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Learning vocabulary is essential for learning any language, but it can be difficult to memorize without resources. Busyteacher.org offers 14,321 printable vocabulary worksheets in several different categories, all of which are great for you to use with your students.


Vocabulary is a key component in helping students with word building. More often than not, students become stuck when speaking about their interests or jobs because they don’t know enough vocabulary to express themselves. Using these worksheets as a resource will help them build sentences as they learn to use the English language with ease. When used as homework assignments, these worksheets will make sure that students continue to use the words learned in the classroom at home, and get the extra practice they need to progress in their learning.


With 14,321 vocabulary worksheets available, you can find material on a wide range of topics relating to your lesson or students’ needs below - including business, medical, animals, holidays, and many more. You’ll also find worksheets on idioms, colloquialisms, phrasal verbs, and even slang vocabulary.


These worksheets can be used in the classroom in many different ways. Role play is one effective way to teach vocabulary: you can place students in a specific scenario and have them use the vocabulary on these worksheets to act out a relevant situation. Another effective way to teach vocabulary is by introducing the vocabulary words in a game setting, such as a matching game, a bingo game, or a team-based game.
The worksheets below come in many different styles. Some include cartoon characters to identify colors, some are simple fill-in worksheets, some are song worksheets, some are quizzes, some are in list form, and you'll also find many other types . This variety gives you a lot of options for creating a dynamic and fun lesson, and your students will appreciate the variety, too.


The worksheets are also grouped into “recommended,” “most popular,” and “recently added” categories – and they're also level-specific, ranging from beginner to advanced. This makes it easy for you to determine whether or not a given worksheet can be used in your lesson. If you're not sure about what a certain worksheet contains, just click on the thumbnail to preview the entire worksheet before downloading it.


You don't have to register or subscribe to download any worksheet. They're all free to download, and free to use in your lessons. Plus, every single one of these worksheets is created and submitted by fellow ESL teachers, which means they're tested and proven in real ESL classroom environments. In fact, if you have a vocabulary worksheet that you've found to be especially effective in your lessons, you can submit it to BusyTeacher.org. At the bottom of this page, click on “Submit a worksheet” to upload your worksheet for other ESL teacher around the globe to use!


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Alexander Fleming Word Search

Alexander Fleming Word Search

  Sir Alexander Fleming was born on 6 August 1881. He was a Scottish scientist and is well known for discovering penicillin. His discovery led to the introduction of antibiotics that saved ...
2 Views 93 ElemPre-Int
Phrasal Verbs for Travel (B1-B2) from ESL Pals

Phrasal Verbs for Travel (B1-B2) from ESL Pals

ESL Pals
    This TEFL worksheet practices common phrasal verbs, which are essential to know when discussing daily or international travel. It provides excellent, structured exercises which ...
1 Views 1,370 IntAdv
An ESL Lesson Plan On Articles: General vs. Specific

An ESL Lesson Plan On Articles: General vs. Specific

Nathan Martin
  This lesson is for students at a pre-Intermediate level, who have mastered the basic language skills and are familiar with plural nouns, a/an, frequency, and time. Before starting thi ...
1 Views 2,257 Pre-Int
Watch & Listen To A Brief History Of America's Independence

Watch & Listen To A Brief History Of America's Independence

     With this worksheet, students will practice their listening skills while learning about the historical events surrounding the creation of the USA. The video is in two parts ...
1 Views 1,763 Pre-IntInt
How To Teach Relative Clauses: An ESL Lesson Plan

How To Teach Relative Clauses: An ESL Lesson Plan

Nathan Martin
  How to teach relative clauses is a critical skill for an ESL teacher. This lesson plan on teaching relative clauses includes definitions of relative clauses, examples of relative pro ...
1 Views 1,869 Int
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Listen vs. Hear

Listen vs. Hear

Elsa Hedrick
  This quick practice worksheet is for learning the difference between listening and hearing. It is geared towards ESL emerging English speakers levels A2-C1. It includes a gap-fill activi ...
1 Views 2,204 ElemPre-IntIntAdv
American Heatwave Listening

American Heatwave Listening

  With this worksheet, students can practice their listening skills and comprehension. There are three exercises ranging from easy to more difficult. Students watch a video of a news item ...
1 Views 1,654 Pre-IntInt
ESL Pals - How to Describe People

ESL Pals - How to Describe People

ESL Pals
    This ESL lesson plan about describing people starts with a fun warm-up vocabulary game that teaches words related to a person's physical appearance. It includes how to describe ...
1 Views 2,737 ElemPre-IntInt
The Right Word

The Right Word

Marco Fialho
  This short worksheet is for students at the upper- intermediate level. It focuses on vocabulary and includes a fill-in-the-gap exercise. It might be helpful for those who intend to take ...
1 Views 1,677 Adv
Facial Expressions: An Introductory ESL Lesson Plan

Facial Expressions: An Introductory ESL Lesson Plan

Nathan Martin
  This speaking lesson plan introduces facial expressions. Facial expressions provide non-verbal cues and information – nearly as much information as spoken words do. They can be dif ...
1 Views 2,903 Adv
Telling Time: What Time is it?

