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Here you will find some of the best games online. With vocabulary page tests and quizzes to test your grammar, vocabulary and general knowledge.
Some of the games will open up in a new browser window, when you have finished the game just close the window.
English Slang - Find the right definition for the word or phrase.
Homophones - Find the right meaning (updated regularly).
Cartoon Captions (Add your text to the cartoon or picture.)
George Clooney - What do you think he's saying? (Fully moderated)
A, an or nothing - In the style of millionaire - get one wrong and you have to start again!
Colours - So you think you know your colours - Well let's test that shall we?
Computers and the Internet - See how well you know the terminology used today for computers and the Internet - for one or two players.
Money Order - Put the British slang terms in order of value to reveal the picture.
It's all very well playing games on your own, but it's more fun with other people.
Word Association # 1 - Beginner + - Look at the previous word and enter the first word that comes into your head.
Word Association # 2 - Beginner + - Cut and paste the previous word(s) and add a word that follows the general theme.
A - Z Game - Beginner + - Each game has a different topic. Add the next word in the alphabet, but stick to the topic.
Matching words - Intermediate + - enter a word that goes sensibly with the previous word. If it makes a compound verb or noun give yourself an extra point.
How Many Words? - How many words can you make from the original word given. No repetitions allowed.
Tops and Tails - Intermediate + - Add a word using the last letter of the previous word as the start of the new word, no repetitions and stick to the topic!
Letter swap - Intermediate + - You make a new word by using the letters in the previous word, you're allowed to change one letter. No repetitions allowed.
Opposites - Intermediate + Give the opposite of the previous word, then add your own word for the next person.
Xeb's Question Game - Intermediate + - Answer a question with a question. Great training for politicians.
Hermine's Vocabulary Game - Advanced - Make a meaningful sentence from the word given, then leave your own word.
Take 3 words - Intermediate + - Use the 3 given words to make a meaningful sentence.
Long Sentence - Advanced - Add one word to the previous words, until we have a meaningful sentence.
Write a strange story - Advanced - Add four words to the story. Be warned, it can get really weird.
Riddles - Advanced - See if you can work out the answer.
1000 Questions - Advanced - Answer the previous question and then ask your own.
These games are all on the Learn English Online forum.
Seasonal Hangman Games
Click on the letters in the grid to build up the words (all the above games are taken from the vocabulary pages). Watch out though; there is a penalty for clicking on the wrong letter!
Mix - very difficult
Hangman Unlimited - you can play this one for as long as you like.
A homophone is a word that sounds like another word but has a different meaning. Here you can test your understanding by working out which sentences are correct. A new homophone is added every week.
Match the words to fit the theme.
Is it a test or is it a game? I don't know, but it is one of my favourites.
Memory Test - Packing for your hols
I managed to remember 10 things - let's see how you do.
See if you can write down the word/phrase using the scrambled letters:-
Clothes and Accessories
Food and Eating
Jobs and Work
Life and Death
Money and Currencies
Rooms and Buildings
Word of the month
More Jumbled Letter Games (Open in new window)
Search for the hidden words. Words
can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal and to make it more interesting written forwards or backwards.
for It - Buildings
for It - Clothes
Search for It - Computers
Search for It - Cooking
Search for It - Eating
for It - Education
for It - Families
for It - Films
for It - Food
for It - Football
for It - The Human Body
Search for It - Jobs
for It - Money
for It - Newspapers
for It - Rooms in a house
for It - Shopping
for It - Technology
for It - Word of the month - 2008
for It - Word of the month - 2009
Seasonal Word Search Games
Search for It - Autumn
Search for It - Bonfire Night
Search for It - Christmas
Search for It - Easter
for It - Halloween
Search for It - New Year
Search for It - Spring
Search for It - Summer
Search for It - Valentine
Search for It - Winter
(!Learning Tip! as you find a word visualise it and say it out loud, if you do not know what the word means check the vocabulary list, if you can't pronounce the word double click on it and you can listen to it.