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Song Worksheet: The Days by Avicii

Song Worksheet: The Days by Avicii

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Students can practise the use of prepositions with this song. Hand out the page and encourage them to try to fill in the gaps with the correct prepositions before listening to the song. They can w ...
1 All levels
Song Worksheet: Sugar by Maroon 5

Song Worksheet: Sugar by Maroon 5

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This is a listening activity with the song Sugar by Maroon 5 . For this activity, I have prepared different kinds of exercises with the same song, in order to practice vocabulary and spelling. The ...
1 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: A Few Questions

Song Worksheet: A Few Questions

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The worksheet contains a staging for a listening lesson, based on the song by Clay Walker A Few Questions. A follow up activity is focusing on quantifiers. A lead-in activity can be changed accord ...
2 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Elastic Heart by Sia

Song Worksheet: Elastic Heart by Sia

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Activities for the video /song 'Elastic heart'. It mainly contains vocabulary activities and a final writing activity. You could add more activities in order to debate the content,message,etc. The ...
2 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: All about That Bass by Meghan Trainor

Song Worksheet: All about That Bass by Meghan Trainor

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Ss have to complete the lyrics of the song All about That Bass by Meghan Trainor following the hints given. The blanks are all verbs in present simple or continuous. Then, they can listen to the s ...
4 Complete BeginnerElementary
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Song Worksheet: Stronger

Song Worksheet: Stronger

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It is a song to practice comparatives and focus on pronunciation.  Students have to underline the adjectives in the song. Then, they do the same with comparatives. Finally they have to look ...
4 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Best Friend's Brother by Victoria Justice

Song Worksheet: Best Friend's Brother by Victoria Justice

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A song activity, a very catchy and easy song, for Victoria Justice (Victorious TV-series) fans, but not only for them. There are 3 exercises: fill the gaps with given words, match the lines, choos ...
1 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: Love Is an Open Door - Frozen

Song Worksheet: Love Is an Open Door - Frozen

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This is a very easy worksheet for the song "Love is an open door" from the movie Frozen. The students have to listen to the song and fill the gaps. The words for filling the gaps are given in a te ...
2 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Shake It Off by Taylor Swift

Song Worksheet: Shake It Off by Taylor Swift

Mirna Iedro
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This song worksheet is based on the song "Shake it Off" by Taylor Swift. It contains some filling- in- the- blank activities and chosing-the-right-option ones. It is ideal for teenagers since it c ...
2 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: Troublemaker by Olly Murs

Song Worksheet: Troublemaker by Olly Murs

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The lyrics of Olly Murs' song "Troublemaker". There are some gaps that have to be filled in by the students. You can do a pre-reading activity to figure out the category of the word in the gap. Th ...
1 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: Payphone by Maroon 5

Song Worksheet: Payphone by Maroon 5

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The lyrics of Maroon 5's song "Payphone" (no rap version). There are some gaps that have to be filled in by the students. You can do a pre-reading activity to figure out the category of the word i ...
1 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: Wide Awake by Katy Perry

Song Worksheet: Wide Awake by Katy Perry

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The lyrics of Katy Perry's song "Wide Awake". There are some gaps that have to be filled in by the students. You can do a pre-reading activity to figure out the category of the word in the gap. Th ...
1 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
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Song Worksheet: Yesterday Once More

Song Worksheet: Yesterday Once More

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I designed this worksheet myself. In this worksheet, there are three main activities. The first activity: students will have to complete the missing spaces with the words from the box. They should ...
2 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Count on Me

Song Worksheet: Count on Me

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I designed this song worksheet myself. I believe that teaching the students with fun is inevitable. Through this song, I expect that the students will learn new vocabulary as well as the ideas of ...
1 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Friends Are Quiet Angels

Song Worksheet: Friends Are Quiet Angels

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This song helps to enlarge the vocabulary studying the topic friends. Can be used at the beginning of the year or during all the year as a warming up activity or at the end of the lesson. As a pre ...
1 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: That's the Christmas to Me by Pentatonix

Song Worksheet: That's the Christmas to Me by Pentatonix

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This is the worksheet I made for the topic "Christmas time". This is a very beautiful and melodic song, which helps students to like English more and meanwhile learn new words connected to the top ...
3 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: Last Christmas

Song Worksheet: Last Christmas

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A song activity based on the famous song of Wham, covered by Taylor Swift. There are several exercises, during listening there are gaps to fill in past tense, multiple choices, then they have to f ...
4 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: Englishman in New York (Discussing Stereotypes)

Song Worksheet: Englishman in New York (Discussing Stereotypes)

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I have made this worksheet because my students wanted to work on a song. I have chosen this one because it enables you to discuss stereotypes since the song is full of references to British and Am ...
3 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: Alternative Christmas Song Dictation

Song Worksheet: Alternative Christmas Song Dictation

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This is a fill in the gaps dictation exercise for intermediate students. One of the songs contains a swear word (Santa stole my girlfriend) so you might want to delete that one if not age-appropri ...
2 Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Those Were the Days, My Friend

Song Worksheet: Those Were the Days, My Friend

Kubra
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It is about the past simple tense. It enables students to remember the old days and how to talk about it. They see the usage of regular, irregular verbs and was/were. It can be asked to write abou ...
1 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Grinch Song ( Dr. Seuss)

Song Worksheet: Grinch Song ( Dr. Seuss)

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This is a listening activity for the song "You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch" by Dr. Seuss. It can be done on its own or after watching "The Grinch who Stole Christmas". The song can easily be found o ...
1 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Dangerous by David Guetta

Song Worksheet: Dangerous by David Guetta

Paul Bennett
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Students have to listen to the song by David Guetta and select the missing words.  It's suitable for children, teenage and young adults because of the song type and the difficulty level isn't ...
1 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: Dancing in the Moonlight (Present Simple)

Song Worksheet: Dancing in the Moonlight (Present Simple)

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You can use this worksheet (Dancing in the Moonlight by Toploader) to practise present simple. It can be used for practising listening (putting the lines of the song into the correct order). Child ...
2 Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin' Stevens

Song Worksheet: Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin' Stevens

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Students have to choose the correct word out of the two given options.
4 All levels
Song Worksheet: Happy New Year by ABBA

Song Worksheet: Happy New Year by ABBA

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Students have to listen to the song by ABBA and fill in the missing words.
2 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-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 1,512 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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