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PUZZLE STORIES

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As you are traveling in the kingdom of Jerafa, you come upon a boy and a girl who are dressed exactly alike.

"I'm a boy," says the one with red hair.
"I'm a girl," says the one with black hair.
If at least one of them is not telling the truth, which is which?

A half-hour ago you parked your car facing east on a straight road that runs east and west. You get in and start driving. After driving for a few minutes, you find that you are now a mile west of your starting point. Why?

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Ruling over the kingdom of Komosay was a very powerful king who had a beautiful daughter named Yamah. When Yamah fell in love with a poor peasant boy, the king was shocked and distressed. To show how fair he was, however, he promised to give the boy a 50-50 chance to marry his daughter by letting him choose one of two slips of paper. On one piece of paper would be written the word Marriage; on the other, the word Death. Because of his great love for Yamah, the boy agreed to take this risk.

As he came near to the castle on the fateful day, he happened to overhear a conversation between the king and one of his attendants:

"Your Majesty," said the attendant, "how can you do this thing, and let that unworthy boy have a chance of marrying your daughter?"

The deceitful king laughed and said, "The way I will do it, he will have no chance. I will write the word DEATH on both pieces of paper. But of course, he will not know that; he will think he has chosen the wrong piece of paper."

When the boy heard that, he was stunned, and didn't know what to do. But then he thought of a clever solution to the problem. When the time came to choose, he put his plan into action. The next day he and the princess were married.

What was his solution?

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in contact with" 10 For example (Latin abbreviation) 12 And the others (Latin abbrevia

tion) 14 Exclamation of surprise 15 Test; inspect closely 18 Not ever

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ANSWERS TO PUZZLE STORIES

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anecdotes 2 2.000 pounds 3 Opposite of down 4 Rim; border; lip 5 Negative response; opposite of

yes 6 Instructor 11 Conjunction used with compara

tive adjectives and adverbs 13 Vocal or musical sound; a par

ticular pitch in an intonation 16 Objective case of the pronoun

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The Unicorn and the Virgin; the Basilisk and the Rabbit: An English
Language Teaching and Learning Bestiary

DENNIS R. PRESTON, Eastern Michigan University
What Does It Mean to Learn a Language?: Some Perspectives on the 8
Future

ALAN CUNNINGSWORTH, Christ Church College, Canterbury
Syntactic Patterning as a key to Meaning

11
ADINA LEVINE and STELLA STATMAN, Bar Ilan University, Israel
A Guide to Listening-Comprehension Exercises

15 RANDALL ROCKEY, Université d'Etat d'Haiti Excerpts from Radio Programs

21 NEWS AND IDEAS Brazil. How to Teach the Present Perfect Tense, GYULA KARVALY

33 Chile. Teaching Numbers in Elementary EFL, MIGUEL LASCH FELDBERG

34 Third National Seminar in ESP

35 Hungary. Did I Say Something Wrong?, HELEN THOMAS

35 Israel. Testing Listening Comprehension by Radio, RAFAEL GEFEN

37 What Makes Our Teaching Really Worthwhile, HANA RAZ

38 Japan. A Notice from Cross Currents

39 Thailand. Teaching Writing in EST-A Communicative Syllabus, ARUNEE

39
WIRIYACHITRA
United Kingdom. An Integrated Listening, Writing, and Speaking Exercise, 41

ANN WARD
LETTERS
Germany. A Call for Papers, UDO O. H. JUNG

42 Indonesia. A Request for Simple English, AHMAD MUHAMMAD ALKAFF

43 TEACHER CORRESPONDENTS

43 PERIODICALS RELATED TO TEFL/TESL (UPDATE)

44 BOOKS RECEIVED

44 INDEX

44 THE LIGHTER SIDE

inside back cover

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Volume XXI
October 1983
Number 4

Anne Covell Newton
Editor

Mary Jo llacqua Boya
Editorial Assistant

Candace Davis
Production Assistant

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