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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 1,311 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: Happy by Pharrell Williams ( for Spanish Speakers)

Song Worksheet: Happy by Pharrell Williams ( for Spanish Speakers)

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This is a simply worksheet with the lyrics for the song "Happy". I use the Spanish translation sheet with my beginners while watching the "Minions" video on youtube; the blank sheet I use it with ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Umbrella by Rihanna ( Weather)

Song Worksheet: Umbrella by Rihanna ( Weather)

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Worksheet ideal for using with elementary level. It's about filling the gaps of a Rihanna's song: Umbrella. Very basic vocabulary. Ideal for using as a whole class activity, by stopping the song t ...
3 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Acapella by Karmin

Song Worksheet: Acapella by Karmin

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This is an activity for Karmin's song Acapella. It's an pretty upbeat song which pleases most. This activity contains 'complete the blanks', 'unscramble' and 'put the sentences in the right order'.
1 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Safe and Sound by Taylor Swift

Song Worksheet: Safe and Sound by Taylor Swift

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This worksheet has three different types of activities. It's great for new vocabulary and can be used with beginner and intermediate students. It can be used to explain some idioms, like "safe and ...
2 Complete Beginner Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Sweet Child o' Mine

Song Worksheet: Sweet Child o' Mine

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So one of my students asked for a song by Guns n' Roses and since his level is complete beginner I made this worksheet. It contains a fill in the blanks exercise and the answers in a separate page ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary
Song Worksheet: Let Her Go by The Passenger

Song Worksheet: Let Her Go by The Passenger

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This is a simple worksheet for the song Let her go by the Passenger. It contains a fill in the blanks exercise and the answers in a separate page. I hope you'll find it useful. Thank you!
2 Complete Beginner Elementary
Song Worksheet: Joy to the World by Three Dog Night

Song Worksheet: Joy to the World by Three Dog Night

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This is a worksheet using the lyrics to the song "Joy to the World" by Three Dog Night. The exercise includes filling in the blanks, putting lines in the correct order, as well as crossing out ext ...
1 Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Graduation (Friends Forever)

Song Worksheet: Graduation (Friends Forever)

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Listening activity about friendship with Vitamin C's song Graduation. There's also a matching activity and comprehension questions about the song lyrics. The last activity can be really fun if you ...
3 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Let It Go ( Frozen)

Song Worksheet: Let It Go ( Frozen)

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"Let it go" song worksheet. This is a great song to practice English with kids. They love the movie Frozen, and they enjoy learning this song's lyrics. Play the music and let them fill the blanks, ...
3 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Walking in the Zoo - Puzzle

Song Worksheet: Walking in the Zoo - Puzzle

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This is another ppt I prepared for my first graders to practise the song Walking in the Jungle, but I added a new ingredient. This time they will have to guess the animal before all the coloured s ...
4 Complete Beginner
Song Worksheet: Walking in the Zoo

Song Worksheet: Walking in the Zoo

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This is a ppt I prepared for my first graders to practise the song Walking in the Jungle, as part of our project We are Going to the Zoo. They will have to call out the names of each animal before ...
4 Complete Beginner
Song Worksheet: My Love by Justin Timberlake

Song Worksheet: My Love by Justin Timberlake

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If you are teaching the second conditional, this song without rap part is great for your pre-intermediate students. I am sure that you will enjoy this song by Justin Timberlake. Also this song is ...
2 Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: You Belong with Me by Taylor Swift

Song Worksheet: You Belong with Me by Taylor Swift

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It's a song activity which deals with verb to be (simple present), personal pronouns, possessive adjectives and listening skills. Students need to listen to the song and fill the blanks with the m ...
3 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Bonfire Heart by James Blunt

Song Worksheet: Bonfire Heart by James Blunt

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This song activity works perfectly for improving your listening skills. Students will be asked to fill the gaps, order the lines and choose one answer from the range. As well as that, there are so ...
2 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: It's Time by Imagine Dragons

Song Worksheet: It's Time by Imagine Dragons

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This is a worksheet based on a song. It's intended to practice listening for detail and it's targeted at intermediate or upper-intermediate students. It takes 10 minutes approximately to do and ch ...
1 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Me and My Girls by Fifth Harmony

Song Worksheet: Me and My Girls by Fifth Harmony

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It's a song activity which deals with simple present and listening skills. Students need to listen to the song and complete with the verbs in simple present, they also need to order the lines and ...
3 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Days of the Week (Adam's Family Tune)

Song Worksheet: Days of the Week (Adam's Family Tune)

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This is an easy and fun way to teach the days of the week. It's a simple song that allows students to participate by snapping their fingers while they listen and sidng. Students have to complete t ...
1 Complete Beginner
Song Worksheet: Gillian by Ane Brun

Song Worksheet: Gillian by Ane Brun

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Learn English while listening to this song by Ane Brun. Fill in the gaps and answer the questions. The file is fully hyperlinked to external audiovisual material. Some meanings in Spanish are give ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Song Worksheet: The Day before You Came (Modal Verbs of Probability)

Song Worksheet: The Day before You Came (Modal Verbs of Probability)

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This is a PowerPoint Presentation "Modal Verbs of Probability through the song -The day before you came". Recommended for adult students of the upper-intermediate level. I planned it as a whole le ...
2 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Used to through Songs

Used to through Songs

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I created this activity for students to practice the use of "used to" through songs. This way, not only will they have the chance to see the structure in context, but also they will (hopefully) an ...
4 Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion

Song Worksheet: Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion

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Students must put all the verbs given into their right past form. So they listen to the music and check their mistakes.Teacher could play it first, then give the sheet to be completed by students ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Les Jours Tristes by Yann Tiersen

Song Worksheet: Les Jours Tristes by Yann Tiersen

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Learn English while listening to this song by Yann Tiersen. Fill in the gaps with the words in the box and answer the questions. The file is fully hyperlinked to external audiovisual material. Som ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Don't Stop Me Now

Song Worksheet: Don't Stop Me Now

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This one works well with pre-intermediate students. Students must listen to the music and put the strips in the right order. Let them listen to the music first, then give a set of strips to the gr ...
4 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet:Price Tag by Jessie J ( Money)

Song Worksheet:Price Tag by Jessie J ( Money)

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There's  a worksheet based on the song "Price Tag" that can be used to work on the topic money. I'm currently working on a website (http://songstolearnenglish.wordpress.com) gathering contemp ...
4 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Movie Worksheet: Frozen

Movie Worksheet: Frozen

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I used this in my class because we have Music Monday every week. It is really cool and my students really loved it. First we watched the trailer of the movie "Frozen" and then  discussed the ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary

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