English Basic Shape Names – Vocabulary Lesson

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English Basic Shape Names – Vocabulary Lesson

Basic English Vocabulary About The Shapes With Examples


In today’s lesson we will be dealing with the basic and most common English vocabulary about the geometric shapes with examples and appropriate sounds and spellings. Must-know for new language learners and that are taught generally in the first meetings.


In this post of our learning English series, we cover the main and commonly used shapes. Check our posts for advanced level of this lesson. To inquire about shapes, students should ask the following question:


What shape is this?

Let’s take some examples with their appropriate phonetic pronunciation along with the correct spelling.

Some examples include these:

تعلًم أسماء الأشكال الهندسية باللغة الإنجليزية بالصوت والصورة

  • square /skweə/
  • rhombus /’rɔmbəs/
  • riangle /’traiæɳgl/
  • pentagon /’pentəgən/
  • hexagon /’heksægən/
  • heptagon /’heptəgən/
  • heart /hɑ:t/ 
  • trapezium /trə’pi:zjəm/
  • parallelogram /,pærə’leləgræm/
  • right triangle /rait ‘traiæɳgl/
  • rectangle /’rek,tæɳgl/
  • kite /kait/
  • cross /krɔs/
  • star /stɑ:/
  • pie /pai/
  • arrow /’ærou/
  • circle /’sə:kl/
  • ellipse /i’lips/
  • octagon /’ɔktəgən/
  • nonagon /’nounəgən/
  • decagon /’dekəgən/



The answer should be:
That is a (shape) …..
  • The table is rectangle.
  • The eggs are oval.
  • My house windows are square.

This vocabulary lesson is targeted to the beginners and intermediate learners to build their basic vocabulary in English. Now it’s time to let you with this interactive course in the video below. Shapes worksheets, activities and games for beginners will be available here soon.



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