Vocabulary quizzes for ESL kids

Vocabulary Quizzes

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Below you will find some tips and ideas on how to use our interactive vocabulary quizzes in the classroom. Scroll down to explore!

Interactive vocabulary quizzes

There are 36 topic-based online vocabulary quizzes for kids learning English. Depending on needs, they can be used as revising activities to play online, or as a fun starting point for further work. Also, you can download some corresponding worksheets to learn offline.

Tips on how to use

Find out more about how to play our quizzes to learn and practise English vocabulary online, and check out additional games that you can use in your class to expand this activity or to give your students extra practice:

How to browse

To browse all of our vocabulary quizzes sorted alphabetically by topic, use this resource guide. For worksheets that go well with our online activities, visit the printable resources section.

how to play vocabulary quizzes

Our multiple-choice vocabulary quizzes are designed to consolidate new material and revise reading skills online. In each quiz there are twelve tasks. You can choose them in random order. Here you will find some tips and ideas on how to play these games.

Practise English through games

To start, choose the task from the menu at the top of the game board. The tasks are numbered from one to twelve, but you can choose them in random order. The selected task will be highlighted in yellow. Now you can see the black and white picture of the word and four words below to choose from. Click on the word you think is correct.

Learn English while playing games

If you are right, the picture of the word will appear in colour and you hear the pronunciation. Also, the correct word will be highlighted in yellow.

Then try the next question. Look at the menu. Each solved task will be marked by colouring its number in green or blue (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 in green; 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 in blue).

activity ideas

If your students enjoy this online activity, you could expand it (or give your students extra practice) by playing related word games. Here are some ideas to inspire you. These activities can be used in any topic!

Learning English vocabulary

Write a riddle for your vocabulary words. Then have friends try to figure out your riddles. For example SUN: I am big and bright. I heat the Earth. Who am I?

Teaching English vocabulary

Write rhyming riddles for as many of your words as you can. For example, I say oink, oink and rhyme with wig. See if someone can figure out your riddles!

Teaching English in a fun way

Create your own quiz. Include a question for each word. Your questions may be true or false, multiple choice or matching.

English vocabulary: fun exercises

Think of words and their meaning, then create your own crossword puzzle. Write a definition for each word. You can add picture clues, too!