Resources to learn and teach English vocabulary

Vocabulary for kids learning English

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learning and teaching resources

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What's in the Vocabulary section

The Vocabulary section is a resource area for anyone teaching English to young learners. It contains both online and printable activities that introduce kids to basic English vocabulary (432 words) grouped into 36 thematic topics reflecting kids' interests. There are also some classroom games ideas and practical suggestions which will help you in your teaching.

How to browse

Below you will find direct links to our resource pages, collected in one, easy-to-search place. The links are organised into four categories:

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

section components

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

online resources

  • topic-based units »
  • There are 36 thematic units (for example, Colours, Fruits, Toys). Each unit introduces twelve new words. They reappear both in the activities to play online and in the worksheets to download and print.
  • vocabulary activities »
  • There are over 200 online games and activities (for example, picture dictionaries, spelling games, picture tests) that can be done in class to learn, practise and revise basic English vocabulary in a fun way.

printable resources

  • word games and worksheets »
  • Our printables complete the online topic-based units. Although designed for learning and practising vocabulary presented on this website, these word games and worksheets can be used independently, in any way you like.
  • index of printables »
  • There are 288 worksheets to choose from. Browse our printables by topic or by type in one place. This page provides a quick access to all of them.

support pages

  • index of contents »
  • This page gives you guidance on the resource content of the Vocabulary section.
  • section overview »
  • This page gives an overview of the section content and organisation of the material as well. There are also some general tips on how to navigate.
  • wordlist »
  • Here you will find a list of 432 English words used in the Vocabulary section. Each listed word is a link to the unit where that word appears.

topic-based units

New vocabulary is presented and practised in the topic-based units. For easy use, each unit has the same format, and provides both online and printable activities. Below you will find links to all of the units (and to their main contents) sorted alphabetically by topic.

activities to learn online

Although designed as components of our online units, these games can be used separately, in any way you like. Below you will find links to all of them listed both by activity type and by topic. The activity types are organised by level of difficulty. The topics are sorted alphabetically.

printable resources

Choose from 288 printable activities for learning, practising and revising English vocabulary. Originally, they complete our online units, but can be used independently. In our sellection there are eight different types of activities. To easy access, they are organised into three groups: word games, worksheets, sets of printables.