Resources to learn and teach English vocabulary

Sport


matching game


Sport Matching Game

Learn and practise new English words! In this matching activity, kids have to find pairs of picture-word. The faster they find them, the higher their score will be.

  • If kids are new to the topic, or if they need some help with their spelling, introduce the vocabulary by using our Vocabulary Words list before playing the game.
  • Otherwise, they may find it quite difficult.
  • 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 the two cards don’t match, they are turned face down again.
  • If they show the pair, the cards remain open.
  • 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.
  • Don't worry if your result is not perfect! Just click on the Play Again button to start the new game.
Games for kids learning English

Vocabulary Words

From the image to the word. This picture reference helps you learn, practise or repeat English words that appear in our game.

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activity ideas

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

Teaching English in a fun way

Draw and label your words. You must colour your drawings. Don't forget to add lots of great detail!

Learning English in a fun way

Draw and colour a picture. Hide your words inside your picture. See if someone can find your hidden words!

Classroom games ideas

Write each of your words on two different cards. Turn all the cards face down, then flip over two cards at a time and see it they match. Keep them if they do or flip over and try again.


Related Printables

Learn and practise English with our printables that go well with the matching game. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print these resources.

Worksheets for teaching English to kids
  • bingo! cards
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  • Bingo! cards are a fun way to build language skills. You can use them for introducing and practising vocabulary, and they are great to play word games. Also, kids can collect them to make their own picture dictionaries.
Flashcards for learning English
  • flashcards
  • flashcard set »
  • 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.
ESL resources for teachers and students
  • read and match
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  • answer key »
  • This is a very easy matching test designed for ESL beginners and young kids. In this activity, students draw lines between each word and its picture.