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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 2,814 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 2,814 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: The Book Thief

Movie Worksheet: The Book Thief

Abigail Galicia
This worksheet is a review of the movie "The book thief" based on the book with the same title, written by Markus Zusak. It is for pre-intermediate students. It includes  different series wit ...
Views 299 Pre-Intermediate
Movie Worksheet: Inside Out

Movie Worksheet: Inside Out

This worksheet is created for young learners. Here they must describe what the characters are wearing and color the pictures. After coloring they can describe their appearance and personalities to ...
Views 315 Complete BeginnerElementary
Movie Worksheet: Pele, Birth of a Legend

Movie Worksheet: Pele, Birth of a Legend

I have designed this worksheet based on the movie, Pele: Birth of a Legend. It includes three sections, before watching, while watching, and after watching. It is designed for pre-intermediate lev ...
Views 1,603 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Satellite by Lena Meyer

Song Worksheet: Satellite by Lena Meyer

Maria
This is a song worksheet by Eurovision song contest winner Lena Meyer. The song can be downloaded at youtube or other websites. It can be used best to practice past simple and entertain students. ...
Views 1,436 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Movie Worksheet: Star Wars Stormtrooper (Daily Routine)

Movie Worksheet: Star Wars Stormtrooper (Daily Routine)

English Through Videos
This fun video activity is to practise using the simple present tense when describing daily routines. The video shows the daily routine of a Stormtrooper. While watching the video, learners are as ...
Views 2,380 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Movie Worksheet: Describing Accidents (Past)

Movie Worksheet: Describing Accidents (Past)

English Through Videos
This fun video activity is to practise using various narrative tenses, including past simple, past continuous, and past perfect. The video has many clips of accidents, slips, and falls. Learners s ...
Views 2,066 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Movie Worksheet: Family Guy (Future Predictions)

Movie Worksheet: Family Guy (Future Predictions)

English Through Videos
This fun video activity is to practise future predictions. While watching a clip from the hit TV series Family Guy, learners have to make predictions about what they expect to happen next. Learner ...
Views 1,482 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Movie Worksheet: Kids Say the Funniest Things (Reported Speech)

Movie Worksheet: Kids Say the Funniest Things (Reported Speech)

English Through Videos
This is a fun video activity to practise using reported speech. Learners listen to cute kids speaking. Then  they change the direct speech into reported speech (indirect speech). It can be do ...
Views 1,592 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Movie Worksheet: Humf. Loon's New Handbag

Movie Worksheet: Humf. Loon's New Handbag

This worksheet is made to practise listening skills and revise possessives. Students should watch  the cartoon and fill in the gaps in sentences. There is also one exersise to match and write ...
Views 836 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Beautiful South (There Is)

Song Worksheet: Beautiful South (There Is)

Miriam Hdz
This song worksheet is a listening practice for there is/ there are and simple vocabulary. Students don't only fill in the gaps but also get a general idea by matching half lines and ordering them ...
Views 1,595 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Rise by Katy Perry

Song Worksheet: Rise by Katy Perry

Rachel Martin
The listening exercise includes: fill in the blanks with the words that you hear, cross out extra words, match the sentence halves, put the words in the correct order, and matching words with thei ...
Views 3,804 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Movie Worksheet: Eliminating the Idea of Waste

Movie Worksheet: Eliminating the Idea of Waste

Natalia
In this worksheet students get acquainted with Tom Szaky's life, founder of Terracycle. After that they are shown a video that deals with the environmental issue, after which their comprehension i ...
Views 2,514 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Song Worksheet: Stressed Out by 21 Pilots

Song Worksheet: Stressed Out by 21 Pilots

Romina Rodríguez
Good for reviewing used to, second conditionals and 'I wish. Topics: growing up, teenagers, childhood, responsibility, making money.  It works well with teenagers (13-18) and as a triggering ...
Views 2,980 Intermediate
Movie Worksheet: Inside Out (Vocabulary)

Movie Worksheet: Inside Out (Vocabulary)

Elena
This is a while or before-watching handout for students. Inside Out is a suitable movie for B2+ levels. If your students have already watched it, it would be reasonable to do the task during the w ...
Views 2,760 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Movie Worksheet: Drinking - Alcohol Problems

Movie Worksheet: Drinking - Alcohol Problems

This sheet includes a listening comprehension from a youtube video from The Guardian on UK drinking culture. There are comprehension questions, discussion questions, the transcript and a glossary ...
Views 2,570 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Movie Worksheet: Proxemics, the Science of Personal Space

Movie Worksheet: Proxemics, the Science of Personal Space

This is a listening comprehension of a youtube video on Proxemics (link included) plus conversation questions for discussion. The transcript is included, plus a glossary of difficult vocabulary. I ...
Views 1,754 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Love Yourself by Justin Bieber

Song Worksheet: Love Yourself by Justin Bieber

FlaTozzi
Justin Bieber is a popular singer among teens and this activity is going to help them study contractions, vocabulary, spotting the mistake and understanding the meaning of some expressions followe ...
Views 4,143 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Movie Worksheet: Humf & the Scary Thing

Movie Worksheet: Humf & the Scary Thing

This worksheet is based on the cartoon "Humf" and was made to practise listening and revise grammar (there is/there are; This/These - that/those, prepositions of place) and vocabulary (house & ...
Views 2,851 Elementary
Movie Worksheet: Four Corners, Unit 5

Movie Worksheet: Four Corners, Unit 5

I have designed this file for Unit 5 of Four Corners, Level 1. It includes 2 activities. After my students watch the video at home and do the video activity book, I have them compare their answers ...
Views 1,820 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Song Maze

Song Worksheet: Song Maze

Aleksandra Paluch
The activity is based on Lou Reed's song "Perfect Day". It will be a perfect warm-up or filler exercise for teens in your class. The target is to find a way out from the maze, following the lyrics ...
Views 3,806 Pre-Intermediate
Movie Worksheet: Friends ( Learning English)

Movie Worksheet: Friends ( Learning English)

SSEcoach.com
This fun and engaging lessons gets your students talking! Here are the details: -Video Link (Friends - Joey Learns English) -12 discussion questions (the questions were designed around the topic: ...
Views 3,319 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Movie Worksheet: Jamie Oliver's One Cup Pancake (A, An, Some & Any)

Movie Worksheet: Jamie Oliver's One Cup Pancake (A, An, Some & Any)

Afni Yusuff
A, an, some & any with Jamie Oliver's 1 cup pancake with answer key. 1. Task 1: Ss watch the video & fill in the blanks. 2. Task 2: Fill in the blanks with a, an, some, any. 3. Task 3: ...
Views 4,406 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Movie Worksheet: Brexit Advanced

Movie Worksheet: Brexit Advanced

hellen haga
This was designed to discuss the arguments which led to the referendum result on 23rd of June. It has interesting vocabulary to work with, it envolves a great deal of speaking because students mus ...
Views 3,161 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Movie Worksheet: Brexit

Movie Worksheet: Brexit

hellen haga
After the 23rd of June, I thought about discussing the arguments which led to the referendum result. I've made 2 classes, one for intermediate students and another for upper intermediate/advanced. ...
Views 7,273 Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Earth Song (Radio Edit Version)

Song Worksheet: Earth Song (Radio Edit Version)

This is the radio edit version (they are so many versions). I downloaded the song and then it turned out the lyrics are a bit different from the song - so to save the embarrassment in class, I mad ...
Views 3,133 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateExam Level

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