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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 1,727 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 1,727 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 1,727 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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Song Worksheet: Earth Song (Vocabulary and Speaking)

Song Worksheet: Earth Song (Vocabulary and Speaking)

Braganza, Marìa Emilia
, ESL Songs For Teaching English
It`s a nice song to make students share their opinions about pollution, crimes, commitment and other topics. It is also interesting to have students make connections between pictures and words ...
6 Views 2,524 IntAdv
Song Worksheet: Without You by Usher

Song Worksheet: Without You by Usher

eliasvitola
, , ESL Songs For Teaching English
This listening activity has 3 exercises for students to review some modals such as "can" for ability and "will" for future, both positivie and negative stataments, and some common action verbs us ...
1 Views 4,245 Elem
Song Worksheet: Satellite by Lena Meyer

Song Worksheet: Satellite by Lena Meyer

Maria
, ESL Songs For Teaching English
This is a song worksheet by Eurovision song contest winner Lena Meyer. The song can be downloaded at youtube or other websites. It can be used best to practice past simple and entertain students. ...
4 Views 4,041 ElemPre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Beautiful South (There Is)

Song Worksheet: Beautiful South (There Is)

Miriam Hdz
, ESL Songs For Teaching English
This song worksheet is a listening practice for there is/ there are and simple vocabulary. Students don't only fill in the gaps but also get a general idea by matching half lines and ordering them ...
2 Views 3,404 Elem
Song Worksheet: Rise by Katy Perry

Song Worksheet: Rise by Katy Perry

Rachel Martin
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
The listening exercise includes: fill in the blanks with the words that you hear, cross out extra words, match the sentence halves, put the words in the correct order, and matching words with thei ...
4 Views 6,404 IntAdv
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Song Worksheet: Stressed Out by 21 Pilots

Song Worksheet: Stressed Out by 21 Pilots

Romina Rodríguez
, ESL Songs For Teaching English
Good for reviewing used to, second conditionals and 'I wish. Topics: growing up, teenagers, childhood, responsibility, making money.  It works well with teenagers (13-18) and as a triggering ...
1 Views 5,007 Int
Song Worksheet: Love Yourself by Justin Bieber

Song Worksheet: Love Yourself by Justin Bieber

FlaTozzi
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
Justin Bieber is a popular singer among teens and this activity is going to help them study contractions, vocabulary, spotting the mistake and understanding the meaning of some expressions followe ...
7 Views 6,181 Pre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Song Maze

Song Worksheet: Song Maze

Aleksandra Paluch
, ESL Songs For Teaching English
The activity is based on Lou Reed's song "Perfect Day". It will be a perfect warm-up or filler exercise for teens in your class. The target is to find a way out from the maze, following the lyrics ...
3 Views 5,400 Pre-Int
Song Worksheet: Earth Song (Radio Edit Version)

Song Worksheet: Earth Song (Radio Edit Version)

, , ESL Songs For Teaching English
This is the radio edit version (they are so many versions). I downloaded the song and then it turned out the lyrics are a bit different from the song - so to save the embarrassment in class, I mad ...
1 Views 4,107 ElemPre-IntIntExam
Song Worksheet: If I Never See You Again

Song Worksheet: If I Never See You Again

Vinicio Gonzalez
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
A useful worksheet that a teacher could use in a class.  In the first part students have to recognize the artist, then read a brief description of the singer. When they finish students have t ...
3 Views 5,488 Elem
Song Worksheet: 93 Million Miles by Jason Mraz

Song Worksheet: 93 Million Miles by Jason Mraz

Luiz Fernando Carmo
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
It is a listening and vocabulary practice. This worksheet is nice to improve listening and vocabulary. First, students have to try to put words that they guess best fit the lyrics. After that, the ...
1 Views 4,711 All
Song Worksheet: Seven Years by Lucas Graham

Song Worksheet: Seven Years by Lucas Graham

BusyTeacher Contributor
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
This is a gap-filling exercise for the song. Each part has instructions including what the ss have to do,contains ordering lines, filling in verbs or vocabulary.  Then once it's done, everyon ...
3 Views 5,785 Pre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Girls Wanna Have Fun by Miley Crus

