The Old English Aerobics Workbook

Feel free to download any or all of these exercises, which are keyed to the chapters of Introduction to Old English. Print them, and test your knowledge of Old English!

The sentences in these exercises are mostly “real,” as opposed to made-up, Old English: they are taken from actual Old English sources and often simplified or shortened to make them suitable for beginners. The vocabulary used is registered in the glossary of Introduction to Old English, or occasionally translated in the footnotes.

Instructors: Write to me for answer keys, which you may use to correct the exercises or distribute to your students, whichever you prefer.