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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 1,407 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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Song Worksheet: Invisible by U2

Song Worksheet: Invisible by U2

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Easy and interactive song worksheet: Invisible by U2 is slow enough for beginners to practice English. Have students unscramble the lines, circle the correct words and fill the blanks with missing ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary
Song Worksheet: I Will Never Let You Down by Rita Ora

Song Worksheet: I Will Never Let You Down by Rita Ora

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A funny listening activity around the song "I will never let you down" by Rita Ora. Fill in the gaps exercice, ordering lines, missing sentence and cross what you don't hear. Includes lyrics. ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: A Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay

Song Worksheet: A Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay

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This songworksheet is designed for beginner students to practice listening skills with Coldplay. First, teacher elicits some words students relate to "sky". Second, they complete the gaps with the ...
4 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Gravity by Coldplay (Mixed Tenses Practice)

Song Worksheet: Gravity by Coldplay (Mixed Tenses Practice)

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The following worksheet contains activities to help students practice three main tenses, simple present, simple past and present continuous. Students will identify different verbs and complete act ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Gerunds or Infinitives?

Song Worksheet: Gerunds or Infinitives?

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I'm sharing an activity for students to practice the use of gerunds and infinitives through songs. Students are supposed to choose the correct verb alternative (gerund or infinitive) and then list ...
5 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: A Day in the Life by The Beatles

Song Worksheet: A Day in the Life by The Beatles

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This is a song worksheet about the song A day in the life by The Beatles. You have different activities to do during the listening (choosing the correct word/putting verb into past tense/ordering ...
4 Intermediate
Song Worksheet: What a Wonderful World by Ramones

Song Worksheet: What a Wonderful World by Ramones

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It's an activity with song. What a wonderful world. Ramones version. You can use it with all levels. So if you want to learn some simple vocabulary this song is perfect for your students. First of ...
1 All levels
Song Worksheet: All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey

Song Worksheet: All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey

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This worksheet is basically designed for Christmas. The song is quite classic and has been performed by many singers. Students should listen to the song and circle the right word from two options ...
1 Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: You & I by Lady Gaga (Pronoun)

Song Worksheet: You & I by Lady Gaga (Pronoun)

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This listening worksheet is designed for classroom activity to make students practice different forms of pronoun. Students have to fill in the blanks by using pronouns while listening to the song. ...
1 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Bad Moon Rising' by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Song Worksheet: Bad Moon Rising' by Creedence Clearwater Revival

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This is a good warmer for any class. The song is mostly in the present simple tense. You may have to explain some vocabulary or the meaning of the last verse ('one eye is taken for an eye') but th ...
1 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Same Love by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Past Simple)

Song Worksheet: Same Love by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Past Simple)

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This activity is ideal to review the simple past with regular and irregular verbs, as well as to promote discussion about homosexuality.The worksheet contains 6 activities: 1. Pre-listening q ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Royals by Lorde

Song Worksheet: Royals by Lorde

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This is a great song by 16 year old songstress from New Zealand - Lorde.This really connects with young learners as they can relate to her age and ideas in the song and are impressed by how she's ...
3 Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Song Worksheet: Dark Horse by Katy Perry

Song Worksheet: Dark Horse by Katy Perry

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Catchy song by Katy Perry with various exercises to complete based on listening skills. ie order the lines, choose the correct word, homophones, phonetics. Can tie in with idioms ie dark horse, co ...
3 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Hush Hush by Avril Lavigne (Past Tense)

Song Worksheet: Hush Hush by Avril Lavigne (Past Tense)

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There are two parts in this worksheet. Students should first write down the past tense forms of verbs in the song. Then, they listen to the song and fill in the blanks by using those past tense ve ...
2 Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Your House by Alanis Morissette

Song Worksheet: Your House by Alanis Morissette

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This worksheet is focused on rooms around the house and some objects as well. The song is great for beginners. It is quite clear to understand and the pace is pretty good too. I used it after work ...
4 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Gone Gone Gone by Phillip Phillips

Song Worksheet: Gone Gone Gone by Phillip Phillips

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I took this song and used it as a poem. I therefore, have my learners analyse it first and guide them through the questions. The learners really enjoy it as they start to sing along. In this wo ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Song Worksheet: I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor (Corrected Version)

Song Worksheet: I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor (Corrected Version)

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This is the corrected version of a woksheet of mine. In this worksheet, students have some exercises with the lyrics of the song "I will survive". First, they write the simple past of the verbs i ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Chandelier by Sia

Song Worksheet: Chandelier by Sia

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This is meant for students of all levels, however more directed for beginners and pre-intermediate ones. The student has to choose from options in parenthesis (they have three in each one). You ma ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Song Worksheet: West Coast by Lana del Rey

Song Worksheet: West Coast by Lana del Rey

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This worksheet is meant for intermediate/advanced students, and it's based on the Radio Mix/alternative version of the song (available on youtube). Here, a student faces three different exercises ...
2 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Song Cards

Song Worksheet: Song Cards

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This song pair activity focuses on ability to hear particular words in a song. It doesn´t matter what song you use. It is easily adaptable. However, the level of English of your students sho ...
5 All levels
Song Worksheet: You Got It

Song Worksheet: You Got It

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This is a beginner/elementary song activity based on the song "You got it" by Roy Orbison. This is a classic "fill in the blanks" kind of activity. Depending on the level of vocabulary of your stu ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Song Worksheet: One of Us

Song Worksheet: One of Us

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This is an activity for elementary/basic students based on the 1995 song "One of us" by Jean Osborne. They should choose one of the options in parenthesis. The teacher may repeat the song, make th ...
4 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: How Insensitive

Song Worksheet: How Insensitive

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Gap-text where students listen and fill in the blanks. For teens or adults. Level: pre-intermediate or higher. Grammar structure in song: past modals of deduction (must have seemed, ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: My Heart Will Go On (Theme from Titanic)

Song Worksheet: My Heart Will Go On (Theme from Titanic)

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I created this worksheet as a fill in the blanks of the lyrics of a song that can be used as a quiz or just an exercise for listening. I have used it in beginners, intermediate, and advanced class ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Song Worksheet: In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry

Song Worksheet: In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry

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Another well-known happy song for the summer :) There are several exercises: choose the right word, fill the gaps with the words you hear (the first letter is given first time), fill the gaps with ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate

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