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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 1,749 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 1,749 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 1,749 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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Song Worksheet: Constellations by Jack Johnson

Song Worksheet: Constellations by Jack Johnson

Kika Acosta
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
This is a song worksheet for all those teachers tired of mainstream singers and pop songs. A masterpiece in its kind. Jack Johnson brings an uplifting, spirited song for those dreamers, for the on ...
1 Views 69 Int
Song Worksheet: Fairytale of New York by Christy Moore

Song Worksheet: Fairytale of New York by Christy Moore

Paul Rooney
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The song is a cover of the Christmas classic by the Pogues, performed by Christy Moore on the Jools Holland show. The song begins and ends with a short anecdote giving some background to how the s ...
2 Views 2,657 Pre-IntIntAdv
Song Worksheet: Joel the Lump of Coa by The Killers (Christmas)

Song Worksheet: Joel the Lump of Coa by The Killers (Christmas)

Rita Divéki
, ESL Songs For Teaching English
The worksheet is based on the 2014 Christmas song of the American rock band The Killers. It's the perfect song to engage teenagers and adults as well - it's not a classic, the animation is funny, ...
3 Views 2,574 IntAdvExam
Song Worksheet: California by Frank Sinatra

Song Worksheet: California by Frank Sinatra

Svetlana
, ESL Songs For Teaching English
This worksheet is based on the song “California” by Frank Sinatra. This song is perfect for practicing topical vocabulary “Landscape”. It is also a good activity for warmin ...
2 Views 1,976 Pre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: We Built This House by Scorpions

Song Worksheet: We Built This House by Scorpions

Iren
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
This worksheet is created for pre-intermediate students. With the help of this song you can practise listening skills and learn/revise some vocabulary. It contains matching and fill-the-gaps tasks ...
2 Views 1,589 Pre-Int
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Song Worksheet: Nothing Else Matters

Song Worksheet: Nothing Else Matters

Svetlana
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This worksheet is based on the song “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica. The first page describes how to work with the song and gives some examples of possible exercises. The second pa ...
4 Views 2,338 Pre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Passive Voice in Songs

Song Worksheet: Passive Voice in Songs

, ESL Songs For Teaching English
I've prepared this worksheet as an example of how passive voice is used in everyday life with the help of several songs. My students enjoyed this lesson, as they had to practice listening, singing ...
7 Views 6,447 Pre-IntIntAdv
Song Worksheet: Human by Rag'n'Bone

Song Worksheet: Human by Rag'n'Bone

» ESL Songs For Teaching English
A song workseet consisting of three tasks: gap-filling, underlining appropriate words and matching beginnings to endings. I was quite disappointed when I couldn't find one today. As they say, nece ...
4 Views 1,697 All
Song Worksheet: We Will Rock You by Queen

Song Worksheet: We Will Rock You by Queen

MargaritaGS
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My beginner class of adults was feeling like working on a song, and we decided on this one because it's so well known by everybody. It seems very easy, but it has a little edge to it, so despite b ...
3 Views 2,193 ElemPre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Future Days by Pearl Jam

Song Worksheet: Future Days by Pearl Jam

Murat Assylkozha
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
This is a great song to simply sing along and get students at ease. You may use it as an icebreaker or fill-in activity, one of the ways to incorporate this song into your syllabus is to tie it to ...
2 Views 1,468 Int
Song Worksheet: One Dance by Drake

Song Worksheet: One Dance by Drake

Emily Kerr
, , ESL Songs For Teaching English
Motivate your teenage or young adult learners with this song worksheet based onthe popular song "One Dance" by Drake. Your students are sure to enjoy the song as they listen and fill in the blanks ...
4 Views 3,817 Pre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Can't Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake

Song Worksheet: Can't Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake

Vanessa Guggi
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
This is a very nice listening comprehension activity. There is a worksheet with various activities to complete while listening to the song "Can't stop the feeling" by Justin Timberlake. I show the ...
7 Views 7,148 BegElem
Song Worksheet: This Is the Life by Sweet California

