SELECT AN ENGLISH TOPIC TO START

Each topic is either 10 pictures (Beginner) or 20 pictures (Intermediate) with its accompanying written text and spoken English recording. There are 56 Beginner topics and 58 Intermediate topics to choose from.
All the topics are free to use. They are suitable for students and pupils starting to learn English.

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Topic selected: People-portraits

Key features of our EFL / ESL topics:
  • 10 or 20 specially drawn pictures that clearly illustrate the concept being depicted
  • Each picture has a standard text and recording that can be played as required
  • The language is beginner ESL / EFL and consists of single words, simple phrases and short sentences
English Activities is designed to be used as follows:
  1. Start by choosing a topic on this page.
  2. Then you will do an English language lesson to learn the language for your selected topic.
  3. Once you have done the English lesson, it is time to practice what you have learned using our fun but simple ESL activity games.
  4. Finally, to test what you have learned, you can do the English tests for your topic

English activities is a free online resource consisting of English language lesson, ESL activity games and English tests to help kids and young adults studying ESL & EFL.

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Select your topic

You start English activities by choosing the topic you want to learn or revise. Our English topics are 10 pictures (Beginner topics) or 20 pictures (Intermediate topics) each with an accompanying written text and spoken English recording.

To choose your level, use the button at the bottom of the red sign - click on INTERMEDIATE to switch to Intermediate topics, or, if you are viewing the Intermediate topics, click on BEGINNER to view the 10 picture beginner topics.

You can now choose your specific topic in two ways - by whether its language is composed of words or sentences or by category. The learning categories are Family, People, Home, Body, Animals, Activity, Food, colours, School, Place, Go, World, Time, Numbers and Grammar.

When you click on one of the category signs, all the English topics available will be displayed with a short description and a sample picture. Click on any topic and the pictures will load for you to see.

Now you can select the 'Go to lesson' button to start the English language lesson for this topic, or play some of our ESL activity games with this topic if you prefer.

The 56 beginner topics are:
Activity - daily routine , Activity - hobbies , Activity - holidays , Activity - sports , Animals - farm , Animals - pets , Body - hair colour and style , Body - parts of the body , Body - the head , Colours , Family - members , Family - my siblings , Food - drinks and snacks , Food - fruit , Food - groceries , Food - restaurant , Food - vegetables , Go - means of transport , Go - on holiday , Go - where? , Go - which way? , Grammar - adjectives 1 , Grammar - adjectives 2 , Grammar - prepositions 1 , Grammar - prepositions 2 , Grammar - verbs 1 , Grammar - verbs 2 , Home - helping at home 1 , Home - helping at home 2 , Home - in the garden , Home - my room , Home - rooms in the house , Numbers - 1 to 10 , Numbers - 11 to 20 , Numbers - to 100 (1) , Numbers - to 100 (2) , People - appearance , People - clothes 1 , People - clothes 2 , People - health problems , People - jobs , People - portraits , Place - homes , Place - meeting places , Place - places in town , Place - shops , Place - where I live , School - activities , School - classroom objects , School - subjects , Time - autumn and winter , Time - spring and summer , Time - what time is it? , World - environment , World - European countries , World - weather

The 58 intermediate topics are:
Accommodation , Adjectives , An accident , Appearance , Bathroom , Bedroom , Cafe , Calendar , Clothes , Colours , Countries , Daily routine , Dining room , Dwellings , Eating and drinking , European countries , Facial features , Family members , Fruit and veg , Garden , Getting there , Groceries , Health problems , Helping at home , Hobbies A , Hobbies B , Holiday activities , Holiday places , Jobs , Kitchen items , Living room , Lost property , Means of transport , Measurement , Media , Meeting places , Numbers to 100 , Numbers to 20 , On the table , Parts of the body , Pets , Places , Places in town , Prepositions , Rooms , School subjects , School uniform , Shops , Signs , Sports , The Classroom , The environment , Time , Verbs , Weather , Which way , Work experience , Workplaces

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