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Learning vocabulary is essential for learning any language, but it can be difficult to memorize without resources. Busyteacher.org offers 14,263 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 14,263 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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Identifying Power Tools

Identifying Power Tools

Do you teach English for a specific purpose? If so, your students may benefit from vocational education worksheets, such as this worksheet which has students identify the names of common power too ...
2 Views 1,383 Int
Endangered Species: Great White Shark

Endangered Species: Great White Shark

Did you know that great white sharks are now considered vulnerable? How much do your students know about the great white shark? Students are asked to fill in the missing information and then fill ...
4 Views 2,384 Elem
Telling Time - General Rules

Telling Time - General Rules

A fun and visually attractive worksheet teaching the essentials of telling time. This worksheet is designed as more of a lesson than practice opportunities. It can also be used to help with speaki ...
5 Views 2,966 BegElem
Cat Idioms

Cat Idioms

A worksheet for this video about cat idioms in the English language. Idioms included: cat got your tongue?, a fat cat, to purr like a cat, when the cat's away, to be the cat's whiskers, the cat is ...
4 Views 4,003 Pre-IntIntAdv
Flying First Class

Flying First Class

This worksheet is about a joke about a blonde woman travelling to New York. Students are required to answer questions to check their undertanding of the joke, then they can role play the scene in ...
4 Views 3,685 ElemPre-Int
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Learning about a Job

Learning about a Job

This worksheet features questions to help students think about the type of job they want to apply for and some of the qualifications and skills needed to obtain that job. This worksheet is ideal f ...
1 Views 4,797 Adv
Sewing Terminology

Sewing Terminology

If you have students who are interested in sewing, give them a chance to practice some sewing-specific words with this sewing terminology worksheet. Sewing is an important life skill and knowing k ...
1 Views 1,888 Adv
Cloze Activity - What is an Ocean?

Cloze Activity - What is an Ocean?

What is an Ocean? This worksheet was created for primary/elementary school children and includes facts about the world's oceans. Students read through the sentences and fill in the missing words. ...
4 Views 2,433 Elem
Skeletal System - Bones in the Human Body

Skeletal System - Bones in the Human Body

Lily Buckland
This sheet discusses the human skeleton. The human skeleton is the internal framework of the body which is composed of around 270 bones at birth. This number decreases to around 206 by adulthood a ...
5 Views 3,499 All
Family Tree Pictures

Family Tree Pictures

Donna Kovacs
This is a simple family tree with pictures of grandmother, grandfather son and two daughters and their respective wives, husbands and children. I use it to present family vocabulary and possessive ...
5 Views 7,615 BegElemPre-Int
Let's Talk About Money

Let's Talk About Money

corinne hoffert
This can be used as an exercise or a test to learn about the terms used to speak about money. It can be useful for a commerce class or any other class.
3 Views 4,421 IntAdv
Food Pyramid

Food Pyramid

The following worksheet consists of two pages. The first page has a table label with the groups of food. Students have to fill each group with drawings, the second page has a food pyramid and it h ...
4 Views 5,930 BegElemPre-IntInt
Guess The Picture - Animals

Guess The Picture - Animals

Ekaterina
This PPT can be used with young learners to review different animals. Pupils have to guess the animal after seeing just a part of it, then the whole picture appears. It's good as a warm up task or ...
8 Views 4,323 Beg
What Did You Do This Summer? Back to School Activities

What Did You Do This Summer? Back to School Activities

Katie-Zhou
This activity focuses on summer vocabulary, such as verbs, things to do in summer time, and the simple past of summer verbs.  In pairs, students collect and share summer nouns and summer verb ...
8 Views 6,168 Elem
Beginning of the Year Conversation Game

Beginning of the Year Conversation Game

VASILIKI LISMANI
This worksheet is a nice way to to review previous knowledge. Everything is here: grammar (tenses, modals), topic vocabulary (free time activities, school subjects, extreme sports, music, descript ...
15 Views 14,821 Pre-IntInt
The Alphabet Chant

The Alphabet Chant

ycik
the-alphabet-chant.pptx [3.75 Mb] (Count: 1457)This is a great rhythmic chant for young learners to practice the alphabet. You can divide your students in two groups or ask individual students to chant particular letters. Bes ...
5 Views 5,794 Elem
Interview a Friend Writing Template

Interview a Friend Writing Template

Use this friend interview worksheet to help students build basic writing and speaking skills. This worksheet contains simple questions for students to ask a friend, such as "What is your name?" an ...
2 Views 4,687 BegElemPre-Int
Colors Word Search

Colors Word Search

Svetlana Yakren
This worksheet gives the opportunity to practice their colour words. Pupils have to find the words in the word search. They also have to rewrite the words using lower case letters, put down the me ...
2 Views 4,396 Elem
Science Memes

Science Memes

Kauê Moura
Who doesn't like memes? Students sure do! This worksheet will help you warm-up for a class about science, or maybe you can assign it as homework after said class. Teenagers and younger adults will ...
3 Views 3,573 Pre-Int
Drawing Clock Hands - Time in Words

Drawing Clock Hands - Time in Words

With this worksheet, students must read the time, and then draw the hands on the clock. The time is written our. For example, 3:45 is written as quarter to four. This worksheet helps students lear ...
5 Views 4,817 BegElem
Real-Life Reading: Store Hours

Real-Life Reading: Store Hours

This worksheet helps build everyday reading skills by having students read a sign showing the hours for a store. Students must answer question based on the sign, such as "What time does the store ...
5 Views 6,245 ElemInt
Classroom Vocabulary

Classroom Vocabulary

Can your students recognize common classroom objects? On this worksheet, students must look at the picture, and then select the classroom item that best connects with the picture. Find more themed ...
4 Views 7,965 BegElem
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 ...
5 Views 7,019 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 ...
4 Views 5,596 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 ...
4 Views 4,128 Pre-IntIntAdv

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