English Vocabulary for Shapes

Learn Common Shapes in English

The tests and the video in this lesson will help you learn common shapes in English. 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. Here is a video for learning the names of 10 common shapes in English.

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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 "shapes" 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!

"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 "shapes" category:
  • heart, hexagon, octagon, oval, pentagon, rectangle, rhombus, semicircle, square, star, trapezoid, triangle, circle
heart

heart

  • A heart is a symbol of love and affection, often depicted as two curves meeting at a point to form a shape resembling the human heart.
  • Hearts are commonly used on Valentine's Day to express love and care for one another.
  • When drawing a heart, it's important to create two symmetrical curves to make it look just right.
hexagon

hexagon

  • A hexagon is a six-sided polygon, which means it has six straight sides and six angles.
  • Hexagons are often found in nature, such as in beehives and the cells of a honeycomb.
  • When you draw a hexagon, all its sides should be of equal length to make it symmetrical.
octagon

octagon

  • An octagon is an eight-sided polygon, characterized by eight straight sides and eight angles.
  • Octagons are used in traffic signs to indicate stop signs, where drivers must come to a complete halt.
  • When constructing an octagon, all its sides should have the same length to maintain its shape.
oval

oval

  • An oval is a shape that is similar to a circle but stretched out, creating an elongated and rounded form.
  • Ovals can be found in many everyday objects, including eggs, certain fruits, and some mirrors.
  • When you draw an oval, it should have gently curved sides with two longer sides and two shorter sides.
pentagon

pentagon

  • A pentagon is a five-sided polygon, featuring five straight sides and five angles.
  • Pentagons are often used in geometry and can be found in the design of home plate in baseball.
  • When drawing a pentagon, ensure that all sides have equal length to maintain its symmetry.
rectangle

rectangle

  • A rectangle is a four-sided polygon with opposite sides that are equal in length and four right angles.
  • Rectangles are commonly used in everyday objects, such as books, doors, and windows.
  • To draw a rectangle, create two pairs of equal-length sides, and each pair should be perpendicular to the other.
rhombus

rhombus

  • A rhombus is a four-sided polygon with all sides of equal length, but its angles are not necessarily right angles.
  • Rhombuses are often used in diamond-shaped signs and playing cards.
  • When drawing a rhombus, ensure that all four sides have the same length for symmetry.
semicircle

semicircle

  • A semicircle is half of a circle, resembling a curved shape with a flat edge.
  • Semicircles can be found in architectural designs, such as windows and arches.
  • When drawing a semicircle, you create a half-moon shape with a curved boundary and a straight edge.
square

square

  • A square is a four-sided polygon with all sides of equal length and four right angles.
  • Squares are commonly used in mathematics and can be found in objects like tiles and frames.
  • To draw a square, ensure that all four sides have the same length, and all four angles are right angles.
star

star

  • A star is a shape with multiple pointed ends radiating from a central point, forming a star-like appearance.
  • Stars are often used as symbols of achievement and can be found on flags and as decorations during holidays.
  • When drawing a star, create multiple equal-length line segments that meet at the center of the shape.
trapezoid

trapezoid

  • A trapezoid is a four-sided polygon with two parallel sides and two non-parallel sides.
  • Trapezoids are frequently used in geometry and can be found in objects like road signs and tables.
  • When drawing a trapezoid, ensure that two sides are parallel, while the other two sides are not.
triangle

triangle

  • A triangle is a three-sided polygon with three straight sides and three angles.
  • Triangles are fundamental shapes used in geometry and can be found in various structures, such as pyramids and bridges.
  • When drawing a triangle, ensure that all three sides have different lengths, and the angles may vary.
circle

circle

  • A circle is a perfectly round shape with all points equidistant from its center, creating a continuous curved boundary.
  • Circles are widely used in geometry, and they can be found in objects like wheels, coins, and plates.
  • To draw a circle, use a compass or draw freehand to create a symmetrical and rounded shape.

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