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Music can be a great way to connect with your students. Even students who aren’t fluent in English often know the words of popular songs phonetically, which makes these songs ideal resources for teaching your students certain forms of grammar, as well as vocabulary. Many students are happy to work with the unusual phrasing of song lyrics, because they’re learning new meanings for a piece of music that already has meaning in their lives.

You might never have noticed it before, but many songs’ lyrics involve just one single tense - which means that as soon as you find a song that contains the tense you want to teach, you’ve got the makings of an exercise that your students will love. They’ll get to brag to their non-English-speaking friends that they know exactly what the song’s lyrics say, so they’ll be extra-motivated to stick with you throughout the activity to make sure they learn those meanings correctly. But where should you start your search for the right song? Right here on BusyTeacher.org, of course! Our 1,788 song worksheets provide you with a wealth of resources for teaching tenses, sentence structure, vocabulary, and all kinds of other aspects of English - all with songs that your students already know and love. We’ve even taken the time to organize our library of song worksheets by verb tense, or by the type of activity that each worksheet helps you organize.

While some of our 1,788 worksheets simply focus on a certain feature of grammar that’s used a lot in a given song, others encourage more advanced students to really listen for the song’s meaning, and speak or write about their own interpretations of its lyrics. Some of our worksheets focus on idioms used in certain songs, or on the phonetics and pronunciation different singers use. Whether you want to teach the past simple tense with “Call Me Maybe” or practice vocabulary with Coldplay, BusyTeacher.org’s library has a worksheet for you.

Not only are these worksheets built around internationally popular songs that’ll be familiar to your students - they’re also designed by real ESL teachers around the world, who’ve had success using them in their classrooms. This means that whenever you download a worksheet from BusyTeacher.org, you can be sure that it’s already been tested and proven useful by a teacher just like you.

In fact, our whole community depends on worksheet contributions from teachers like you - so if you’ve got a worksheet that you think others would like, click the “Submit a worksheet” button at the bottom of this page, and send it our way. It might show up in an ESL classroom halfway around the world!

All of our 1,788 song worksheets are completely free to download, print, use, and share - so grab any that look like they might be handy. Our helpful “quick view” feature lets you get a glimpse of each worksheet as a small thumbnail, so you can save time by only clicking those that look like what you need. So take a look at the worksheets on this page, print off any that catch your eye, and see how they play in your classroom. Each one ought to be a hit!

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School's Out - Alice Cooper, Song Worksheet

School's Out - Alice Cooper, Song Worksheet

Kauê Moura
, ESL Songs For Teaching English
Alice Cooper is a well-known rock and roller. His live performances are legendary and his studio records have given us many hits, including "Hey stoopid", "I'm eighteen" and, of course, "School's ...
1 Views 2,600 ElemPre-IntInt
Stitches by Shawn Mendes

Stitches by Shawn Mendes

Almudena Segura Suriñach
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
A song by Shawn Mendes with a fill-in-the blanks exercise, a phonetics exercise and a short biography of the author with some comprehension questions. Students can compare the different pronunciat ...
1 Views 4,093 Pre-Int
Song Worksheet - It Will Rain - Bruno Mars

Song Worksheet - It Will Rain - Bruno Mars

Karina
, , ESL Songs For Teaching English
This worksheet can be used to help students to understand the use of the future (will and contractions). The vocabulary is easy and students can understand the lyrics. They listen the song and com ...
1 Views 9,094 ElemPre-Int
Listening Exercise (Song): Imagine Dragons - Not Today

Listening Exercise (Song): Imagine Dragons - Not Today

» ESL Songs For Teaching English
This is a listening exercise for beginner levels using the song Not Today from the movie Me Before You. It is a good resource for practicing listening comprehension. Ss must fill in the gaps, reco ...
1 Views 15,575 Elem
Song Worksheet: A Gift To You

Song Worksheet: A Gift To You

» ESL Songs For Teaching English
This is a simple song worksheet for beginners. It's a prayer song named as "A Gift to You". I usually use this worksheet to teach my students this simple unbiased prayer. It can be used to teach ...
1 Views 6,530 Elem
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Song: Havana by Camila Cabello

Song: Havana by Camila Cabello

DIANA CASTRO
, ESL Songs For Teaching English
This activity is divided into different tasks. It is intended for young learners, level A 1. They listen and complete using words and images given. They put verses in order and circle the right an ...
1 Views 15,241 BegElemPre-Int

"If I Were a Boy" - Second Conditional Practice

Virginia O F Silva
, , ESL Songs For Teaching English
vfce-if-i-were-a-boy-second-conditional.docx [20.29 Kb] (Count: 2801)This worksheet consists of two parts. In the first part, students fill in some gaps with second conditional structures before watching the video. In the second part, there are fo ...
5 Views 15,927 Pre-IntInt
'Perfect' by Ed Sheeran

'Perfect' by Ed Sheeran

Raquel Mendez
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
perfect_ed-sheeran.pdf [32.11 Kb] (Count: 8491)This is a listening activity in which the learner will be able to fill in the gaps, put the sentences in order, learn new vocabulary and sing along with the lyrics. It's a slow s ...
7 Views 40,386 ElemPre-IntIntAdv
24K Magic - Bruno Mars

24K Magic - Bruno Mars

Heidi Mathews
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
This is a worksheet which contains different activities (putting in order, matching, fill in the blanks) using the chart-topping song 24K Magic by pop singer Bruno Mars. It's a catchy tune that wi ...
5 Views 19,897 Pre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: The Summer Set by Boomerang

