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Kids' word games to learn English vocabulary

Online games that go well with our circle-the-word tests:

matching games
picture tests

matching games

Our matching games are a fun, effective and excellent way for ESL kids to learn, practise and review new English vocabulary. In each game kids have to find ten pairs of picture-word. Below you will find some tips and ideas on how to play these games, plus links to all of them.

how to play matching games

Practise English through games


There are twenty cards in the game. Ten of the cards have pictures and ten of the cards have words. At the beginning of the game they are displayed face down.

Learn English while playing games


Click on two cards to match the word and the picture. If they show the pair, the cards remain open. If the two cards don’t match, they are turned face down again. Continue until you have ten pairs.

Fun English games for ESL kids


Try to remember where the pictures or words are. You have to match all the pictures and words as quickly as possible. Click on the Play Again button to start the new game.

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picture tests

Our online picture tests, focused on basic English vocabulary, are fun, easy to play, and suitable for very beginners. In each quiz there are ten questions displayed randomly. Below you will find some tips and ideas on how to play these games, plus links to all of them.

how to play picture tests

Learn English through games


To start, click on the Picture Test text. Look at the picture, then read the words on the right. Choose the word that matches the picture. You have four options to choose from.

Practise English while playing games


If you are right, you gain one point. If your answer is wrong, you can show the correct one.

Fun English tests for ESL kids


Use the Next button to continue. At the end of the game, you can see your total score.

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learning and teaching resources

english vocabulary worksheets for kids

There are 36 thematic circle-the-word picture tests to choose from. Designed for further practice, they complete our online resources. However, you can use these worksheets independently, in any way you like.

To start using our circle-the-word tests, you might find it helpful to use the quick guides.

ideas for classroom games and activities »
Our circle-the-word tests are a fun way to revise vocabulary. If your students enjoy this activity, you could expand it by playing related word games.

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Take the learning online! We offer a variety of word games that go well with the circle-the-word tests.

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Here you can browse, download and print all circle-the-word tests sorted alphabetically by topic.