Verbal Skills Exercises

Exercises that involve words or language in general engage neurons mostly in the temporal lobes of the brain (in green here).
Stimulating language brain areas can help boost access to words. Give it a try with the two exercises below.

 

Words, words, words

(Scroll down to the bottom of the page for solutions)

Move the letters around to find another word 

SINK
THICKEN
BALM

Find the missing letters
B  __  T  __  L  __

S  __   __   E   __   N

Find a word that has more than one meaning and is related to both words in each pair
Example: PIANO – LOCK
Solution = Key

SCHOOL  -  EYE

DOG  -  TREE

What is missing?

(Scroll down to the bottom of the page for solutions)

Fill in the blanks with the words below:

We would walk into the warm, bright _____, to drift, face _____, over the rocks and clumps of _____, occasionally _____to bring up something that
_____ our eye.

Missing words: seaweed, water, caught, diving, down

 

Fill in the blanks (the missing words not given):

Between gasps M. informed us that he was only _________ to three things: the pollen of lilac ______, cats, and horses. We all _______ out the window, but ____ was not a ______-tree for miles. We searched the ________, but there was no _______ hidden anywhere.

 

 


Words, words, words: Solutions.

Move the letters around to find another word 

SKIN
KITCHEN
LAMB


Find the missing letters  

B  O  T  T  L  E
S  C   R   E  E   N


Find a word that has more than one meaning and is related to both words in each pair

SCHOOL  -  EYE
Solutions: pupil or exam

DOG  -  TREE
Solutions: bark or house

What’s missing: Solutions.

We would walk into the warm, bright WATER, to drift, face DOWN, over the rocks and clumps of SEAWEED, occasionally DIVING to bring up something that CAUGHT our eye.

Between gasps M. informed us that he was only ALLERGIC to three things: the pollen of lilac FLOWERS, cats, and horses. We all LOOKED out the window, but THERE was not a LILAC-tree for miles. We searched the ROOM, but there was no CAT hidden anywhere.