ESL word games: guessing

Guessing Games


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Below you will find a picture guide to our guessing word games. Scroll down to explore!


Our guessing games adapted from the traditional game of Hangman are a great way for ESL kids to practise and improve their vocabulary and spelling skills. Although designed as components of our online units, these games can be used separately, in any way you like or need.

There are 36 topic-based online guessing activities to choose from. Each game comes with ten words to guess. Also, you can download some corresponding worksheets to learn offline.

Here, in one place, you can browse them all sorted alphabetically by topic. Each guessing game is presented in its own box with a relevant wordlist and a link to the content page.


You may also be interested in tips and ideas on how to use our activities in the classroom. For worksheets that go well with our guessing games, visit the printable resources section.


guessing games sorted by topic