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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 1,603 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 1,603 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 1,603 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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1,603 FREE ESL Songs For Teaching English

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Song Worksheet: Didn't Know You by Karmin

Song Worksheet: Didn't Know You by Karmin

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This is an activity for Karmin's brand new song called "Didn't know you". It's an intermediate-leveled activity and a pretty nice song. Download on iTunes / Google Play: http://smarturl. ...
1 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: I Can Only Imagine by C. Brown and D. Guetta

Song Worksheet: I Can Only Imagine by C. Brown and D. Guetta

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This a song worksheet for the popular song: I can only imagine. It includes activities such as filling in the gaps and correcting grammar mistakes. It's good for pair work, where they can discuss ...
1 Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Diamonds by Rihanna

Song Worksheet: Diamonds by Rihanna

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This is a worksheet that students will love, as this song is very popular among teenagers. It's not very long, but you can adapt it to your class situation and more activities. Students will be ab ...
2 Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Up Town Funk

Song Worksheet: Up Town Funk

Rosa Not
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This is a song worksheet which I used it with my 4ESO students as fun with idioms and cultural references activity. It aims at improving their listening skills as well as vocabulary, particularly ...
3 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: The Cave by Mumford and Sons

Song Worksheet: The Cave by Mumford and Sons

Hanadi
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Mumford and Sons have great songs which convey great meaning. I made this song worksheet for my SAT students to get them to read between the lines and think critically. It's also a fun way of lear ...
1 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Call Me Irresponsible

Song Worksheet: Call Me Irresponsible

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This worksheet consists of three excersises. In the first one students write the opposite adjectives. In the second one they listen to the song and fill the gaps. Finally, they complete the chart ...
2 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: We Don't Need Another Hero

Song Worksheet: We Don't Need Another Hero

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I used this worksheet when my class learnt about superheroes. I printed the picture in A3 format and covered it with small cards (with the help of some blue tac). I numbered the cards and told my ...
1 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Summer of 69

Summer of 69

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This is a famous song by Bryan Adams to practice past simple. First students put the given verbs in the past simple then listen to the song and write these verbs in the correct place. Pre-intermed ...
1 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Demons by Imagine Dragons

Song Worksheet: Demons by Imagine Dragons

Horacio
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This is a worksheet intended to help students to develop their listening skills by practicing the way words are pronounced. In the first and third parts the exercise is about distinguishing pronun ...
2 Elementary
Song Worksheet: See You Again by Wiz Khalifa (Bingo and Fill the Gaps)

Song Worksheet: See You Again by Wiz Khalifa (Bingo and Fill the Gaps)

Janaina Florentino das Ne
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This worksheet starts with a Bingo game as the first step then filling the gaps with the missing words from the music, to finish you will find a Pop Wizz about the song studied above. It will take ...
5 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Song Worksheet: Roar by Katy Perry

Song Worksheet: Roar by Katy Perry

M. Celeste Olcese
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Song Worksheet: Roar by Katy Perry. Variety of exercises: fill in the blanks with the words that you hear, put the verses in the correct order, match the sentence halves. Plus some vocabulary/use ...
4 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons

Song Worksheet: On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons

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I created this worksheet for my Cambridge English First students before our winter break. It'll help them with phrasal verbs and vocabulary. You could also hold a class discussion about when your ...
4 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Song Worksheet: All That We Have Is Now

Song Worksheet: All That We Have Is Now

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It is a listening activity based on Jesse Winchester's song. I happened to listen to it on the radio and I thought it was great for revising verbs in the present simple tense form. I used it with ...
2 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Black or White by Michael Jackson

Song Worksheet: Black or White by Michael Jackson

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This is a simple worksheet based on Michael Jackson's Black or White song with two exercises: one to put in order of appearance the different nationalities, and another one to match the different ...
2 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
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

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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 ...
4 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
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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 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 ...
3 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

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

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

Rachel
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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
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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
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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

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