Matching Similes Games

A simile is a phrase that makes a description clearer or more vivid by saying that one thing is similar to another thing. Most similes use the pattern "" or the word "like".

Similes with ""

The most common type of simile uses "", for example: "He's as strong as an ox." This means that he is a very strong man (using the word "ox" helps you imagine just how strong he is). The games in the table below will help you to learn or revise this type of simile.

Elementary to Lower-Intermediate


Upper-Intermediate to Advanced

Similes with "like"

Another type of simile uses the word "like", for example:"My sister smokes like a chimney." This means that she smokes a lot of cigarettes (using the word "chimney" helps you imagine a lot of smoke). This type of simile isn't as common as the first type, so we only have four games to help you learn or revise them.

Elementary to Advanced

Matt Errey

Learn about Similes

These games created by Matt Errey for EnglishClub.