Picture tests for ESL kids

Picture Tests

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learning and teaching resources

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

There are 36 topic-based online picture tests 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 picture tests 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 picture tests 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 picture tests

Our online picture tests, focused on basic English vocabulary, are fun, easy to play, and suitable for very beginners. 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 Picture Test text. Look at the picture, then read the words on the right. Choose the word that matches the picture. You have four options to choose from.

Learn English while playing games


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

Fun English tests 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

Each player choose six words, then draws pictures of them on a piece of paper. Players take turns calling out a word. When a word is called out, everyone who has that word crosses it out. The first player to cross out all his/her words is the winner.

Teaching English vocabulary

Choose a word and have a kid act it out. Or mime the word to the whole class. The class try to guess what the word is. The student who guesses the word gets to mime the next word.

Teaching English in a fun way

Describe the picture of the word and ask your students to draw it. This can also be organised as a team game, with a kid from each team coming up to the board to draw.

English vocabulary: fun exercises

Start drawing an object on the board, and after each line ask: What's this? Kids guess what it is. The first person to guess correctly has to spell the word correctly to gain the point, otherwise the point goes to the opposing team.