5 Games That Can Teach You English

August 24, 2020

 

When you consider studying English, what do you envision? You likely see yourself sitting at a desk with your nose in a book. But, learning English doesn't need to be that way!

Games are a great method to work on your English. It is a fun and engaging approach to get familiar with a language. Games are great for kids (and adults!) who are timid or stressed over language learning, and it offers them a chance to practice English in a casual way.

Pick the game that best fits your level of English. Or better yet, challenge yourself!

 

1. Apples to Apples

Apples to Apples is a great vocabulary builder as players work to combine various adjectives and nouns together. It is a pleasant game that is sure to give you a laugh as the card mixes can be quite absurd. You never know the combo that may arise; like "Loveable" and "My Bathroom"! 

You do need a sizable group to play this game—4 individuals are fine, but 5 or more is suggested. Keep in mind that some of the cards may contain cultural or historical references, so you might not be familiar with these topics.

Build your vocabulary while having fun! Apples to Apples is an incredible game for learning English.

 

2. Hangman

Hangman is a great spelling game known throughout numerous English-speaking nations. This game is a ‘one versus group’ game in which one individual goes head to head against a gathering of individuals.

One individual, whom we'll call the "chooser," thinks of a secret word and writes a blank space for each letter in that word on a poster or whiteboard. Individuals in the group take turns guessing alphabet letters the word might contain. For each correct letter guessed, the chooser fills in the missing letters in any place they show up in the word. For each wrong guess, the chooser draws a body part of a stick-figure person. The game finishes when either the guessers get all the letters to complete the word (the group wins) or when the stick person drawing has all its body parts (the chooser wins).

Hangman is a fun, fast-paced game that is great for practicing English vocabulary and spelling.  You have to think about how letters fit together to frame English words and you must work together and clearly communicate to accurately figure the secret word. 

 

Get your thinking caps on and practice English with a game of Hangman!

 

3. Scrabble

To play Scrabble, each player receives game tiles with letters on them that you need to combine to make words on a playing board. Each letter is worth a number of points and there are tiles scattered across the board with opportunities to gain bonus points. The objective of the game is to beat your opponent(s) by gaining the most points by composing high-scoring words and placing them strategically on the board. 

Scrabble is incredible on the grounds that you don't have to get a major gathering of individuals together to appreciate it: It is an ideal 2-player game. 

So, grab a friend and see who can build the “best” English words! 

 

4. Fruit Basket

Fruit Basket is a fun and intelligent game that spotlights speaking skills and English words and expressions. It's a friendly game, so there are no champs or losers!

Everybody with the exception of one individual takes a seat. The “stander” at that point says an English word or expression. Anybody sitting down who identifies themself with that expression or word must get up and move to an alternate seat. The stander, too, attempts to find a free seat. Whoever is left without a seat is the new “stander” and should now say another expression or word to make individuals move once again! 

Fruit Basket requires focus and English language recognition. Players must listen carefully to the vocabulary or expression shared, assess if it applies to them, and act rapidly. Get your listening ears on and your quick feet ready for a fast-paced English recognition game!  

 

5. Influent

In this game, you dive into a 3D interactive world full of English vocabulary to learn! You utilize a gadget to examine items revealing the name of that object in English. The game highlights pronunciation and tests your memory as you race through the virtual world and collect items. 

You'll experience more than 420 things, descriptive words, and action words to gather and learn alongside an equivalent component.
Set in an ordinary house, it encourages you to become familiar with the names of objects used in everyday life. Beginner English language learners can rapidly acquire basic vocabulary they'll use in many settings. 

Get ready for the ultimate exploration, and learn some English along the way! 

 

Conclusion: Before you even begin playing, it is a smart idea to review the English you know so far.  To gain the most from these games, look up any words you don’t recognize as you play.  You’ll be amazed at the number of new words you pick up!

Practice, practice, practice! The more you practice English the more you retain. Games like these provide an engaging way to learn English while having fun! 

 

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