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Song Worksheet: Grinch Song ( Dr. Seuss)

Song Worksheet: Grinch Song ( Dr. Seuss)

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This is a listening activity for the song "You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch" by Dr. Seuss. It can be done on its own or after watching "The Grinch who Stole Christmas". The song can easily be found o ...
1 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Dangerous by David Guetta

Song Worksheet: Dangerous by David Guetta

Paul Bennett
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Students have to listen to the song by David Guetta and select the missing words.  It's suitable for children, teenage and young adults because of the song type and the difficulty level isn't ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Dancing in the Moonlight (Present Simple)

Song Worksheet: Dancing in the Moonlight (Present Simple)

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You can use this worksheet (Dancing in the Moonlight by Toploader) to practise present simple. It can be used for practising listening (putting the lines of the song into the correct order). Child ...
1 Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin' Stevens

Song Worksheet: Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin' Stevens

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Students have to choose the correct word out of the two given options.
3 All levels
Song Worksheet: Happy New Year by ABBA

Song Worksheet: Happy New Year by ABBA

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Students have to listen to the song by ABBA and fill in the missing words.
2 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
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Song Worksheet: Do They Know It's Christmas by Band Aid

Song Worksheet: Do They Know It's Christmas by Band Aid

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Some words in the lyrics have been replaced and students have to correct them.
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Song Worksheet: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas by Michael Buble

Song Worksheet: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas by Michael Buble

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Here's another Christmas song worksheet - this time it's Michael Buble singing "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas". Students need to fill the gaps. Warning: the song gets stuck in your h ...
1 All levels
Song Worksheet: Do They Know It's Christmas Time by Band Aid

Song Worksheet: Do They Know It's Christmas Time by Band Aid

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The worksheet can be found useful in terms of Christmas as well as global issues. It is devoted to one of the most famous Christmas songs "Do they know it's Christmas time" recorded in 1984 by Ban ...
1 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: All I want for Christmas (Vocabulary Focus)

Song Worksheet: All I want for Christmas (Vocabulary Focus)

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A simple and fun way to teach or review Christmas vocabulary through a well-liked modern Christmas carol. The focus is exclusively on vocabulary, unlike others I´ve seen. Use the first page ...
1 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Happy Xmas by John Lennon

Song Worksheet: Happy Xmas by John Lennon

MartinaKurf
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This is a song worksheet based on John Lennon's song Happy Christmas. Students are supposed to listen and choose the best option from the given words. Suitable for beginners or elementary students ...
4 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: You Get Me

Song Worksheet: You Get Me

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This beautiful song, performed by Seal and Buika, contains examples of first type conditional clauses and time clauses, as well as some common phrasal verbs. The language used is very poetic but i ...
3 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Movie Worksheet: Britain's Got Talent, Susan Boule-2009

Movie Worksheet: Britain's Got Talent, Susan Boule-2009

From time to time I like my students to have a direct contact with real English, and they work with videos from real tv programs where they can find communication barriers such as applauses, peopl ...
3 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
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Song Worksheet: Everything I Do, I Do It for You by Brian Adams

Song Worksheet: Everything I Do, I Do It for You by Brian Adams

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Song activity: Pre-listening (Matching words with definitions); While-listening activity (Gap filling); Post-listening activity (skimming, scanning, grammar (present, past passive), vocabulary (de ...
3 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Dear Mr President by Pink

Song Worksheet: Dear Mr President by Pink

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A good song to work on Peace Day. Gap filling. Phonetics. Grammar (yes-no questions; wh questions). Lexicon (definitions, synonyms, antonyms). Speaking (opinions). As a brainstorming activity ...
2 Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Read All about It (Part III)

Song Worksheet: Read All about It (Part III)

A very inspiring video telling a moving story. Song activity: Gap filling. Skimming. Scanning. Grammar (tenses: presents, pasts, future). Lexicon (definitions, synonyms, antonyms). Speaking (class ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Song Worksheet: All of Me by John Legend (Present Simple vs Present Continuous)

Song Worksheet: All of Me by John Legend (Present Simple vs Present Continuous)

Moacir Filho
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This blank-filling activity is great for students who are learning present simple and present continuous. Appropriate for young learners who know the strucutures and recognize the use of these ver ...
4 All levels
Song Worksheet: The Days by Avicii

Song Worksheet: The Days by Avicii

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Hi, this song is from Avicii featuring Robbie Williams. It is a new song, which I like very much. There are different exercises to work with the song: unscramble the words, write the preposition, ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Blank Space by Taylor Swift

