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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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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 557 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 346 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 1,414 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 3,186 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 2,073 IntAdv
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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 2,246 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 6,345 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 5,982 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 12,127 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 5,516 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 5,677 Pre-IntInt
Corona Conversations: A Better You

Corona Conversations: A Better You

Pocket Passport
A conversation and lesson about getting in shape while stuck inside. A YouTube video with vocabulary, expressions and conversation starters to talk about the current global pandemic. Being produc ...
2 Views 12,027 All
Cat Left Home Alone Video Worksheet

Cat Left Home Alone Video Worksheet

DIANA CASTRO
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This worksheet is useful when working with younger children. It's visual. No words. The idea is to captivate student's interest and work on vocabulary and comprehension activities after watching ...
1 Views 24,326 Elem
Handout Pride and Prejudice with Answers

Handout Pride and Prejudice with Answers

, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This handout is for the 2005 movie based on the book, Pride & Prejudice. This worksheet has listed vocabulary and definitions for each of four scenes. There are a few questions for each scene ...
1 Views 8,439 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Frosty the Snowman (1969) Worksheet

Frosty the Snowman (1969) Worksheet

, Movie + Video + Cartoons,
This 26 minute Frosty the Snowman animated video is a classic from 1969. This worksheet is for pre-intermediate and up. It's in eight parts with each part's approximate start and end time listed. ...
1 Views 14,618 Pre-IntIntAdv
The History of Thanksgiving Lesson

The History of Thanksgiving Lesson

chocolate addict
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This is designed for a two-hour class. I first use the quiz to see what the students know about Thanksgiving. Then they read the text and work on the questions. At the end, we work on the two sho ...
1 Views 15,710 Pre-IntIntAdv
ESL TV Clip Lesson | FRIENDS | Topic: Physical Beauty

ESL TV Clip Lesson | FRIENDS | Topic: Physical Beauty

Robbie - EnglishTeacher
Don't stress about lesson preparation! My 1 HOUR lessons use short English TV video clips and cover speaking, listening, vocabulary and comprehension. Download the lesson for classroom use. All ...
1 Views 28,221 Pre-IntIntAdv
Bad Habits Lesson Plan

Bad Habits Lesson Plan

Asmaa Zedan
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This worksheet provides an example of a lesson plan for a vocabulary lesson titled "bad habits". It includes a detailed description of the activities that can be conducted in this lesson. This wo ...
1 Views 15,772 IntAdv
ESL TV Clip Lesson | FRIENDS

ESL TV Clip Lesson | FRIENDS

Robbie - EnglishTeacher
   Don't stress about lesson preparation! My 1 HOUR lessons use short English TV video clips and cover speaking, listening, vocabulary and comprehension. Download the lesson for cl ...
1 Views 23,560 Pre-IntIntAdv
Insurance. Basic Principles of Insurance (English for Economics and Business)

Insurance. Basic Principles of Insurance (English for Economics and Business)

Anastasiia
The video introduces the basics of insurance, students get familiar with key words to discuss the types of insurance and the risks they can be insured against. The worksheet can be used in Genera ...
1 Views 6,881 Int
Old Town Road Song Activity - Part 1

Old Town Road Song Activity - Part 1

Nadia Ramos
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This version of the song uses three different listening comprehension strategies. The teacher needs to be aware and explain each part to students so they won't get lost. I recommend teachers to d ...
1 Views 22,317 ElemPre-IntInt
Health and Nutrition. Is Gluten Really Bad for You?

Health and Nutrition. Is Gluten Really Bad for You?

Anastasiia
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
The tasks are aimed at pre-intermediate and intermediate students and are based on the video. Worksheet focuses on developing listening comprehension and provides Ukranian vocabulary translation ...
1 Views 11,270 Pre-IntInt
Past Simple Regular Verbs

Past Simple Regular Verbs

Jeff Genet
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This lesson is FULL of visual aids and clear examples of when and how to use and form the Past Simple for irregular verbs. The lesson contains a link to a fun, animated video. This is the perfect ...
1 Views 16,496 BegElemPre-IntInt
Mr. Popper's Penguins Movie Worksheet

Mr. Popper's Penguins Movie Worksheet

, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
It's a 2011 comedy movie based on the book. This worksheet has simple questions based on a few scenes in the movie and a little activity/picture matching. Vocabulary: eagle / sailing / character / ...
1 Views 12,375 Pre-Int
History of London from Roman Times to Modern Days

History of London from Roman Times to Modern Days

Anastasiia
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
The worksheet focuses on the vocabulary describing the features of London from the early days to modern times. The activity is organized around the video. Tasks focus on developing listening compr ...
1 Views 21,700 Pre-IntInt

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