Vocabulary quizzes for ESL kids

Vocabulary Quizzes

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Below you will find some tips and ideas on how to use our interactive vocabulary quizzes in the classroom. Scroll down to explore!

There are 36 topic-based online vocabulary quizzes for kids learning English. Depending on needs, they can be used as revising activities to play online, or as a fun starting point for further work. Also, you can download some corresponding worksheets to learn offline.

tips on how to use

Find out more about how to play our quizzes to learn and practise English vocabulary online, and check out additional games that you can use in your class to expand this activity or to give your students extra practice:

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activity ideas

To browse all of our vocabulary quizzes sorted alphabetically by topic, use this resource guide. For worksheets that go well with our online activities, visit the printable resources section.

how to play vocabulary quizzes

Our multiple-choice vocabulary quizzes are designed to consolidate new material and revise reading skills online. In each quiz there are ten questions displayed randomly. Here you will find some tips and ideas on how to play these games.

Practise English through games


To start, click on the Quiz text. Read the question carefully, then look at the words with picture clues on the right. You have four options to choose from.

Learn English while playing games


Click on the word you think is correct. If you are right, you gain one point. If your answer is wrong, you can show the correct one.

Fun English quizzes for ESL kids


Use the Next button to continue. At the end of the game, you can see your total score.

activity ideas

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

Learning English vocabulary

Write a riddle for your vocabulary words. Then have friends try to figure out your riddles. For example SUN: I am big and bright. I heat the Earth. Who am I?

Teaching English vocabulary

Write rhyming riddles for as many of your words as you can. For example, I say oink, oink and rhyme with wig. See if someone can figure out your riddles!

Teaching English in a fun way

Create your own quiz. Include a question for each word. Your questions maybe true or false, multiple choice or matching.

English vocabulary: fun exercises

Think of words and their meaning, then create your own crossword puzzle. Write a definition for each word. You can add picture clues, too!