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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 2,566 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!

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Movie Worksheet: Lazy Town - First Day of Summer

Movie Worksheet: Lazy Town - First Day of Summer

Anna
A worksheet which is based on one of the episodes of Lazy Town- First Day of Summer. There are also some summer words that were mentioned in the film + answers at the end. I hope it will ...
1 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing by Aerosmith

Song Worksheet: I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing by Aerosmith

BusyTeacher Contributor
Listening activity for the song I don't wanna miss a thing by Aerosmith. Choose the correct word in bold and in capital letters from the lyrics already provided. There are some words to choos ...
1 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Movie Worksheet: Pocahontas (Nature Vocabulary)

Movie Worksheet: Pocahontas (Nature Vocabulary)

This worksheet aims at teaching young learners specific nature related lexical items. Students are asked to place the given words in the correct group. Small pictures are also included to provide ...
1 Complete BeginnerElementary
Song Worksheet: Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana

Song Worksheet: Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana

I devised this for some students who are rock musicians. It can facilitate some interesting discussion as the meaning is not entirely clear and the fact that the singer apparently committed suicid ...
1 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: We Are the Champions by Queen Bingo

Song Worksheet: We Are the Champions by Queen Bingo

BusyTeacher Contributor
The teacher will ask students to read the words, and then, choose 9 to put into the bingo card. While listening to the song, check if it was chosen the right ones. If the student chose 3 words in ...
3 All levels
Song Worksheet: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2 (Bingo)

Song Worksheet: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2 (Bingo)

BusyTeacher Contributor
The teacher will ask students to read the words, and then, choose 9 to put into the bingo card. While listening to the song, check if it was chosen the right ones. If the student choses 3 words in ...
2 All levels
Song Worksheet: Baby Love by Petite Meller

Song Worksheet: Baby Love by Petite Meller

A listening set of exercises based on the Song "Baby Love" (2015). This activity includes ordering sentences, discriminating words, correcting spelling and reviewing some gerunds. [youtube=http:// ...
1 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Movie Worksheet: Turning Problems into Solutions

Movie Worksheet: Turning Problems into Solutions

The worksheets is based on the video you can find on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb59hZ02MQc. The lesson is built around the short movie about how to turn problems into solutions, ...
3 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Movie Worksheet: The Theory of Everything

Movie Worksheet: The Theory of Everything

Luis Vinueza
This worksheet helps students to  develop their listening and speaking skills, because after seeing the film they must answer several questions, and reflect in some cases. Students should tak ...
1 Pre-Intermediate
Movie Worksheet: Slumdog Millionaire

Movie Worksheet: Slumdog Millionaire

Tiffany Lee
A movie worksheet about the film Slumdog Millionaire, which won 8 Oscar awards. The worksheet contains some multiple choice, and some questions which require the students to write down their perso ...
1 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Song Worksheet: Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival

I'm teaching basic level of English to adults and I found this song which I thought  was "age appropriate" but it's for everybody actually. It is mostly in simple present and very easy to und ...
2 Complete BeginnerElementary
Movie Worksheet: Happy Endings, Song Worksheet: My Happy Ending by Avril Lavigne

Movie Worksheet: Happy Endings, Song Worksheet: My Happy Ending by Avril Lavigne

This sheet is made for a TV show called Happy Endings. Students should first read about the plot and main characters in the exercises 1 and 2, then watch the pilot episode of the show. Before they ...
2 Intermediate
Movie Worksheet: Why Are Brits So Obsessed with Tea? - Anglophenia Ep 30

Movie Worksheet: Why Are Brits So Obsessed with Tea? - Anglophenia Ep 30

Watch this video and find out why the Brits are so obsessed with tea. Listening and informative activity suitable for intermediate and upper-intermediate levels. Anglophenia is a great series on y ...
5 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Movie Worksheet: Looking for Adam

Movie Worksheet: Looking for Adam

This worksheet is based on the youtube video: [youtube=https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=LmBM20ZN010]. It can be used as a warm up or a filler. It works very well with adults and ...
4 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: Golden Boy by Nadav Guedj (Eurovision 2015)

Song Worksheet: Golden Boy by Nadav Guedj (Eurovision 2015)

Rachel
Here you will find the song worksheet with a random fill in the blank with word bank at the bottom. Singer- Nadav Guedj from the Eurorvision 2015, contest team Israel. Great for the end of th ...
1 All levels
Song Worksheet: Medicine by Shakira

Song Worksheet: Medicine by Shakira

Here is a gap-fill song worksheet with comprehension questions. I did not include the answers as I feel it is always valuable for the teacher to attempt the same exercises put before students so ...
1 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: Birthday Party

Song Worksheet: Birthday Party

Shaghayegh
This is a power point which relates to a celebration song. There is the attachment of the song in the second slide. This is relating  to a birthday party, and what you can have in the party. ...
1 Elementary
Movie Worksheet: Rebel without a Cause

Movie Worksheet: Rebel without a Cause

A comprehension sheet for  the opening scene of the famous film with James Dean and Nathalie Wood .The subject chosen is teen problems to lead to a comparison between teens nowadays and in th ...
2 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Toxic by Britney Spears

Song Worksheet: Toxic by Britney Spears

Mirna Iedro
This worksheet is ideal for adults at pre-intermediate or intermediate level. Gaps have to be filled in with content words. It is not meant for revising any grammar point but it  includes a s ...
2 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: Fire Meet Gasoline by Sia

Song Worksheet: Fire Meet Gasoline by Sia

Song worksheet for pre-intermediate/intermediate students who like Sia or pop-music. My students wanted me to do this song worksheet and now I want to share it with you. There are easy exercises - ...
1 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Movie Worksheet: George of the Jungle. Part 2

Movie Worksheet: George of the Jungle. Part 2

Here you will find exercises for part 2 of the film "George of the Jungle". The exercises are for before and after watching. Some can be set as homework. Most of them should be done in class. Stud ...
3 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Movie Worksheet: George of the Jungle. Part 1

Movie Worksheet: George of the Jungle. Part 1

Here you will find exercises for part 1 of the film "George of the Jungle". The exercises are for before and after watching. Some can be set as homework. Most of them should be done in class. Stud ...
3 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Hey, Julie (Phrasal Verbs)

Song Worksheet: Hey, Julie (Phrasal Verbs)

A very upbeat song alive with phasal verbs. Your kids will greatly enjoy singing the song all together. The excercises of the worksheet include an 'order the lines' excercise and a 'fill in the ga ...
1 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Movie Worksheet: We Bought a Zoo

Movie Worksheet: We Bought a Zoo

Auris
The worksheet includes 3 short fragments of the film, there are 4 types of questions: open, multiple choice, fill in the gaps and multi-optional (more than one answer is possible), students need t ...
5 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: No Good in Goodbye by the Script

Song Worksheet: No Good in Goodbye by the Script

graziella.vannorden
This popular song has a lot of rhyme words like many other songs, but on top of that is has clever lyrics that play with similar sounds so it is very useful to practice phonetic speech and maybe p ...
4 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level

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