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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 303 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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Vegetables Flashcards

Vegetables Flashcards

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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 ...
7 Views 6,391 BegPre-IntInt
Describing Appearance

Describing Appearance

Lerlechka
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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 ...
5 Views 6,802 BegElemPre-IntInt
Printable Alphabet Flashcards

Printable Alphabet Flashcards

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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 ...
4 Views 7,562 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 ...
4 Views 10,269 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 ...
7 Views 11,003 BegElemPre-IntInt
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Daily Routines / Actions - Flash Cards

Daily Routines / Actions - Flash Cards

Karine
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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 ...
13 Views 28,354 BegElemPre-Int
Environmental Issues Flashcards

Environmental Issues Flashcards

Mirlo
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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 9,112 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 ...
17 Views 15,300 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 12,956 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 8,264 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 ...
5 Views 5,779 Elem
Vegetables Flashcards

Vegetables Flashcards

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Here are some vegetables flashcards to help you. 
7 Views 16,148 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 ...
19 Views 15,725 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 ...
9 Views 19,568 BegElem
Jobs Flashcards

Jobs Flashcards

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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 ...
14 Views 23,480 Elem
The ABC - Flashcards

The ABC - Flashcards

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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 ...
20 Views 21,808 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 ...
7 Views 10,946 All
Clothes Pictures

Clothes Pictures

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I used these for making a bingo card or you can use them as flashcards. It contains pictures to illustrate vocabulary such as: gloves, scarf, pants, vest, belt and so on.
5 Views 12,065 Elem
American English vs. British English Flash Cards

American English vs. British English Flash Cards

These flash cards are based on others found on BusyTeacher.org, so credit goes to those creators. They are American vs. British English flash cards, but with each word on a separate card. Useful f ...
12 Views 17,768 Pre-IntInt
Phonetics Card Game

Phonetics Card Game

2 Teams of  2 players (a clue giver and a guesser), a deck of 44 cards, a timer (2mn rounds). Find and Pronounce as many words as possible. Rules: - the clue giver draws a ...
11 Views 13,017 Int
Word Root Cards

Word Root Cards

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This is a set of 40 printable cards: 20 common English word roots and 20 definitions. They can be printed out and used as flash cards or to play a concentration-style game. Roots include: ast ...
3 Views 16,183 IntAdv
Musical Instruments (Early Reader)

Musical Instruments (Early Reader)

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A 5 page early reader for teachers to read with young students just learning to read English. This reader features several sight words that should be reviewed before reading; look, can, you, see a ...
6 Views 18,844 Beg
Set of Flashcards - Chinese New Year

Set of Flashcards - Chinese New Year

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This set of 20 flashcards can be used when teaching students about Chinese New Year. They can be printed onto card or paper and laminated. A matching game can be played by printing off two sets of ...
5 Views 6,727 Elem
Letter U PowerPoint

Letter U PowerPoint

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This PowerPoint introduces letter U u. The L2 learners learn some new words through pictures. All letter U in the current PowerPoint are colorful to attract the learners' attention. It's appropria ...
7 Views 5,392 BegElem
Letter T PowerPoint

Letter T PowerPoint

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This PowerPoint shows some new words that starts with letter T t. It is appropriate for beginner learners of English, children between 7-12. L2 learners get familiar with this letter and learn som ...
5 Views 4,936 BegElem

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