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Listening can be a challenge even for experienced ESL students. Scoring high on a grammar quiz may be a piece of cake, but it’s not always easy to make out every word a native speaker says - especially when that speaker is talking at normal speed, without pauses between words. Even so, listening is a crucial component of modern ESL teaching, right up there with grammar, speaking, and writing. If you want to teach your class effectively, you need to teach them listening.

The question of how, exactly to approach that, though, isn’t always clear. Some teachers sit at the front of the classroom and speak in slow, measured tones, as the students write out every word they say. Others bring in CDs or play online videos, and ask the students to transcribe as many words as they can catch. Still others encourage their students to speak naturally with each other, and write down what their partners say. Many teachers try to combine all these approaches, so students will get the most varied listening exposure possible.

Whatever your approach - or set of approaches - to listening exercises, BusyTeacher.org has worksheets just for you. Our 2,889 listening worksheets will provide your class with all kinds of opportunities to work with spoken English in all its forms, and gain exposure to a variety of regional accents, speaking speeds, and topics. By the time you’ve gone through a few of these worksheets with your class, you’ll start to see distinct improvement in many of your students’ listening skills.

The exercises offered on our listening worksheets come in a wide range of formats - from exercises in which students transcribe interviews with celebrities, to ones in which they listen to popular songs or even read-aloud poems. Some are targeted at lower-level students, and just ask the listeners to fill in the missing words from a short sample of dialogue. Others are targeted at higher-level students, and encourage them to write or talk about their reactions to the themes and ideas presented in a longer conversation.

No matter which level or style of exercise you use, you can be sure that it’s already been tested and found to work in a classroom like yours. That’s because every worksheet on BusyTeacher.org has been created by ESL teachers just like you, and used in real classrooms all over the world. As a matter of fact, if you’ve created a worksheet that’s worked well in your own classroom, our community would love for you to share it - just click the “Submit a worksheet” button at the bottom of this page, and send it our way!

As you browse down this page, you’ll notice that all the worksheets are visible in a small thumbnail view, so you can get a general idea of what each one looks like before you download it. This time-saving twist lets you glance over all our worksheets, and just grab the ones that interest you the most. Plus, every one of our 2,889 listening worksheets is completely free to download, print, and use in your classroom. So scroll on down, print some out, and give them a whirl in your classroom today!

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Movie Worsheet: What Is Mr Bean Doing? Present Continuous

Movie Worsheet: What Is Mr Bean Doing? Present Continuous

English Through Videos
This is a fun video activity to practise using the present continuous (present progressive) tense. The video shows Mr Bean doing various activities. Learners must watch the video and describe the ...
7 Views 5,193 BegElemPre-Int
Song Worksheet: Heal the World by Michael Jackson

Song Worksheet: Heal the World by Michael Jackson

I chose this song to be a warm up activity for my students. The idea here is to try to explore the meaning of the song with the students.There are different types of exercises so you can reach dif ...
2 Views 3,011 All
Song Worksheet: Love My Life by Robbie Williams

Song Worksheet: Love My Life by Robbie Williams

Štefan Ištok
This worksheet is about listening to popular songs. Robert Peter "Robbie" Williams (born 13 February 1974) is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That f ...
2 Views 2,829 Pre-Int
Movie Worksheet: Britain - a Tea Drinking Nation

Movie Worksheet: Britain - a Tea Drinking Nation

Larissa Dalprat
This is a listening activity that explores vocabulary and comprehension. There are some grammar points that can be explored, it's up to the teacher. First, there's a vocabulary exercise, followed ...
5 Views 5,706 IntAdv
Song Worksheet: Tom's Diner by Suzanne Vega

Song Worksheet: Tom's Diner by Suzanne Vega

Mario Lecluyze
This is a song activity that can be used to practise or/and revise the present continuous tense. Moreover it is a differentiated listening activity for three levels. The levels are indicated with ...
3 Views 3,323 ElemPre-IntInt
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Song Worksheet: Masters of War by Bob Dylan

Song Worksheet: Masters of War by Bob Dylan

Blanca
It's based on the song "Masters of War" written by Bob Dylan, with activities to be done while listening to the song. Students will have to organize and complete lyrics as well as look for example ...
2 Views 2,811 Elem
Song Worksheet: Trying Not to Love You

Song Worksheet: Trying Not to Love You

Małgorzata
This is a song worksheet with 'fill in the gaps' activity concentrated on gerund and infinitives with the use of the videoclip. The students are supposed to fill in the blanks with the proper verb ...
2 Views 2,924 Pre-IntIntAdv
Movie Worksheet: 21 Grams

Movie Worksheet: 21 Grams

I have designed this worksheet based on the film 21 Grams. It includes 20 questions to check students' understanding. Hope it works!
1 Views 1,211 IntAdv
Movie Worksheet: Slumdog Millionaire (Presentation)

Movie Worksheet: Slumdog Millionaire (Presentation)

Małgorzata
This is a movie worksheet based on Slumdog Millionaire (2008) for B1-C1/2 students. The worksheet is accompanied by a presentation following the quiz show "Who wants to be a Millionaire?" format ...
3 Views 2,330 IntAdvExam
Movie Worksheet: Slumdog Millionaire

