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Song Worksheet: Satellite by Lena Meyer

Song Worksheet: Satellite by Lena Meyer

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. ...
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Song Worksheet: Beautiful South (There Is)

Song Worksheet: Beautiful South (There Is)

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 ...
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Song Worksheet: Rise by Katy Perry

Song Worksheet: Rise by Katy Perry

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 ...
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Song Worksheet: Stressed Out by 21 Pilots

Song Worksheet: Stressed Out by 21 Pilots

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 ...
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Song Worksheet: Love Yourself by Justin Bieber

Song Worksheet: Love Yourself by Justin Bieber

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 ...
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Song Worksheet: Song Maze

Song Worksheet: Song Maze

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 ...
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Song Worksheet: Earth Song (Radio Edit Version)

Song Worksheet: Earth Song (Radio Edit Version)

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 ...
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Song Worksheet: If I Never See You Again

Song Worksheet: If I Never See You Again

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 ...
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Song Worksheet: 93 Million Miles by Jason Mraz

Song Worksheet: 93 Million Miles by Jason Mraz

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 ...
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Song Worksheet: Seven Years by Lucas Graham

Song Worksheet: Seven Years by Lucas Graham

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 ...
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Song Worksheet: Girls Wanna Have Fun by Miley Crus

Song Worksheet: Girls Wanna Have Fun by Miley Crus

The song is to develop listening skills  and complete it with some daily vocabulary.
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Song Worksheet: Send My Love by Adele

Song Worksheet: Send My Love by Adele

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 ...
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Song Worksheet: Mamma Mia

Song Worksheet: Mamma Mia

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, " ...
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Song Worksheet: Seven Years by Lukas Graham

Song Worksheet: Seven Years by Lukas Graham

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

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

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 ...
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About Our ESL Songs For Teaching English Worksheets

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 1,725 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 1,725 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 1,725 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!