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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 its 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, isnt 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 2,937 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 youve gone through a few of these worksheets with your class, youll 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 its already been tested and found to work in a classroom like yours. Thats 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 youve created a worksheet thats 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, youll 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 2,937 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: Word Order ,10 + 10 Amazing Facts (Present Simple)

Movie Worksheet: Word Order ,10 + 10 Amazing Facts (Present Simple)

A worksheet to practice the present simple and sentence structure. In the video there is a short explanation of word order in English plus an activity similar to the one in the worksheet with 10 ...
1 Views 1,381 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Movie Worksheet: Red Dwarf Lesson B2-C1

Movie Worksheet: Red Dwarf Lesson B2-C1

Jeremy Wysakowski-Walters
This lesson provides both some comic relief from the tedium of course books as well as comprehension and speaking practice. The worksheet must be used in conjunction with episode one of Red Dwarf, ...
1 Views 805 Adv
Movie Worksheets: Harry Potter ( Extracts)

Movie Worksheets: Harry Potter ( Extracts)

There are five extracts from Harry Potter films and after watching tasks for elementary or pre-intermediate students. You can see different kinds of tasks there, such as comprehension questions, d ...
2 Views 3,966 ElemPre-Int
Movie Worksheet: 13 Reasons Why

Movie Worksheet: 13 Reasons Why

Sergio Ramone
A 3-level quizz about the Netflix TV Series '13 Reasons Why', episode 1. After watching the episode, students can work in pairs or groups, depending on the number of them. Teacher hands out the sh ...
4 Views 2,761 ElemIntAdv
Song Worksheet: Human - Rag'n'Bone Man

Song Worksheet: Human - Rag'n'Bone Man

Activity for beginners using this easy song by Rag'n'Bone Man. The exercise asks students to fill in the lyrics with the words heard. Teachers may let students listen to the song acostic version, ...
2 Views 1,885 BegElem
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Movie Worksheet: Describing Pictures, Infographic

Movie Worksheet: Describing Pictures, Infographic

This is an infographic I made for a short video on how to describe pictures in English. It talks about the vocabulary and grammar for a great picture description. I think any level could use it es ...
6 Views 3,970 ElemPre-IntIntAdvExam
Movie Worksheet: Big Bang Theory

Movie Worksheet: Big Bang Theory

ayçae
This short video activity(please watch out the time on the worksheet) can be used as a warm-up to practice/review present perfect cont. & 2nd conditionals. It also contains some questions abo ...
6 Views 2,898 Pre-Int
Song Worksheet: Who by Pink

Song Worksheet: Who by Pink

A.E
Listening activity which may be used as a warm-up or a follow-up activity to practice the simple past tense. Students listen to the song and try to write the correct forms of the verbs in the blan ...
2 Views 3,383 ElemPre-Int
Song Worksheet: Viva Forever by Spice Girls ( Past Simple)

Song Worksheet: Viva Forever by Spice Girls ( Past Simple)

Dewi Santi
It is designed for listening practice particularly while teaching the past simple tense. The song used to be very famous performed by Spice Girls, so the class might enjoy it very much. You just h ...
2 Views 4,550 Pre-IntIntAdv
Song Worksheet: The Cave by Mumford and Sons

Song Worksheet: The Cave by Mumford and Sons

I made this worksheet for my SAT students. I wanted them to read between the lines and analyse the song. 1- The first part is fill in the blanks. 2- The second part is expanding vocabulary by figu ...
3 Views 2,206 IntAdvExam
Song Worksheet: If I Had a Million Dollars by Barenaked Ladies

Song Worksheet: If I Had a Million Dollars by Barenaked Ladies

Dan Glucksnis
This is a three part worksheet for the Barenaked Ladies' song "If I Had a Million Dollars". The first part was adapted from another worksheet and asks students to work in pairs to match pictures w ...
2 Views 3,683 ElemPre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Rocket Man by Elton John

