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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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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 2,528 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 3,301 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 3,022 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 4,084 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 ...
3 Views 10,392 IntAdvExam
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Is Coffee Good For You?

Is Coffee Good For You?

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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 12,056 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 ...
7 Views 14,619 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 ...
10 Views 12,052 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 13,063 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 ...
2 Views 8,747 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 12,047 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 12,061 Elem
Movie Worksheet: International House Hunters

Movie Worksheet: International House Hunters

, Movie + Video + Cartoons
This worksheet was originally created to be used with teenagers, but after some slight modifications it will work with adults as well. Students watch one of the episodes of International House Hun ...
4 Views 8,359 IntAdv
Movie Worksheet: Word Order ,10 + 10 Amazing Facts (Present Simple)

Movie Worksheet: Word Order ,10 + 10 Amazing Facts (Present Simple)

, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
A worksheet to practice the present simple and sentence structure. In the video there is a short explanation of word order in English plus an activity similar to the one in the worksheet with 10 ...
4 Views 12,054 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Movie Worksheet: Red Dwarf Lesson B2-C1

Movie Worksheet: Red Dwarf Lesson B2-C1

Jeremy Wysakowski-Walters
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This lesson provides both some comic relief from the tedium of course books as well as comprehension and speaking practice. The worksheet must be used in conjunction with episode one of Red Dwarf, ...
1 Views 5,742 Adv
Movie Worksheets: Harry Potter ( Extracts)

Movie Worksheets: Harry Potter ( Extracts)

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» Movie + Video + Cartoons
There are five extracts from Harry Potter films and after watching tasks for elementary or pre-intermediate students. You can see different kinds of tasks there, such as comprehension questions, d ...
2 Views 12,670 ElemPre-Int
Movie Worksheet: 13 Reasons Why

Movie Worksheet: 13 Reasons Why

Sergio Ramone
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
A 3-level quizz about the Netflix TV Series '13 Reasons Why', episode 1. After watching the episode, students can work in pairs or groups, depending on the number of them. Teacher hands out the sh ...
7 Views 12,522 ElemIntAdv
Movie Worksheet: Describing Pictures, Infographic

Movie Worksheet: Describing Pictures, Infographic

This is an infographic I made for a short video on how to describe pictures in English. It talks about the vocabulary and grammar for a great picture description. I think any level could use it es ...
7 Views 15,648 ElemPre-IntIntAdvExam
Movie Worksheet: Big Bang Theory

Movie Worksheet: Big Bang Theory

ayçae
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This short video activity(please watch out the time on the worksheet) can be used as a warm-up to practice/review present perfect cont. & 2nd conditionals. It also contains some questions abo ...
7 Views 12,477 Pre-Int
Movie Worksheet: Countable and Uncountable Nouns Game

Movie Worksheet: Countable and Uncountable Nouns Game

, Movie + Video + Cartoons
This is a worksheet that goes with a game I put together on YouTube on countable and uncountable nouns. The answers are included in the YouTube video. I designed it for elementary and pre-intermed ...
5 Views 12,765 ElemPre-Int
Song Worksheet: You're Welcome (Disney Moana)

Song Worksheet: You're Welcome (Disney Moana)

Anasta Mks
Maui's Song from Disney cartoon "Moana" with fill-in the gaps exercise. Good as a warm-up activity and may be used as pre- or post- reading activity for the text "Maui makes the sun go slower" fr ...
4 Views 19,574 ElemPre-IntInt
Movie Worksheet:The 100 (Series 01, Episode 01)

Movie Worksheet:The 100 (Series 01, Episode 01)

Gabby
» Movie + Video + Cartoons
This worksheet serves as a revision of the TV show The 100 (season 1, episode 1 - pilot). Give it to students after watching the episode. There are open questions, multiple choice, true/ false and ...
3 Views 5,891 Pre-IntInt
Movie Worksheet: Modern Family; Spring Break

Movie Worksheet: Modern Family; Spring Break

Christine Loconti
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This worksheet goes with the episode of the popular TV show Modern Family, "Spring Break." I used this to go along with a lesson about Easter holidays and spring break in other countries as a fun ...
2 Views 7,908 IntAdv
Movie Worksheet: About Time

Movie Worksheet: About Time

» Movie + Video + Cartoons
Movie worksheet for "About Time". 1 character-based question, 8 about the plot and 1 extra personal opinion one. Suitable for all levels, though it aims at general comprehension, avoiding vocabula ...
19 Views 7,890 BegElemPre-IntInt
Movie Worksheet: Jobs

Movie Worksheet: Jobs

Lucka
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This worksheet is based on video 3 - unit 3 New Headway Elementary 4th edition; you can use it to revise your students listening skills. They fill in missing (mostly) verbs into the texts. You wil ...
3 Views 13,118 Elem

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