Movie Worksheet: Slumdog Millionaire

Małgorzata
This is a powerpoint presentation accompanying my movie worksheet based on Slumdog Millionaire (2008) for B1-C1/2 students. The presentation follows the quiz show "Who wants to be a millionaire?" ...
2 Views 2,023 IntAdvExam
Movie Worksheet: What Makes It Snow ( with a Short Story)

Movie Worksheet: What Makes It Snow ( with a Short Story)

Olga
This is a quick task about winter  which you can use as a time-filler or lead-in. Includes a typical watch and answer task as well as a description of the process. I have also put a picture t ...
1 Views 2,435 ElemPre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Constellations by Jack Johnson

Song Worksheet: Constellations by Jack Johnson

Kika Acosta
This is a song worksheet for all those teachers tired of mainstream singers and pop songs. A masterpiece in its kind. Jack Johnson brings an uplifting, spirited song for those dreamers, for the on ...
2 Views 1,579 Int
Movie Worksheet: Inventions

Movie Worksheet: Inventions

Marianna
This is a speaking lesson on inventions. The slides include visual vocabulary for 3 short youtube videos about recent inventions: Solarbox, a stray animal feeding machine and the newest Snapchat S ...
3 Views 3,958 Pre-IntInt
Movie Worksheet: Dream Job or Job for a Living?

Movie Worksheet: Dream Job or Job for a Living?

This worksheet is created for elementary or pre-intermediate students to develop their listening and speaking skills by watching a video and learning some new vocabulary on the related topic. The ...
2 Views 3,351 ElemPre-Int
Movie Worksheet: Peppa Pig. Lunch

Movie Worksheet: Peppa Pig. Lunch

This worksheet was made to revise meals of the day, fruit and vegetables, present simple, quantity of food (some; a glass/cup/bowl /piece of smth.), the "Would you like some...?" questions and pos ...
1 Views 2,382 Elem
Movie Worksheet: Questions on Crimson Peak (2015)

Movie Worksheet: Questions on Crimson Peak (2015)

Mar
In this worksheet there are 10 true or false questions abut the film which refer to various aspects of the film and an activity for pupils to order the pictures correctly. The second activity may ...
1 Views 835 BegElemPre-Int
Movie Worksheet: Modern Family

Movie Worksheet: Modern Family

Luciana Gossmann Araujo
This is a video activity based on the TV sitcom Modern Family (Season 4, Episode 7). In this episode, Cameron takes care of Alex and Luke while Phil, Claire and Mitchell deal with Haley's arrest; ...
6 Views 4,455 Int
Movie Worksheet: Animal Classification

Movie Worksheet: Animal Classification

Trần Phương Bảo Ng
This worksheet should be used after your students watch Animal Classification for Children by Free School on Youtube. This will help your kids recognize and remember different types of animals. I ...
2 Views 3,131 Pre-Int
Movie Worksheet: Motivation

Movie Worksheet: Motivation

Tatiana Buzuverova
This lesson is based on the video about self-motivation. Activities include a great part of speaking: monologue in pairs, discussing interesting and maybe unusual facts open class. There is a list ...
1 Views 2,654 Pre-Int
Movie Worksheet: The Butterfly Effect PPT

Movie Worksheet: The Butterfly Effect PPT

I have designed this PowerPoint based on the film, The Butterfly Effect. It includes some questions about the film, some idioms from the film and of course some follow-up questions about students' ...
2 Views 1,906 IntAdv
Movie Worksheet: The Butterfly Effect

Movie Worksheet: The Butterfly Effect

I have designed this worksheet based on the film, The Butterfly Effect. It includes two activities and it is appropriate for intermediate and upper levels. Hope it helps.
2 Views 1,556 IntAdv
Movie Worksheet:World Knowledge Quiz (Comparatives and Superlatives)

Movie Worksheet:World Knowledge Quiz (Comparatives and Superlatives)

English Through Videos
This fun video activity is to practise using comparatives and superlatives. The video contains lots of different clips on topics such as "The World's Deadliest Animals" and " "The Hottest Places o ...
16 Views 3,904 ElemPre-IntInt
Movie Worksheet: Modern Family, Christmas Episode (Season 1, Episode 10)

Movie Worksheet: Modern Family, Christmas Episode (Season 1, Episode 10)

Elena
This is one of the best episodes in the series, suitable for Christmas. Will be suitable for B1+ levels. I divided the 21-minute long episode into two parts and made true-or-false statements to ea ...
3 Views 4,123 Pre-IntIntAdv
Song Worksheet: Twas the Night Before Christmas

Song Worksheet: Twas the Night Before Christmas

Maria
This is a famous poem by Clement Clarke Moore called "A Visit from St. Nicholas" or more commonly known as "Twas The Night Before Christmas". The worksheet is a poem with pictures and translation ...
1 Views 2,676 Pre-IntIntAdv
Movie Worksheet: Sports in Britain

Movie Worksheet: Sports in Britain

Svetlana
This worksheet is devoted to the topic “Sports in Britain”. The first page includes 4 questions that can be discussed after the first viewing, the second one represents a multiple-choi ...
2 Views 3,321 ElemPre-Int

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