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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 296 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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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 ...
9 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
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 ...
3 Complete BeginnerElementary
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 ...
2 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
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 ...
4 Elementary
Vegetables Flashcards

Vegetables Flashcards

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Here are some vegetables flashcards to help you. 
3 Complete BeginnerElementary
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 ...
12 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
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 ...
4 Complete BeginnerElementary
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 ...
9 Elementary
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 ...
9 Complete Beginner
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 ...
5 All levels
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.
2 Elementary
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 ...
8 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
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 ...
5 Intermediate
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 ...
2 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
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 ...
3 Complete Beginner

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