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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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Simple present positive - Practice

Simple present positive - Practice

Grammatics.education
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
    Young learners watch an animated video and then work in small groups to order the story cards as a way to improve their cooperation and communication skills.  When young le ...
1 Views 874 BegElem
Present Simple Negative Animated Video Background

Present Simple Negative Animated Video Background

Grammatics
  Young learners can watch and have fun coloring this background used in conjunction with an animated YouTube video, finally creating their own Present Simple Negative sentence.
1 Views 4,386 BegElem
Watch & Listen To A Brief History Of America's Independence

Watch & Listen To A Brief History Of America's Independence

, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
     With this worksheet, students will practice their listening skills while learning about the historical events surrounding the creation of the USA. The video is in two parts ...
1 Views 3,296 Pre-IntInt
American Heatwave Listening

American Heatwave Listening

, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  With this worksheet, students can practice their listening skills and comprehension. There are three exercises ranging from easy to more difficult. Students watch a video of a news item ...
1 Views 2,768 Pre-IntInt
Present Simple Writing Worksheet

Present Simple Writing Worksheet

Grammatics
    This Present Simple Writing Worksheet is used in conjunction with an animated YouTube video. Young learners can watch while they do their first lesson then have fun practicing ...
1 Views 4,472 BegElem
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Telling Time: What Time is it?

Telling Time: What Time is it?

Jeff Genet
  This beginner-level lesson uses common vocabulary and phrases to learn how to talk about the time in English. It includes vocabulary building, visual aids to practice teaching, and telli ...
1 Views 4,972 BegElemPre-Int
Simple Present Negative Lesson Plan

Simple Present Negative Lesson Plan

Grammatics.education
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  This 40-minute lesson plan practices Simple Present Negative, grammar form, and structure. Students watch the animated video and complete an individual or group comprehension activity fo ...
1 Views 4,679 BegElem
The Great Debate: Coffee vs. Tea

The Great Debate: Coffee vs. Tea

Jeff Genet
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  This conversation-based lesson talks about the history and benefits of coffee and tea. Which do you prefer? It includes vocabulary building, warm-up, and discussion questions, idioms, a ...
1 Views 4,674 All
Present Simple Positive - Order Story Cards

Present Simple Positive - Order Story Cards

Grammatics.education
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons,
  Young learners watch this animated video and order the story cards as a way to help reinforce their understanding of this aspect of the Present Simple tense. When students have completed ...
1 Views 4,115 BegElem
History of the Airplane

History of the Airplane

Jeff Genet
  An interactive CEFR B2 video and conversation-based lesson to talk about the History of Airplanes, travel, modes of transportation, inventions, and innovation. It includes vocabulary bui ...
1 Views 4,249 Pre-IntInt
Present Simple Negative - Order Story Cards

Present Simple Negative - Order Story Cards

Grammatics.education
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons,
  Young learners watch an animated video and order the story cards to help reinforce their understanding of this aspect of the Present Simple tense. When students have completed the worksh ...
1 Views 3,022 BegElem
Superstitions Around the World

Superstitions Around the World

Jeff Genet
  A speaking and conversation-based lesson to talk about superstitions around the world. This resource includes picture speculation, vocabulary matching, warm-up and conversation questions ...
1 Views 4,936 All
Simple Present Positive Lesson Plan

Simple Present Positive Lesson Plan

Grammatics.education
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This 40-minute lesson plan practices Simple Present Positive grammar form and structure. Students watch the animated video and complete an individual or group comprehension activity followed by ...
1 Views 4,106 BegElem
Present Simple Negative – Group work activity

Present Simple Negative – Group work activity

Grammatics.education
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  Young learners watch an animated video and then work in small groups to order the story cards. The exercise helps to improve their cooperation and communication skills. When the activity ...
1 Views 3,307 BegElem
Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Jeff Genet
  Talk about the Mexican-American holiday Cinco de Mayo. This fun, conversation, and video-based lesson plan covers a bit of the history of the holiday, how it's celebrated, and descriptio ...
1 Views 3,163 All
Present Simple Positive – Group Work Activity

Present Simple Positive – Group Work Activity

Grammatics.education
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  Young learners watch the animated video and then work in small groups to order the story cards to improve their cooperation and communication skills. When the activity is complete, simpl ...
1 Views 4,492 BegElem
Around the House

Around the House

Jeff Genet
  A speaking-based lesson for beginners to talk about rooms and things around the home. It includes visual aids for brainstorming and identifying rooms and common household items. Identify ...
1 Views 6,656 BegElemPre-Int
Present Simple Negative – Group Work Activity

Present Simple Negative – Group Work Activity

Grammatics.education
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  Young learners watch an animated video and then work in small groups to order the story cards as a way to improve their cooperation and communication skills. When the activity is complet ...
1 Views 3,772 BegElem
Canada vs. USA – Quality of Living

Canada vs. USA – Quality of Living

Jeff Genet
  A fun and engaging lesson to talk about places to live in the world, the best places to live, and the quality of living. An intermediate level, speaking and listening-based lesson about ...
1 Views 5,454 All
Bad Habits

Bad Habits

Jeff Genet
  This fun and engaging intermediate video-based lesson on Bad Habits features visual aids for brainstorming vocabulary and phrases and talking about bad habits. It includes activities suc ...
1 Views 6,933 All
Present Simple Negative Writing Worksheet

Present Simple Negative Writing Worksheet

Grammatics.education
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons,
  This worksheet on the Present Simple Negative is used in conjunction with an animated YouTube video. Young learners can watch while they do their language lesson, then have fun practicin ...
1 Views 3,321 BegElem
April Fool's Day Pranks

April Fool's Day Pranks

Jeff Genet
  This comprehensive ESL lesson on April Fool's day begins with some warm-up questions and a vocabulary-matching exercise. Students watch a YouTube video, then answer some listening compre ...
1 Views 5,164 All
Present Simple Questions – Group Work Activity

Present Simple Questions – Group Work Activity

Grammatics.education
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  Young learners watch our animated video and then work in small groups to order the story cards as a way to improve their cooperation and communication skills. When the activity is comple ...
1 Views 4,101 BegElem
Comparing Seasons

Comparing Seasons

Jeff Genet
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  This conversation-based lesson is to get students to compare seasons and use comparatives and superlatives and spring-related idioms, especially spring compared to other seasons. Student ...
1 Views 4,223 All
Spring Season

Spring Season

Jeff Genet
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This comprehensive lesson on spring is a fun and engaging conversation-based lesson to get students talking about spring. It includes discussion questions, learning spring-related idioms, watc ...
1 Views 4,221 All

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