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Let’s face it: Even the most enthusiastic ESL class sometimes goes through dull periods. No matter how much you switch up the activities and topics, there’s only so much English that your students can absorb at any one time. Still, that limit is sometimes a lot higher than your students believe it is - and the genuine exhaustion caused by a challenging topic, is very different from boredom that comes from too much repetition. When your students are just plain bored of board work, that’s when it’s time to break out one of your “emergency” activities - the ones you know will raise your class’s mood.

You’ve probably got some go-to activities of your own - but it never hurts to add some new ones to your arsenal. That’s exactly why BusyTeacher.org has put together this collection of 1,099 worksheets themed on movies, cartoons, and viral videos. You won’t have to wonder whether these activities will catch your students’ interest - because each one is based on a movie or show that they already love to watch. For those times when ESL starts feeling a little too abstract, these worksheets bring English back into the real world, and inspire students to use it to talk about their own pop culture.

But that’s not the only reason these 1,099 worksheets are handy. BusyTeacher.org’s movie and video worksheets help you organize lessons on a wide variety of ESL areas - from basic grammar and vocabulary to listening and speaking. Whether your students are level-one beginners or level-five English experts, we’ve got worksheets appropriate for their level. In fact, many of these worksheets can be adapted for different ESL levels - meaning they can be used again and again in all the classes you teach.

While some of BusyTeacher.org’s 1,099 movie and video worksheets offer simple fill-in-the-blank or matching exercises, others provide frameworks for games and activities, encourage students to listen and answer questions about what happens in video clips, or even spark open-ended discussions about their favorite movies and shows. So whether you need to calm down a turbulent class or pump some energy into a quiet one, these movie worksheets will grab your students’ attention.

How do we know these worksheets work? Because every single one of them has been created and tested in the classrooms of real ESL teachers just like you. And each one is completely free to download, modify, and share - you don’t even have to register on our site. But if you have a worksheet of your own that’s been a hit in your classroom, we’d love for you to share it with our international community of ESL teachers. It’s as easy as clicking the “Submit a worksheet” button at the bottom of this page.

Ready to find a worksheet for your class? You might want to start with the top ten most popular movie and video worksheets. Or you can browse BusyTeacher.org’s complete collection of 1,099 movie and video worksheets - all available to view in thumbnail mode, so you can see exactly what you’ll be getting when you download each one.

So take a look at what we have to offer. We’re confident that any BusyTeacher movie worksheet you choose will make you the star of your classroom.

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To All the Boys I've Loved Before Movie Worksheet

To All the Boys I've Loved Before Movie Worksheet

Cris
» Movie + Video + Cartoons
Here's an exercise that you can use for discussion groups and listening comprehension. The first step is to talk to the students about the movie. The exercise contains discussion moments and liste ...
1 Views 1,750 Pre-Int
Scary Halloween Lesson

Scary Halloween Lesson

Jeff Genet
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
A super fun lesson and animated video created especially for teaching ESL students vocabulary, idioms and expressions to talk about fear. Perfect for improving listening and boosting vocabulary, t ...
1 Views 6,325 All
Halloween Planning Lesson with Activities

Halloween Planning Lesson with Activities

Jeff Genet
A fantastic lesson plan for teaching useful vocabulary and expressions to talk about Halloween. The lesson plan includes a link to a fun, animated YouTube video. An excellent resource for improvin ...
1 Views 5,695 All
Goofy Basketball

Goofy Basketball

Claudio Ferreira
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This is a worksheet based on the video "Goofy Basketball" which encourages young learners to start working with worksheets. Even at the end they can do a little of maths using the vocabulary prov ...
1 Views 3,534 BegElem
Find Someone Who Movies/Films

Find Someone Who Movies/Films

Movie + Video + Cartoons,
Cut the handout out to use as a warmer or one of activities on topic of movies/film genres, etc. Each student gets a card and starts asking other students questions to find a person who does somet ...
2 Views 5,702 Pre-IntIntAdv
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Remembering Aretha Franklin - Video and Worksheet

Remembering Aretha Franklin - Video and Worksheet

Chocolate Addict
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
A tribute to Aretha Franklin: first a video from The New York Times (it has captions if needed) and then an article about her life and career. First I ask students what they know about Aretha Fra ...
1 Views 3,806 IntAdv
A Single Life - Tell a Story with Sequencing Words

A Single Life - Tell a Story with Sequencing Words

, , Movie + Video + Cartoons,
A worksheet to accompany a short animated video.  Includes vocabulary for different life stages, sequencing words to help students write a plot summary of the video, discussion questions and ...
2 Views 10,248 Pre-IntIntAdv
Job Interview Dos and Don'ts Video Activity

Job Interview Dos and Don'ts Video Activity

BusyTeacher Contributor
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
It is a listening and reading worksheet based on a video from YouTube (approx: 4 minutes). There are two parts: a fill-in exercise and a reading section. Useful job interview tips are provided so ...
1 Views 5,449 IntAdv
The Wolf of Wall Street Scene Worksheet

