Frequently asked questions

  1. Why can't I see any pictures / hear any sounds?
    If you are using English Activities in a school or college you may find that some materials are being blocked by your institution's IT policy. English Activities delivers it's learning materials (pictures, sounds and texts) from 2 sub-domains of These sub-domains are:

    If you are using English Activities at school or college you may need to ask your IT department to unblock these 2 sub-domains in order to see all the pictures / hear all the audio. If you are curious, the reason we put these resources on servers separate from the server is so that we can speed up delivery of our sites materials to your computers.

  2. What is English Activities?
    English Activities is a free website for adults and children learning or revising EFL ESL English. It consists of games, lessons and tests to help learners improve / reinforce their beginner English in a lively and enjoyable way.

  3. What does it cost to use English Activities?
    That's easy! It is absolutely and completely free to use for ever and ever!

  4. How do you use English Activities?
    English Activities is very easy to use - you will find help signs on all pages not only telling you how to use the resource on that page, but also giving you some background into how this activity will help with your EFL ESL learning and retention. Further information about the materials can be found on the parent page and the about page. Feel free to contact us if you have suggestions for further materials we could include in English Activities

  5. What English is provided by the resource?
    The English is beginner level, suitable for those starting to learn the language. The language supplied includes a lot of vocabulary plus simple sentences in the first person present tense, plus common phrases. The English we supply is absolutely standard UK diction and grammar. All our texts and speech are carefully checked to ensure there are no errors in the language. This website is not designed for learners of American English who may find some of the language does not correspond to standard usage in the USA.

  6. Who is English Activities intended to be used by?
    English Activities was created from a teaching product we developed for primary and secondary pupils (5 to 16 years) but it is suitable and enjoyable for adults learning EFL ESL at a beginner level.

  7. Do you do websites for other languages?
    We have language learning websites for:

  8. I am a teacher - do you do any whole class games and activities? has an MFL resource for teaching called Teach English Online which uses many of the same materials as English Activities. It is free to use, and is designed for whole class teaching in schools and colleges.

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