Song Worksheet: The Summer Set by Boomerang

Anca Petrescu
» ESL Songs For Teaching English
A fun song which focuses on the second and first conditional. It also includes some gap-filling exercises. I had been listening to it for the past week and I felt like it deserved a special song w ...
4 Views 13,787 Pre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Human - Rag'n'Bone Man

Song Worksheet: Human - Rag'n'Bone Man

» ESL Songs For Teaching English
Activity for beginners using this easy song by Rag'n'Bone Man. The exercise asks students to fill in the lyrics with the words heard. Teachers may let students listen to the song acostic version, ...
7 Views 17,423 BegElem
Song Worksheet: Who by Pink

Song Worksheet: Who by Pink

A.E
, , , ESL Songs For Teaching English
Listening activity which may be used as a warm-up or a follow-up activity to practice the simple past tense. Students listen to the song and try to write the correct forms of the verbs in the blan ...
7 Views 22,460 ElemPre-Int
Song Worksheet: Viva Forever by Spice Girls ( Past Simple)

Song Worksheet: Viva Forever by Spice Girls ( Past Simple)

Dewi Santi
, ESL Songs For Teaching English
It is designed for listening practice particularly while teaching the past simple tense. The song used to be very famous performed by Spice Girls, so the class might enjoy it very much. You just h ...
5 Views 13,950 Pre-IntIntAdv
Song Worksheet: The Cave by Mumford and Sons

Song Worksheet: The Cave by Mumford and Sons

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I made this worksheet for my SAT students. I wanted them to read between the lines and analyse the song. 1- The first part is fill in the blanks. 2- The second part is expanding vocabulary by figu ...
6 Views 10,556 IntAdvExam
Song Worksheet: If I Had a Million Dollars by Barenaked Ladies

Song Worksheet: If I Had a Million Dollars by Barenaked Ladies

Dan Glucksnis
, ESL Songs For Teaching English
This is a three part worksheet for the Barenaked Ladies' song "If I Had a Million Dollars". The first part was adapted from another worksheet and asks students to work in pairs to match pictures w ...
4 Views 18,068 ElemPre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Rocket Man by Elton John

Song Worksheet: Rocket Man by Elton John

Dan Glucksnis
, ESL Songs For Teaching English
I used this worksheet with my elementary school intermediate students. The first part is a lyrics gap-fill, where you can use a lyrics video from Youtube and ensure all students have the correct l ...
2 Views 13,193 ElemPre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Baby Shark (Super Simple Songs)

Song Worksheet: Baby Shark (Super Simple Songs)

Dan Glucksnis
, , , ESL Songs For Teaching English
A basic lyrics gap-fill activity for beginner students for the "Baby Shark" song from Super Simple Songs. You can find the video file on Youtube. I used this worksheet as the first part of the les ...
6 Views 17,350 BegElem
Song Worksheet: Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson (Two Part Plan)

Song Worksheet: Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson (Two Part Plan)

Dan Glucksnis
, ESL Songs For Teaching English,
I used this lesson with middle school pre-intermediate and intermediate students. The worksheet has three parts, the first is a lyrics gap-fill to get students familiar with the lyrics. Part two a ...
5 Views 22,233 IntAdv
Song Worksheet: We Don't Talk Anymore

Song Worksheet: We Don't Talk Anymore

This song is an  easily understandable duet. The worksheet is divided into five activities, mostly requiring simple past and gerund; The 1st and 2nd exercises are to fill ...
13 Views 37,076 Pre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Way Back into Love

Song Worksheet: Way Back into Love

, ESL Songs For Teaching English
This is a song worksheet with blank spaces to fill in. The lyrics are split in two parts, first the students are required to fill in the blanks using only present perfect continuous; then, in the ...
2 Views 8,866 Int
The King and the Past Simple

The King and the Past Simple

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This is a worksheet that I put together for my adult A1 class but I think it would also work well for an A2 class or any other for some good old music culture, for that matter. It contains a biogr ...
6 Views 22,073 All
Song Worksheet: You're Welcome (Disney Moana)

Song Worksheet: You're Welcome (Disney Moana)

Anasta Mks
Maui's Song from Disney cartoon "Moana" with fill-in the gaps exercise. Good as a warm-up activity and may be used as pre- or post- reading activity for the text "Maui makes the sun go slower" fr ...
5 Views 23,583 ElemPre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: If I Lose Myself (Conditional 1)

Song Worksheet: If I Lose Myself (Conditional 1)

Celia Moreno
, ESL Songs For Teaching English
You can teach first conditionals and vocabulary, it is a nice song! You can hear every word clearly because the singer has a clear pronunciation, which is something important when you are teaching ...
3 Views 14,389 Pre-Int
Song Worksheet: You Belong with Me

Song Worksheet: You Belong with Me

Celia
, ESL Songs For Teaching English
It is a listening quiz, I use it to teach vocabulary and the simple present tense. I like this song because Taylor Swift is a very popular singer, she sings not too fast and students can hear the ...
2 Views 13,353 Pre-Int
Song Worksheet: Word Crime

Song Worksheet: Word Crime

Helen Close
, , , ESL Songs For Teaching English
Use  this worksheet with You Tube clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc - Weird Al Yankovic's song about bad grammar. At the end of the song, you will find exercises for students ...
2 Views 7,477 Adv

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