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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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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 2,018 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 3,759 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 7,409 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 5,652 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 5,897 AdvExam
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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 6,987 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 3,680 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 14,434 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 10,856 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 5,281 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 8,578 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 5,300 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 13,615 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 7,327 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 5,057 IntAdv
Ramadan

Ramadan

hellen haga
, , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This is a listening activity based on Ramadan. It has an exercise to elicit the vocabulary, then students should watch a video (link on the file) and complete 2 tasks. There's a bottom-up exercise ...
1 Views 6,308 IntAdv
Second Conditional - If I were President

Second Conditional - If I were President

English Through Videos
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This worksheet is designed to be used with a YouTube video. It helps learners practise using the Second Conditional or Unreal Conditional. It is a multiple choice and discussion activity. Studen ...
1 Views 13,517 Pre-IntIntAdv
Comparing and Contrasting Lesson Plan

Comparing and Contrasting Lesson Plan

This is a complete lesson plan for practising linking adverbials and conjunctions in writing and speaking. This sheet contains: a lesson plan, a handout for some contrasting linking words seen in ...
1 Views 13,458 IntAdvExam
TV Series Worksheet: Friends (S06E09)

TV Series Worksheet: Friends (S06E09)

, Movie + Video + Cartoons
This worksheet is based on the ninth episode of season 6 of Friends (which is my favorite Friends episode!) and it includes spotting idioms and phrases, filling in the blanks and choosing the corr ...
33 Views 88,764 Int
Jumanji Video Activities

Jumanji Video Activities

DIANA CASTRO
» Movie + Video + Cartoons
This activity is intended for A2 students or even younger if you help them understand the meaning of the sentences in the True or False activities. Students watch trailers for  Jumanji 1 and ...
1 Views 14,059 BegElemPre-Int
A Night to Remember - High School Musical

A Night to Remember - High School Musical

Barbara Plensack
Video & Song Activity based on a High School Musical 3 scene about prom. First, students watch the movie segment (which can be found on youtube) and answer some questions about it. Then, match ...
1 Views 9,377 Pre-IntInt
The DNA Journey

The DNA Journey

Monika Bojanowska-Kuchta
The DNA Journey is a project in which people from all over the world are asked to take a DNA test. It turns out they have much more in common with other nationalities than they thought ... The she ...
1 Views 11,216 Pre-IntIntAdv
Grilled Chicken Recipe - Video and Worksheet

Grilled Chicken Recipe - Video and Worksheet

BusyTeacher Contributor
, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This is a listening task based on a one-minute YouTube video teaching how to make grilled chicken. Students can practice the patterns of imperatives as well as using the verbs of cooking methods. ...
1 Views 13,991 Pre-IntInt
Guess the Movie Based on the Plot

Guess the Movie Based on the Plot

, Movie + Video + Cartoons,
If you are talking about movies and it seems that you've done everything, let your students do this task. They have to guess what the movie is by reading a summary about it. The keys are included ...
4 Views 31,428 IntAdvExam
Is Coffee Good For You?

Is Coffee Good For You?

, , , Movie + Video + Cartoons
This activity is a discussion based on youtube videos about the effects of drinking coffee. The students firts will talk about the issue after watching the video in class and for homework they wi ...
3 Views 18,722 IntAdv

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