Guess the Sound quiz – Household Sounds

Here’s a mystery sound quiz which focuses on sounds you might hear around the home. This will help students pick up some common household vocabulary. You can also focus on constructions such as: it sounds like, it could be, I think it’s … 

Play the mystery sound effects in turn while students write down what they think they heard. Play each sound at least twice and give students time at the end to look up any words they need in their dictionaries. Go through the answers at the end, using the picture slideshow if you are using a shared screen.

As a follow-up activity have students tell each other about the household chores they like and dislike doing.

See this page for more Guess the Sounds quizzes.

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Link to slideshow

Link to slideshow


  1. vacuum cleaner
  2. ice in a glass
  3. eggs frying
  4. spreading butter on toast
  5. a microwave oven
  6. unlocking a door
  7. a toilet flushing
  8. stirring a drink
  9. a hair dryer
  10. drawing curtains
  11. sharpening a knife
  12. chopping vegetables (onion)
  13. opening a tin
  14. sweeping
  15. a sewing machine

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