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Repetition is a powerful tool for learning certain things in a new language. While you certainly don’t want to overdo it, running through a list of vocabulary words, verb forms, or idioms with your students can help smooth over some of their trouble spots, and increase their confidence about speaking and writing what they’ve learned. When balanced with a variety of other speaking, reading, writing, and listening activities, memorization drills can prove to be powerful tools in your teaching arsenal.

So what’s the best way to get your students to rehearse a list of words or phrases that they’ve just got to get memorized? Some teachers write out the list on the board, or print it out on a worksheet - and while those methods can sometimes work, there’s something about flashcards that seems to make memorization a lot more intuitive. Maybe it’s the fact that students can flip through the deck at will, and only see one item at a time. Maybe it’s the friendly pictures and boldly printed words on each card. Whatever it is that makes them so engaging, flashcards are a tried-and-true way to help your students absorb the basics of a new ESL topic.

The 308 flashcard sets available here on BusyTeacher.org are especially handy, because they all come with big, bright pictures and easy-to-read words. They cover all kinds of grammar and vocabulary areas, from body parts and household items to emotions and even technical terms. Here on BusyTeacher.org, you’ll never run out of fun flashcards - whether you’re working through a unit on food, holidays, cultures around the world, or even people and characters from modern pop culture.

Some of our flashcards can help your students learn simple words, while others can help them learn descriptive vocabulary, verb forms, English phonemes, and much more, by challenging them to match the right pictures with the descriptions, tenses, or sounds. From level one students learning the English alphabet, all the way to level five students learning to express themselves with fluency, every ESL learner can have fun and sharpen their language skills with our flashcard sets.

Every single set of flashcards on this site is completely free to use and download - and you have BusyTeacher’s worldwide community of ESL teachers to thank for that. All the worksheets on this site were created by ESL teachers like you - and you can print, duplicate, and share them without paying, or even registering. And if you’ve got a worksheet or flashcard set that’s come especially handy in your classroom, you’re more than welcome to share it with the community by clicking the “Submit a worksheet” button at the bottom of this page.

Got to run to class soon? Just skim through all the flashcard sets using our handy thumbnail view, which lets you get a glimpse of each printable set of flashcards without even downloading it. Once you’ve found one (or a few) that you like, print ‘em off, try ‘em out, and see why thousands of ESL teachers all over the world have made BusyTeacher.org their number-one stop for fun free flashcards!

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Flashcards of Daily Activities

Flashcards of Daily Activities

LenaK
, Flashcard Sets
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 ...
7 Views 9,873 BegElemPre-Int
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 5,675 BegElem
Aviation Sentences

Aviation Sentences

Maiara
In this exercise, the sentences are scrambled and the students must put the words in the correct order. You can use it as a simple exercise or you can turn it into a game with the winner being th ...
2 Views 7,438 All
Brag Tags for the EFL classroom

Brag Tags for the EFL classroom

This document consists of brag tags for the EFL classroom! It has its colored and black and white version. -I am speaking English -I am following directions -I am a good friend -I am using magic ...
4 Views 4,921 BegElemPre-Int
Useful Cooking Verbs

Useful Cooking Verbs

S.I.
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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 ...
3 Views 10,927 BegElem
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40 Flashcard of Clothing

40 Flashcard of Clothing

Elena Kol
, Flashcard Sets
The worksheet contains 40 flashcards of clothes, shoes and accessories. You may print and use the cards to educate kids at ESL lessons or at home. The flashcards are colorful, made with http://fla ...
11 Views 13,177 BegElemPre-Int
All English Phonetic Symbols (Flashcards in PDF)

All English Phonetic Symbols (Flashcards in PDF)

Elena
, Flashcard Sets
The worksheet contains 46 symbols of the English phonetics - consonants, vowels and stress symbol. The sounds are given with the examples of words. The flashcards can be easily printable and used ...
2 Views 16,938 BegElemPre-Int
Farm Animals Flashcards

Farm Animals Flashcards

Elena K
, Flashcard Sets
16 flashcards of domestic animals: pig, cow, horse, cat, dog, rabbit, goat, sheep, and others. Ideal to show to little learners or use at primary school. The cards can be used at English lessons a ...
8 Views 10,301 BegElemPre-Int
Vegetables Flashcards

