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Learning vocabulary is essential for learning any language, but it can be difficult to memorize without resources. Busyteacher.org offers 14,401 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 14,401 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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Helping People- Charity Events

Helping People- Charity Events

Tajana
This worksheet contains four stories, students must choose one story and decide who of the four people they are going to help and then decide how they are going to help them to organize a charity ...
5 Views 2,895 IntAdv
Spring Worksheet - Missing Letters

Spring Worksheet - Missing Letters

All of these words are associated with spring. Students are asked to fill in the missing letters to each word. This spring themed worksheet was created for primary/elementary children. We hope you ...
5 Views 2,608 Elem
Spring Worksheet - Compound Words

Spring Worksheet - Compound Words

A compound word is made up of two words that come together to make one new word. Students are asked to draw a line from each word on the left to to the word on the right so that they form a compou ...
4 Views 2,037 Elem
Spring Worksheet - Spelling Words

Spring Worksheet - Spelling Words

The spelling words on this worksheet are all associated with spring. Students look at the words and underline the correct one. This spring themed worksheet was created for primary/elementary ...
2 Views 1,483 Elem
Using For and Since (Including Exceptions)

Using For and Since (Including Exceptions)

Bonny Buckley
Do you cringe when you hear students misuse "for" and "since" when they are speaking? This is one page of examples and exceptions with a description of how to use these important everyday words. Y ...
5 Views 1,653 IntAdv
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Idioms Beginning with B (2)

Idioms Beginning with B (2)

Celia Jenkins
5 common idioms beginning with 'bB'. Students need to match the idiom to the correct meaning, underline idioms in a paragraph, and then read sentences and fill the gaps with the idioms. There is a ...
3 Views 1,175 Pre-IntIntAdv
Idioms Beginning with B

Idioms Beginning with B

Celia Jenkins
5 everyday idioms beginning with 'b'. Students first need to match the idiom to the correct meaning, and then read example sentences and fill the gaps. There is a teacher's guide with answer key i ...
4 Views 1,114 Pre-IntIntAdv
Movie Worksheet:London Central Episode 1

Movie Worksheet:London Central Episode 1

Anastasia
This is a worksheet for the first episode of the TV series London Central. It contains watching, writing and speaking exercises about the first acquaintance and some simple phrases for meeting new ...
2 Views 1,186 BegElemPre-Int
Expressions Related to Transport

Expressions Related to Transport

Awder
This worksheet contains some very useful expressions related to transport and present perfect practice. It is recommended for elementary to intermediate students. The students have a look at the s ...
2 Views 3,764 ElemPre-IntInt
Feelings - Emojis

Feelings - Emojis

Nuria Real
A very simple worksheet with some emojis and adjectives for feelings that students have to match. The adjectives are: happy, scared, angry, excited, bored, surprised, tired, hungry and worrie ...
2 Views 3,033 BegElem
Movie Worksheet: Viola Davis' Speech - Oscars 2017

Movie Worksheet: Viola Davis' Speech - Oscars 2017

Virginia O F Silva
This PPT is good for conversation classes, especially to work on unreal conditionals. It contains parts of Viola David's acceptance speech at the Oscars 2017. There are questions that give student ...
1 Views 1,830 IntAdv
Icebreaking Dictation

Icebreaking Dictation

corinne hoffert
I use this activity at the beginning of the school year to make a revision of the basics: ame, age, expression of love and dislike, conjugation, etc.. Students usually love it. First I introduce t ...
7 Views 3,624 Int
Can You Name ...?

Can You Name ...?

A wonderful worldwide quiz name using the indefinite article. A fun way of fixing its rules. You can do it first by yourself, then in pairs, or even in groups and have fun in this game with your p ...
3 Views 2,601 Pre-Int
1-Minute Maths: Multiplication (1)

1-Minute Maths: Multiplication (1)

This maths worksheet asks students to complete as many of the sums as they can in 1 minute. This will help a child's basic calculation skills and make more difficult maths easier for them later on ...
2 Views 2,899 Elem
Internet Slang Quiz

Internet Slang Quiz

Nikoletta Jezsó
It makes me wonder if students truly understand each other when chatting on an SN site so I made this multiple choice test to prepare them for the latest slang words on the Internet :) You may ass ...
11 Views 5,539 Pre-IntIntAdv
Food Vocabulary

Food Vocabulary

Vivian T.
Food vocabulary and puzzle for beginners. You can use it to teach food vocabulary but also for revision purposes. I created it for my Catering Industry ESL students. I start the lesson with b ...
9 Views 7,056 Elem
Dr Seuss´s the Cat in the Hat

Dr Seuss´s the Cat in the Hat

ingles VIP
Starting from the trailer of "The Cat in the hat" we help students revise colours, body parts and animals. Let´s foster studets´creativity by asking them to design their own imaginary ...
5 Views 4,342 Beg
Vocabulary Advanced

Vocabulary Advanced

andrea
Vocabulary worksheet about (almost) all the words you need! Prvides examples and exercises.
6 Views 5,283 Adv
Dr. Seuss Word Search

Dr. Seuss Word Search

To celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss we have created this fun word search for your students to enjoy. Students are asked to find each character from books written by author Dr. Seuss in the grid ...
2 Views 2,183 Elem
Appearance

Appearance

This is a short worksheet, which I think is useful for elementary students. I usually use it when teaching  appearance. You can do this exercise dividing your students into groups or pairs. Y ...
2 Views 3,220 Elem
Writing IV - Writing about Your City

Writing IV - Writing about Your City

Ursula Viessa
Writing is always a tough task regardless of the language. When it comes to English, it is worse, because students don't usually write in their native language (in my case, Portuguese from Brazil) ...
1 Views 4,148 Pre-Int
Ingredients Card Game

Ingredients Card Game

isabelle
The purpose of this game is to learn basic cooking ingredients vocabulary. This game is composed of 3 sets of cards : 24 cards with pictures & names of ingredients + 24 cards with just pi ...
4 Views 3,855 Beg
Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary Exercise (Family Members)

Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary Exercise (Family Members)

Lena Ch
This worksheet includes a reading passage in which students complete the passage by using the words from the table. It also includes two other reading comprehension exercises (answering questions ...
8 Views 8,167 BegElemPre-IntIntExam
Malcolm X

Malcolm X

I realized that our Esl studets know everything about MLK jr, but don't know nothing about Malcolm X.They are the two sides of the same coin, so as a teacher I think it's my job to teach them ...
2 Views 1,373 All
Movie Worksheet: Antony Bourdain in Istanbul

Movie Worksheet: Antony Bourdain in Istanbul

Christine Loconti
Watch this video of Anthony Bourdain touring Istanbul and students have to answer questions as they watch. Goes great with a unit on travels, food or culture as the video explores monuments and p ...
4 Views 3,770 IntAdvExam

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