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Let’s face it: Even the most enthusiastic ESL class sometimes goes through dull periods. No matter how much you switch up the activities and topics, there’s only so much English that your students can absorb at any one time. Still, that limit is sometimes a lot higher than your students believe it is - and the genuine exhaustion caused by a challenging topic, is very different from boredom that comes from too much repetition. When your students are just plain bored of board work, that’s when it’s time to break out one of your “emergency” activities - the ones you know will raise your class’s mood.

You’ve probably got some go-to activities of your own - but it never hurts to add some new ones to your arsenal. That’s exactly why BusyTeacher.org has put together this collection of 1,041 worksheets themed on movies, cartoons, and viral videos. You won’t have to wonder whether these activities will catch your students’ interest - because each one is based on a movie or show that they already love to watch. For those times when ESL starts feeling a little too abstract, these worksheets bring English back into the real world, and inspire students to use it to talk about their own pop culture.

But that’s not the only reason these 1,041 worksheets are handy. BusyTeacher.org’s movie and video worksheets help you organize lessons on a wide variety of ESL areas - from basic grammar and vocabulary to listening and speaking. Whether your students are level-one beginners or level-five English experts, we’ve got worksheets appropriate for their level. In fact, many of these worksheets can be adapted for different ESL levels - meaning they can be used again and again in all the classes you teach.

While some of BusyTeacher.org’s 1,041 movie and video worksheets offer simple fill-in-the-blank or matching exercises, others provide frameworks for games and activities, encourage students to listen and answer questions about what happens in video clips, or even spark open-ended discussions about their favorite movies and shows. So whether you need to calm down a turbulent class or pump some energy into a quiet one, these movie worksheets will grab your students’ attention.

How do we know these worksheets work? Because every single one of them has been created and tested in the classrooms of real ESL teachers just like you. And each one is completely free to download, modify, and share - you don’t even have to register on our site. But if you have a worksheet of your own that’s been a hit in your classroom, we’d love for you to share it with our international community of ESL teachers. It’s as easy as clicking the “Submit a worksheet” button at the bottom of this page.

Ready to find a worksheet for your class? You might want to start with the top ten most popular movie and video worksheets. Or you can browse BusyTeacher.org’s complete collection of 1,041 movie and video worksheets - all available to view in thumbnail mode, so you can see exactly what you’ll be getting when you download each one.

So take a look at what we have to offer. We’re confident that any BusyTeacher movie worksheet you choose will make you the star of your classroom.

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Movie Worksheet: Crimson Peak (Trailer Activity)

Movie Worksheet: Crimson Peak (Trailer Activity)

Helen
, Movie + Video + Cartoons
This worksheet is perfect for Halloween lessons. Students should watch the trailer first and then do some interesting exercises. It is full of Halloween vocabulary, so it will be quite useful for ...
4 Views 1,300 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Movie Worksheet: What Is the U.S. Electoral College and How Does It Work?

Movie Worksheet: What Is the U.S. Electoral College and How Does It Work?

Adele
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
Electoral procedures in the US can be difficult to understand as they are complex and unique. Here's a link to a video on youtube that explains in simple terms what the US Electoral College is an ...
4 Views 2,222 IntAdv
Movie Worksheet: 10 Evil People with Surprising Hobbies

Movie Worksheet: 10 Evil People with Surprising Hobbies

mariaes
What did Hitler and other important people in history like to do in their free time? Watch the video and find out. Teens enjoy this video activity and can be shocked at some of the facts revealed ...
4 Views 2,662 IntAdv
Movie Worksheet: Friends Handout, Season 1 Episode 16

Movie Worksheet: Friends Handout, Season 1 Episode 16

Mahboobeh Roshanak
, Movie + Video + Cartoons
This handout is given to students in class .While watching the episode,  the teacher asks students to talk about events in the film by asking meaningful questions. They can also take a look a ...
1 Views 1,620 Adv
Movie Worksheet: Gothika

Movie Worksheet: Gothika

maria del mar
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
It's interesting to get feedback from students after watching the film. Students will have to answer some questions about the film. Some parts of the film are a bit scary so I used it on H ...
1 Views 792 Pre-Int
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Movie Worksheet: Ice Age 3 (Characters Description)

Movie Worksheet: Ice Age 3 (Characters Description)

Karla
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This worksheet designed for kids was made for the purpose of practicing colors and names of animals while they watch the movie in the classroom or at home. In addition, there are a couple of quest ...
1 Views 5,687 Elem
Movie Worksheet: Oasis of the Seas, The Biggest Cruise Ship in the World

Movie Worksheet: Oasis of the Seas, The Biggest Cruise Ship in the World

Adele
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This is a video by the Smithsonian channel about the biggest cruise ship in the world. It can be used with intermediate or advanced students to progress in comprehension and learn new vocabulary ...
3 Views 2,591 IntAdv
Movie Worksheet: US Elections 2016

