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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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New Year's Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions

Pocket Jeff
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This animated video is ideal for expanding students' vocabulary and expressions when speaking about New Year's and New Year's resolutions. This short resource helps contextualize vocabulary an ...
1 Views 4,326 BegElemPre-IntInt
New Year's Traditions

New Year's Traditions

Jeff Genet
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  This lesson teaches English through culture. It is linked to a YouTube video that speaks about New Year's traditions around the world. Perfect for vocabulary building, it provides visual ...
1 Views 3,123 All
Boxing Day

Boxing Day

Jeff Genet
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  Learn about the holiday Boxing Day. This lesson is linked to a fun, animated YouTube video that explains the origins and customs of the holiday. It's a great way for teaching cross-cultu ...
1 Views 1,834 All
Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner

Jeff Genet
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  This lesson includes a link to a fun, animated video on YouTube that talks about Christmas dinner and popular food eaten in some countries around the world during this holiday season. Vi ...
1 Views 3,235 All
Gravity Falls Video Activities

Gravity Falls Video Activities

DIANA CASTRO
  Students watch Episode 1, Season 1 of "Gravity Falls" until Part 4. It's about 20 minutes. This video activity is suitable for A1, A2 students. It includes comprehension and vocabulary a ...
1 Views 2,961 Elem
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Thanksgiving – What is it?

Thanksgiving – What is it?

Jeff Genet
  This lesson teaches vocabulary and expressions about American Thanksgiving. The language has been graded as 70% A1, 16% A2, making it ideal for every level and comprehension. It helps pr ...
1 Views 5,378 All
The History of Bonfire Night. Guy Fawkes Night

The History of Bonfire Night. Guy Fawkes Night

Anastasiia
, Movie + Video + Cartoons,
This worksheet helps students to develop listening comprehension. Students learn about the history of Guy Fawkes Night with the help of short videos. The worksheet includes vocabulary focus, a ...
1 Views 4,303 Pre-IntInt
The Ant & The Cricket Questions And Discussion

The Ant & The Cricket Questions And Discussion

Olena Sharapova
, Movie + Video + Cartoons
  A comprehension based on The Ant & The Cricket fable, this exercise promotes discussion. You can obtain the DVD, or students can watch the video on YouTube. The tense used in the car ...
1 Views 5,413 ElemPre-Int
History of Halloween

History of Halloween

Anastasiia
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  This listening and speaking worksheet helps students to develop listening comprehension. Students learn about the history and traditions of Halloween with the help of short videos. It in ...
1 Views 6,146 Pre-IntInt
Smart Home Explained

Smart Home Explained

Anastasiia
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  This worksheet introduces the concept of the smart home. The tasks are based on the video that explains what new devices are available and what benefits or drawbacks they have. Students ...
1 Views 24,733 Pre-IntInt
Listening Activities: Working with Songs

Listening Activities: Working with Songs

DIANA CASTRO
, Movie + Video + Cartoons
  This worksheet can be used as a warm-up activity, after a recess, or just because you want to have fun in class. It contains activities to complete the lyrics of the song 'Nothing Breaks ...
1 Views 6,647 Adv
The changing face of tourism

The changing face of tourism

Anastasiia
  The worksheet focuses on tourism and traveling habits. Students find out what nations travel most often and learn about popular destinations for international tourists. The activity help ...
1 Views 4,287 Pre-IntInt
Movies Vocabulary +

Movies Vocabulary + "13 Reasons Why" Matching activity

EvgeniaM
, Movie + Video + Cartoons
  This worksheet contains movie vocabulary intended to help those teachers who want to make their lessons more interesting by focusing on their student's hobbies, in this case, movies and ...
1 Views 5,046 BegElemPre-Int
Olympic Games – Logo design history

Olympic Games – Logo design history

Anastasiia
, Movie + Video + Cartoons
  The worksheet focuses on the history of Olympic rings, their design and significance. The activity is organized around a video and focuses on developing listening comprehension. Tasks in ...
1 Views 3,992 Pre-IntInt
Vaccines: What's in a vaccine and what does it do to your body?

Vaccines: What's in a vaccine and what does it do to your body?

Anastasiia
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  This worksheet includes listening and speaking and helps students to develop listening comprehension. It includes vocabulary focus, listening for general comprehension, listening for det ...
1 Views 7,723 Pre-IntInt
NATO: Brief History and Mission

NATO: Brief History and Mission

Anastasiia
  The task is based on the video explaining the key functions of NATO today and introducing the history of the organization. Vocabulary assignments focus on collocations and dependent pre ...
1 Views 6,330 Pre-IntInt
Inner Workings Video Worksheet

Inner Workings Video Worksheet

Maria Sol Manuli
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons,
  The activities in this worksheet are based on the short film "Inner workings". The activities were made to practice the "present simple" and vocabulary related to a daily routine. Other ...
1 Views 9,371 BegElemPre-Int
ROAD SAFETY: Successful Road Safety Changes in Sweden

ROAD SAFETY: Successful Road Safety Changes in Sweden

Anastasiia
, Movie + Video + Cartoons
  The worksheet focuses on the vocabulary describing road safety rules. The activity is organized around the video that explains the successful initiative to improve road safety in Sweden. ...
1 Views 4,611 Pre-IntInt
Maps, Central Europe and History

Maps, Central Europe and History

Anastasiia
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This worksheet introduces the historical and political changes in Central Europe and can be used to teach history and geography-related modules. The activity is organized around the video that ...
1 Views 2,891 IntAdv
Dan Pink – The Puzzle of Motivation – TED Talk Worksheet

Dan Pink – The Puzzle of Motivation – TED Talk Worksheet

, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  This is a 4-page intermediate worksheet is to accompany Dan Pink's TED Talk on Motivation. It includes discussion questions, diagrams and images to illustrate the concepts. Begin with as ...
1 Views 9,281 IntAdv
APPEARANCE: 7 Curious Facts Your Appearance Says about You

APPEARANCE: 7 Curious Facts Your Appearance Says about You

Anastasiia
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  The video-based worksheet deals with the topics of appearance and its possible influence on character. Students work on the vocabulary units that describe the facial structure, namely no ...
1 Views 4,257 Pre-IntInt
English for Work – How to ask for a Raise

English for Work – How to ask for a Raise

Anastasiia
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  The worksheet teaches communication in professional settings. It can be used as a part of Business English classes at the workplace. The tasks include watching the sample videos of unsu ...
1 Views 2,525 Pre-IntInt
Smart Home Explained – Homes and Modern Technology

Smart Home Explained – Homes and Modern Technology

Anastasiia
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  The worksheet focuses on the vocabulary describing technology in the house as well as rooms and household appliances. The activity is organized around the video that explains the benefit ...
1 Views 3,641 Pre-IntInt
Greta Thunberg Listening Comprehension

Greta Thunberg Listening Comprehension

lynxou
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  This listening comprehension exercise is based on Greta's Thunberg's famous "How dare you" speech at the UN. It includes a fill-in-the-blanks question. At the end of the worksheet, there ...
1 Views 4,017 Pre-IntInt
Talking about World News

Talking about World News

Pocket Passport
  An interactive lesson with visual aids to keep students engaged and to learn and remember. Students watch the animated video, answer listening comprehension questions and use illustrated ...
1 Views 5,504 Pre-IntIntAdvExam

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