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Learning vocabulary is essential for learning any language, but it can be difficult to memorize without resources. Busyteacher.org offers 14,208 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 14,208 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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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 876 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 ...
4 Views 761 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 ...
2 Views 1,057 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 ...
2 Views 540 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 3,590 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
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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 1,739 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 2,592 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 4,987 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 3,868 Elem
At a Restaurant - Tandem Cards

At a Restaurant - Tandem Cards

Waltraud Grünsteidl
Tandem cards are a good possibility to practise dialogues. The pupils have to translate the sentences given. Partner A can control or help partner B because he/she has given the solutions for ...
3 Views 2,919 Pre-Int
Movie Worksheet: International House Hunters

Movie Worksheet: International House Hunters

This worksheet was originally created to be used with teenagers, but after some slight modifications it will work with adults as well. Students watch one of the episodes of International House Hun ...
1 Views 1,878 IntAdv
Self Introduction (Young Learners)

Self Introduction (Young Learners)

Bhawna
This worksheet is a genuine attempt to develop fluency in young learners while introducing themselves. They don't  need to write much as we know it would be hard for them. So I have desi ...
3 Views 3,138 BegElem
Nemo Quartet Cards - Practicing Adjectives

Nemo Quartet Cards - Practicing Adjectives

S.I.
This quartet card game is based on the movie Finding Nemo. The aim of the game is for students to collect four of a kind. I designed the game to practice personality adjectives. The adjective abov ...
1 Views 4,344 BegElem
At the Restaurant

At the Restaurant

S.I.
This worksheet has 2 activities which focus on restaurant vocabulary. The first activity is a gap fill for a restaurant conversation and the second activity asks questions based on a fictitious re ...
3 Views 8,236 BegElem
Match Maker - Personalities

Match Maker - Personalities

S.I.
This is a fun activity which practices adjectives. Students make up a friend and try to match make them with another student's friend. Students complete their own friend's profile first and then m ...
2 Views 3,966 BegElem
Should and Shouldn't Exercises

Should and Shouldn't Exercises

S.I.
This is a simple worksheet which practices the use of 'should' and 'shouldn't'. The first activity is a gap fill and the second activity asks students to write sentences according to the situation ...
1 Views 4,076 BegElem
My Dream Home

My Dream Home

S.I.
I use this house template to practice furniture vocabulary. Students design their dream home by cutting pictures of furniture they'd like in their house out of catalogues e.g. Argos. They then sti ...
1 Views 4,010 BegElem
Useful Cooking Verbs

Useful Cooking Verbs

S.I.
This table is a reference guide for students learning about food/cooking/baking/the kitchen. The table contains common cooking verbs with images for easy understanding. I usually print the table a ...
1 Views 4,557 BegElem
Fractions for Children

Fractions for Children

The document consists of a worksheet that has bugs. The instructions are to color a certain fraction of the bug and it also comes with an editable page where a teacher can ask students to color wh ...
1 Views 1,407 BegElemPre-Int
Movie Worksheet: Red Dwarf Lesson B2-C1

Movie Worksheet: Red Dwarf Lesson B2-C1

Jeremy Wysakowski-Walters
This lesson provides both some comic relief from the tedium of course books as well as comprehension and speaking practice. The worksheet must be used in conjunction with episode one of Red Dwarf, ...
1 Views 1,818 Adv
What Are They Doing? Present Continuous Boardgame

What Are They Doing? Present Continuous Boardgame

Sara Iancu
This boardgame is designed for students to practice using present continuous. All you will need is a dice and some counters. Students take turns rolling the dice and moving along the board accordi ...
3 Views 7,085 BegElem
Spring on the Farm, Game

Spring on the Farm, Game

I have designed this file to review the names of some farm animals (and their babies) and of course some other vocabulary items related to the farm such as barn, tractor and scarecrow. The instruc ...
4 Views 2,542 Elem
Spring on the Farm

Spring on the Farm

I have designed this ppt to teach some vocabulary items related to the "farm". It includes different farm animals and their babies. It also includes such words as a tractor, farmer, barn, flowers, ...
3 Views 1,257 Elem
Astronomy - Fact or Opinion?

Astronomy - Fact or Opinion?

A fact is a thing that is known or proved to be true. An opinion is a belief, judgment, or way of thinking about something. Students read the sentences about astronomy and write fact or opinion on ...
5 Views 2,527 Elem
Coloring for Complete Beginners to Teach Spelling Skills

Coloring for Complete Beginners to Teach Spelling Skills

Marina Talvir
This worksheet enables young children to demonstrate their knowledge of consonants and encourages them to read words with letter "Aa". Looking a the pictures children should guess what consonants ...
3 Views 3,176 Beg

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