You can challenge yourself while learning English with this engaging workbook of fun activities from the bestselling and trusted Practice Makes Perfect series. English-language learning doesn't have to just be grammar-based drills and exercises - as many ELLs and instructors have discovered at Lanternfish ESL - a website dedicated to ESL games. In Practice Makes Perfect: English Vocabulary Games, units are organized around themes, then supported by different kinds of games. These can all easily be adapted for a classroom setting, but are designed for the independent self-study. Answer keys are provided as well as brief glossaries. It is organized thematically (for easier vocabulary retention) and in increasing difficulty. It includes a variety of games and puzzles: crosswords, word searches, word jumbles, etc. It provides a break from traditional English language instruction that's fun but effective.
Chris Gunn, an ESL instructor for 17 years, teaches the general English program at InhaUniversity in Incheon, South Korea. Gunn also does teacher training for the TESOLprogram and for preservice teachers in their Department of Education. Gunn is the owner and chief writer for Lanternfish ESL, a website bringing printable, quality ESL resources to teachers and parents.