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Word Games

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 Search

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.

Travel English

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.

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Can you find the following country names in the Word Search? Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Benin, Bosnia, Brazil, Comoros, Congo, Cyprus, Djibouti, Falkland Islands, France, Gambia, Guinea, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liberia, Malawi, Monaco, Morocco, Qatar, Reunion, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Sweden, Tunisia, Ukraine, Wales, and Zimbabwe.

Country Names Course

Albania - noun a republic in south-eastern Europe on the Adriatic coast of the Balkan Peninsula
Algeria - noun a republic in north-western Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s
Angola - noun a republic in southwestern Africa on the Atlantic Ocean; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975 and was the scene of civil war until 1990
Bahamas - noun island country in the Atlantic east of Florida and Cuba; a popular winter resort
Benin - noun a country on western coast of Africa; formerly under French control
Bosnia - noun the northern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina; a mountainous republic of south-central Europe; formerly part of the Ottoman Empire and then a part of Yugoslavia; voted for independence in 1992 but the mostly Serbian army of Yugoslavia refused to accept the vote and began ethnic cleansing in order to rid Bosnia of its Croats and Muslims
Brazil - noun the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and north-eastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter; three-sided tropical American nut with white oily meat and hard brown shell
Comoros - noun a country on the Comoro Islands
Congo - noun a republic in west-central Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960; a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960; a major African river (one of the world's longest); flows through Congo into the South Atlantic; black tea grown in China
Cyprus - noun an island in the eastern Mediterranean; a country on the island of Cyprus; 80% of the people are of Greek origin and 20% or Turkish origin
Djibouti - noun a country in north-eastern Africa on the Somali peninsula; formerly under French control but became independent in 1997; port city on the Gulf of Aden; the capital and largest city of Djibouti
Falkland Islands – noun a self-governing British colony in the South Atlantic, also claimed by Argentina: site of a war between the two nations in 1982
France - noun a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe; French writer of sophisticated novels and short stories (1844-1924)
Gambia - noun a narrow republic surrounded by Senegal in West Africa
Guinea - noun a republic in western Africa on the Atlantic; formerly a French colony; achieved independence from France in 1958; a former British gold coin worth 21 shillings; a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white; native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the world; offensive terms for a person of Italian descent
Israel - noun an ancient kingdom of the Hebrew tribes at the south-eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Saul around 1025 BC and destroyed by the Assyrians in 721 BC; Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
Jamaica - noun an island in the West Indies south of Cuba and west of Haiti; a country on the island of Jamaica; became independent of England in 1962; much poverty; the major industry is tourism
Japan - noun lacquer with a durable glossy black finish, originally from the orient; lacquerware decorated and varnished in the Japanese manner with a glossy durable black lacquer; a string of more than 3,000 islands east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean; a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building; verb coat with a lacquer, as done in Japan
Kuwait - noun an Arab kingdom in Asia on the north-western coast of the Persian Gulf; a major source of petroleum; a seaport on the Persian Gulf and capital of Kuwait
Latvia - noun a republic in north-eastern Europe on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea
Liberia - noun a republic in West Africa; established in 1822 by Americans as a way to free negro slaves
Malawi - noun a landlocked republic in southern central Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964
Monaco - noun a constitutional monarchy in a tiny enclave on the French Riviera
Morocco - noun a kingdom (constitutional monarchy) in north western Africa with a largely Muslim population; achieved independence from France in 1956; a soft pebble-grained leather made from goatskin; used for shoes and book bindings etc.
Qatar - noun a peninsula extending northward from the Arabian mainland into the Persian Gulf; an Arab country on the peninsula of Qatar; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1971; the economy is dominated by oil
Reunion - noun the act of coming together again; a party of former associates who have come together again
Russia - noun a former empire in eastern Europe and northern Asia created in the 14th century with Moscow as the capital; powerful in the 17th and 18th centuries under Peter the Great and Catherine the Great when Saint Petersburg was the capital; overthrown by revolution in 1917; a federation in northeaster Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state; a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia and others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991; formerly the largest Soviet Socialist Republic in the USSR occupying eastern Europe and northern Asia
Senegal - noun a republic in north-western Africa on the coast of the Atlantic; formerly a French colony but achieved independence in 1960
Serbia - noun a historical region in central and northern Yugoslavia; Serbs settled the region in the 6th and 7th centuries
Singapore - noun an island south of the Malay Peninsula; a country in southeaster Asia on the island of Singapore; achieved independence from Malaysia in 1965; the capital of Singapore; one of the world's biggest ports
Sweden - noun a Scandinavian kingdom in the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula
Tunisia - noun a republic in north western Africa on the Mediterranean coast; achieved independence from France in 1956
Ukraine - noun a republic in south eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet; the centre of the original Russian state which came into existence in the ninth century
Wales - noun one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; during Roman times the region was known as Cambria
Zimbabwe - noun a landlocked republic in south central Africa formerly called Rhodesia; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1980

Country Names

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.

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Country Names Challenge

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?

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European Countries Challenge

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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