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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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Talking about Food

Talking about Food

Jeff Genet
This fun and interactive lesson is linked to an animated video that was made specifically for teaching ESL/EFL students vocabulary and expressions to talk about food and eating habits. Perfect for ...
1 Views 3,851 BegElemPre-Int
Wonder (Film) Worksheet

Wonder (Film) Worksheet

Yolanda
Worksheet for when you watch Wonder in class. Here you can find some words the protagonist, Auggie, says about himself. There are some easy discussion questions on the film. There is also a true/f ...
1 Views 1,444 ElemPre-Int
Monopoly Deal - Introduction and Vocab

Monopoly Deal - Introduction and Vocab

Monopoly Deal is basically Monopoly, the game you know and hate, in the form of a card game, which you will come to love. It is Monopoly without tears, and it takes about a tenth of the time (20-6 ...
1 Views 1,552 ElemPre-IntIntAdv
It Takes Two Movie PowerPoint

It Takes Two Movie PowerPoint

Watch the movie and check how well your students remember facts from there by playing a game of trivia. The first slide is made to let students guess what movie they are going to watch: fact will ...
1 Views 2,779 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Phrasal Verbs, Negatives, Questions, Tag Questions, Have/Has (5 of 24)

Phrasal Verbs, Negatives, Questions, Tag Questions, Have/Has (5 of 24)

Michael Patrick
Lesson 5 in this 24 part series of English as a second language course designed for native Spanish speakers. Phrasal verbs are more important than you may realize. Do you know how many different ...
1 Views 3,051 Pre-IntInt
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Simple Present, Auxilaries, Interview, Object Pronouns (4 of 24)

Simple Present, Auxilaries, Interview, Object Pronouns (4 of 24)

Michael Patrick
Lesson 4 of this 24 part series in intermediate English as a second language designed exclusively for native Spanish speakers. Simple present phrases help students identify this tense. Also incl ...
1 Views 2,521 Pre-IntInt
Constitution Day in Russia

Constitution Day in Russia

The worksheet includes 4 short texts about Constitution Day in Russia and 10 exercises. Most of the exercises are based on the texts, but some of them are also connected to the topic "The Politica ...
1 Views 1,587 ElemPre-Int
Christmas Sweets - Team Names for Group Activiites

Christmas Sweets - Team Names for Group Activiites

These cards can be printed out and used to divide your students into teams for any kind of classroom activity. "Christmas Sweets" groups include: 1. Jelly Beans 2. Candy Canes 3. Cupcakes 4. Lo ...
1 Views 3,965 All
Christmas Prepositions - Listen And Draw Lines

Christmas Prepositions - Listen And Draw Lines

Karina
This is a listening worksheet. Your students have to listen to the audio and draw lines. There is one example. You can practise Christmas vocabulary and prepositions of place. You can find t ...
1 Views 6,721 Elem
Christmas Trivia Video & Worksheet

Christmas Trivia Video & Worksheet

Jeff Genet
This super fun worksheet is linked with a YouTube video that contains Christmas/winter/holiday themed questions. A great warm up and way to get your students into the holiday season, build and rev ...
2 Views 9,175 All
The Legend of Santa

The Legend of Santa

Jeff Genet
A fun lesson about the Legend of Santa talks about the history of Santa Claus. This lesson is linked to a YouTube video and was made specifically for building vocabulary, improving listening skill ...
1 Views 8,521 All
Twelve Days of Christmas

Twelve Days of Christmas

The worksheet is a listening comprehension task. Students have to listen for the missing words (in the frame). There are more words in the frame than needed. Students start from the bottom of the ...
1 Views 5,104 ElemPre-IntIntAdvExam
Princess and the Mystery Box

Princess and the Mystery Box

Jeff Genet
A fantastic visual teaching prompt to teach creative writing, speaking, storytelling, sequencing and lots more. Use the pictures to pre-teach vocabulary and expressions related to the theme. Excel ...
1 Views 5,636 All
Home Idioms Shouting Dictation

Home Idioms Shouting Dictation

Tom Leventhall
This is a shouting dictation designed to practice a number of "home" idioms. Students begin with the shouting part of the activity then proceed to a matching-type activity where they match they i ...
1 Views 4,482 Adv
Song Worksheet: Youngblood by 5 Seconds of Summer

Song Worksheet: Youngblood by 5 Seconds of Summer

Colm Boyd
Youngblood was one of the biggest hits of summer 2018. I wrote this worksheet to practice vocabulary related to feelings and relationships. It also has a short (gap-fill) reading exercise with inf ...
1 Views 3,834 Pre-IntIntAdv
American Culture

American Culture

Jeff Genet
This is an extremely powerful and fun way to teach cultural awareness. This fun lesson is linked to a video which talks about common generalization that people have about Americans. Improve listen ...
1 Views 3,586 All
Lady Gaga - I'll Never Love Again Song Worksheet

Lady Gaga - I'll Never Love Again Song Worksheet

Joyce
This is a listening practice activity from the movie A Star is Born. The speed is quite slow so it's suitable for all levels. I recommend playing the song at least twice. This file includes a stu ...
1 Views 4,702 All
Health Problems - Vocabulary and Recommendations (modals)

Health Problems - Vocabulary and Recommendations (modals)

Tom Leventhall
In this worksheet, students learn the terminology for a number of ailments through a picture match. Then, using the vocabulary and suggested sentence starters, they can create their own 'going to ...
1 Views 5,013 Pre-IntInt
Christmas Episode of Modern Family (Season 1 Episode 10)

Christmas Episode of Modern Family (Season 1 Episode 10)

Elena Taranova
A good episode to show your students Christmas traditions and learn about family related topics. The handout consists of True-False tasks, questions for discussion and lists of new phrases. The le ...
1 Views 7,662 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Christmas Song Decoding Warmer

Christmas Song Decoding Warmer

Elena Taranova
Christmas is coming and you want to spice your lessons up by throwing a Christmas riddle? Let your students decode the message and guess the song the lyrics are taken from. KEY: Jingle bells, Jing ...
1 Views 9,466 Pre-IntIntAdv
Peppa Pig Halloween. Pumpkin Competition

Peppa Pig Halloween. Pumpkin Competition

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 2,970 ElemPre-Int

"Friends" Season 3 Episode 9 Thanksgiving TV Episode Worksheet (The One With The Football)

Ariel
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 5,261 IntAdv
We Will Rock You - Song Worksheet

We Will Rock You - Song Worksheet

Natasha
It's a worksheet to cheer up and motivate your students, to distract from the boring routine studying. It isn't a very easy song to work with but almost every child knows the tune and loves to sin ...
1 Views 6,806 ElemPre-IntInt
Christmas Songs Handout

Christmas Songs Handout

Elena Taranova
Put your students in the mood for Christmas by listening to Christmas Songs. The handout consists of two songs: Carol of Bells for higher levels (Pentatonix version - https://www.youtube.com/watch ...
1 Views 10,057 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Candles - How Many Words?

Candles - How Many Words?

How many words worksheets can be used in many ways. You can use it as a competition, as a timed challenge or just for fun! Students can complete the task on their own or in groups or in pairs. How ...
1 Views 6,010 Elem

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