Macmillan Dictionary Language Quizzes
The Macmillan Dictionary online version has many online language resources:
LANGUAGE GAMES LANGUAGE QUIZZES
We have a wide selection of quizzes – click on one of the links below to complete the quiz!
Vocabulary practice: verbs 2
Vocabulary practice: verbs 1
British vs American English
Nounings and verbings
Figures of speech
BuzzWord or Bard’s Word
Commonly confused words
Language 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 and language quizzes, click on the buttons to visit the relevant pages.
IRREGULAR VERB WHEEL
There are some things in English that can only really be learnt through practice. Irregular verbs are tricky and inconsistent – 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 find the correct forms?
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
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
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.
Time for a challenge! These downloadable puzzles are fun brain teasers that help you practice and discover (new) English words. Each puzzle is based on a theme so it’s easy to find one that you like or one that suits your class.
Find the 12 hidden topic-related words in these wordsearches. Words may go across or back, up or down, and diagonally up or down in the grid. Need some help? The definitions are on page two to give you a head start.
For other types of interactive English language games, check out this page.
Celebration Wordsearch 2
Celebration Wordsearch 1
American Culture Wordsearch
British Culture Wordsearch
Family Wordsearch 1
Family Wordsearch 2
Travel Wordsearch 1
Travel Wordsearch 2
Holiday Wordsearch 1
Holiday Wordsearch 2
Sports Wordsearch 1
Sports Wordsearch 1
Colour Wordsearch 1
Colour Wordsearch 2