Song Worksheet: This Is the Life by Sweet California

Claire
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
This is a worksheet I prepared for my students about the song  'This is the life'  by the Spanish music group Sweet California. They have to put the lyrics in the correct order, and fill ...
1 Views 2,639 ElemPre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Wish That You Were Here by Florence and the Machine

Song Worksheet: Wish That You Were Here by Florence and the Machine

» ESL Songs For Teaching English
A song worksheet designed for intermediate and upper-intermediate level students who liked the movie "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children". The song has a deep essential meaning especially ...
2 Views 2,718 IntAdv
Song Worksheet: Closer by The Chainsmokers

Song Worksheet: Closer by The Chainsmokers

Maurício Thomas
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
A listening worksheet of the song Closer by The Chainsmokers. That's not my kind of music but a student of mine showed it to me and I decided to create an worksheet of this song. It's quite simple ...
6 Views 3,875 BegElemPre-IntInt
Song Worksheet - Pretty Woman

Song Worksheet - Pretty Woman

, , , ESL Songs For Teaching English
I have decided to prepare this song acitivity to get basic students more engaged. It is a great song, and they will fully understand some verbs and expressions, for they are not so complex. As men ...
4 Views 4,831 BegElem
Song Worksheet: Cheerleader

Song Worksheet: Cheerleader

Juliana Rost Medeiros
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
There are 3 sheets in this document, one is for a teacher to check the words, another one is with a box of missing words that can be used for beginner students and  in the last one is for int ...
1 Views 2,043 All
Song Worksheet: The Scientist by Coldplay

Song Worksheet: The Scientist by Coldplay

Juliana Rost de Medeiros
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
This is a Coldplay song. The first page is for students to fill in and the second is for a teacher to check the words. There's no word box  to be used  to encourage students to remember ...
3 Views 2,981 IntAdv
Song Worksheet: We Are The World

Song Worksheet: We Are The World

» ESL Songs For Teaching English
I made this very simple worksheet for primary school students, although it can be used at lower secondary courses or colleges as well. You'll find the song with a variety of activities to do while ...
2 Views 7,199 Elem
Song Worksheet : If I Were Sorry ( 2 nd Conditional)

Song Worksheet : If I Were Sorry ( 2 nd Conditional)

Simona V.
, ESL Songs For Teaching English
A worksheet based on a song "If I were sorry" by Frans. For pre-intermediate or intermediate students. Students listen to the song and answer some comprehension questions. The goal is to revise th ...
5 Views 8,119 Pre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Party Like a Russian by Robbie Williams

Song Worksheet: Party Like a Russian by Robbie Williams

sasha_alexandra
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
Robbie Williams claims that this song is not about Russia, but about hedonism and the spirit of crazy partying. I think it's witty and entertaining, so in order to keep my students up to date with ...
4 Views 4,315 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Song Worksheet: This Town by Niall Horan

Song Worksheet: This Town by Niall Horan

Benjamin Austwick
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
This is a worksheet with various activities to complete while listening to the song This Town by Niall Horan (of One Direction fame). I show the music video in class and ask them what they think t ...
2 Views 3,069 ElemPre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Yes I Can (Paralympics Song)

Song Worksheet: Yes I Can (Paralympics Song)

Gabriela Modroff
, ESL Songs For Teaching English
This is a worksheet I prepared to make my students watch the youtube video promoting the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. There are 4 exercises : a fill in the blanks, order the lines, match the lin ...
3 Views 6,381 Elem
Song Worksheet: Earth Song (Vocabulary and Speaking)

Song Worksheet: Earth Song (Vocabulary and Speaking)

Braganza, Marìa Emilia
, ESL Songs For Teaching English
It`s a nice song to make students share their opinions about pollution, crimes, commitment and other topics. It is also interesting to have students make connections between pictures and words ...
9 Views 7,893 IntAdv
Song Worksheet: Without You by Usher

Song Worksheet: Without You by Usher

eliasvitola
, , ESL Songs For Teaching English
This listening activity has 3 exercises for students to review some modals such as "can" for ability and "will" for future, both positivie and negative stataments, and some common action verbs us ...
3 Views 8,728 Elem

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