A picture paints a thousand words, it's true, and pictures are a great way of improving your English, especially if you are a visual learner. So, use pictures to learn vocabulary, and grammar. Don't just look at pictures, think about them. Discuss them. See if you can discribe what's happening in them, and name everything in them.

Visit photo blogs and read the descriptions you will find there. You can join a photo sharing site and share your own pictures and access thousands of photographs. The Learn English Network is on Flickr, with Flickr you can leave notes on other people's pictures and enter into discussions with people all round the world about their photographs. It's a great social experience, and a nice way of getting to know people. You can apply to join the Learn English Flickr group too (forum rules apply), where you can share your own pictures or just look at ours.

There are other photo sharing sites, like Picassa, Photobucket, Shutterfly and Snapfish, and you can share pictures on the forum or on Facebook. Just make sure they are pictures you would be proud to show your grandmother.

I use lots of illustrations and pictures on the Network, and by popular request here are the Picture It and Vocabulary pages in alphabetical order.

Adjectives (English grammar in pictures)

Adverbs (English grammar in pictures)

Animals (English vocabulary in pictures)

Appearances (English vocabulary in pictures)

Articles (English grammar in pictures)

Buildings (English vocabulary in pictures)

Clothes (English vocabulary in pictures)

Colours (English vocabulary in pictures)

Comparative Adjectives (English grammar in pictures)

Eating at home (English vocabulary in pictures)

Eating out (English vocabulary in pictures)

Education (English vocabulary in pictures)

Entertainment (English vocabulary in pictures)

Food (English vocabulary in pictures)

Greetings (English vocabulary in pictures)

Human Body (English vocabulary in pictures)

Jobs and Work (English vocabulary in pictures)

Money (English vocabulary in pictures)

Nationalities (English vocabulary in pictures)

Prepositions of movement (English grammar in pictures)

Prepositions of place (English grammar in pictures)

Prepositions of time (English grammar in pictures)

Present Continuous Tense (English grammar in pictures)

Rooms in a house (English vocabulary in pictures)

Seasons (English vocabulary in pictures)

Shapes (English vocabulary in pictures)

Shopping (English vocabulary in pictures)

Sport (English vocabulary in pictures)

Superlative Adjectives (English grammar in pictures)

Tenses (English grammar in pictures)

Time (English vocabulary in pictures)

Transport (English vocabulary in pictures)

Weather (English vocabulary in pictures)

English in Pictures (General words and idioms)

Irregular Verbs

to break | to build | to buy
to die | to drink | to drive
to eat | to grow | to know
to lead | to lose | to make
to run | to sing | to spend
to teach | to think | to throw
to wear | to win

Words in pictures

backbone | backlog | bedspring | bittersweet | blackmail | blackout
bolthole | brainstorm | breadbin | butterfly
cardboard | carpet | chairman | childhood | Christmas tree
copyright | earring
fingerprint | firework | flagship | freehold
friendship | frostbite
grasshopper | gridlock | gunpowder
haircut | headdress | headphones | heartbreak
lawsuit | lipstick | livestock | loanshark | loophole
manhandle | mastercopy | nightcap | nightmare | overhear
pigtail | pillowcase | ponytail | receivership
scarecrow | sinkhole | skyscraper
soapbox | stepladder
teamwork | timesheet | timetable | tiptoe | toothpaste | toothpick
wallpaper | waterfall | whitewash | workmanship | workout