Internet is full of fun and interesting English language games for people of all age groups. Here are some of the most enjoyable games that you can play online 👇🏿
1. Human Brain Cloud
About: It is simply a word association game; like, what is the first thing/word that comes to your mind on seeing a word displayed on the screen. For instance, when given pony – if you think of horse, then it’s a strong association word; but weak association is when you think of dance to go with pony.
Why use it? You can improve your vocabulary as well as learn how to quickly solve problems by practicing this game.
2. Magnetic Poetry
About: The founder of this game, while suffering from writer’s block, came up with the idea of writing down keywords on pieces of paper and then arranging them in an order that made sense and gave him inspiration. From paper to magnet, the words soon found place on his refrigerator door, making it a favourite activity of his friends’ group.
Why use it? While for sum it can be a fun poetry game, you can connect to the creative side of you by forming sentences for your first ever poem or by making the first line of your debut novel. Magnetic Poetry can also be used to form sentences keeping in mind various grammatical concepts like Subject-Verb agreement, Tenses, etc.
Quick information: This game has even found place in a 2013 film, What If?, which begins with Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) playing around with refrigerator magnets and forming, “Love is stupid monkeys dancing in a slapstick hurricane.”
About: It is a website that offers online flashcards on a variety of topics (sea animals, sports, Encanto and other movies, etc.) and languages for the sole purpose of educating students of all ages and nationalities.
Why use it? Bamboozle serves as a quick getaway for those looking for ways to revise English grammar concepts without having to subscribe to quiz platforms.
4. Word Search
About: It consists of jumbled words presented in a grid, with keywords or hints provided (according to the topic selected) for the player to search in the grid. It comes with a variety of categories like educational, books, synonyms, television shows, movies, celebrities, science, etc.
Why use it? You can not only play this game for entertainment purposes, but also learn spellings on the go. Word Search also makes you curious about things you know and do not know. If you feel adventurous enough, you can even make your own Word Search grid.
About: While Hangman is known to be a pen and paper game, the website allows you to play on your own by guessing random alphabets to be filled in the dashes provided. You may be given a hint related to the word to be guessed, but you only get a restricted number of guesses before you end up loosing the ‘man’ (thus the name Hangman).
Why use it? You can use it for a number of reasons like improving your knowledge in an interesting and educational manner, or to test others’ knowledge on various topics like poetry terms, vocabulary, books, history, geography, etc.
6. Proof it!
About: Each quiz here consists of ten sentences, that appear one at a time. Each sentence contains one mistake that has to be guessed by the player. The mistake can be anything – a misspelled word, an incorrect pronunciation, a capitalisation error, or a missing word/punctuation.
Why use it? Proof It is a platform that allows you to revise your English grammar concepts in the most practical way. The errors you encounter range from vocabulary to punctuation to tense use and so on.
About: It is quite a flexible quiz wherein you are free to choose from the difficulty level options provided. You are provided certain hints to guess a word within a set time limit. The more words you guess (because there’s only one correct answer), the better your score turns out to be.
- Why use it? You should use it for improving your vocabulary, not just about words related to English grammar, but also about worldly topics like arts, science, history, etc. By using Knoword, you not only learn new terms, but also understand what they mean.
8. Visual Thesaurus
About: Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words. For instance, if you want to use some other word in place of sad, Visual Thesaurus helps you find related words like miserable and regretful, while providing their separate meanings and points of differences.
Why use it? Its innovative display encourages exploration and learning. You’ll understand language in a powerful new way. You can find the right word when not able to think of one, improve your grammar by learning the words’ parts of speech, and develop a better vocabulary.
So, groove on with these fun and exciting online language games that you can play either alone or with your friends. And also learn while having fun 💃🏿
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