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English Vocabulary for Sealife

Learn Common Sea Creatures in English

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This is a lesson to help you learn English words for sea creatures. There are eight learning methods for you to work through, including five different games and three different types of flashcard. At the end, there are three example sentences for each word.

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Table of Contents

  • Match-the-Pairs Game
  • Memory Game
  • Basic Flash Cards
  • Spell-the-Word Game
  • Multi-Choice Test
  • Learn with Hangman!
  • "Sentence" Flash Cards
  • "Missing Word" Flash Cards
  • Example Sentences

Match-the-Pairs Game

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  • Your mission is to match each picture with the correct word in as few a clicks as possible.
  • There are three pictures in each set, and there are sets to complete.
  • Click on your first square to start. Good luck!
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Memory Game

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  • Your mission is to pair pictures with their correct titles in as few a clicks as possible.
  • Click on a card to turn it. Next, try to find its partner by clicking on a second card. (If you fail to find a match with your second click, both cards will turn again.)
  • This is a memory game as well as a vocabulary-learning game.
  • Click on your first card to start. Good luck!
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Basic Flash Cards

Spell-the-Word Game

Spell the word represented by the picture.

Learn with Hangman!

Hangman is a classic word game. In this version, the hidden word is one of the words from the "sealife" category. Choose your first letter to start.
  • Guess the hidden word by choosing one letter at a time.
  • If you guess a letter in the hidden word, then all is good.
  • If you guess a letter that is not in the hidden word, then the hangman starts to build the gallows.
  • If the gallows are completed, you lose.
  • Good luck!
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"Sentence" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the word in a sentence.

"Missing Word" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the missing word in a sentence.

Example Sentences

Here are 3 sentences for each of the following words from the "sealife" category:
  • squid, starfish, stingray, tuna fish, turtle, whale, coral, crab, dolphin, eel, jellyfish, lobster, octopus, otter, oyster, penguin, sea lion, seahorse, seal, shark, shell, shrimp
squid

squid

  • A squid is a fascinating sea creature with a soft body and long, tentacle-like arms.
  • Squids are known for their ability to change color and swim swiftly through the ocean using jet propulsion.
  • Some people enjoy eating dishes made with squid, such as calamari, which is deep-fried squid.
starfish

starfish

  • A starfish is a marine animal that typically has a five-pointed shape, resembling a star.
  • Starfish use tube feet on their undersides to move slowly across the ocean floor.
  • When you see a starfish in the water, it's often clinging to rocks or coral reefs.
stingray

stingray

  • A stingray is a flat-bodied fish found in warm oceans, known for its distinctive shape and long, whip-like tail.
  • Some stingrays have a venomous barb at the base of their tail, which they use for defense.
  • Snorkelers and divers sometimes encounter stingrays while exploring underwater ecosystems.
tuna fish

tuna fish

  • A tuna fish is a large and fast-swimming fish often sought after for its flavorful and nutritious meat.
  • People catch tuna fish for food, and it's commonly used in dishes like sushi and tuna sandwiches.
  • There are several species of tuna fish, including bluefin, yellowfin, and albacore.
turtle

turtle

  • A turtle is a reptile with a bony shell that lives both on land and in water.
  • Turtles are known for their slow and steady pace and are often seen sunbathing on rocks or swimming in ponds and oceans.
  • Sea turtles are known for their long migrations and nesting habits on beaches.
whale

whale

  • A whale is a massive marine mammal that lives in the ocean and is known for its incredible size and ability to communicate through song.
  • There are various species of whales, including humpback whales, blue whales, and killer whales (orcas).
  • People often embark on whale-watching tours to catch a glimpse of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.
coral

coral

  • Coral refers to colonies of tiny animals called polyps that live together in intricate structures in the ocean.
  • Corals play a vital role in marine ecosystems, providing shelter and habitat for a wide variety of marine life.
  • It's essential to protect and preserve coral reefs as they are vulnerable to damage from pollution and climate change.
crab

crab

  • A crab is a crustacean with a hard exoskeleton, a pair of claws, and a distinctive sideways walk.
  • People enjoy eating crabs as seafood, and they are often served boiled or in dishes like crab cakes.
  • Crabs are also commonly found along seashores, where they scavenge for food along the water's edge.
dolphin

