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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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33 Common Phrasal Verbs Students Must Know

33 Common Phrasal Verbs Students Must Know

Pocket Passport
  Watch the video and practice how to use phrasal verbs in natural conversation. This resource has fill-in-the-blanks exercises, listening comprehension activities, vocabulary matching act ...
1 Views 469 All
St.Patrick's Day Traditions

St.Patrick's Day Traditions

Jeff Genet
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
  St. Patrick's Day – Learn the customs associated with this holiday in a fun English conversation lesson based on a YouTube video. It teaches vocabulary and phrases in context to im ...
1 Views 4,088 BegElemPre-IntInt
A Conversation about Work Routines

A Conversation about Work Routines

Jeff Genet
  A fun and interactive way to get students talking about their jobs and everyday work routines. Watch the video: https://youtu.be/WNbgkX2XKGg and have students answer the questions. It in ...
1 Views 5,371 ElemPre-IntIntAdvExam
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 17,293 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 8,641 BegElemPre-Int
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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 9,162 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 14,021 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 8,856 IntAdv
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 8,288 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 16,793 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 13,965 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 21,575 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 9,334 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 10,769 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 15,695 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 30,446 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 10,168 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 19,742 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 22,633 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 34,561 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 18,281 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 28,125 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 8,323 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 25,914 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 12,878 Pre-IntInt

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