Vocabulary lessons for kids learning English

Occupations


unit overview


learning and teaching resources

This page will guide you through the Occupations Unit. Learn more about the unit structure, online activities and printable resources. There are also suggestions for using our resources in class.


The unit introduces kids to ten English words connected with the theme Occupations and contains resources to learn, practise and revise new vocabulary in a fun way. The vocabulary words are presented before being practised. Then they reappear both in the activities to play online and in the worksheets to download and print. Use this guide to find out where everything is!


The unit guide is divided into three parts:

unit components »
This part of the guide contains a general description of what is in the unit and where to find it.

online activities »
Here you will find detailed information about our online games and activities (types of activities, purpose of particular activities, activity order).

printable resources »
From flashcards to picture tests. There are ten different worksheets that complete our online activities. Find out more.


We hope this guide can be useful in helping you to find and choose suitable material for you and your students.



unit components

The unit consists of three main parts: online resources, printable resources and support pages. Use the links below to find content you are looking for.

vocabulary words


cook, doctor, driver, farmer, fireman, nurse, policeman, postman, seller, teacher

online resources


There are six activities to learn and practise vocabulary words online:



printable resources


There are five different word games plus five different tests that complete our online activities. Depending on your needs or preferences, you can browse these resources in three ways:


support pages


There are also some support pages to help you navigate and find what you need:


  • wordlist »
  • The wordlist with pictures and short definitions gives you a quick guide to the vocabulary used in the unit. You can also use it as a teaching tool to introduce, practise and revise English words connected with this topic.
  • unit overview »
  • Detailed information about the unit (actually, you are here).

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online activities

Our activities are designed to learn, practise and revise English vocabulary in a fun way.

There are six different word games to choose from. Each activity has its own page. On that page, you can also find a few tips on how to play the game, and download some corresponding worksheets.

activity order

You can work through the unit in any order you like.
Also, it is for you to choose the activity you want to use.
You may want to use all the activities or select the exercises that interest you.


  • If your students are new to the topic, we recommend the following way:
  • start with the picture dictionary and interactive flashcards
  • practise through our word games
  • test knowledge of the unit
Picture dictionaries for ESL kids
  • learning activities
  • The unit begins with a picture dictionary that presents new vocabulary through pictures, words and sounds.
  • There is also a set of interactive flashcards to practise new vocabulary by doing simple exercises.
  • Also, you can use our wordlist with pictures and short definitions to introduce, practise an revise new English vocabulary.
Word games for kids learning English
  • games for practising
  • The new vocabulary is then practised through a series of word games arranged in order of difficulty.
  • In the matching game, students have to find pairs of picture-word.
  • In the spelling game, kids first look at the picture, then unscramble letters to spell the word.
  • In the guessing game, kids guess words letter by letter. There aren't picture clues in this game.
Vocabulary tests for kids learning English
  • tests and quizzes
  • The unit ends with two activities that check what your students have learnt with the help of our word games.
  • The first one is a picture test designed for beginners and young kids. In this activity, kids choose the word that matches the picture.
  • Taking the vocabulary quiz, students should read each question carefully, then choose their answer from four options.

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printable resources

You can choose from ten different types of worksheets for learning, practising, and revising English vocabulary presented in the Occupations Unit. However, you can use them separately in any way you want or need.
To easy access, we have grouped our worksheets into two categories, word games and tests and quizzes. There are also tips on how to use our printables, plus classroom games ideas.

Our worksheets are in pdf format. To download them, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.


Worksheets for teaching English to kids
  • word games »
  • bingo! cards
  • flashcards
  • picture crossword
  • crossword
  • wordsearch
Worksheets for kids learning English
  • tests and quizzes »
  • read-and-match test
  • circle-the-word test
  • missing letters test
  • spell-and-write test
  • vocabulary quiz

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