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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 2,905 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 2,905 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 Wprksheet: Short Film+ Description Activity ( Past)

Movie Wprksheet: Short Film+ Description Activity ( Past)

English Through Videos
This worksheet is designed to be used with a YouTube video. It helps learners practise the use of past tenses to describe what happened in a short film. Play the video using this link: https://www ...
2 Views 867 ElemPre-IntIntAdv
Song Worksheet: Shape of You by Ed Sheeran

Song Worksheet: Shape of You by Ed Sheeran

Juliana Rost
This is a song worksheet from Ed Sheeran, students hear it all the time on the radio, but they don't pay attention to the lyrics. The worksheet helps them understand and even learn the song. There ...
1 Views 4,105 All
Song Worksheet: Galway Girl by Ed Sheeran

Song Worksheet: Galway Girl by Ed Sheeran

Patricia Arlt
Listening to songs is a nice way to improve listening skills and pronunciation plus you can learn about cultural backgrounds. This is a song worksheet based on "Galway Girl" by Ed Sheeran. Student ...
1 Views 2,247 Pre-IntInt
Movie Worksheet:London Central Episode 1

Movie Worksheet:London Central Episode 1

Anastasia
This is a worksheet for the first episode of the TV series London Central. It contains watching, writing and speaking exercises about the first acquaintance and some simple phrases for meeting new ...
2 Views 1,618 BegElemPre-Int
Song Worksheet: Shape of You by Ed Sheeran

Song Worksheet: Shape of You by Ed Sheeran

Fill in the gaps exersise based on a popular song.
2 Views 3,112 ElemPre-Int
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Song Worksheet: Wonderwall

Song Worksheet: Wonderwall

Luiz Carmo
The goal of this activity is to improve listening skills. All of the words in bold are incorrect and the students have to check them as they listen to them. Furthermore, upper intermediate and adv ...
4 Views 3,977 Pre-IntIntAdv
Song Worksheet: In My Life by The Beatles

Song Worksheet: In My Life by The Beatles

This is a listening exercise for beginners using the Beatles song, which is stillvery popular  in TEFL countries. In the first exercise ss have to order the sentences. In the second exercise ...
1 Views 2,971 BegElem
Movie Worksheet: Wallace & Gromit- A Close Shave (3rd Conditionals Practice)

Movie Worksheet: Wallace & Gromit- A Close Shave (3rd Conditionals Practice)

BusyTeacher Contributor
After watching the movie Wallace & Gromit- A Close Shave, I decided that I can make use of the opposite of the situation happened in the movie and set a worksheet asking students to practice u ...
2 Views 1,861 Int
Song Worksheet: Years and Years by Olly Murs

Song Worksheet: Years and Years by Olly Murs

carmine di mambro
Using the song 'Years and Years' by Olly Murs is a fun way of improving listening and pronunciation . The activity includes gap filling, correcting mistakes , putting senteces in the correct order ...
1 Views 1,337 Pre-IntInt
Movie Worksheet: Viola Davis' Speech - Oscars 2017

Movie Worksheet: Viola Davis' Speech - Oscars 2017

Virginia O F Silva
This PPT is good for conversation classes, especially to work on unreal conditionals. It contains parts of Viola David's acceptance speech at the Oscars 2017. There are questions that give student ...
2 Views 2,175 IntAdv
Song Worksheet: Golden State

Song Worksheet: Golden State

Kika Acosta
This worksheet is a song performed by Eddie Vedder and Natalie Maines in which you will find vocabulary exercises related to body parts, minimal pair exercises, matching and fill in the blanks. Yo ...
2 Views 3,698 Pre-IntIntAdv
Movie Worksheet: Woman is the Nigger of the World

Movie Worksheet: Woman is the Nigger of the World

Jane Aparecida de Queiroz
It's a song activity I prepared to promote some reflection in classroom on the International Women's Day - March, 8th. This song, written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, shows how society treats wome ...
7 Views 2,961 ElemPre-IntIntAdv
Movie Worksheet: Antony Bourdain in Istanbul

