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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #111494: Vocabulary: toys.
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    Vocabulary: toys.


    Obviously, games or toys are not only made to play with! They're not only imagined to entertain and amuse children. A toy helps to shape a kid's personality, insofar as it requires effort, flexibility, even if the kid doesn't notice this need, and helps him acquire  dexterity and different skills. Games and toys also develop the kid's imagination. 

    In their young lives, in order to be intellectually developed and well integrated in society, young kids must play. The only problem is, in fact, to allocate enough time to each activity.

    That's what the proverb says : All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy... All play and no work makes Jack a silly boy!

    If a kid works too much, he will become dull, sad and uninteresting. If he doesn't work enough, he will become stupid... A hard choice to make ! 

    Parents have to give enough knowledge but enough leisure time and moments of games in order to reach balance and harmony in their children's lives...

     Plush toys 







                       Plush toys  

                   A carry-on 

           A construction game 

     Models and



                A (jigsaw-)puzzle

      Toy cars and lorries (trucks)      

     Remote-controlled vehicles

                Rag dolls                A doll

                 A fashion doll              

     Models and



                              GI Joes           Model animals              Marbles 

     games, dice

     games and 

    board games.

             Read and write 

            Dice game (a die, 2 dice) 

                 Board games       

     Board and



                    Draughts/Checkers           A brain-teaser          Chess

     and video


                       Tops           Scooters

               A video-game

     Young children play ...                           


     to play school        to play tea parties ( with plates, cups and saucers.)

     to play cops and robbers

    = (policemen and thiefs)

      to play shops (greengrocer's, butcher's, baker's...)
     to play with dolls   to play marbles (especially in the playground.)

     to play hide and seek (to hide, hid, hidden.

     to seek, I sought, sought. 

      to play the pirates 
     to play "Simon says" (stand up when "Simon says..;"  to play leapfrog (jump over somebody's back)


    Now is the time to confront the test.  I'm sure you will succeed.  Go for it!  


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    1. 'Lucy, have you finished your letter to Santa? Do you wish him to bring you a new with its clothes, or to create a true-to-life elementary school?'
    2. I've asked Santa to bring you , Mom. You know, one of these games where you have to know a lot about literature or the cinema.
    3. and I thought it was a good idea to ask Santa to bring Tom about the planets. He'll like that!
    4. I'd also like to learn the tactics of . I don't know how to win against Dad... I can plan moves for my knights but I can't manage my rooks.'
    5. 'Oh! I thought you wanted to practise your tennis with the Wii U.'
    6. 'I think we should order one of these executive games for Dad. A would be a good idea...'
    7. You don't want to ask for anything for yourself, Lucy? I suggest ... dressed as a Parisian woman!'
    8. Well, in fact, Mom, I'd like a blue to race with Tom in the Park... with a bell attached on it, and a couple of tops... I like watching them spinning.
    9. I wouldn't mind a bag of too... Do you think Santa will bring all this for all of us, Mom? '

    I hope you enjoyed the test and succeeded! Thanks for playing with me! ;0)

    A Newton's cradle.                                                          Relaxation balls. 




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