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1,436 FREE ESL Songs For Teaching English

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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 1,436 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: Ironic

Song Worksheet: Ironic

julieta
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The purpose of this song is to practise past simple and to enjoy listening to it by doing easy matching and filling exercises based on pictures. It is mainly targeted to an elementary level but i ...
1 Elementary
Song Worksheet: In Summer by Olaf

Song Worksheet: In Summer by Olaf

Máthé Emőke
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I use this song the first day back at school after the summer holiday. It's meant to be used as a warm-up. Students need to listen and fill in the gaps or with more advanced ones before the liste ...
1 All levels
Song Worksheet: The Nicest Thing by Kate Nash

Song Worksheet: The Nicest Thing by Kate Nash

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Kate Nash's song is perfect for revising I wish construction. In this activity students would analyze the stills from the video and make predictions, watch the video, check and finally listen to t ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Meet Tigger

Song Worksheet: Meet Tigger

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This worksheet was created to be used along with the youtube video linked here.The tigger song plays on the screen and the words are written below as it goes. The students have to listen to t ...
1 Elementary
Song Worksheet: What Does the Fox Say?

Song Worksheet: What Does the Fox Say?

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Its a simple test based on the popular video ''What does the fox say'' by Ilvis. This video is really a fairy tale with music, it contains simple paragraphs to understand. Also the video shows the ...
1 Elementary
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Song Worksheet: Goodbye My Lover (Past Tenses)

Song Worksheet: Goodbye My Lover (Past Tenses)

Finding exercise about past tenses is a difficult task so, I create this exercise where ss will be able to practice grammar rules, listening and reading. In the first exercise ss match the tenses ...
1 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Paradise by Coldplay (Simple Past)

Song Worksheet: Paradise by Coldplay (Simple Past)

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With this activity you can practice regular and irregular verbs. Before using this hand out I suggest you to play a song guessing game, where ss coulg get engaged with the activity, so when they l ...
1 Complete Beginner Elementary
Song Worksheet: An English Man in New York by Sting

Song Worksheet: An English Man in New York by Sting

A listening worksheet: a song by Sting. Pupils listen to the song to fill in the gaps, answer some comprehension questions: the message of the song+the common point between two sayings+ attitudes ...
6 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Clarity by Zedd Feat Foxes

Song Worksheet: Clarity by Zedd Feat Foxes

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4 different activities around this song by Zedd feat. Foxes. Fill in the gaps with the words given, choose the right word, order the lines and find the words in a word search. It also include ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Rude by Magic

Song Worksheet: Rude by Magic

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This activity is based on the song "Rude" by Magic. It consists of 2 activities. First, students listen to the song and complete a fill-in-the-blank excercise by using the words provided next to t ...
2 Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Mr. Know It All by Kelly Clarkson

Song Worksheet: Mr. Know It All by Kelly Clarkson

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Song worksheet with the song Mr know it all by Kelly Clarkson to practice listening skills and vocabulary. It consists in fill the blanks, organize the sentences and choose the correct word. It al ...
2 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Breaking the Law by Judas Priest (Complete Synonyms)

Song Worksheet: Breaking the Law by Judas Priest (Complete Synonyms)

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This worksheet should be used with a record of the song Breaking the law by Judas Priest. The file contains teacher's sheet and students´ sheet. Teacher's sheet has a key. Cut students&acut ...
3 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
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Song Worksheet: Summertime (Verbs)

Song Worksheet: Summertime (Verbs)

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This is a song activity that I made for a class about 4 seasons. First students complete the verbs missing in their correct form listening to the song. Then, there are a few questions to talk abou ...
2 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Song Worksheet: One by Ed Sheeran

Song Worksheet: One by Ed Sheeran

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This is an elementary song worksheet to practise vocabulary and prepositions. It can be changed for the purpose of the teacher. You can add some questions to check the students understand the mean ...
2 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Prayer in C by Lily Wood and the Pricks

Song Worksheet: Prayer in C by Lily Wood and the Pricks

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One of the most popular songs of this summer 2014. I created this worksheet to listen, fill in the blanks with the words they hear, order the sentences and show you understand the song. I will u ...
2 Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Talking about a Revolution (Cloze and Debate Material)

Song Worksheet: Talking about a Revolution (Cloze and Debate Material)

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I use this song with high school levels as it has good social lyrics to generate discussions around inequality and problems with current day US. The lyrics can be used to generate present continuo ...
1 Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Bring Me to Life (Imperatives)

Song Worksheet: Bring Me to Life (Imperatives)

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This song provides several imperative sentences to practice listening skills. Besides it is a good song for young people. This sheet is intended to be used after the imperative class as a reinforc ...
1 Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: A Lover's Concerto

Song Worksheet: A Lover's Concerto

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One of my favourite song by Kelly Chen. I created the song worksheet and ask my students to listen and fill in the blanks with the words they hear. You can modify it if you want to. I always use i ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Confessions of a Broken Heart by Lindsay Lohan

Song Worksheet: Confessions of a Broken Heart by Lindsay Lohan

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This song by Lindsay Lohan talks about family relationship. Before using it, you can do a warm up with your students about her and her family. Also, you can do a brainstorming about good x bad thi ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Hot N' Cold by Katy Perry (Opposites)

Song Worksheet: Hot N' Cold by Katy Perry (Opposites)

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This song is great to work with antonyms/opposites. In this file you'll find the song worksheet and an activity about opposites. In the first page you'll find the words hot/cold, yes/no, in/out, u ...
1 Complete Beginner Elementary
Song Worksheet: A Hundred Miles

Song Worksheet: A Hundred Miles

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This worksheet can be used for listening activity and students would also learn a classic song as well. I have uploaded the link for it. This song have been sung by Justin Timberlake and Carey Mul ...
2 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Stereo Hearts by Travie McCoy feat Adam Levine (Second Conditional)

Song Worksheet: Stereo Hearts by Travie McCoy feat Adam Levine (Second Conditional)

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This is a very interesting approach to teaching or practicing the second conditional. My students loved it. Treat it like a listening class. my suggestions are: 1) teach them all of the condi ...
2 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Daylight by Maroon 5

Song Worksheet: Daylight by Maroon 5

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The song worksheet aimed at intermediate students to practice phrasal verbs, opposites and verb tenses. Usually, for every exercise we listen to the song once. The first exercise is designed as a ...
2 Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Another Day in Paradise (Simple Present)

Song Worksheet: Another Day in Paradise (Simple Present)

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I use this with my basic class to teach simple present with a focus on habits and facts. The issue of homelessness is common enough for everyone to talk about and to have thoughts on. There is a c ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Our Last Night by Scared Of Change

Song Worksheet: Our Last Night by Scared Of Change

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I've created this song worksheet to supplement the vocabulary topic adjectives to describe feelings for my young adults pre-intermediate class. The original song is rather noisy so I use its acous ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate

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