Song Worksheet: Rocket Man by Elton John

Dan Glucksnis
I used this worksheet with my elementary school intermediate students. The first part is a lyrics gap-fill, where you can use a lyrics video from Youtube and ensure all students have the correct l ...
1 Views 2,583 ElemPre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Baby Shark (Super Simple Songs)

Song Worksheet: Baby Shark (Super Simple Songs)

Dan Glucksnis
A basic lyrics gap-fill activity for beginner students for the "Baby Shark" song from Super Simple Songs. You can find the video file on Youtube. I used this worksheet as the first part of the les ...
2 Views 2,630 BegElem
Song Worksheet: Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson (Two Part Plan)

Song Worksheet: Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson (Two Part Plan)

Dan Glucksnis
I used this lesson with middle school pre-intermediate and intermediate students. The worksheet has three parts, the first is a lyrics gap-fill to get students familiar with the lyrics. Part two a ...
3 Views 2,891 IntAdv
Song Worksheet: We Don't Talk Anymore

Song Worksheet: We Don't Talk Anymore

This song is an  easily understandable duet. The worksheet is divided into five activities, mostly requiring simple past and gerund; The 1st and 2nd exercises are to fill ...
4 Views 5,333 Pre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Way Back into Love

Song Worksheet: Way Back into Love

This is a song worksheet with blank spaces to fill in. The lyrics are split in two parts, first the students are required to fill in the blanks using only present perfect continuous; then, in the ...
1 Views 1,564 Int
Movie Worksheet: Countable and Uncountable Nouns Game

Movie Worksheet: Countable and Uncountable Nouns Game

This is a worksheet that goes with a game I put together on YouTube on countable and uncountable nouns. The answers are included in the YouTube video. I designed it for elementary and pre-intermed ...
2 Views 3,277 ElemPre-Int
The King and the Past Simple

The King and the Past Simple

This is a worksheet that I put together for my adult A1 class but I think it would also work well for an A2 class or any other for some good old music culture, for that matter. It contains a biogr ...
2 Views 6,428 All
Song Worksheet: You're Welcome (Disney Moana)

Song Worksheet: You're Welcome (Disney Moana)

Anasta Mks
Maui's Song from Disney cartoon "Moana" with fill-in the gaps exercise. Good as a warm-up activity and may be used as pre- or post- reading activity for the text "Maui makes the sun go slower" fr ...
2 Views 4,645 ElemPre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: If I Lose Myself (Conditional 1)

Song Worksheet: If I Lose Myself (Conditional 1)

Celia Moreno
You can teach first conditionals and vocabulary, it is a nice song! You can hear every word clearly because the singer has a clear pronunciation, which is something important when you are teaching ...
3 Views 3,553 Pre-Int
Song Worksheet: You Belong with Me

Song Worksheet: You Belong with Me

Celia
It is a listening quiz, I use it to teach vocabulary and the simple present tense. I like this song because Taylor Swift is a very popular singer, she sings not too fast and students can hear the ...
2 Views 2,829 Pre-Int
Song Worksheet: Word Crime

Song Worksheet: Word Crime

Helen Close
Use  this worksheet with You Tube clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc - Weird Al Yankovic's song about bad grammar. At the end of the song, you will find exercises for students ...
2 Views 1,658 Adv
Song Worksheet: September by JP Cooper

Song Worksheet: September by JP Cooper

Listening activity for beginners, this is useful to study was/were and verbs in simple past, by the way the song is great!  Icludes filling gaps and ordering sentences activities as well. Wor ...
1 Views 1,516 BegPre-Int
Song Worksheet: Everything at Once by Lenka

Song Worksheet: Everything at Once by Lenka

Winnie Chen
This worksheet contains two parts. The first part is about the words of animals, in which students have to match the pictures of animals with the words provided. The second part is for listening p ...
3 Views 4,159 Elem
Song Worksheet: These Boots Were Made for Walking

Song Worksheet: These Boots Were Made for Walking

BusyTeacher Contributor
This is a listening song worksheet. Your students will hear how people sound when they speak English through a song. There is a list of the special contractions and uniquely pronounced words at ...
4 Views 4,212 BegElemPre-IntInt

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