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Learning vocabulary is essential for learning any language, but it can be difficult to memorize without resources. Busyteacher.org offers 14,297 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 14,297 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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Parts of a Fish

Parts of a Fish

KS1 Science - Identify & name basic body parts. This science worksheet asks children to label the different parts of the fish using the words from the word bank. There are also some fun facts ...
2 Views 1,211 Elem
Christmas Around the World Coloring Page

Christmas Around the World Coloring Page

Take a break from the stress of learning and bring some relaxing holiday fun into the classroom with this Merry Christmas Around the World coloring page. Younger students can be asked to describe ...
2 Views 3,226
Christmas: How To Writing Prompts

Christmas: How To Writing Prompts

Help students learn how to give directions and write how-to pieces with this short Christmas writing prompts. For most of the prompts, the first step is provided, but students must provide the sec ...
4 Views 2,970
Christmas Reading: Santa Clause is Coming to Town

Christmas Reading: Santa Clause is Coming to Town

You better watch out, you better not cry. You better not pout, I'm telling you why... Read the lyrics to the popular Christmas song "Santa Clause is Coming to Town" with students, and then have t ...
4 Views 3,744 ElemInt
Categorizing Words: Which Does Not Belong?

Categorizing Words: Which Does Not Belong?

In this worksheet, students are provided with groups of words. One word in each group does not belong. Students must determine which word that is. To expand the activity, have students explain why ...
2 Views 3,652 Elem
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Categorizing Words

Categorizing Words

In this worksheet, students are provided with lists of words and must name a category that fits the words in each list. For example, the topic for a list containing oranges, bananas, apples, cherr ...
2 Views 2,548 Elem
Noun + Noun Collocations: Food

Noun + Noun Collocations: Food

Ruth Pardiñas
This worksheet can be used to practise 'noun + noun' collocations and help students understand the importance of word order in this kind of structure using some common food vocabulary. The words c ...
2 Views 3,789 All
Likes and Dislikes Conversation Activity

Likes and Dislikes Conversation Activity

Maria Botina
In this activity, students pair up. Each student receives a list of different items and asks his/her partner "Do you like (insert item from list)?" If the partner says "yes," the student colors in ...
6 Views 6,700 BegElem
Where is Judy Going? Zootopia Board Game

Where is Judy Going? Zootopia Board Game

Adela Abd
This board game is played after watching Zootopia. Students learn about Places in Town. It is expected that students can practice asking and giving information, such as "Where is she going?" and " ...
1 Views 4,060 BegElem
Spelling List - Flowers

Spelling List - Flowers

Spelling is important because it aids in both reading and writing. This spelling worksheet includes the names of 12 flowers. Students learn the spellings and firstly put them in alphabetical order ...
2 Views 2,794 Elem
Spelling Numbers 1-10

Spelling Numbers 1-10

This is a spelling worksheet for young learners (I used it with kids of about 7-9 years old). It consists of the following pages: first four pages are puzzles thar your students can put together t ...
4 Views 3,492 Beg
Grocery Store Marketing Terms

Grocery Store Marketing Terms

Grocery store use many different marketing words that can confuse students when they go shopping. Use this worksheet to help students understand the meanings of these words so that they can become ...
2 Views 3,912 IntAdv
Vocabulary Web Graphic Organizer

Vocabulary Web Graphic Organizer

Use this vocabulary web graphic organizer to help students learn more about key vocabulary words. Students place a word in the middle of the web, and then surround it with synonyms by writing them ...
3 Views 3,331 Int
Common Exception Words 1

Common Exception Words 1

Common exception words are 'tricky words' to read. Some exception words are used very frequently, which is why children should start reading and writing them at an early age. This English resource ...
6 Views 3,103 Elem
What's My Favorite Color? Riddles

What's My Favorite Color? Riddles

Give students a chance to practice using color words by solving these fun color riddles. For example, what color is the color of apples and grapes? Find more free worksheets or create your own uni ...
2 Views 5,054 BegElem
Angol, City of Flowers

Angol, City of Flowers

Verónica
Reading Comprehension related to Tourism in Angol,Chile. It is a short description of some places to visit if you come to the city. It contains True-False exercises. Complete a chart with specifi ...
2 Views 2,517 Elem
Cheerleader by OMI

Cheerleader by OMI

Celia
You can teach simple present tense, the rule of the third person and the auxiliaries Do and Does. You can also teach vocabulary. There are two pages, the first one you look for the vocabulary, the ...
2 Views 3,534 Elem
Online Banking Crossword with Answer Key

Online Banking Crossword with Answer Key

Svetlana
Online banking allows people to perform various services with the click of a mouse. This worksheet offers 10 questions to practice vocabulary and concepts related to Online Banking. Write phrases ...
4 Views 2,884 Pre-Int
White Helmet Heroes

White Helmet Heroes

Larysa Honcharuk
white-helmet-heroes.docx [74.12 Kb] (Count: 181)A video-based activity about war in Syria and White Helmet Heroes. The worksheet can be a good conversation starter focusing on the notion of heroism and bravery as well as war ...
3 Views 2,597 IntAdvExam
Using a Dictionary: Guide Words

Using a Dictionary: Guide Words

Strong dictionary skills can help students learn the meanings of unfamiliar words. This worksheet has students practice using guide words to help them find words in a dictionary. Once they find th ...
1 Views 3,341 Int
Is Coffee Good For You?

Is Coffee Good For You?

This activity is a discussion based on youtube videos about the effects of drinking coffee. The students firts will talk about the issue after watching the video in class and for homework they wi ...
2 Views 7,481 IntAdv
Common Phrases and Colors with some Spanish Translations

Common Phrases and Colors with some Spanish Translations

Michael Patrick
These exercises were designed with native Spanish speakers in mind covering some basic common phrases. It also covers some basic sentence writing using colors. Everything should be said out loud ...
5 Views 2,862 Pre-IntInt
Unscramble the Phrasal Verb Sentences with Answer Key

Unscramble the Phrasal Verb Sentences with Answer Key

Alex Bricker
This works well for dictation, individual or group work, and with introverted learning styles. Students can compare their answers, write on the board, and compare their work. Students must unscram ...
2 Views 4,624 IntAdvExam
African Animals Mini Book

African Animals Mini Book

Beginning or younger English language learners can use this mini book to practice their reading skills and learn the names of African Animals. Print out the book, and then have students cut out an ...
2 Views 5,958 BegElemPre-Int
Halloween - Does it Belong?

Halloween - Does it Belong?

Young learners can use this worksheet to practice words related to Halloween and other holidays, as well as learn a bit about categorizing objects. Have students say the word associated with each ...
4 Views 11,570 BegElem

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