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B2 – The Bridge Riddle: Can You Solve It?

Students generally enjoy riddles as they offer a balance of fun and the opportunity to exercise critical and creative thinking skills. This B2 ESL lesson is centered around a video. You can choose to either show the entire video or present the text of a riddle for your students to solve. Don’t fret, we’ve included answers to save you from too much pondering, haha! The lesson file also contains vocabulary exercises, discussion prompts, a vocabulary practice activity, a selection of short and straightforward riddles to engage your students, a reading segment, a video component, and exercises on verbs related to movement, followed by a practice activity and an optional discussion slide.

TypeLevelVocabularyLesson Time
Regular LessonB2 / Upper-Intermediate16 words60 min
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  • mutant
  • dash across
  • janitor
  • gorge
  • lantern
  • illuminate
  • catch up to
  • befriend
  • collapse
  • pace


  • Lead-in
  • Simple riddles
  • Vocabulary preview
  • Vocabulary match
  • The Bridge riddle
  • Thinking slide
  • Answer (video)
  • Answer (script)
  • Comments
  • Vocabulary practice
  • Movement verbs
  • Practice
  • Optional discussion

Movement Verbs

  • Dash
  • Zoom
  • Sprint
  • Stroll
  • Wander
  • Trudge