in the house but never touches the house? _ _ _ (3 letters)
  8. What holds water yet is full of holes? _ _ _ _ _ _ (6 letters)
  9. What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years? _ (1 letter)
  10. What gets wet when drying? _ _ _ _ _ (5 letters)



  1. stamp
  2. light
  3. onion
  4. egg
  5. telephone
  6. E
  7. sun
  8. sponge
  9. M
  10. towel

DYK? The ending “-ise” and “-ize” in verbs such as “recognise” and “recognize” are both used in UK. However, “-ize” only used in US.

Compiled and written by @EnglishTips4U on July 20, 2011

#EngGame: Talking about people

Rule of the game: please type the number of the question with your answer. There will be 10-15 questions. The topic is: People.

  1. Is the following sentence right or wrong? “This is Andy. He’s my elderly brother.”
  2. What do we call a person who works for someone else?
    • A) an employer
    • B) an employee
  3. She’s a very witty person. She’s …
    • A) clever with words
    • B) good with her hands
    • C) fit and strong
  4. Which of the following sentences is correct?
    • A) “She’s a very effective secretary.”
    • B) “She’s a very efficient secretary.”
  5. What do we call a person who causes damage and is noisy and violent in public places?
    • A) a hermit
    • B) a victim
    • C) a hooligan
  6. Which person is the ‘odd one out’?
    • A) widow
    • B) mother-in-law
    • C) uncle
    • D) fiancee
  7. Andrea is very stubborn. What is the synonym for ‘stubborn’?
    • A) strict
    • B) big-headed
    • C) obstinate
  8. Which person enjoys talking about other people’s private lives?
    • A) a neighbor
    • B) a gossip
    • C) an acquaintance
  9. Which of these adjectives have positive meanings?
    • affectionate,
    • bossy,
    • cheerful,
    • generous,
    • greedy,
    • mean,
    • reliable,
    • vain
  10. Which of the following is my brother’s son?
    • A) my nephew
    • B) my brother-in-law
    • C) my niece


  1. wrong. The right word should be “elder” as in “elder brother”.
  2. an employee. An employer is a person who gives you a job.
  3. A) clever with words.
  4. B) She’s a very efficient secretary.
  5. C) a hooligan.
  6. C) uncle. All others are female.
  7. C) obstinate.
  8. B) a gossip.
  9. Positive adjectives: affectionate, cheerful, generous, reliable.
  10. A) my nephew.

Compiled and written  by @ for@ on Thursday, June 30, 2011