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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 2,948 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 2,948 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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'Perfect' by Ed Sheeran

'Perfect' by Ed Sheeran

Raquel Mendez
perfect_ed-sheeran.pdf [32.11 Kb] (Count: 1538)This is a listening activity in which the learner will be able to fill in the gaps, put the sentences in order, learn new vocabulary and sing along with the lyrics. It's a slow s ...
3 Views 8,316 ElemPre-IntIntAdv
Is Coffee Good For You?

Is Coffee Good For You?

This activity is a discussion based on youtube videos about the effects of drinking coffee. The students firts will talk about the issue after watching the video in class and for homework they wi ...
2 Views 7,481 IntAdv
24K Magic - Bruno Mars

24K Magic - Bruno Mars

Heidi Mathews
This is a worksheet which contains different activities (putting in order, matching, fill in the blanks) using the chart-topping song 24K Magic by pop singer Bruno Mars. It's a catchy tune that wi ...
3 Views 10,062 Pre-IntInt
Cat Idioms

Cat Idioms

A worksheet for this video about cat idioms in the English language. Idioms included: cat got your tongue?, a fat cat, to purr like a cat, when the cat's away, to be the cat's whiskers, the cat is ...
7 Views 9,746 Pre-IntIntAdv
Divergent Scene: Fill in the Gaps

Divergent Scene: Fill in the Gaps

This movie worksheet goes along with the following youtube video It is a great activity for teenagers. First, you can ask the students who have watched the film what is it about. Then students c ...
9 Views 9,137 Pre-IntIntAdv
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Movie Worksheet - Star Wars - The Last Jedi

Movie Worksheet - Star Wars - The Last Jedi

Yulia Zueva
This worksheet is based around the teaser trailer of one of the films of the Star Wars trilogy - "Episode VIII: The Last Jedi". The first task refreshes in the students' memory the names of the ma ...
2 Views 9,086 ElemPre-Int
Mulan Movie Activities

Mulan Movie Activities

BusyTeacher Contributor
Learning English through watching movies is something that makes the process of learning more meaningful to young students. This worksheet incorporates watching and listening activities that have ...
2 Views 6,885 ElemInt
Movie Worksheet: Leopards, a Bearcat & Penguin with Jack Hanna

Movie Worksheet: Leopards, a Bearcat & Penguin with Jack Hanna

Helen
This is part of The Late Late Show with James Corden and it's hilarious but still very informative.This video and the exercises are useful for your classes if you talk about animals, nature, envir ...
6 Views 10,608 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Movie Worksheet: Maleficent

Movie Worksheet: Maleficent

I have designed this pdf for the film "Maleficent". It includes two parts: first students are asked to match the names with the pictures, then they are asked to watch the film and write true or fa ...
3 Views 10,631 Elem
Song Worksheet: The Summer Set by Boomerang

Song Worksheet: The Summer Set by Boomerang

Anca Petrescu
A fun song which focuses on the second and first conditional. It also includes some gap-filling exercises. I had been listening to it for the past week and I felt like it deserved a special song w ...
3 Views 10,284 Pre-IntInt
Movie Worksheet: International House Hunters

Movie Worksheet: International House Hunters

This worksheet was originally created to be used with teenagers, but after some slight modifications it will work with adults as well. Students watch one of the episodes of International House Hun ...
2 Views 7,045 IntAdv
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 ...
4 Views 10,517 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 4,919 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 11,113 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 ...
6 Views 10,908 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, ...
6 Views 11,698 BegElem
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 ...
7 Views 13,323 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 ...
7 Views 10,465 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 ...
6 Views 15,771 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 ...
5 Views 10,464 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 ...
6 Views 7,253 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 11,741 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 ...
2 Views 8,599 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 ...
6 Views 11,357 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 ...
5 Views 14,175 IntAdv

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