English Vocabulary for Body Parts

Learn Animal Body Parts in English

This is a lesson to help you learn English words for animal body parts. 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.

Vocabulary Games for

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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 "animal body parts" 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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Create Your Own Version of This Game

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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 "animal body parts" category:
  • trunk, wing, antennae, antler, beak, claw, feather, fin, fur, hoof, horn, paw, scales, snout, tail, talon, tentacle
trunk

trunk

  • An elephant has a long, strong trunk that it uses for various tasks, including drinking water and picking up objects.
  • The trunk of a tree is its main stem, which supports branches, leaves, and fruits.
  • You can find a car's trunk at the rear, where you can store luggage and other items.
wing

wing

  • Birds use their wings to fly gracefully through the sky, soaring high above the ground.
  • Insects like butterflies and bees have delicate and colorful wings that help them pollinate flowers.
  • Planes and other aircraft have powerful wings that generate lift and allow them to travel through the air.
antennae

antennae

  • Insects often have two long antennae on their heads, which they use to sense their environment and detect smells.
  • Antennae play a crucial role in helping bees locate nectar in flowers and navigate back to their hive.
  • Some animals, like lobsters and certain types of shrimp, have antennae that assist them in detecting predators and finding food.
antler

antler

  • Deer are known for their impressive antlers, which are bony growths on their heads used for fighting and display during mating season.
  • Male reindeer also have antlers, but they typically shed them after the breeding season.
  • Antlers can vary in size and shape among different species of deer.
beak

beak

  • A bird's beak is a specialized mouthpart that helps it eat, whether it's cracking seeds, catching insects, or pecking at fruits.
  • Beaks come in various shapes and sizes, adapted to the specific diet and habits of each bird species.
  • Parrots have strong and curved beaks that enable them to grasp objects and crack nuts with ease.
claw

claw

  • Many animals, such as cats, bears, and crabs, have sharp claws that they use for hunting, climbing, and defending themselves.
  • A lobster's claws are strong and capable of crushing shells and prey.
  • Some birds of prey have powerful claws, known as talons, that they use to catch and carry prey.
feather

feather

  • Feathers are the soft and lightweight structures that cover the bodies of birds, helping them stay warm and allowing them to fly.
  • Feathers come in various colors and patterns, making birds both beautiful and unique.
  • During molting, birds shed old feathers and grow new ones to maintain their health and appearance.
fin

fin

  • Fish have dorsal and pectoral fins that help them navigate and maintain stability in water.
  • Sharks are known for their distinctive dorsal fins, which can be seen cutting through the ocean's surface.
  • Some aquatic animals, like dolphins and whales, also have fins that aid in swimming and steering.
fur

fur

  • Mammals like dogs, cats, and bears have soft and dense fur covering their bodies to keep them warm.
  • Fur can vary in color, texture, and length among different animal species.
  • Some people use animal fur for clothing and accessories, while others advocate for alternatives to protect animals.
hoof

hoof

  • Horses, deer, and other ungulates have hard and hooved feet that provide support and stability when walking and running.
  • A horse's hoof is made of keratin, similar to human fingernails.
  • Trimming and caring for a horse's hooves is essential to keep them healthy and prevent issues.
horn

horn

  • Rhinos and certain species of cattle have sturdy and pointed horns on their heads, which can be used for defense and dominance.
  • Horns are often made of keratin and can vary in size and shape among different animals.
  • Sometimes, people use animal horns for various cultural and decorative purposes.
paw

paw

  • A dog's paw is its soft and padded foot that allows it to walk quietly and provides traction when running.
  • Cats use their sharp paws to climb, scratch, and capture prey.
  • Many animals, including bears and raccoons, have flexible paws that help them grasp objects and manipulate their environment.
scales

scales

  • Fish, reptiles, and some insects have protective scales covering their bodies, providing armor and reducing water loss.
  • The color and pattern of scales can vary and often serve as camouflage in their respective environments.
  • Snakes shed their old scales periodically as they grow, revealing new ones underneath.
snout

snout

  • An animal's snout is its elongated nose or muzzle, often used for smelling, probing, and feeding.
  • Some animals, like pigs and tapirs, have flexible snouts that help them root for food in the ground.
  • Elephants have a remarkable trunk, which is a specialized snout capable of various tasks.
tail

tail

  • Many animals have tails, which can serve various purposes, such as balance, communication, and defense.
  • Cats use their tails to express their emotions; a raised tail often signifies happiness and contentment.
  • A scorpion's tail is equipped with a venomous stinger for subduing prey and defending against threats.
talon

talon

  • Birds of prey, like eagles and hawks, have sharp and curved talons on their feet, which they use to capture and grasp prey.
  • Talons are strong and designed for gripping and puncturing, making them formidable tools for hunting.
  • Raptors rely on their powerful talons to secure their meals in the wild.
tentacle

tentacle

  • Octopuses and squids have long and flexible tentacles that are used for catching and handling food.
  • These marine creatures can move their tentacles with great precision and control, making them skilled hunters.
  • Tentacles are equipped with suckers or hooks to grasp prey and bring it to the creature's mouth.
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.