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Aim: To match pictures to written words
Drag the picture over the right box to tidy up the play room. Points are added and taken away automatically. Click the boxes to hear the language for each box.
Select your first topic:
See intermediate topics

Family - members

Family - my siblings

Body - parts of the body

Body - the head

Body - hair colour and style

People - portraits

People - appearance

People - clothes 1

People - clothes 2

People - jobs

People - health problems

Animals - pets

Animals - farm

Activity - daily routine

Activity - hobbies

Activity - sports

Activity - holidays

Food - fruit

Food - vegetables

Food - groceries

Food - restaurant

Food - drinks and snacks


Home - my room

Home - rooms in the house

Home - helping at home 1

Home - helping at home 2

Home - in the garden

School - classroom objects

School - subjects

School - activities

Place - where I live

Place - homes

Place - shops

Place - meeting places

Place - places in town

Go - means of transport

Go - on holiday

Go - which way?

Go - where?

World - European countries

World - environment

World - weather

Time - what time is it?

Time - spring and summer

Time - autumn and winter

Numbers - 1 to 10

Numbers - 11 to 20

Numbers - to 100 (1)

Numbers - to 100 (2)

Grammar - adjectives 1

Grammar - adjectives 2

Grammar - verbs 1

Grammar - verbs 2

Grammar - prepositions 1

Grammar - prepositions 2


MIX AND MATCH matching game for ESL

Mix and match is a simple drag and drop matching activity for learners of English as a second language. The game is set in a play room where the toys need to be put away. Picture blocks must be put in the correct boxes to score points.

Key features of our Mix and match ESL game

  • This is a simple game of matching the picture to the correct English word or phrase
  • The words can be seen (and heard by rolling over the boxes)
  • For each picture a choice of 3 different words or sentences is offered
  • Matching ten pictures and words wins the game

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ENGLISH ACTIVITIES - Mix and match game help

There are 3 boxes for tidying up the play room. Each has a word or phrase under it. Clicking on a box plays the speech for those words.

  1. You see a block with a picture on it
  2. Drag the block into the right box
  3. If you are right, you score a point
  4. If you put the block in the wrong box you lose a point
  5. To go to the next picture, click the 'Next picture' button
  6. If you get 10 points you win the game

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