Word Search

Word Search

Word Search is a fun vocabulary game that will test your student’s knowledge of English words. In this game you can play the 1 player version or 2 player version where teams battle to find the most words first before their time runs out.

Level: Young learners (A2), teens and Adults (A2 – B1)

There are two modes – “Classic” which takes words from all the different categories or categories. This can be played in 1 player or 2 player modes.  There are currently 9 different category of words (with more coming soon).

Custom mode allows the teacher to create their own size and category for students. This is a great way to make games easier or more challenging.


How to Play?

  1. Students can be put in teams or play against each other.

  2. Each student/team takes a turn to try and get a high score.

  3. The most words found is the winner.

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