An English language learning website would not be complete without some word games for visitors to enjoy. The word games available in the Britlish Library are Crossword Puzzles and Wordsearch Puzzles. The interactive games can be played on any device and will help you to improve your vocabulary. They can also be good brain-training exercises and are an entertaining way of passing the time. You will find these games useful if you are a student, someone who enjoys word games, a homeschooler, or anyone else who wants a fun way to pass the time.
Word games like Word Search puzzles are an enjoyable to keep your mind sharp while developing your vocabulary skills. These interactive Word Search puzzles can be played on any device and will help you to improve your vocabulary. The more Word Searches you complete, the more your vocabulary will grow. For those of advancing years, like myself, they are also good brain-training exercises as well as being entertaining ways to pass the time. These Word Search puzzles are suitable for students, for those who enjoy word games, for homeschoolers, and for everyone else who has a few minutes to spare in the day.
If you find yourself travelling to an English speaking country, these Activities will be very valuable to you. The Activities look at some of the most common vocabulary you will need in situations like buying a train or plane ticket, booking a hotel, asking for directions, and many more situations that the traveller can find themselves in.
Did you know that there are over 600,000 words in English? That's a lot of words, and far more than any human being could ever manage to learn. Even Shakespeare only used around 55,000 different words in all of his works. Mind you, he did actually invent quite a few of them. To get a good mastery of English, you do need to expand your vocabulary as much as possible. The more words you know, the better your English will be. The Activities here will help you to quickly develop your vocabulary.
Can you find the following country names in the Word Search? Aruba, Austria, Bolivia, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Chile, China, Cuba, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Guam, Haiti, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Libya, Macau, Mali, Malta, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Oman, Peru, Rwanda, Slovenia, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, USA, Western Sahara, Yemen, and Zaire.Country Names Course
Aruba - noun a popular island resort in the Netherlands Antilles
Austria - noun a mountainous republic in central Europe; under the Habsburgs (1278-1918) Austria maintained control of the Holy Roman Empire and was a leader in European politics until the 19th century
Bolivia - noun a form of canasta in which sequences can be melded; a landlocked republic in central South America; Simon Bolivar founded Bolivia in 1825 after winning independence from Spain
Cambodia - noun a nation in south-eastern Asia; was part of Indochina under French rule until 1946
Cameroon - noun a republic on the western coast of central Africa; was under French and British control until 1960; an inactive volcano in western Cameroon; highest peak on the West African coast
Chad - noun a family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of Lake Chad in north central Africa; a landlocked desert republic in north-central Africa; was under French control until 1960; a small piece of paper that is supposed to be removed when a hole is punched in a card or paper tape; a lake in north central Africa; fed by the Shari River
Chile - noun a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast; very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency
China - noun high quality porcelain originally made only in China; a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world; dishware made of high-quality porcelain; a government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai-shek after the conquest of mainland China by the communists led by Mao Zedong
Cuba - noun the largest island in the West Indies; a communist state in the Caribbean on the island of Cuba
Egypt - noun a republic in north-eastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC; an ancient empire west of Israel; centred on the Nile River and ruled by a Pharaoh; figured in many events described in the Old Testament
Estonia - noun a republic in north-eastern Europe on the Baltic Sea
Fiji - noun an independent state within the British Commonwealth located on the Fiji Islands
Gabon - noun a republic on the west coast of Africa
Ghana - noun a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea
Guam - noun the largest and southernmost island in the Marianas which is administered as a territory of the United States; it was ceded by Spain to the United States in 1898
Haiti - noun a republic in the West Indies on the western part of the island of Hispaniola; achieved independence from France in 1804; the poorest and most illiterate nation in the western hemisphere; an island in the West Indies
India - noun a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
Iran - noun a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
Iraq - noun a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
Italy - noun a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
Jordan - noun an Arab kingdom in southwestern Asia on the Red Sea; a river in Palestine that empties into the Dead Sea; John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan
Kenya - noun a republic in eastern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1963; major archaeological discoveries have been made in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya
Laos - noun a mountainous landlocked communist state in south-eastern Asia; achieved independence from France in 1949
Libya - noun a military dictatorship in northern Africa on the Mediterranean; consists almost entirely of desert; a major exporter of petroleum
Macau - noun a former Portuguese province on the south coast of China and two islands in the South China Sea; reverted to China in 1999
Mali - noun a landlocked republic in north-western Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960; Mali was a center of West African civilization for more than 4,000 years
Malta - noun a strategically located island south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea; a republic on the island of Malta in the Mediterranean; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964
Nauru - noun a small island in the central Pacific Ocean 2,800 miles southwest of Hawaii; in Micronesia west of the Gilbert Islands; an island republic on Nauru Island; phosphate exports support the economy
Nepal - noun a small landlocked Asian country high in the Himalayas between India and China
Niger - noun a landlocked republic in West Africa; gained independence from France in 1960; most of the country is dominated by the Sahara Desert; an African river; flows into the South Atlantic
Oman - noun a strategically located monarchy on the southern and eastern coasts of the Arabian Peninsula; the economy is dominated by oil
Peru - noun a republic in western South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; was the heart of the Inca empire from the 12th to 16th centuries
Rwanda - noun a landlocked republic in central Africa; formerly a German colony
Slovenia - noun a mountainous republic in central Europe; formerly part of the Habsburg monarchy and Yugoslavia; achieved independence in 1991
Spain - noun a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
Sudan - noun a region of northern Africa south of the Sahara and Libyan deserts; extends from the Atlantic to the Red Sea; a republic in north-eastern Africa on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Egypt and the United Kingdom in 1956
Switzerland - noun a landlocked federal republic in central Europe
Syria - noun an Asian republic in the Middle East at the east end of the Mediterranean; site of some of the world's most ancient centers of civilization
Togo - noun a republic on the western coast of Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; formerly under French control
Tuvalu - noun a group of coral islands in Micronesia southwest of Hawaii; a small island republic on the Tuvalu islands; formerly part of the British colony of Gilbert and Ellice Islands until it withdrew in 1975 and became independent of the United Kingdom in 1978
Uganda - noun a landlocked republic in eastern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962
USA - noun the army of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare; North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Western - adj. lying toward or situated in the west; relating to or characteristic of regions of western parts of the world; of or characteristic of regions of the United States west of the Mississippi River; of wind; from the west; lying in or toward the west; noun a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development; a sandwich made from a western omelette
Sahara - noun the world's largest desert (3,500,000 square miles) in northern Africa
Yemen - noun a republic on the southwestern shores of the Arabian Peninsula on the Indian Ocean; formed in 1990
Zaire - noun the basic unit of money in Zaire; a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960
Not everybody in the world calls each country by the same name. For instance, I live in Spain, but the Spaniards call this country España. As this is an English language learning site, we will look at the English spellings of countries in these Activities. Do these Activities and you will learn how to spell each of the countries of the world.
Can you name the country different people come from? Each time you do the Challenge, you will be given 20 nationalities and must type in the country that that nationality comes from. There are 173 nationalities in total ranging from an Afghan to a Zimbabwean. Can you use your knowledge of geography to put your name at the top of the leader board?
Can you rise to the challenge and identify all the forty-four countries of Europe? The counties are: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the Vatican City.
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