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Learning vocabulary is essential for learning any language, but it can be difficult to memorize without resources. Busyteacher.org offers 13,080 printable vocabulary worksheets in several different categories, all of which are great for you to use with your students.


Vocabulary is a key component in helping students with word building. More often than not, students become stuck when speaking about their interests or jobs because they don’t know enough vocabulary to express themselves. Using these worksheets as a resource will help them build sentences as they learn to use the English language with ease. When used as homework assignments, these worksheets will make sure that students continue to use the words learned in the classroom at home, and get the extra practice they need to progress in their learning.


With 13,080 vocabulary worksheets available, you can find material on a wide range of topics relating to your lesson or students’ needs below - including business, medical, animals, holidays, and many more. You’ll also find worksheets on idioms, colloquialisms, phrasal verbs, and even slang vocabulary.


These worksheets can be used in the classroom in many different ways. Role play is one effective way to teach vocabulary: you can place students in a specific scenario and have them use the vocabulary on these worksheets to act out a relevant situation. Another effective way to teach vocabulary is by introducing the vocabulary words in a game setting, such as a matching game, a bingo game, or a team-based game.
The worksheets below come in many different styles. Some include cartoon characters to identify colors, some are simple fill-in worksheets, some are song worksheets, some are quizzes, some are in list form, and you'll also find many other types . This variety gives you a lot of options for creating a dynamic and fun lesson, and your students will appreciate the variety, too.


The worksheets are also grouped into “recommended,” “most popular,” and “recently added” categories – and they're also level-specific, ranging from beginner to advanced. This makes it easy for you to determine whether or not a given worksheet can be used in your lesson. If you're not sure about what a certain worksheet contains, just click on the thumbnail to preview the entire worksheet before downloading it.


You don't have to register or subscribe to download any worksheet. They're all free to download, and free to use in your lessons. Plus, every single one of these worksheets is created and submitted by fellow ESL teachers, which means they're tested and proven in real ESL classroom environments. In fact, if you have a vocabulary worksheet that you've found to be especially effective in your lessons, you can submit it to BusyTeacher.org. At the bottom of this page, click on “Submit a worksheet” to upload your worksheet for other ESL teacher around the globe to use!


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Telling the Time Clock Flashcard with Adjustable Hands (without Numbers)

Telling the Time Clock Flashcard with Adjustable Hands (without Numbers)

Flashcard Encyclopedia
This handout from Flashcard Encyclopedia is an ideal alternative to awkwardly handling a large set of cards to teach time to ESL learners. The card prints out conveniently onto A4 and requires the ...
1 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Comprehension - My Hat Is Full of Rabbits

Comprehension - My Hat Is Full of Rabbits

This is a funny magic poem that was created for primary/elementary students. Students are asked to read the poem and underline the correct spelling of the words in brackets. There are also questio ...
1 Elementary
Find Someone Who

Find Someone Who

BusyTeacher Contributor
This is a first day of school ice breaker. It is called "Find Someone Who..." The object is to have the students interview their classmates and find someone who fits the description that is provid ...
1 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
James Bond Appearance Game

James Bond Appearance Game

Before the game pre-teach some high-level vocabulary on appearance. You'll need a copy of the worksheet for each student in class. Students work in pairs. Each one will choose their James Bond and ...
2 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Telling the Time Cutout Student Desktop Clock (without Numbers)

Telling the Time Cutout Student Desktop Clock (without Numbers)

Flashcard Encyclopedia
This handout from Flashcard Encyclopedia provides each student with their own desktop clock as well as an ideal craft lesson for teachers. The handout prints out conveniently onto A4 and requires ...
1 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Telling the Time Cutout Student Desktop Clock (with Numbers)

Telling the Time Cutout Student Desktop Clock (with Numbers)

Flashcard Encyclopedia
This handout from Flashcard Encyclopedia provides each student with their own desktop clock as well as an ideal craft lesson for teachers. The handout prints out conveniently onto A4 and requires ...
1 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Telling the Time Clock Flashcard with Adjustable Hands (with Numbers)

Telling the Time Clock Flashcard with Adjustable Hands (with Numbers)

Flashcard Encyclopedia
This handout from Flashcard Encyclopedia is an ideal alternative to awkwardly handling a large set of cards to teach time to ESL learners. The card prints out conveniently onto A4 and requires the ...
1 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Sports and Games

Sports and Games

This short PowerPoint presentation is suitable for teaching and revising different sports and games. It shows the division of sports into different categories, enables students to talk about sport ...
1 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Word Unscramble - Dinosaurs

Word Unscramble - Dinosaurs

This resource can be used when teaching kids about dinosaurs! Students are asked to unscramble the letters and write the words correctly on the lines. There are fifteen words to unscramble from ex ...
3 Elementary
Make or Do

Make or Do

Dorota Grajewska
Make or do lesson for pre-intermediate or intermediate students. The first page: talk about the photos and try to make the students discover the rule. Page two - the students look for the right co ...
3 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Song Worksheet: All You Need Is Love

Song Worksheet: All You Need Is Love

Michel Dorighelo
This worksheet is about the song "All you need is love" by The Beatles. It is a presentation with images and a link to the original video on YouTube. It tells you information about a program being ...
3 Intermediate
Small Pasties Recipe

Small Pasties Recipe

This is a worksheet I have used with kids of different ages as a very simple cooking recipe. There are two exercises: in the first one they have to write each ingredient under its picture. In ...
1 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
Personal Description (for Law Enforcement Purposes)

Personal Description (for Law Enforcement Purposes)

In this worksheet, students are given mugshots (and one page useful phrases) of infamous US-based serial killers. Their task is to compose personal descriptions. It is also possible to teach perso ...
1 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
Weather and Months

Weather and Months

This worksheet is aimed at elementary and beginner students. It can help students to learn English months and how to describe the weather. Here you can find some activities, such as: match the Rus ...
1 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
Food (Much, Many, Not Much, Not Many, a Lot)

Food (Much, Many, Not Much, Not Many, a Lot)

This worksheet is aimed at elementary and beginner students. It can help students to learn some new words about the topic food. Here you can find some activities, such as: match the Russian words ...
1 Complete BeginnerElementary

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