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Learning vocabulary is essential for learning any language, but it can be difficult to memorize without resources. Busyteacher.org offers 14,228 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 14,228 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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Body Parts In idioms

Body Parts In idioms

This worksheet provides help in understanding 10 different idioms related to body parts. Included idioms are: to have a sweet tooth, to pull someone's leg, to cost an eye, to have something at you ...
3 Views 1,920 IntAdv
Common Verbs Word Search

Common Verbs Word Search

What are some of the most common verbs in the English language? Students can begin to recognize those verbs with this word search. Challenge students to find the verbs, and then use the verbs in a ...
1 Views 1,067 ElemInt
Sellng Odd Items

Sellng Odd Items

Cris
This worksheet is intended for students to work on improvisation when they need to prepare a pitch or speech to sell an item. It can turn out to be very funny as the items in this activity are un ...
3 Views 1,357 Pre-IntIntAdv
Back to School Plurals

Back to School Plurals

With this worksheet, students can practice writing plural nouns and learn words for common back-to-school objects. Students must look at the picture, and then select the correct form of the plural ...
3 Views 2,753 ElemInt
Back to School Word and Picture Matching

Back to School Word and Picture Matching

Teach students words related to going back to school with this Back to School Word and Picture Matching Worksheet. Students must draw a line to match each picture with the word that represents it. ...
2 Views 2,746 ElemPre-IntInt
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Flashcards of Daily Activities

Flashcards of Daily Activities

LenaK
This worksheet contains 20 colorful flashcards of daily routines and activities: get up, wash face, have breakfast, go to school, etc. It will help ESL students master the phrases in English. Pare ...
4 Views 3,494 BegElemPre-Int
Power, Bench, and Machine Tools

Power, Bench, and Machine Tools

This worksheet was made for college students studying woodworking technology. Later it was successfully used in teaching students of other technical professions. The worksheet consists of some lex ...
4 Views 1,370 ElemPre-Int
My Family Tree

My Family Tree

TonyinChina
This is a great worksheet for young learners and is best used to reinforce family vocabulary. Have them fill in the blanks with the correct family member and have them draw a picture of that famil ...
4 Views 2,474 Beg
Flashcards of Shapes

Flashcards of Shapes

Elena V
Here you'll find 16 flash cards of shapes in English. These flash cards include classical shapes and rare ones. They're ideal for helping toddlers and preschoolers learn shapes. The worksheet ...
4 Views 3,672 BegElem
Spelling Rules: Simple Present (3rd person he-she-it)

Spelling Rules: Simple Present (3rd person he-she-it)

Diana
This activity requires students to identify the correct spelling of the verbs for the Present Simple for 3rd person singular (he/she/it) and match the verb to its respective spelling rule. Some in ...
4 Views 4,943 ElemPre-Int
Feeling Words

Feeling Words

This worksheet contains a list of short sentences that describe different situations, such as losing a favorite teddy bear. Students must select the feeling word that best connects with the scenar ...
5 Views 4,388 ElemPre-Int
Rhyming Riddles

Rhyming Riddles

In this worksheet, students read riddles to try to figure out the mystery word. The clues include words that rhyme with the mystery word. Students will not only learn rhyming words, but they will ...
3 Views 5,837 ElemPre-IntInt
Fruit and Vegetables Word Search

Fruit and Vegetables Word Search

How many names of fruits and vegetables do your students know? Using this worksheet, students can learn the names of different fruits and vegetables. To enhance the value of the worksheet, encoura ...
3 Views 5,754 BegElem
What Begins with A?

What Begins with A?

Begin to teach letter and word recognition with this simple "What Begins with A?" worksheet. Students must circle all of the pictures that represent words that begin with A. Does cat begin with A? ...
6 Views 4,793 BegElem
Positions - Clip Cards

Positions - Clip Cards

Help students learn their prepositions and position words with these handy clip cards. Students can circle, color in, or place a paper clip on the word that best represents the position in the pic ...
3 Views 4,727 BegElem
Common and Proper Nouns

Common and Proper Nouns

Karen Galindo
This worksheet contains the definitions of proper and common nouns.  Additionally, it features a table to fill in with examples of those nouns. The table is divided into places, things and pe ...
1 Views 3,246 BegElemPre-IntInt
At the Pool Word Search

At the Pool Word Search

Cap. Whistle. Lifeguard. Towel. What do all of these words have in common? They are all words related to the pool. Look at the list of words. How quickly can you find all of the words in the list? ...
3 Views 3,062 ElemPre-Int
Write It Thrice! A Spelling Activity

Write It Thrice! A Spelling Activity

The best way to learn how to spell new words is to write them down. On this worksheet, students will practice writing each new word three times. First, they'll write it normal. Then they'll write ...
6 Views 3,076 BegElem
WH Questions: Who? What?

WH Questions: Who? What?

Who did that? What did you say? Many questions begin with the words "who" and "what." Read each question and choose the correct answer. Once you have answered all of the questions, try coming up w ...
3 Views 5,287 Int
Is it a Palindrome?

Is it a Palindrome?

A palindrome is a word that is spelled the same forward and backward. Look at each word. Determine whether it is a palindrome. After completing the worksheet, try to think of some other palindrom ...
3 Views 2,701 IntAdv
Movie Worksheet: Leopards, a Bearcat & Penguin with Jack Hanna

Movie Worksheet: Leopards, a Bearcat & Penguin with Jack Hanna

Helen
This is part of The Late Late Show with James Corden and it's hilarious but still very informative.This video and the exercises are useful for your classes if you talk about animals, nature, envir ...
4 Views 6,085 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Decimals - Tenths

Decimals - Tenths

This maths resource was created for primary/elementary school children and focuses on decimals and fractions. Students are asked to firstly write the decimal and then the fraction that is being sh ...
2 Views 2,401 Elem
Presenting an Animal

Presenting an Animal

Mario Lecluyze
This is a speaking assignment. A2-level ss have to present an unknown animal by answering some questions in a PowerPoint presentation. The animals can be found in a list at switchzoo.com. The work ...
3 Views 3,761 Pre-Int
Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

S.I.
The table logically shows the differences between comparative and superlatives adjectives and how to form them. It also explains the use of 'more ... than' and 'the most ...'. My students find the ...
3 Views 10,129 ElemPre-IntInt
I Love My Family

I Love My Family

This is a simple and easy reading comprehension worksheet on the topic family, physical description and the present simple tense. The worksheet is available in both colour and black and white ...
1 Views 6,778 Elem

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