Telling Time: What Time is it?

Jeff Genet
  This beginner-level lesson uses common vocabulary and phrases to learn how to talk about the time in English. It includes vocabulary building, visual aids to practice teaching, and telli ...
1 Views 3,309 BegElemPre-Int
Simple Present Negative Lesson Plan

Simple Present Negative Lesson Plan

Grammatics.education
  This 40-minute lesson plan practices Simple Present Negative, grammar form, and structure. Students watch the animated video and complete an individual or group comprehension activity fo ...
1 Views 3,213 BegElem
How to Describe People

How to Describe People

ESL Pals
    This ESL lesson plan teaches ways to describe people and their physical attributes. It starts with a fun warm-up vocabulary game. It consists of seven exercises focussing on desc ...
1 Views 4,239 ElemPre-IntInt
How to Teach the Present Perfect Simple Tense

How to Teach the Present Perfect Simple Tense

Nathan Martin
This lesson plan should be used with English learners at an intermediate level. Before starting, students should have a strong understanding of how to use the past simple tense. They should als ...
1 Views 2,872 Int
The Great Debate: Coffee vs. Tea

The Great Debate: Coffee vs. Tea

Jeff Genet
  This conversation-based lesson talks about the history and benefits of coffee and tea. Which do you prefer? It includes vocabulary building, warm-up, and discussion questions, idioms, a ...
1 Views 3,418 All
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Quiz

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Quiz

    Use this fun multiple-choice quiz to test your children's knowledge of Queen Elizabeth II and the Platinum Jubilee. There are nine multiple-choice questions for children to answe ...
2 Views 2,275 ElemPre-IntInt
Future In The Past: What People In The Past Thought

Future In The Past: What People In The Past Thought

CrisBS
  This PowerPoint shows pictures made by people in the early 1950s and 1940s portraying how they thought the future might be. It's good to practice "They thought that we would be able to f ...
1 Views 3,336 IntAdvExam
Farm Animal Flashcards with real images

Farm Animal Flashcards with real images

  If your class likes farm animals, they will love this colorful set of farm animal flashcards. They can learn about 12 different farm animals, including cow, pig, goat, donkey, horse, she ...
2 Views 3,512 BegElemPre-Int
History of the Airplane

History of the Airplane

Jeff Genet
  An interactive CEFR B2 video and conversation-based lesson to talk about the History of Airplanes, travel, modes of transportation, inventions, and innovation. It includes vocabulary bui ...
1 Views 3,116 Pre-IntInt
Superstitions Around the World

Superstitions Around the World

Jeff Genet
  A speaking and conversation-based lesson to talk about superstitions around the world. This resource includes picture speculation, vocabulary matching, warm-up and conversation questions ...
1 Views 3,546 All
Farm Animals Lesson – Kids Lesson Plan

Farm Animals Lesson – Kids Lesson Plan

Raedmund Gibbons
  This ESL Pals kids resource covers the topic of ‘Farm Animals’.  The lesson provides the opportunity for young learners to learn new words, and phrases and form sentence ...
1 Views 2,670 BegElem
Fill in the blanks activity – Dogs

Fill in the blanks activity – Dogs

  Use this time-saving cloze activity worksheet to help your students become better readers. Children read through the passages and use the words from the word bank to fill in the blank sp ...
1 Views 3,172 BegElem
Simple Present Positive Lesson Plan

Simple Present Positive Lesson Plan

Grammatics.education
This 40-minute lesson plan practices Simple Present Positive grammar form and structure. Students watch the animated video and complete an individual or group comprehension activity followed by ...
1 Views 3,103 BegElem
Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing

ESL Pals
  This intermediate ESL digital marketing lesson is perfect for your B1-B2 students to discuss the topic of digital marketing and explore each area in detail, including SEO, email, social, ...
1 Views 3,815 IntAdv
Present Simple Negative – Group work activity

Present Simple Negative – Group work activity

Grammatics.education
  Young learners watch an animated video and then work in small groups to order the story cards. The exercise helps to improve their cooperation and communication skills. When the activity ...
1 Views 2,582 BegElem

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