Parts of the Body in English

Parts of the Body

English Vocabulary

The Face

  • eye, nose, mouth, ear, cheek, chin, nostril, eyebrow, eyelid, eyelash, lips.

Mouth - you use your mouth to talk, to eat and to breathe.

Nose - You can smell things with your nose. You can also breathe through your nose.

Nostrils - these are the two holes in your nose


The Arm and Hand

  • finger, palm, wrist, forearm, elbow, upper arm, shoulder, thumb
Parts of the Hand in English

The Hand and Fingers

See the photo on the right

  1. hand
  2. thumb
  3. index finger
  4. middle finger
  5. ring finger
  6. little finger
  7. nail
  8. knuckle

The Leg and Foot

  • knee, leg, shin, calf (muscle), ankle, heel, foot, toe

ankle - the joint between your leg and your foot.


Internal Parts of the Body

heart - your heart pumps your blood around your body.

lungs - when you breathe, the air goes into your lungs.

veins - these transport blood through your body. They are like little tubes.

brain - this is your 'thinking machine' inside your head.

throat - food goes down this to get to your stomach.

liver - the organ that cleans your blood.

stomach - your food goes here when you swallow it.

kidneys - the organs that process all your body waste.

skeleton - all of the bones in your body.

ribs - these are the bones that protect the organs in your chest.

bones - your skeleton consists of many bones. There are about 206 in your body.

skin - it covers almost the entire body and helps keep all the organs and muscles in place.



Other Parts of the Body

Here is a list of some other parts of the body that have not been included above. We will take some more photos of these when we find some more volunteers.

  • head - face - hair - tongue - tooth - back - waist - chest - hip - thigh - muscles

neck - this connects your head with your shoulders and the rest of your body.

tongue - the muscle at the bottom of your mouth that tastes things and helps you pronounce words

wrinkles - the lines in your skin caused by age. Old people have a lot of wrinkles.

What next?

Try our two games about parts of the body. One game is with a picture where you need to label the different parts of the body (Parts of the Body Picture Game). The other game involves descriptions of parts of the body and you need to name them (Parts of the Body Description Game).

Practice your Vocabulary with our interactive Hangman Game which includes 50 Parts of the Body in English


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Last Updated: 15 May 2014

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