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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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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 1,441 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 1,778 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 2,187 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 3,310 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 1,152 Elem
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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 2,249 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 2,015 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 8,427 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 3,766 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 9,130 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 3,503 ElemPre-Int

"Friends" Season 3 Episode 9 Thanksgiving TV Episode Worksheet (The One With The Football)

Ariel
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons,
This is a worksheet based a full episode of the TV show, "Friends" (Season 3, Episode 9: The One With The Football). It includes matching activities to pre-teach relevant vocabulary and listening ...
1 Views 6,165 IntAdv
Black Friday

Black Friday

Pocket Passport
A fun, animated lesson to teach your students all about Black Friday. What is it? How did it get its name? What happens? and lots more! This lesson plan is linked to a YouTube video that was made ...
1 Views 9,267 All
Peppa Pig. Shopping

Peppa Pig. Shopping

, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This worksheet is based on 'Peppa Pig' cartoon episode. It was made to revise modal verb CAN. It may be used to speak about fruits and vegetables, quantity and shopping. It will take about 30 mins ...
1 Views 8,701 BegElem
Home Alone (1999) Movie Worksheet for B2+ Levels

Home Alone (1999) Movie Worksheet for B2+ Levels

Elena Taranova
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
Watch a legendary Christmas movie with your students or assign it as homework, your students will be elated. The tasks include putting events in order, answering questions, working with slang and ...
1 Views 9,841 AdvExam
Home Alone (1999) Movie Handout B1 Level

Home Alone (1999) Movie Handout B1 Level

Elena Taranova
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
Watch a legendary Christmas family movie with your students to enjoy Christmas season even more. The handout is based on the first part of the movie: 0:00 - 51:20. This is not an easy movie to wat ...
1 Views 10,834 Pre-IntInt
To All the Boys I've Loved Before Movie Worksheet

To All the Boys I've Loved Before Movie Worksheet

Cris
» Movie + Video + Cartoons
Here's an exercise that you can use for discussion groups and listening comprehension. The first step is to talk to the students about the movie. The exercise contains discussion moments and liste ...
1 Views 4,728 Pre-Int
Scary Halloween Lesson

Scary Halloween Lesson

Jeff Genet
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
A super fun lesson and animated video created especially for teaching ESL students vocabulary, idioms and expressions to talk about fear. Perfect for improving listening and boosting vocabulary, t ...
1 Views 15,157 All
Halloween Planning Lesson with Activities

Halloween Planning Lesson with Activities

Jeff Genet
A fantastic lesson plan for teaching useful vocabulary and expressions to talk about Halloween. The lesson plan includes a link to a fun, animated YouTube video. An excellent resource for improvin ...
1 Views 11,446 All
Goofy Basketball

Goofy Basketball

Claudio Ferreira
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This is a worksheet based on the video "Goofy Basketball" which encourages young learners to start working with worksheets. Even at the end they can do a little of maths using the vocabulary prov ...
1 Views 6,320 BegElem
Find Someone Who Movies/Films

Find Someone Who Movies/Films

Movie + Video + Cartoons,
Cut the handout out to use as a warmer or one of activities on topic of movies/film genres, etc. Each student gets a card and starts asking other students questions to find a person who does somet ...
2 Views 10,648 Pre-IntIntAdv
Remembering Aretha Franklin - Video and Worksheet

Remembering Aretha Franklin - Video and Worksheet

Chocolate Addict
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
A tribute to Aretha Franklin: first a video from The New York Times (it has captions if needed) and then an article about her life and career. First I ask students what they know about Aretha Fra ...
1 Views 6,400 IntAdv
A Single Life - Tell a Story with Sequencing Words

A Single Life - Tell a Story with Sequencing Words

, , Movie + Video + Cartoons,
A worksheet to accompany a short animated video.  Includes vocabulary for different life stages, sequencing words to help students write a plot summary of the video, discussion questions and ...
2 Views 15,802 Pre-IntIntAdv
Job Interview Dos and Don'ts Video Activity

Job Interview Dos and Don'ts Video Activity

BusyTeacher Contributor
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
It is a listening and reading worksheet based on a video from YouTube (approx: 4 minutes). There are two parts: a fill-in exercise and a reading section. Useful job interview tips are provided so ...
1 Views 8,453 IntAdv
The Wolf of Wall Street Scene Worksheet

The Wolf of Wall Street Scene Worksheet

BusyTeacher Contributor
» Movie + Video + Cartoons
This is a business English worksheet based on a video clip from the film The Wolf of Wall Street. It contains some finance vocabulary and a real-life conversation. There are two exercises - one is ...
1 Views 5,593 IntAdv

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