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Language Games

Games are a great way to learn all sorts of things about English. These games are for English language learners, or native speakers who are addicted to word games.

For downloadable theme-based language puzzles, check out this page.

NEW for 2014: Keep your eyes peeled on this page as this April we will be launching a brand-new game as well as adapted games for mobiles and tablets!

Red Words

Red Words

90% of the time, native English speakers use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. In our dictionaries, these words appear in red and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent. But can you guess how many stars each red word is worth? Test your intuition on word frequency with this red words game.

Learn more about our unique red word and star system

Irregular Verb Wheel

Irregular Verb Wheel

There are some things in English that can only really be learnt through practice. Irregular verbs are tricky and inconsistent – of course that’s why they’re called ‘irregular’. Practise conjugating irregular verbs by spinning the irregular verb wheel. Some are easy and some difficult, but how fast can you conjugate correctly?

Phrasal Verbs Game 1

Phrasal Verbs Game 1

Phrasal verbs may seem obvious to native English language speakers, but for learners they can be mystifying. Knowing your phrasal verbs brings you much closer to speaking fluently. Choose the correct synonym or antonym in this challenging game.

Phrasal Verbs Game 2

Phrasal Verbs Game 2

Another game to practise your knowledge of phrasal verbs. This game requires a little more work: choose the correct particle to complete the sentence, which contains at least one phrasal verb that’s important to know.