Movie Worksheet: Antony Bourdain in Istanbul

Christine Loconti
Watch this video of Anthony Bourdain touring Istanbul and students have to answer questions as they watch. Goes great with a unit on travels, food or culture as the video explores monuments and p ...
4 Views 3,894 IntAdvExam
Song Worksheet: Human by Rag'n'Bone Man

Song Worksheet: Human by Rag'n'Bone Man

Štefan Ištok
This worksheet is about Rag'n'Bone Man's popular song Human. Rory Graham (born 29 January 1985), better known as Rag'n'Bone Man, is a British singer-songwriter from Uckfield, East Sussex, England.
1 Views 3,399 Pre-Int
Movie Worksheet: Daily Routine of the Queen (Simple Present)

Movie Worksheet: Daily Routine of the Queen (Simple Present)

English Through Videos
This worksheet is designed to be used with a YouTube video. It helps learners practise the use of the simple present tense to describe daily routines. Play the video using this link: https://www ...
8 Views 7,258 BegElemPre-Int
Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby

I have designed this worksheet based on the film Million Dollar Baby. It includes three parts: before, while and after watching. It is designed for pre-intermediate level. Hope it helps.
6 Views 3,074 Pre-Int
Movie Worsheet: What Is Mr Bean Doing? Present Continuous

Movie Worsheet: What Is Mr Bean Doing? Present Continuous

English Through Videos
This is a fun video activity to practise using the present continuous (present progressive) tense. The video shows Mr Bean doing various activities. Learners must watch the video and describe the ...
10 Views 10,818 BegElemPre-Int
Song Worksheet: Heal the World by Michael Jackson

Song Worksheet: Heal the World by Michael Jackson

I chose this song to be a warm up activity for my students. The idea here is to try to explore the meaning of the song with the students.There are different types of exercises so you can reach dif ...
3 Views 5,200 All
Song Worksheet: Love My Life by Robbie Williams

Song Worksheet: Love My Life by Robbie Williams

Štefan Ištok
This worksheet is about listening to popular songs. Robert Peter "Robbie" Williams (born 13 February 1974) is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That f ...
2 Views 4,918 Pre-Int
Movie Worksheet: Britain - a Tea Drinking Nation

Movie Worksheet: Britain - a Tea Drinking Nation

Larissa Dalprat
This is a listening activity that explores vocabulary and comprehension. There are some grammar points that can be explored, it's up to the teacher. First, there's a vocabulary exercise, followed ...
6 Views 8,040 IntAdv
Song Worksheet: Tom's Diner by Suzanne Vega

Song Worksheet: Tom's Diner by Suzanne Vega

Mario Lecluyze
This is a song activity that can be used to practise or/and revise the present continuous tense. Moreover it is a differentiated listening activity for three levels. The levels are indicated with ...
7 Views 4,908 ElemPre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Masters of War by Bob Dylan

Song Worksheet: Masters of War by Bob Dylan

Blanca
It's based on the song "Masters of War" written by Bob Dylan, with activities to be done while listening to the song. Students will have to organize and complete lyrics as well as look for example ...
2 Views 5,117 Elem
Song Worksheet: Trying Not to Love You

Song Worksheet: Trying Not to Love You

Małgorzata
This is a song worksheet with 'fill in the gaps' activity concentrated on gerund and infinitives with the use of the videoclip. The students are supposed to fill in the blanks with the proper verb ...
4 Views 4,684 Pre-IntIntAdv
Movie Worksheet: 21 Grams

Movie Worksheet: 21 Grams

I have designed this worksheet based on the film 21 Grams. It includes 20 questions to check students' understanding. Hope it works!
1 Views 1,839 IntAdv
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 ...
3 Views 3,511 IntAdvExam

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