ESL word games: matching

Matching Games

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Below you will find a guide to our matching games. Scroll down to explore!

Matching games

Our matching games are a fun, effective and excellent way for ESL kids to learn, practise and review new English vocabulary. 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 matching activities to choose from. Each game is divided into two parts and comes with twelve pairs of picture-word. Also, you can download some corresponding worksheets to learn offline.

Here, on this page, in one place, you can browse them all sorted alphabetically by topic. Each matching 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 matching games, visit the printable resources section.