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Music can be a great way to connect with your students. Even students who aren’t fluent in English often know the words of popular songs phonetically, which makes these songs ideal resources for teaching your students certain forms of grammar, as well as vocabulary. Many students are happy to work with the unusual phrasing of song lyrics, because they’re learning new meanings for a piece of music that already has meaning in their lives.

You might never have noticed it before, but many songs’ lyrics involve just one single tense - which means that as soon as you find a song that contains the tense you want to teach, you’ve got the makings of an exercise that your students will love. They’ll get to brag to their non-English-speaking friends that they know exactly what the song’s lyrics say, so they’ll be extra-motivated to stick with you throughout the activity to make sure they learn those meanings correctly. But where should you start your search for the right song? Right here on BusyTeacher.org, of course! Our 1,589 song worksheets provide you with a wealth of resources for teaching tenses, sentence structure, vocabulary, and all kinds of other aspects of English - all with songs that your students already know and love. We’ve even taken the time to organize our library of song worksheets by verb tense, or by the type of activity that each worksheet helps you organize.

While some of our 1,589 worksheets simply focus on a certain feature of grammar that’s used a lot in a given song, others encourage more advanced students to really listen for the song’s meaning, and speak or write about their own interpretations of its lyrics. Some of our worksheets focus on idioms used in certain songs, or on the phonetics and pronunciation different singers use. Whether you want to teach the past simple tense with “Call Me Maybe” or practice vocabulary with Coldplay, BusyTeacher.org’s library has a worksheet for you.

Not only are these worksheets built around internationally popular songs that’ll be familiar to your students - they’re also designed by real ESL teachers around the world, who’ve had success using them in their classrooms. This means that whenever you download a worksheet from BusyTeacher.org, you can be sure that it’s already been tested and proven useful by a teacher just like you.

In fact, our whole community depends on worksheet contributions from teachers like you - so if you’ve got a worksheet that you think others would like, click the “Submit a worksheet” button at the bottom of this page, and send it our way. It might show up in an ESL classroom halfway around the world!

All of our 1,589 song worksheets are completely free to download, print, use, and share - so grab any that look like they might be handy. Our helpful “quick view” feature lets you get a glimpse of each worksheet as a small thumbnail, so you can save time by only clicking those that look like what you need. So take a look at the worksheets on this page, print off any that catch your eye, and see how they play in your classroom. Each one ought to be a hit!

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1,589 FREE ESL Songs For Teaching English

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

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

BusyTeacher Contributor
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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
Song Worksheet: Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana

Song Worksheet: Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana

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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
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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 ...
2 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
ESL Songs For Teaching English,
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

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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
Song Worksheet: Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Song Worksheet: Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival

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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

ESL Songs For Teaching English,
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 ...
1 Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Golden Boy by Nadav Guedj (Eurovision 2015)

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

Rachel
, ESL Songs For Teaching English
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

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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
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
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
Song Worksheet: Toxic by Britney Spears

Song Worksheet: Toxic by Britney Spears

Mirna Iedro
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
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

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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
Song Worksheet: Hey, Julie (Phrasal Verbs)

Song Worksheet: Hey, Julie (Phrasal Verbs)

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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
Song Worksheet: No Good in Goodbye by the Script

Song Worksheet: No Good in Goodbye by the Script

graziella.vannorden
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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
Song Worksheet: Ink by Coldplay

Song Worksheet: Ink by Coldplay

carolsica77
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This is a worksheet for the song "Ink" by Coldplay. It contains activities such as fill in the gaps, put the sentences in the right order, match the halves, write the opposite. It's recommended fr ...
1 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: Heroes (Eurovision)

Song Worksheet: Heroes (Eurovision)

Malea Athina
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A listening activity based on the lyrics of the song which came first in Eurovision contest 2015. The song carries a clear and positive meaning and it uses simple words and vocabulary. The missing ...
3 Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Million Voices by Polina Gagarina (Eurovision 2015)

Song Worksheet: Million Voices by Polina Gagarina (Eurovision 2015)

Lerlechka
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This beautiful song performed by Russian singer Polina Gagarina is represented at the contest "Eurovision 2015". It is about faith in future, friendship of all peoples and world peace. In this wor ...
5 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Song Worksheet: Born This Way by Lady Gaga

Song Worksheet: Born This Way by Lady Gaga

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A nice song to work with pre-intermediate sts to warm up or finish the class in a relaxed way. It has activities such as gap-filling and putting the lines in order. It contains a lot of vocabulary ...
3 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: Hold Me Up by Conrad Sewell

Song Worksheet: Hold Me Up by Conrad Sewell

littlepandaa
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This song is one of my favorite which has such a good meaning. I'm sure this will help with listening skills. Students need just to fill in the gaps with the vocabulary they hear from the son ...
2 Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: I'm Yours by Jason Mraz

Song Worksheet: I'm Yours by Jason Mraz

Astrid Fuster
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This song has different exercises for developing listening skills. Students will have to identify the sound of words to match halves, complete sentences with pronouns and possessive adjectives, pu ...
3 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Song Worksheet: I Believe I Can Fly by R.Kelly

Song Worksheet: I Believe I Can Fly by R.Kelly

LY
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A worksheet with lyrics to 'I Believe I Can Fly' by R.Kelly for intermediate students. Students are to fill in the gaps and to put the lines of the chorus in the correct order. Key: 1) go on, ...
1 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars

Song Worksheet: Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars

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This nice modern song will help students to improve their skill of listening. I use it as tense and pronouns revision. It can be useful to relax students after a difficult grammar work. Before th ...
4 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: See You Again by Wiz Khalifa (Fast and Furious 7)

Song Worksheet: See You Again by Wiz Khalifa (Fast and Furious 7)

Joanna
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An emotional song from the latest episode of Fast and Furious, which is a final tribute to Paul Walker. It can be useful as a tense revision (mainly: past simple, future simple). Students have to ...
5 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: You Bring Me Joy

Song Worksheet: You Bring Me Joy

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This worksheet will help students to review some of the verbs they use most to describe love feelings and also it will help them to identify some every day expressions in English. The teacher will ...
2 Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet:The Food Blues by The Corries

Song Worksheet:The Food Blues by The Corries

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 A funny song about food and healthy diet. (14-year-olds +) 1) What's in the pictures? 2) Use a dictionary to match the definitions to the highlighted words. 3) Try to fill in the m ...
6 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced

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