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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
If you are right, you gain one point. If your answer is wrong, you can show the correct one.
Use the Next button to continue. At the end of the game, you can see your total score.
There are 36 thematic flashcard sets 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 flashcards, you might find it helpful to use the quick guides.
ideas for classroom games and activities »
Flashcards make learning fun. They are a great tool for presenting, practising and revising new vocabulary. Also, you can use them to play different word games such as memory, matching or guessing games. Here are some suggestions for using our flashcards in class.
related online activities »
Take the learning online! We offer a variety of word games that go well with the flashcards.
printable worksheets »
Here you can browse, download and print all flashcard sets sorted alphabetically by topic.