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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 1,740 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 1,740 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 1,740 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: 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 ...
1 Views 2,294 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 ...
4 Views 4,638 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 1,915 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 2,006 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 ...
5 Views 2,581 BegElemPre-IntInt
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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 3,234 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 1,534 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 2,237 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 6,385 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 6,991 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 3,778 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 2,719 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 5,615 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 7,170 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 7,943 Elem
Song Worksheet: Satellite by Lena Meyer

Song Worksheet: Satellite by Lena Meyer

Maria
, ESL Songs For Teaching English
This is a song worksheet by Eurovision song contest winner Lena Meyer. The song can be downloaded at youtube or other websites. It can be used best to practice past simple and entertain students. ...
4 Views 6,355 ElemPre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Beautiful South (There Is)

Song Worksheet: Beautiful South (There Is)

Miriam Hdz
, ESL Songs For Teaching English
This song worksheet is a listening practice for there is/ there are and simple vocabulary. Students don't only fill in the gaps but also get a general idea by matching half lines and ordering them ...
4 Views 5,323 Elem
Song Worksheet: Rise by Katy Perry

Song Worksheet: Rise by Katy Perry

Rachel Martin
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
The listening exercise includes: fill in the blanks with the words that you hear, cross out extra words, match the sentence halves, put the words in the correct order, and matching words with thei ...
7 Views 8,877 IntAdv
Song Worksheet: Stressed Out by 21 Pilots

Song Worksheet: Stressed Out by 21 Pilots

Romina Rodríguez
, ESL Songs For Teaching English
Good for reviewing used to, second conditionals and 'I wish. Topics: growing up, teenagers, childhood, responsibility, making money.  It works well with teenagers (13-18) and as a triggering ...
3 Views 7,844 Int
Song Worksheet: Love Yourself by Justin Bieber

Song Worksheet: Love Yourself by Justin Bieber

FlaTozzi
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
Justin Bieber is a popular singer among teens and this activity is going to help them study contractions, vocabulary, spotting the mistake and understanding the meaning of some expressions followe ...
9 Views 9,375 Pre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Song Maze

Song Worksheet: Song Maze

Aleksandra Paluch
, ESL Songs For Teaching English
The activity is based on Lou Reed's song "Perfect Day". It will be a perfect warm-up or filler exercise for teens in your class. The target is to find a way out from the maze, following the lyrics ...
5 Views 7,221 Pre-Int
Song Worksheet: Earth Song (Radio Edit Version)

Song Worksheet: Earth Song (Radio Edit Version)

, , ESL Songs For Teaching English
This is the radio edit version (they are so many versions). I downloaded the song and then it turned out the lyrics are a bit different from the song - so to save the embarrassment in class, I mad ...
1 Views 5,175 ElemPre-IntIntExam
Song Worksheet: If I Never See You Again

Song Worksheet: If I Never See You Again

Vinicio Gonzalez
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
A useful worksheet that a teacher could use in a class.  In the first part students have to recognize the artist, then read a brief description of the singer. When they finish students have t ...
3 Views 6,921 Elem
Song Worksheet: 93 Million Miles by Jason Mraz

Song Worksheet: 93 Million Miles by Jason Mraz

Luiz Fernando Carmo
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
It is a listening and vocabulary practice. This worksheet is nice to improve listening and vocabulary. First, students have to try to put words that they guess best fit the lyrics. After that, the ...
1 Views 5,826 All
Song Worksheet: Seven Years by Lucas Graham

Song Worksheet: Seven Years by Lucas Graham

BusyTeacher Contributor
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
This is a gap-filling exercise for the song. Each part has instructions including what the ss have to do,contains ordering lines, filling in verbs or vocabulary.  Then once it's done, everyon ...
4 Views 7,598 Pre-IntInt

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