Song Worksheet: Blank Space by Taylor Swift

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This is a song worksheet for Taylor Swift's song "Blank Space". It can be used for one to one, a classroom activity, and even adult classes. This particular worksheet is not useful for beginner l ...
5 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: All of Me by John Legend

Song Worksheet: All of Me by John Legend

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Worksheet with All of Me lyrics by John Legend. Teachers can use this song to teach English for elementary, pre-intermediate and intermediate students. This is a very cool and romantic song and t ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Fix You by Coldplay (Paraphrase)

Song Worksheet: Fix You by Coldplay (Paraphrase)

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Song from Coldplay, useful material to work on reading comprehension and listening comprehension. First students listen to the song three times, then a teacher makes them paraphrase the song, firs ...
3 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Song Worksheet: Let It Go

Song Worksheet: Let It Go

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This is an amazing worksheet that will make your students fly. Relaxing song is a good excuse to practise listening skills. The teacher may prepare the students by reading with them the words from ...
1 All levels
Song Worksheet: When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars

Song Worksheet: When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars

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This worksheet has been made for basic level teenager students. It can help them to practise their listening skills by looking at the word from the box and filling the gaps. Of course, the first a ...
2 All levels
Song Worksheet: Hotel California by Eagles

Song Worksheet: Hotel California by Eagles

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This worksheet provides revision of the past simple tense. It is based on lyrics of famous Eagle's song Hotel California. First students create  past simple of some verbs (irregular and regul ...
2 Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Song Gap-Fill)

Song Worksheet: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Song Gap-Fill)

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Listening activity based on a well-known Christmas carol. The students listen to the song while they fill in the gaps with the words provided in the box. After the song has been completed and ...
3 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Do They Know It's Christmas? Again??

Song Worksheet: Do They Know It's Christmas? Again??

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This is a discussion lesson about the recent release of Feed the World - Do they know it's Christmas. Now, 30 years later, is it still OK to paint this picture of Africa? The videos are all availa ...
4 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced

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About ESL Songs For Teaching English Worksheets

Welcome to our 'ESL Songs for Teaching English' worksheets section, where you'll find a lot of free lesson materials that English teachers can use with their class for musical English lessons.
Our growing collection of teacher-tested ESL songs worksheets contains all-time favorites such as 'I Saw Her Standing There' or 'Yesterday' (as well as many other songs sung by the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Gloria Gaynor, Bon Jovi) and also relatively new songs that are successfully used by ESL teachers.

Teaching English with songs helps learners provides a lot of opportunities for a creative teacher. Songs are a great way to practice intonation and stress, spelling and pronunciation, they are wonderful subjects for debate or discussion, are great for specific vocabulary practice, group singing practice. It is advised that when selecting an ESL song the teacher should look for one with functional English, plenty of common and useful phrasal verbs, clear and natural examples of comparative and superlative use, question words, reported speech. For the post-listening stage we also recommend some creative writing activities or a whole class discussion.

Generally, students love to listen to songs during their English lessons.

 

If the song was selected properly, they are also very willing to participate in the after-listening activities such as gap-fills, concept questions, discussions or creative writing. 

It is very important to select the right song.

You must also be totally aware of why you're selecting this or that song and what specific & useful ESL context it has for your students. Do not choose songs just because YOU like them: it's a good idea to do some subtle research asking your class about their music tastes before you come up with a musical lesson!

If you're new to teaching English through songs, we have prepared several articles that will help you get started and will teach you the basics. Please see these articles here: 'Teaching ESL With Music: Creative Ideas For The Classroom', 'How To Teach Using Songs', and 'Classroom Songs: 16 Creative Ways'.

At the moment we have 1,492 worksheets specifically designed to go with ESL Songs For Teaching English, as well as other useful resources for teaching English through songs, such as printable handouts, teacher tips, etc.
See our most recent ESL Songs lesson plans, or navigate through the menu at the top of every page to locate the worksheet you are looking for for this or that particular lesson. One excellent example is this song worksheet which you can use for intermediate learners studying phrasal verbs. It is based on the pop song “Breakaway” by Kelly Clarkson which may appeal to your middle and high school students.

ESL Songs – Music to my ears

Songs are often used for listening activities in ESL classrooms. They add some variety to lessons by shifting focus away from the textbook and give students the opportunity to listen to an unfamiliar voice. This really helps them improve their listening skills but it is important to find songs that are slow enough for students to catch individual words or else they may become frustrated. As an ESL teacher, you probably speak at a slower than normal speed during your lessons which is great when students are learning new material but could hinder their ability to communicate effectively in real life situations. Using songs will give them some practice and while challenging, can be fun too. Songs can also be used for pronunciation practice but usually only young learners can be encouraged to sing a long.

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