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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 2,873 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 2,873 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 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 ...
1 Views 74 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?" ...
1 Views 78 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 92 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 ...
1 Views 69 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 ...
1 Views 73 Pre-IntInt
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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 ...
1 Views 77 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 67 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 54 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; ...
5 Views 2,882 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 1,875 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 1,603 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 1,311 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 1,027 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 ...
12 Views 2,390 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 ...
1 Views 3,443 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 2,394 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 2,623 ElemPre-Int
Movie Worksheet: How I Met Your Mother, Past Passive

Movie Worksheet: How I Met Your Mother, Past Passive

I have designed this file for reviewing the past passive voice. It is designed based on episode 9 of 'How I Met Your Mother' (season 5). Students are asked to complete the sentences with past pass ...
2 Views 2,786 Pre-Int
Movie Worksheet: How to Celebrate British Christmas

Movie Worksheet: How to Celebrate British Christmas

This worksheet is created on the basis of a video from Anglophenia. Watching and doing the given exercises the students will learn some basic facts about British and American Christmas traditions. ...
3 Views 2,555 Pre-IntInt
Movie Worksheet: Night of the Hunter Riverboat Scene Key

Movie Worksheet: Night of the Hunter Riverboat Scene Key

corinne hoffert
Here are the answers to the worksheet about the river boat scene in the Night of The Hunter I hope your students will enjoy it as much as mine who were first sceptical about watching an "old" blac ...
1 Views 1,039 Adv
Song Worksheet: Fairytale of New York by Christy Moore

Song Worksheet: Fairytale of New York by Christy Moore

Paul Rooney
The song is a cover of the Christmas classic by the Pogues, performed by Christy Moore on the Jools Holland show. The song begins and ends with a short anecdote giving some background to how the s ...
2 Views 2,657 Pre-IntIntAdv
The Night of the Hunter, River Boat Scene

The Night of the Hunter, River Boat Scene

corinne hoffert
A scene from the famous movie The Night of The Hunter that you can find on You tube. My students went to see the full movie at the cinema. To answer the questions you will have to show them the fi ...
1 Views 2,057 Adv
Movie Worksheet: The Night of The Hunter ( Answer Key)

Movie Worksheet: The Night of The Hunter ( Answer Key)

corinne hoffert
Here are the answers to the corresponding worksheet, so you do not have to watch the movie too many times.  I know it takes time to work on a complete film, that's why I share it . These answ ...
1 Views 1,656 Adv
Movie Worksheet: The Night of The Hunter

Movie Worksheet: The Night of The Hunter

corinne hoffert
The very famous movie The Night of the Hunter , a classical black and white film starring Robert Mitchum, is a fairytale, a gothic story and a crime story all together which can make it quite p ...
1 Views 1,697 Adv
Song Worksheet: Joel the Lump of Coa by The Killers (Christmas)

Song Worksheet: Joel the Lump of Coa by The Killers (Christmas)

Rita Divéki
The worksheet is based on the 2014 Christmas song of the American rock band The Killers. It's the perfect song to engage teenagers and adults as well - it's not a classic, the animation is funny, ...
3 Views 2,574 IntAdvExam

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