ROAR: The Game! is a neat game from the BBC. Players have to create their own zoo, including picking habitats, the animals, their food, and their feeding routines.

There is audio support for some text, and the English is simple. It would be accessible to Early Intermediate English Language Learners. It’s a fun way to to learn about animals and practice language skills.

One feature that I particularly like is that you can email a link of your creation to a teacher or friend for posting on a website or blog. Then, as an extension activity, students could write a little describing their zoo, as well as use it as an opportunity for oral practice.

Players do have to register for the game, but it’s free and easy to do so.

I’ve placed the link on my website under Word and Video Games.