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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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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 9,613 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 12,324 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 7,628 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 12,687 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 4,499 Int
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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 14,381 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 7,236 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 11,828 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 9,326 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 16,203 Pre-IntInt
Loneliness - A Video Lesson

Loneliness - A Video Lesson

This video is great for raising awareness about loneliness, its possible causes and how to help yourself or others who are in this situation. The worksheet provides you with some questions for dis ...
1 Views 10,438 IntAdvExam
University Terms Explained - Video and Fill in the Blank Activity

University Terms Explained - Video and Fill in the Blank Activity

Anastasiia
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
The worksheet focuses on higher education vocabulary and explains words like major, course, and degree. The worksheet helps to work on listening comprehension and speaking skills. Students get a c ...
1 Views 5,562 IntAdv
Past Simple Passive Video Activity - Describing TV Clips

Past Simple Passive Video Activity - Describing TV Clips

English Through Videos
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
Help your learners practice their English with this fun video activity. Watch the TV show clip and then read the description sentence, which is written in the active voice. Change the sentence int ...
1 Views 9,578 IntAdv
Relative Pronouns Video Activity (who / which / where / that)

Relative Pronouns Video Activity (who / which / where / that)

English Through Videos
, Movie + Video + Cartoons
This is a video activity to practice using relative pronouns who, which, where, and that. There is a YouTube video and a matching worksheet. Learners watch the video, look at the pictures, and com ...
1 Views 10,037 Pre-IntInt
Why Are Women Paid Less Than Men? Ukrainian and English

Why Are Women Paid Less Than Men? Ukrainian and English

Anastasiia
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
The tasks are based on the video and focus on developing listening comprehension. The worksheet includes listening for the gist, listening for specific information, and gap-filling activities. Th ...
1 Views 8,775 ElemPre-IntInt
Passive Voice Video Activity - Cartoon Clip Descriptions

Passive Voice Video Activity - Cartoon Clip Descriptions

English Through Videos
, Movie + Video + Cartoons
Help your learners practise their English with this fun video activity. Watch the cartoon clip and then read the description sentence, which is written in the active voice. Change the sentence int ...
1 Views 9,418 Adv
Oscars 2019 Listening/Speaking Activity

Oscars 2019 Listening/Speaking Activity

Hellen Haga
I'm running a pool with all my students, and the winner will get a pair of movie tickets. To introduce the topic, I prepared a class to work on movie vocabulary. The first task is about genres; th ...
1 Views 11,453 ElemPre-Int
Simple Past Video Activity - The Life of Princess Diana

Simple Past Video Activity - The Life of Princess Diana

English Through Videos
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
Practice your English with this fun video activity. Watch the video on the link below and complete the gap-fill activity. It can be done as a speaking task or writing task. Change the simple prese ...
1 Views 12,999 ElemPre-IntInt
Carmen Sandiego S01E03

Carmen Sandiego S01E03

Henry
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This worksheet has 9 multiple-choice question about the 3rd episode of the new Netflix series Carmen Sandiego and one dissertative that could be a speaking exercise. Since I'm studying possessive ...
1 Views 4,531 Elem
Friends worksheet 05x11

Friends worksheet 05x11

Pauliane Godoy
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons,
This is a worksheet based on the famous tv series Friends. It's an activity that can be usedo with intermediate students or higher. This episode is about New Year's Eve resolutions. It's funny an ...
1 Views 8,746 IntAdv
Feeling Sick

Feeling Sick

Jeff Genet
A fantastic lesson for teaching students vocabulary and expressions about feeling sick. This lesson is linked to a fun, animated YouTube video. A conversation with powerful visual aids. Exercises ...
1 Views 6,824 All
Talking about Food

Talking about Food

Jeff Genet
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This fun and interactive lesson is linked to an animated video that was made specifically for teaching ESL/EFL students vocabulary and expressions to talk about food and eating habits. Perfect for ...
1 Views 20,657 BegElemPre-Int
It Takes Two Movie PowerPoint

It Takes Two Movie PowerPoint

, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
Watch the movie and check how well your students remember facts from there by playing a game of trivia. The first slide is made to let students guess what movie they are going to watch: fact will ...
1 Views 8,361 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
The Legend of Santa

The Legend of Santa

Jeff Genet
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
A fun lesson about the Legend of Santa talks about the history of Santa Claus. This lesson is linked to a YouTube video and was made specifically for building vocabulary, improving listening skill ...
1 Views 11,995 All
Peppa Pig Halloween. Pumpkin Competition

Peppa Pig Halloween. Pumpkin Competition

, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This worksheet is based on 'Peppa Pig' cartoon Halloween themed episode. It starts from the beginning of the video below and ends at 4:29. It was made to revise Future Simple and Going To and to s ...
1 Views 8,703 ElemPre-Int

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