Song Worksheet: Girls Wanna Have Fun by Miley Crus

EFRAIN
, , ESL Songs For Teaching English
The song is to develop listening skills  and complete it with some daily vocabulary.
3 Views 4,053 ElemPre-Int
Song Worksheet: Send My Love by Adele

Song Worksheet: Send My Love by Adele

Jonathan de Paula
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
This worksheet can be used as an extra resource for your students. There are some filling the gaps using the highlighted vocabulary. For my classes, I usually play the song after introducing and r ...
4 Views 6,189 ElemPre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Mamma Mia

Song Worksheet: Mamma Mia

BusyTeacher Contributor
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
A popular song to work with children. This is a 1975 hit from the Swedish band ABBA’s album, ABBA. The title is an Italian interjection expressing surprise or anguish (literally, " ...
1 Views 5,207 Elem
Song Worksheet: Seven Years by Lukas Graham

Song Worksheet: Seven Years by Lukas Graham

Sam
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
A song worksheet to follow a lesson dealing with what we do at different life stages: baby, toddler, teenager etc.. I hope your students like it. ;-)
7 Views 6,207 Pre-IntIntAdv
Song Worksheet: Lost Stars (from the Movie Begin Again)

Song Worksheet: Lost Stars (from the Movie Begin Again)

BusyTeacher Contributor
, ESL Songs For Teaching English
This song belongs to the soundtrack of the movie "Begin Again" starred by Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightly and Adam Levine. The song is sang by Adam and it's got a nice message. I did it for my FCE st ...
4 Views 5,855 Exam
Song Worksheet: Young At Heart by Frank Sinatra

Song Worksheet: Young At Heart by Frank Sinatra

Rebecca N.
, ESL Songs For Teaching English
I teach different categories of idioms every month in our center's English Corner. This month I chose the topic 'Age'. I thought this would be a fun song to discuss and listen to. I started the ho ...
1 Views 4,117 IntAdv
Song Worksheet: Prepositions

Song Worksheet: Prepositions

, , ESL Songs For Teaching English
This is a song that I found on youtube about prepositions, apropriate for young students. They have to listen and circle the words. You can use it as complement for practicing this subject at elem ...
2 Views 9,194 BegElem
Song Worksheet: The Way by Fastball

Song Worksheet: The Way by Fastball

Nérida
, ESL Songs For Teaching English
This is a nice and meaninful song by Fastball. I find it very useful for my students. I use it to improve both spelling and pronunciation of past simple verbs. My students do not only  comple ...
3 Views 5,100 ElemPre-Int
Song Worksheet: Common People by Pulp

Song Worksheet: Common People by Pulp

India
, ESL Songs For Teaching English
This is a very simple gap fill for the song Common People by Pulp, I used it to introduce a lesson on Britpop and found that the song produced some good new vocabulary and an enjoyable listening t ...
1 Views 3,800 IntAdv
Song Worksheet: Sun Goes Down - Relative Pronouns

Song Worksheet: Sun Goes Down - Relative Pronouns

Natalia Cazorla de Oro
, ESL Songs For Teaching English
The idea of this worksheet is to learn through a song that students surely might have heard on the radio, therefore to make beginners or elementary students realize they already know a lot of Engl ...
4 Views 7,866 BegElem
Song Worksheet: Rude by Magic (Past Simple+Future)

Song Worksheet: Rude by Magic (Past Simple+Future)

Mariela Busleimán
, , , ESL Songs For Teaching English
It is a nice song to revise past simple, will and be going to. Sts are asked to complete sentences with the correct form of the verbs. There are regular and irregular verbs and contractions ('ll/ ...
3 Views 10,043 Elem
Song Worksheet: Hymn for the Weekend by Coldplay

Song Worksheet: Hymn for the Weekend by Coldplay

» ESL Songs For Teaching English
This woksheet is a multiple task one. To make it easier you can put the words on the borad to help your students in the "fill in the missing words" part.This is a very dynamic song you can explore ...
4 Views 8,720 ElemPre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: How Deep Is Your Love?

Song Worksheet: How Deep Is Your Love?

, , ESL Songs For Teaching English
I used this song to introduce my teen students to questions like: How deep...? How tall...? How far...? It's a pair work or group activity where they have to come up with some words to describe th ...
10 Views 11,061 Elem

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