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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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Dan Pink – The Puzzle of Motivation – TED Talk Worksheet

Dan Pink – The Puzzle of Motivation – TED Talk Worksheet

, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  This is a 4-page intermediate worksheet is to accompany Dan Pink's TED Talk on Motivation. It includes discussion questions, diagrams and images to illustrate the concepts. Begin with as ...
1 Views 1,479 IntAdv
APPEARANCE: 7 Curious Facts Your Appearance Says about You

APPEARANCE: 7 Curious Facts Your Appearance Says about You

Anastasiia
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  The video-based worksheet deals with the topics of appearance and its possible influence on character. Students work on the vocabulary units that describe the facial structure, namely no ...
1 Views 673 Pre-IntInt
English for Work – How to ask for a Raise

English for Work – How to ask for a Raise

Anastasiia
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  The worksheet teaches communication in professional settings. It can be used as a part of Business English classes at the workplace. The tasks include watching the sample videos of unsu ...
1 Views 629 Pre-IntInt
Smart Home Explained – Homes and Modern Technology

Smart Home Explained – Homes and Modern Technology

Anastasiia
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  The worksheet focuses on the vocabulary describing technology in the house as well as rooms and household appliances. The activity is organized around the video that explains the benefit ...
1 Views 1,335 Pre-IntInt
Greta Thunberg Listening Comprehension

Greta Thunberg Listening Comprehension

lynxou
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  This listening comprehension exercise is based on Greta's Thunberg's famous "How dare you" speech at the UN. It includes a fill-in-the-blanks question. At the end of the worksheet, there ...
1 Views 1,623 Pre-IntInt
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Talking about World News

Talking about World News

Pocket Passport
  An interactive lesson with visual aids to keep students engaged and to learn and remember. Students watch the animated video, answer listening comprehension questions and use illustrated ...
1 Views 2,879 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Sesame Street listening/watching practise A2

Sesame Street listening/watching practise A2

Valentina Danho
  This simple worksheet is for students who are about 11– 22 years old at CEFR level A2 to practise watching and listening, using an episode of Sesame street on YouTube. Q1 could als ...
1 Views 1,127 Elem
Future Predictions Video Activity – Mixed Tenses

Future Predictions Video Activity – Mixed Tenses

English Through Videos
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
Practise future predictions with this fun video activity. Use different future tenses to describe the predictions from this movie clip set in the future and use future simple, future, continuo ...
1 Views 2,874 IntAdv
The Year in Review

The Year in Review

Pocket Jeff
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  This resource is a fun and effective way to teach English conversation, improve listening skills and use expressions in context. Students watch the animated YouTube video and answer the ...
1 Views 1,444 BegElemPre-IntInt
The Berenstain Bears Family Get-Together

The Berenstain Bears Family Get-Together

Karina
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  This worksheet is based on a 'Berenstain Bears Family Get-Together' cartoon episode. It's for young learners to watch and enjoy while matching the pictures and completing the short exerc ...
1 Views 2,166 ElemPre-Int
Mr. Popper's Penguins – Movie

Mr. Popper's Penguins – Movie

, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  Mr. Popper's Penguins is a comedy with penguins doing silly things which are fun to watch. On this worksheet the class watches a few scenes in the movie, beginning and ending with design ...
1 Views 2,770 ElemPre-IntInt
33 Common Phrasal Verbs Students Must Know

33 Common Phrasal Verbs Students Must Know

Pocket Passport
  Watch the video and practice how to use phrasal verbs in natural conversation. This resource has fill-in-the-blanks exercises, listening comprehension activities, vocabulary matching act ...
1 Views 5,920 All
St.Patrick's Day Traditions

St.Patrick's Day Traditions

Jeff Genet
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  St. Patrick's Day – Learn the customs associated with this holiday in a fun English conversation lesson based on a YouTube video. It teaches vocabulary and phrases in context to im ...
1 Views 5,500 BegElemPre-IntInt
A Conversation about Work Routines

A Conversation about Work Routines

Jeff Genet
  A fun and interactive way to get students talking about their jobs and everyday work routines. Watch the video: https://youtu.be/WNbgkX2XKGg and have students answer the questions. It in ...
1 Views 7,721 ElemPre-IntIntAdvExam
Talking about Interests - Beginner English Activity

Talking about Interests - Beginner English Activity

Pocket Passport
A fun beginner lesson to teach students how to talk about their interests. Teach language in context with a fun animated video: https://youtu.be/xSGLS1ViAcE Grammar exercises, vocabulary buildi ...
1 Views 19,224 BegElemPre-Int
Introductions ESL Activity

Introductions ESL Activity

Pocket Passport
A fun beginner lesson to teach introductions. Teach language in context with a fun animated video: https://youtu.be/m-6sPaIbTxI Grammar exercises, vocabulary building exercises, listening compre ...
1 Views 9,754 BegElemPre-Int
Talking About Autumn

Talking About Autumn

Jeff Genet
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
A fun lesson for teaching vocabulary about autumn in context. A lesson about the fall based off an animated YouTube video, with questions and answers, vocabulary matching and language in context ...
1 Views 9,922 BegElemPre-IntInt
Is Netflix Killing Cinemas? - B1 Listening Activity

Is Netflix Killing Cinemas? - B1 Listening Activity

, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
The worksheet contains: - Vocabulary warm-up - 10 questions to test listening comprehension - Answer key It is designed for teenagers who are familiar with Netflix, TV, and cinema. No other app ...
1 Views 16,147 Pre-Int
Loneliness/Isolation Listening Activity

Loneliness/Isolation Listening Activity

» Movie + Video + Cartoons
This socially relevant activity is designed for teenagers who are willing to reflect on the side effects of isolation. No other app is needed. It can be complemented with a short writing activity ...
1 Views 9,778 IntAdv
Movies Vocabulary - Genres

Movies Vocabulary - Genres

EvgeniaM
» Movie + Video + Cartoons
This short exercise is intended to help those teachers who want to make the lessons more interesting basing on the student's hobbies - in this case, movies. The worksheet includes one page with a ...
1 Views 9,271 BegElemPre-Int
Talking about Food - Listening Comprehension

Talking about Food - Listening Comprehension

Jeff Genet
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
A fantastic lesson for explaining vocabulary and expressions to talk about food. This lesson is linked to an animated video to help put things into context. There is a second video that is a voca ...
1 Views 19,168 BegElemPre-IntInt
Present Simple Lesson Worksheet

Present Simple Lesson Worksheet

Jeff Genet
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This fun lesson contains a link to an animated video that was made specifically for ESL/EFL students to learn how to form the present simple tense. Extremely fun and contextualized explanations a ...
1 Views 15,154 BegElemPre-Int
Everyday Activities Worksheet

Everyday Activities Worksheet

Jeff Genet
A super fun and engaging lesson plan with an animated video for students to watch. After watching the video, students complete the questions, grammar and vocabulary activities. A powerful resourc ...
1 Views 23,581 BegElemPre-Int
Loneliness - A Video Lesson

Loneliness - A Video Lesson

This 45-60 minute lesson is based on a really insightful animated video. It raises awareness about loneliness, its causes, and possbile ways to fight it. The video has several parts, and there ar ...
1 Views 10,514 IntAdvExam
Why do we say OK?

Why do we say OK?

Barbora
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons,
Have you ever wondered where OK came from? Watch the youTube video "Why do we say OK" to find out. And while you're watching it, try to answer very easy questions from the worksheet, OK? The wor ...
1 Views 12,133 Pre-IntInt

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