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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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International Phonetic Alphabet With Expressions

International Phonetic Alphabet With Expressions

  This resource shows each of the 44 International phonetic alphabet symbols with phrases or sentences illustrating each example. It can help to practice speaking each IPA symbol as it's u ...
1 Views 599 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
King Charles III Cloze Activity

King Charles III Cloze Activity

  Download and print this handy worksheet and teach your children some interesting facts about the King of the United Kingdom. Children read through the facts about King Charles III and fi ...
2 Views 626 ElemPre-Int
Simple present positive - Practice

Simple present positive - Practice

Grammatics.education
    Young learners watch an animated video and then work in small groups to order the story cards as a way to improve their cooperation and communication skills.  When young le ...
1 Views 1,294 BegElem
International Phonetic Alphabet Symbols With Example Words

International Phonetic Alphabet Symbols With Example Words

  This resource shows each of the 44 International Phonetic Alphabet symbols with phrases or sentences illustrating each example. It can help to practice speaking each IPA symbol used in E ...
1 Views 666 ElemPre-IntIntAdvExam
Queen Elizabeth II Cloze Activity

Queen Elizabeth II Cloze Activity

  Queen Elizabeth died on 8 September 2022 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Children read through the facts about Queen Elizabeth II and fill in the spaces using words from the word bank. A ...
2 Views 1,806 ElemPre-Int
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Phonemic Grouping of the Letters of the Alphabet

Phonemic Grouping of the Letters of the Alphabet

Diana Joyce Renke
    Students classify the letters of the alphabet into their respective vowel sounds (monophthongs & diphthongs, there are no consonant sounds). You may want to ask them to do it ...
1 Views 1,217 Pre-IntIntAdv
Music

Music

This five-page worksheet about ‘Music’ features ten exercises: match the musical instruments to the pictures; complete the idioms; fill in the crossword; fill in the missing words ...
1 Views 3,252 ElemPre-Int
My Family House – Free ESL Lesson Plan

My Family House – Free ESL Lesson Plan

Nathan Martin
    One of the best ways to personalize your ESL lessons is to encourage students to talk about themselves. This lesson is perfect for group or individual ESL lessons and will create ...
1 Views 3,403 Pre-Int
Reading comprehension - Welcome Back to School

Reading comprehension - Welcome Back to School

  The first day back to school is just around the corner! This back-to-school poem will make your child's transition that little bit easier. Students read the poem and then answer the ques ...
2 Views 5,462 Elem
Family: A1

Family: A1

ESL Pals
    This lesson is ideal for new, beginner students because it is a good introductory subject and something that everybody can talk about. It presents vocabulary and questions using ...
1 Views 3,423 BegElemPre-Int
Shortening Relative Clauses: A Free ESL Lesson Plan

Shortening Relative Clauses: A Free ESL Lesson Plan

Nathan Martin
  One of the earliest maxims taught in writing to “Omit needless words!” This free ESL Lesson Plan focuses on shortening relative clauses, a practical way of eliminating unnece ...
1 Views 2,698 Adv
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 1,787 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 4,161 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 3,805 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 3,408 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 3,120 Int
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 4,341 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 2,846 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 4,506 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 3,440 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 4,038 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 5,090 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 4,750 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 6,147 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 4,197 Int

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