Movie Worksheet: US Elections 2016

Ellen
Worksheet about the US elections in November 2016. Includes speaking, reading, vocabulary, listening based on Trump and Clinton's post Orlando speeches and a writing prompt about global risks.&nbs ...
23 Views 8,991 Pre-Int
Movie Worksheet: Mr. Bean at the Hospital (Mixed Past Tenses)

Movie Worksheet: Mr. Bean at the Hospital (Mixed Past Tenses)

English Through Videos
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This fun video activity is to practise using mixed past tenses, including past simple, past continuous, and past perfect. The video shows Mr. Bean at the hospital. Learners must combine two senten ...
7 Views 10,193 IntAdvExam
Movie Worksheet: Peppa Pig 'Fruit Day'

Movie Worksheet: Peppa Pig 'Fruit Day'

, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
For kids who love Peppa Pig to revise fruit names and practise listening skills. Since certain names (e.g. gooseberry, blackberry, blueberry) might be troublesome, it is useful to remind them befo ...
5 Views 3,883 ElemPre-Int
Movie Worksheet: Famous People- Van Gogh

Movie Worksheet: Famous People- Van Gogh

Irina
This worksheet is designed for elementary and pre-intermadiate level learners. It can be used for improving listening skills and practising there is/are and prepositions of place. It can help your ...
9 Views 9,723 ElemPre-Int
Movie Worksheet: Broadway Musical Hamilton + Reading

Movie Worksheet: Broadway Musical Hamilton + Reading

sasha_alexandra
Hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" is getting more popular everyday, so I decided to make a worksheet dedicated to it. I'd say it's suitable for ss older than fourteen. It's perfect for intermediate ...
3 Views 3,605 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Movie Worksheet: Euronews. Moscow on the Move

Movie Worksheet: Euronews. Moscow on the Move

Irina
, Movie + Video + Cartoons
This worksheet is created to provide a visual perspective to talking about Moscow sights and the means of transport that help the tourists. Students will listen to historians, an ethnographer and ...
5 Views 3,952 Pre-IntInt
Movie Worksheet: Mermaiding. How to Swim Like a Mermaid

Movie Worksheet: Mermaiding. How to Swim Like a Mermaid

Adele
Mermaiding is trendy! Putting on a fish tail and swimming like a mermaid looks fun. You can talk about it with your students, show them the video (youtube link) and then have your students narra ...
1 Views 2,981 Pre-IntIntAdv
Movie Worksheet: Should Have, Would Have- Discussing Mistakes

Movie Worksheet: Should Have, Would Have- Discussing Mistakes

English Through Videos
This fun video activity is to practise using past modals "should have.." and "would have..." to discuss past mistakes. The video describes the top ten stupid mistakes made by people. Learners shou ...
8 Views 5,794 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Movie Worksheet: Past Simple Photo Story

Movie Worksheet: Past Simple Photo Story

BusyTeacher Contributor
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This is a fun video activity to practise using the past simple tense. Watch the video from the link below. The video tells a story using photographs. Students should watch the video and then try t ...
7 Views 10,205 BegElemPre-Int
Movie Worksheet:TED- Why Social Media Likes Say More Than You Might Think

Movie Worksheet:TED- Why Social Media Likes Say More Than You Might Think

Chantal Kroese
ESL teachers can use this lesson to practise listening, reading and speaking. Intermediate level. The lesson plan is based on a ten minute TED talk: tthe curly fry conundrum: why social media 'lik ...
5 Views 5,192 Int
Movie Worksheet: The Book Thief

Movie Worksheet: The Book Thief

Abigail Galicia
» Movie + Video + Cartoons
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 ...
4 Views 3,173 Pre-Int
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 ...
2 Views 5,343 BegElem
Movie Worksheet: Pele, Birth of a Legend

Movie Worksheet: Pele, Birth of a Legend

, Movie + Video + Cartoons
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 ...
2 Views 4,127 ElemPre-Int
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 ...
10 Views 7,771 BegElemPre-IntInt
Movie Worksheet: Describing Accidents (Past)

Movie Worksheet: Describing Accidents (Past)

English Through Videos
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
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 ...
6 Views 7,788 ElemPre-IntIntAdvExam
Movie Worksheet: Family Guy (Future Predictions)

Movie Worksheet: Family Guy (Future Predictions)

English Through Videos
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
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 ...
3 Views 5,160 ElemPre-IntIntAdvExam
Movie Worksheet: Kids Say the Funniest Things (Reported Speech)

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

English Through Videos
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
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 ...
10 Views 5,536 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Movie Worksheet: Humf. Loon's New Handbag

Movie Worksheet: Humf. Loon's New Handbag

, Movie + Video + Cartoons
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 ...
1 Views 2,323 Elem

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