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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 ...
2 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
Song Worksheet: Shake it Off by Taylor Swift

Song Worksheet: Shake it Off by Taylor Swift

Silvia
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A funny and lively song for all levels. The video is lively so the students are going to have fun and learn a lot. Part 1 - Number the sentences according to the song. Part 2 -  ...
3 All levels
Song Worksheet: Tell Him by Celine Dion

Song Worksheet: Tell Him by Celine Dion

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This song activity is designed specially for the intermediate students and is aimed to teach students some new vocabulary through a romantic song by Celine Dion and Barbra Streisand. The worksheet ...
2 Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Songs of Freedom

Song Worksheet: Songs of Freedom

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Dealing with the theme of attitudes and values, the song by C.Santana is a suitable one to teach students the value of freedom and togetherness . The worksheet tackles lexical items in a gap filli ...
2 Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Someone New by Hozier

Song Worksheet: Someone New by Hozier

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A simple worksheet based on a song by Hozier 'Someone new'. You can use it to have a break during your class. First students have to listen and complete the lyrics, then they find rhymes for the w ...
1 Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: I See the Light

Song Worksheet: I See the Light

Mariale Gomez de la Torre
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This is a fill in the blank worksheet of the song "I see the light" from the Disney hit Tangled. While I was working with this song I found out that it's practically all about present continuous ...
3 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Ho Hey by The Lumineers

Song Worksheet: Ho Hey by The Lumineers

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In this activity students listen to the song and choose an extra word in each line. The teacher's notes contains the answers and some points for understanding and discussion. The whole lesson plan ...
1 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars (Body Language)

Song Worksheet: Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars (Body Language)

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This is a gap-fill listening task with most of the missing words having to do with body parts, body language and feelings. There are also rhyming exercises that I use to introduce my students to t ...
2 Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: If You Were a Sailboat by Katie Melua- 2nd Conditional

Song Worksheet: If You Were a Sailboat by Katie Melua- 2nd Conditional

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'If you were a sailboat' by Katie Melua is a perfect song to practise 2nd conditional. Print out the worksheet and fold it along the lines, so that your students can focus only on the first part o ...
2 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
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 ...
4 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 ...
5 Complete BeginnerElementary
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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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 1,525 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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