Vegetables Flashcards

, , Flashcard Sets
A set of 18 colorful vegetable flashcards,which can be used for teaching new words, conversation cards, oral test, group work, classroom posters, etc.. It contains pictures of tomatoes, caul ...
9 Views 21,249 BegPre-IntInt
Describing Appearance

Describing Appearance

Lerlechka
, Flashcard Sets
These flashcards can be used to teach students  appearance vocabulary. They can help students remember the words or these flashcards can be used as speaking cards. The worksheet is useful for ...
8 Views 19,078 BegElemPre-IntInt
Printable Alphabet Flashcards

Printable Alphabet Flashcards

, Flashcard Sets
This is a very colorful alphabet that you can print and use for teaching the abc whether you're introducing them one by one or as a whole. Kids will love to relate the letters to the animals ...
12 Views 15,930 Beg
Children's Games

Children's Games

Match the names of games with pictures. I printed, coloured and laminated them and I am using them for many things. Young learners can match them, learners can also develop speaking by picking out ...
5 Views 16,005 ElemPre-IntInt
Flashcard: Silence

Flashcard: Silence

it is pretty important to stablish rules in a classroom. Here, you can find this flashcard that invites students to be quiet in class. It is useful for classroom management. Also, it can be u ...
8 Views 16,140 BegElemPre-IntInt
Daily Routines / Actions - Flash Cards

Daily Routines / Actions - Flash Cards

Karine
, Flashcard Sets
A set of flash cards for daily routines and actions. Put together with clip art and drawings from Google images. The actions are not written on the cards. Can be used for teaching daily acti ...
15 Views 40,206 BegElemPre-Int
Environmental Issues Flashcards

Environmental Issues Flashcards

Mirlo
, Flashcard Sets
Flashcards about environmental issues, like water pollution, air pollution, endangered species, landfills, domestic waste and more. These pages are ready to print. It is a Word document . You ca ...
6 Views 13,130 All
Animated Characters Description Flashcards

Animated Characters Description Flashcards

Lacrimosa
The file contains a set of 12 flashcards featuring pictures of contemporary disney/pixar animated characters such as Shrek, Elsa, Snow White, Gru etc. They can be used for vocabulary practice (des ...
18 Views 19,270 BegElemPre-Int
Toys

Toys

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Flashcards Toys. I designed these flashcards to teach 11-year-old kids. You may practice- what is this? and This is a ... . I decided to share with you this worksheet, because it's really hard for ...
9 Views 16,609 BegElem
Baby Animals

Baby Animals

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This powerpoint presentation is about baby animals. It is useful to present vocabulary related to animals babies. It's good for beginners. This powerpoint presentation is about baby animals. It is ...
4 Views 10,902 BegElemPre-Int
Chinese New Year - Set of 20 Flashcards

Chinese New Year - Set of 20 Flashcards

This set of 20 flashcards can be used when teaching students about Chinese New Year. This set includes the words and pictures: China, bamboo, lantern, firecrackers, panda, dragon, rat, rabbit, sna ...
6 Views 8,104 Elem
Vegetables Flashcards

Vegetables Flashcards

, Flashcard Sets
Here are some vegetables flashcards to help you. 
7 Views 20,056 BegElem
Question Maker

Question Maker

I decided to share with you this worksheet, because it's really hard for children to make questions correctly, that's why I've created these cards for my students and they really loved them; on ...
20 Views 19,308 ElemPre-Int
Flashcards

Flashcards

You could print this flashcards double-sided, one side for the picture and the other one for the words. You could use it to teach vocabulary for young learners. The flashcards contains activities ...
11 Views 23,491 BegElem
Jobs Flashcards

Jobs Flashcards

, Flashcard Sets
This file contains pictures and corresponding jobs which can be used as flashcards. Teachers may also use these for games or class recitation. Print them in a hard A4 paper and cut them one by one ...
21 Views 29,705 Elem
The ABC - Flashcards

The ABC - Flashcards

, Flashcard Sets
Here you can have a presentation of flashcards about the ABC with words and pictures for each letter. It's quite simple and probably for complete beginners, but I also used for a quick remind ...
22 Views 27,624 Beg
World Cup 2014 Country Flags (for Memory Game)

World Cup 2014 Country Flags (for Memory Game)

This is a game you can play with students of all levels, whether they are following the World Cup or not. I think it's a good way to help them learn the names of countries in English, as well as m ...
8 Views 13,151 All

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