English Vocabulary for Containers

Learn Common Containers in English

This is a lesson to help you learn English words for food containers. 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.

Multi-Choice Test

Select the correct word or picture.

Learn with Hangman!

Hangman is a classic word game. In this version, the hidden word is one of the words from the "containers" 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 "containers" category:
  • tin, bag, bar, bowl, box, can, carton, cup, glass, jar, jug, loaf, mug, packet, piece, pot, slice
tin

tin

  • A tin is a metal container used for storing food, like cookies or biscuits.
  • We keep our homemade chocolate chip cookies in a colorful tin.
  • You can also find tins filled with tea bags or candies.
bag

bag

  • A bag is a common item for carrying things, such as books, groceries, or school supplies.
  • She packed her lunch in a reusable bag to reduce waste.
  • We need a shopping bag to carry all the groceries we bought.
bar

bar

  • A bar can refer to a long, narrow piece of something, like a chocolate bar.
  • We shared a chocolate bar while watching our favorite movie.
  • Bars of soap are used for washing our hands and bodies.
bowl

bowl

  • A bowl is a rounded container used for holding food, like cereal or soup.
  • We had a delicious bowl of hot soup on a cold winter day.
  • Bowls come in different sizes, and we use them for mixing and serving food.
box

box

  • A box is a rectangular container often used for packaging and storage.
  • We received a gift in a beautifully wrapped box.
  • Cardboard boxes are useful for moving and organizing belongings.
can

can

  • A can is a cylindrical container commonly used for holding beverages or food.
  • We recycled the empty soda cans from our picnic.
  • Cans of soup are convenient for quick and easy meals.
carton

carton

  • A carton is a box-like container often used for packaging milk or eggs.
  • We bought a carton of milk to use in our morning cereal.
  • Chicken eggs are typically sold in a cardboard carton.
cup

cup

  • A cup is a small container used for drinking beverages like tea or coffee.
  • I enjoy a warm cup of cocoa with marshmallows on chilly evenings.
  • Cups can also be used for measuring ingredients when cooking or baking.
glass

glass

  • A glass is a transparent container often used for drinking water or juice.
  • We use clear glasses for serving cold lemonade in the summer.
  • Glasses can come in various shapes and sizes for different beverages.
jar

jar

  • A jar is a glass container with a lid, often used for storing jams, pickles, or honey.
  • We found a jar of homemade strawberry jam in the pantry.
  • Jars are great for preserving and keeping food fresh.
jug

jug

  • A jug is a large container with a handle, typically used for holding liquids like milk or juice.
  • We poured a refreshing glass of orange juice from the jug in the refrigerator.
  • Jugs often have measurements marked on them for easy pouring and cooking.
loaf

loaf

  • A loaf is a baked bread product, typically shaped like a rectangle or cylinder.
  • We bought a fresh loaf of crusty bread from the bakery.
  • Loaves of bread can be sliced and used for making sandwiches.
mug

mug

  • A mug is a sturdy cup with a handle, often used for hot beverages like tea or coffee.
  • She sipped her favorite herbal tea from a colorful mug.
  • We like to have personalized mugs with our names on them for breakfast.
packet

packet

  • A packet is a small, sealed bag or envelope used for packaging items like sugar or seasoning.
  • We added a packet of ketchup to our order at the fast-food restaurant.
  • Packets of instant oatmeal make for a quick and easy breakfast.
piece

piece

  • A piece is a single portion or part of something larger.
  • She cut a small piece of cake to enjoy after dinner.
  • We solved the jigsaw puzzle, and there's one missing piece.
pot

pot

  • A pot is a deep container with handles, often used for cooking on the stove.
  • We used a pot to boil water for pasta.
  • Pots are essential for making soups, stews, and other delicious dishes.
slice

slice

  • A slice is a thin, flat piece of something, like a slice of pizza or bread.
  • We enjoyed a tasty slice of homemade apple pie for dessert.
  • Slices of cheese can be added to sandwiches for extra flavor.
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.