The Wolf of Wall Street Scene Worksheet

BusyTeacher Contributor
» Movie + Video + Cartoons
This is a business English worksheet based on a video clip from the film The Wolf of Wall Street. It contains some finance vocabulary and a real-life conversation. There are two exercises - one is ...
1 Views 3,878 IntAdv
Ramadan

Ramadan

hellen haga
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This is a listening activity based on Ramadan. It has an exercise to elicit the vocabulary, then students should watch a video (link on the file) and complete 2 tasks. There's a bottom-up exercise ...
1 Views 5,734 IntAdv
Second Conditional - If I were President

Second Conditional - If I were President

English Through Videos
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This worksheet is designed to be used with a YouTube video. It helps learners practise using the Second Conditional or Unreal Conditional. It is a multiple choice and discussion activity. Studen ...
1 Views 11,497 Pre-IntIntAdv
Comparing and Contrasting Lesson Plan

Comparing and Contrasting Lesson Plan

This is a complete lesson plan for practising linking adverbials and conjunctions in writing and speaking. This sheet contains: a lesson plan, a handout for some contrasting linking words seen in ...
1 Views 12,235 IntAdvExam
TV Series Worksheet: Friends (S06E09)

TV Series Worksheet: Friends (S06E09)

, Movie + Video + Cartoons
This worksheet is based on the ninth episode of season 6 of Friends (which is my favorite Friends episode!) and it includes spotting idioms and phrases, filling in the blanks and choosing the corr ...
33 Views 83,529 Int
Jumanji Video Activities

Jumanji Video Activities

DIANA CASTRO
» Movie + Video + Cartoons
This activity is intended for A2 students or even younger if you help them understand the meaning of the sentences in the True or False activities. Students watch trailers for  Jumanji 1 and ...
1 Views 13,061 BegElemPre-Int
A Night to Remember - High School Musical

A Night to Remember - High School Musical

Barbara Plensack
Video & Song Activity based on a High School Musical 3 scene about prom. First, students watch the movie segment (which can be found on youtube) and answer some questions about it. Then, match ...
1 Views 8,805 Pre-IntInt
The DNA Journey

The DNA Journey

Monika Bojanowska-Kuchta
The DNA Journey is a project in which people from all over the world are asked to take a DNA test. It turns out they have much more in common with other nationalities than they thought ... The she ...
1 Views 10,416 Pre-IntIntAdv
Grilled Chicken Recipe - Video and Worksheet

Grilled Chicken Recipe - Video and Worksheet

BusyTeacher Contributor
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This is a listening task based on a one-minute YouTube video teaching how to make grilled chicken. Students can practice the patterns of imperatives as well as using the verbs of cooking methods. ...
1 Views 12,645 Pre-IntInt
Guess the Movie Based on the Plot

Guess the Movie Based on the Plot

, Movie + Video + Cartoons,
If you are talking about movies and it seems that you've done everything, let your students do this task. They have to guess what the movie is by reading a summary about it. The keys are included ...
4 Views 28,712 IntAdvExam
Is Coffee Good For You?

Is Coffee Good For You?

, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This activity is a discussion based on youtube videos about the effects of drinking coffee. The students firts will talk about the issue after watching the video in class and for homework they wi ...
3 Views 18,130 IntAdv
Cat Idioms

Cat Idioms

, , Movie + Video + Cartoons,
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 ...
8 Views 27,721 Pre-IntIntAdv
Divergent Scene: Fill in the Gaps

Divergent Scene: Fill in the Gaps

, Movie + Video + Cartoons
This movie worksheet goes along with the following youtube video It is a great activity for teenagers. First, you can ask the students who have watched the film what is it about. Then students c ...
11 Views 16,907 Pre-IntIntAdv
Movie Worksheet - Star Wars - The Last Jedi

Movie Worksheet - Star Wars - The Last Jedi

Yulia Zueva
, Movie + Video + Cartoons,
This worksheet is based around the teaser trailer of one of the films of the Star Wars trilogy - "Episode VIII: The Last Jedi". The first task refreshes in the students' memory the names of the ma ...
2 Views 20,001 ElemPre-Int
Mulan Movie Activities

Mulan Movie Activities

BusyTeacher Contributor
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
Learning English through watching movies is something that makes the process of learning more meaningful to young students. This worksheet incorporates watching and listening activities that have ...
3 Views 12,931 ElemInt
Movie Worksheet: Leopards, a Bearcat & Penguin with Jack Hanna

Movie Worksheet: Leopards, a Bearcat & Penguin with Jack Hanna

Helen
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
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 ...
6 Views 14,921 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Movie Worksheet: Maleficent

Movie Worksheet: Maleficent

» Movie + Video + Cartoons
I have designed this pdf for the film "Maleficent". It includes two parts: first students are asked to match the names with the pictures, then they are asked to watch the film and write true or fa ...
3 Views 15,361 Elem

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