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Song Worksheet: It's My Life by Bon Jovi

Song Worksheet: It's My Life by Bon Jovi

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Fill in the missing words for Bon Jovi's song It's my life. Can be used for learners age 12 and up, learning English as a second language. Most of them enjoyed the video that was made for the song ...
1 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Love Me Harder by Ariana Grande & The Weekend

Song Worksheet: Love Me Harder by Ariana Grande & The Weekend

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I've just heard this beautiful song on the radio and liked it. It is one of the latest song by Ariana Grande. I think it is wonderful to practice it with your ss. In this worksheet I have included ...
4 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Up by Olly Murs & Demi Lovato

Song Worksheet: Up by Olly Murs & Demi Lovato

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This is a very simple activity with the song "Up" to practice simple past of irregular verbs. The worksheet can be used as a warmer to review simple past irregular verbs. The worksheet provid ...
1 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Please Don´t Leave Me

Song Worksheet: Please Don´t Leave Me

tatiana
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This activity is perfect for teenagers who like pop music. Also, the activity gives you the opportunity to develop diferent skills such as reading comprehension at the time of choosing the correc ...
3 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: Today My Life Begins by Bruno Mars

Song Worksheet: Today My Life Begins by Bruno Mars

Guncha
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This is lyrics for Today My Life Begins song by Bruno Mars, I am using it for my pre-intermediate level students to revise present simple, continuous tenses. I am using it at the beginning of the ...
1 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet:Demons by Imagine Dragons

Song Worksheet:Demons by Imagine Dragons

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An ideal song for breaking the ice and talking about with teens. A great song in order to introduce conversation, talking about feelings, emotions, realationships. It contains the lyrics of the so ...
2 Intermediate
Song Worksheet: I Really Like You by Carly Rae Jepsen

Song Worksheet: I Really Like You by Carly Rae Jepsen

Lena
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This listening worksheet contains three different activities: replace the vowels with the correct one, fill in the gaps and put the line in the correct order. It's intended for pre intermediate le ...
1 Pre-Intermediate
Movie Worksheet: Miss Saigon

Movie Worksheet: Miss Saigon

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We went to see Miss Saigon in London with our class and here are the worksheets we used to introduce the topic . For those who are lucky enough to have the opportunity to see it or just for fun or ...
2 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Sleepless Nights

Song Worksheet: Sleepless Nights

Eugenia Chrisovitsianou
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This worksheet can be used as supplementary material to teaching sufixes in -less and -ful or at the end of the lesson as a 10-minute activity. In the first page you can find the lyrics exercise a ...
4 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: One Big Family by Maher Zain

Song Worksheet: One Big Family by Maher Zain

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A song activity One Big Family by Maher Zain. The students should listen to the song and complete the missing words. Then there's an open discussion to let the students say their opinion abou ...
3 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: Green Eyes by Coldplay

Song Worksheet: Green Eyes by Coldplay

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This is a song that I used to introduce the modal verbs "must", "should" and "could". Students are asked to first complete sentences with the words they listen to (only modals) and then they are a ...
1 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Ho Hey

Song Worksheet: Ho Hey

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This song by the Lumineers is the one  I like to use as an introduction to work with mixed present and past tenses (simple, present and continuous). There is also some vocabulary work include ...
5 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: Summer by Calvin Harris

Song Worksheet: Summer by Calvin Harris

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It is a very simple song worksheet because the song repeats the lyrics  three times, and the exercise is fill in the gaps. I give the words so it is easier for younger students. If you want t ...
3 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: Next to Me

Song Worksheet: Next to Me

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Activities for the song or video "Next to me" by Emely Sandé. They are five activities with gap fillings, synonyms, sentences ordering, meaning of the song and a phonetic activity. It's a s ...
1 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: The Mission

Song Worksheet: The Mission

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This is a funny song which is very popular with my students. The activity is to fill in the gaps. Listening exercises are very helpful in teaching languages. First I suggest students listen to the ...
2 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: Sharp Dressed Man

Song Worksheet: Sharp Dressed Man

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This is a funny song which is very popular with my students. The activity is to fill in the gaps. Listening exercises are very helpful in teaching languages. First I suggest students listen to the ...
1 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: Dancing in the Street

Song Worksheet: Dancing in the Street

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This is a funny song which is very popular with my students. The activity is to fill in the gaps. Listening exercises are very helpful in teaching languages. First I suggest students listen to the ...
1 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: Destination Unknown

Song Worksheet: Destination Unknown

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This is a funny song which is very popular with my students. The activity is to fill in the gaps. Listening exercises are very helpful in teaching languages. First I suggest students listen to the ...
1 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: Get Lucky!

Song Worksheet: Get Lucky!

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This is a funny song which is very popular with my students. The activity is to fill in the gaps. The listenning exercises are very helpful in teaching languages. First I suggest students to liste ...
1 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars

Song Worksheet: Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars

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Song Worksheet of Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars ft. Mark Ronson. Nice way to get to know new words, while listening to one of the most listened songs of Bruno Mars. Awesome for children who like t ...
2 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: Yesterday When I Was Young by Charlez Aznevour

Song Worksheet: Yesterday When I Was Young by Charlez Aznevour

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This worksheet could be used as an activity for the post-task phase of the teaching procedure or lesson plan in high beginner to low-intermediate classes. Listening to music and being able to comp ...
2 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Thinking Out Loud

Song Worksheet: Thinking Out Loud

Merche Yélamos
It is a listening activity based on Ed Sheeran's song, and I used it with both adults and teenagers,as the lyrics are meaningful and easy to understand. It is really useful to revise irregula ...
7 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: There's No Good in Goodbye

Song Worksheet: There's No Good in Goodbye

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This is a worksheet about finding missing words that are taken from phrases to form a different meaning. The worksheet is based on the Script's song "No Good in Goodbye". There is also an extra bo ...
2 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: Because I Love You by Stevie B

Song Worksheet: Because I Love You by Stevie B

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This song worksheet is composed of three main parts that starts with a teacher-student dialog and expands to some vocabulary activities with the words and phrases worth gaining. In the lead in par ...
1 Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Coward Of the County - Listening, Grammar & Vocab

Song Worksheet: Coward Of the County - Listening, Grammar & Vocab

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A story based song and worksheet about a son's promise to his dying father. Includes a listening and vocabulary gap fill exercise, a discussion exercise, and phrases and idiom exercise. Also inclu ...
3 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced

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About ESL Songs For Teaching English Worksheets

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 1,545 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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