August 08, 2022

Geography : A word scramble puzzle for ESL students

I love geography, so I made a geography related puzzle again. I hope it is not too difficult. The level is around upper-intermediate or higher. If you need help, scroll down to the definition of the words! But be cautious! The definitions and the words in the puzzle do not appear in the same order.

Word scramble in English


A collection of islands or a region of water with numerous islands is known as an archipelago.

Brooks are freshwater streams that are smaller than rivers. They are even smaller and shallower than creeks.

A cave is a substantial opening in the side of a cliff or mountain, or an opening below the surface of the earth. 

A cliff is a steep, near-vertical collection of rocks.

A glade is a clearing in a forest.

The marsh is a patch of low-lying land that is submerged during rainy seasons or during high tide, and usually stays wet at all times. Regarding the presence of water, swamps and marshes have a lot in common, but their primary difference is the kind of plant life that grows there. Swamps are primarily forested, whereas marshes have few, if any, trees, according to National Geographic.  (For more info about this topic, please, check

A ravine is a small narrow steep-sided valley that is larger than a gully and smaller than a canyon and that is usually worn by running water. (For more information please, check the Marriam Webster Dictionary at

According to the Cambridge Dictionary a reef is a line of rocks or sand just above or just below the surface of the sea, often dangerous to ships. (See:

A strait is a small sea passage connecting two larger bodies of water. For example,the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean are connected by the Strait of Gibraltar, while the Strait of Bosporus connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea.

A waterfall is, according to the Collins English Dictionary, "a place where water flows over the edge of a steep, high cliff in the hills or mountains, and falls into a pool below".

Happy puzzle-solving!