ESL Odd One Out

ESL Odd One Out is an online game that is a great way to practice vocabulary and speaking with young learners. This activity is great to help students practice for the Cambridge Movers exam. In total there are 8 rounds with 3 sets of pictures in each round.

Age/Level: Young Learners (Cambridge Movers)

Time: Varies depends on needs

Players: Teams or individually

Preparation: None! Just use the prepared online game below

Aim: To practice for Movers exam Part 2. To practice vocabulary, prepositions and speaking.

  1. Display the interactive game on your interactive whiteboard or simply using a projector.
  2. Explain to students that you are going to show them 4 pictures and they must guess which picture is the Odd One Out or as in the Movers speaking exam, ask students to tell you “which one is different”.
  3. The students should then select which one is different and explain why. Students should say something like “This one is different because…”.
  4. This activity can be played with students in groups or each student getting asked one set of pictures each.

Remember: What is most important is that students give a full answer. Any answer is correct as long as the student can say why.

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  1. Brad Spencer

    I was just curious to see if this website is under construction? I find the “Odd One Out” quite useful, but it no longer comes up. Am I missing a step?
    Thank you for your useful tools!
    Brad Spencer

    • Hi Brad,

      Thanks for your message. This game is actually still online. The issue is likely to do with your browser blocking the content. I’m going to send you an email directly to see if I can help.



      • Brad Spencer

        Thank you for such a quick and personal reply. The page is working correctly now and I don’t have any issues. I really appreciate you providing this service for free during these uncertain times. It’s a great relief that there are still people out there who take the time to put up content like this for free.
        (non-paying) customer service= A+

      • Hello David,
        I was wondering if you could send me the link, too? I also can’t access it. I’d appreciate it!




  3. This website is amazing. Thank you so much for provıdıng us wıth so much material free of charge

    • Thank you so much. I’m glad you find the website useful! As a teacher I know how hard it can be to find online activities. Hopefully your students enjoy them. Stay safe.

  4. I don’t usually give a comment online but today I break the norm. I had to because I must commend such feat of selfless sacrifice by the custodians of Thank you so much for the great contents and the good work you do to enable the larger community of English teachers like us access materials to engage the class when finding such materials could really be daunting. And to think you do this for free is really amazing. I hope my words cheer you up. Gracias!!!

    P.S. I am an ESL Teacher working in Uzbekistan

    • Thank you so much for the kind words Daniel. I am delighted that you have found value in the materials on the site. I have been working on this site for almost 10 years and this is undoubtedly one of the nicest messages I have received. I hope your students enjoy the games and I hope to have many more on the way in the near future.

  5. Thank you a lot! I use it during my online classes with little ones. such a great job you did!

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