dolphin

  • A dolphin is a highly intelligent marine mammal known for its playful behavior and distinctive dorsal fin.
  • Dolphins are often seen leaping out of the water and riding the bow waves created by boats.
  • Some people have the opportunity to swim and interact with dolphins in controlled environments like marine parks.
eel

eel

  • An eel is a long, snake-like fish with a slimy body that inhabits both freshwater and saltwater environments.
  • People in various cultures prepare eels as part of their cuisine, often grilling or smoking them.
  • Eels use their snakelike movements to swim gracefully through the water.
jellyfish

jellyfish

  • A jellyfish is a translucent, gelatinous creature with long tentacles that can deliver a painful sting.
  • Swimmers and beachgoers should be cautious of jellyfish in the water, as some species can cause discomfort or allergic reactions.
  • Jellyfish are fascinating to observe, and they move by pulsating their bell-shaped bodies.
lobster

lobster

  • A lobster is a marine crustacean with a hard exoskeleton and large claws, making it a popular seafood delicacy.
  • Lobsters are often cooked by boiling or steaming and are typically served with melted butter.
  • Some lobsters can grow to impressive sizes and inhabit rocky underwater areas.
octopus

octopus

  • An octopus is a marine mollusk with a soft, bulbous body and eight long, flexible arms covered in suction cups.
  • Octopuses are known for their remarkable intelligence and problem-solving abilities.
  • Some people enjoy eating dishes prepared with octopus, such as grilled octopus or octopus salad.
otter

otter

  • An otter is a playful and semiaquatic mammal known for its sleek fur and webbed feet.
  • Otters are excellent swimmers and often hunt for fish and other aquatic creatures in rivers and streams.
  • Observing otters in their natural habitat can be a delightful experience due to their charming antics.
oyster

oyster

  • An oyster is a bivalve mollusk that lives in saltwater and is known for producing pearls.
  • People enjoy eating oysters either raw on the half shell or cooked in various dishes like oyster stew.
  • Oysters are filter feeders, helping to improve water quality by removing impurities from the ocean.
penguin

penguin

  • A penguin is a flightless bird known for its distinctive black and white plumage and its ability to swim gracefully underwater.
  • Many species of penguins inhabit the southern hemisphere and thrive in cold, polar environments.
  • Penguins are skilled hunters, primarily feeding on fish and krill in the ocean.
sea lion

sea lion

  • A sea lion is a marine mammal closely related to seals and is characterized by its external ear flaps and agility in water.
  • Sea lions are known for their playful behavior and can often be seen basking in the sun on rocky shores.
  • Some marine parks feature trained sea lions that perform entertaining shows for visitors.
seahorse

seahorse

  • A seahorse is a small and peculiar fish with a unique upright posture, a prehensile tail, and a tube-shaped snout.
  • Male seahorses are responsible for carrying and giving birth to the offspring, a rare occurrence in the animal kingdom.
  • These fascinating creatures are often found in coral reefs and seagrass beds.
seal

seal

  • A seal is a marine mammal with a sleek body and flippers, allowing it to swim gracefully in the water.
  • Seals are known for their ability to dive deep underwater in search of fish and other prey.
  • Some species of seals are found in icy regions, while others inhabit coastal areas.
shark

shark

  • A shark is a large and often fearsome predator that roams the world's oceans, featuring sharp teeth and a streamlined body.
  • While some sharks are portrayed as dangerous, many species are not a threat to humans.
  • Sharks play a vital role in maintaining the balance of marine ecosystems by controlling prey populations.
shell

shell

  • A shell is the hard protective covering of various marine creatures, such as snails, clams, and mussels.
  • Shells come in different shapes, sizes, and patterns, often serving as a home or protection for the animal inside.
  • Collecting shells is a popular beach activity, and some people create beautiful artworks with them.
shrimp

shrimp

  • A shrimp is a small, crustacean creature found in both freshwater and saltwater environments.
  • People often enjoy shrimp as seafood and use them in various dishes like shrimp scampi and shrimp cocktail.
  • Shrimp come in various sizes, and they are known for their delicate and sweet flavor.
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.

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