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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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Song Gap Fill:

Song Gap Fill: "My Girl" by Madness

Tom Leventhall
A lyrics gap fill of the song "My Girl" by the ska band Madness. (See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw-8AGRcyvk) The song contains a number lines in the past perfect as well as some inte ...
1 Views 744 IntAdv
Dictionary Skills - Word Unscramble (2)

Dictionary Skills - Word Unscramble (2)

This English resource practices dictionary skills and was created for primary/elementary students. Students are asked to unscramble the words, they may use a dictionary to check their spellings. K ...
1 Views 744 Elem
Alien Cultures Game - Modified Version

Alien Cultures Game - Modified Version

Lee
A prettified version of @dnisbet's work at: https://busyteacher.org/23947-alien-cultures-game.html This is the intermediate template. Based on Susan Verner's article, https://busyteacher.org/17 ...
2 Views 1,982 Pre-IntIntAdv
Planning a Night Out - Collocations and Activity

Planning a Night Out - Collocations and Activity

Tom Leventhall
In this activity, students begin by completing some collocations associated with free time activities. From there, in pairs or in groups, they use the target vocabulary to plan a fun evening out. ...
1 Views 2,025 Pre-IntInt
Moon Face - Jack London (Literature - Immersive Reading)

Moon Face - Jack London (Literature - Immersive Reading)

iClassics Collection
"Moon-Face" is a short story by Jack London, first published in 1906. It explores the subject of extreme antipathy.   RESOURCES & ACTIVITIES include:• Character Analysis• Matc ...
1 Views 1,364 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
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The Nightingale and the Rose - Oscar Wilde (Literature - Immersive Reading)

The Nightingale and the Rose - Oscar Wilde (Literature - Immersive Reading)

iClassics Collection
A nightingale overhears a student complaining that the professor's daughter will not dance with him, as he is unable to give her a red rose. The nightingale visits all the rose-trees in the garden ...
1 Views 1,415 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Common Exception Words 2

Common Exception Words 2

Common exception words are 'tricky words' to read. Some exception words are used very frequently, which is why children should start reading and writing them at an early age. This English resource ...
1 Views 2,216 Elem
The Happy Prince - Oscar Wilde (Literature - Immersive Reading)

The Happy Prince - Oscar Wilde (Literature - Immersive Reading)

iClassics Collection
In a town where a lot of poor people suffer and where there are a lot of miseries, a swallow who was left behind after his flock flew off to Egypt for the winter, meets the statue of the late "Hap ...
1 Views 2,273 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Expressing Emotions and Feelings Slides and Activities

Expressing Emotions and Feelings Slides and Activities

It’s human nature to express and share how we are feeling.. One of the most common questions in any language is ‘How are you?’ which we use because we want to tell people how we ...
1 Views 2,997 ElemPre-Int
How Harry met Meghan/ Brangelina Love Story

How Harry met Meghan/ Brangelina Love Story

Anastasia
This is a worksheet suitable for Elementary or Pre-Intermediate students who are interested in celebrities and romance. The activity allows students to re-construct the timelines of two love stori ...
1 Views 2,868 ElemPre-Int
Food Idioms Shouting Dictation

Food Idioms Shouting Dictation

Tom Leventhall
Shouting dictation for food idioms - suitable for a good class pre-int and above. Contains a shouting dictation for the idioms which can then be used as group or paired discussion questions. A g ...
1 Views 2,975 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
The Selfish Giant - Oscar Wilde (Literature - Immersive Reading)

The Selfish Giant - Oscar Wilde (Literature - Immersive Reading)

iClassics Collection
The Selfish Giant owns a beautiful garden which has 12 peach trees and lovely fragrant flowers, in which children love to play after returning from the school. On the giant's return from seven yea ...
1 Views 1,986 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
The Hop-Frog - Edgar Allan Poe

The Hop-Frog - Edgar Allan Poe

iClassics Collection
"Hop-Frog" (originally "Hop-Frog; Or, the Eight Chained Ourangoutangs") is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1849. The title character, a person with dwarfism ta ...
1 Views 2,127 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Party Time! Idioms Fill in the Blank

Party Time! Idioms Fill in the Blank

Tom Leventhall
A party-based activity suitable for a good intermediate group and above - should provide up to one hour of activities. Students begin by learning some party idioms (paired activity), then plan a ...
1 Views 4,788 IntAdvExam
Homophones Game - Cards with Pairs

Homophones Game - Cards with Pairs

Ruth Pardiñas
This worksheet contains 28 pairs of homophones, and it can be used to focus on the pronunciation of some everyday vocabulary. All the words may be cut out and then put back together in pairs using ...
2 Views 5,825 All
Dictionary Skills - Word Unscramble (1)

Dictionary Skills - Word Unscramble (1)

This English resource practices dictionary skills and was created for primary/elementary students. Students are asked to unscramble the words, they may use a dictionary to check their spellings. K ...
1 Views 3,543 Elem
The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe

The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe

iClassics Collection
"The Raven" is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It ...
1 Views 2,922 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Common Sight Words - Complete the Sentence (3)

Common Sight Words - Complete the Sentence (3)

Common sight words are words that need to be recognised on sight. This 'Complete the Sentence' activity will help young students read these difficult words and also write them too. There are ten w ...
1 Views 3,336 Elem
Jolene

Jolene

Celia
There are 2 worksheets. One is double lyrics and students find some words in the dictionary. The second worksheet is for a complete class. Students can use the dictionary and complete some exercis ...
1 Views 2,848 BegElem
The Masque of the Red Death - Edgar Allan Poe

The Masque of the Red Death - Edgar Allan Poe

iClassics Collection
"The Masque of the Red Death", originally published as "The Mask of the Red Death: A Fantasy" (1842), is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. The story follows Prince Prospero's attempts to avoid a d ...
1 Views 2,502 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Common Sight Words - Complete the Sentence (2)

Common Sight Words - Complete the Sentence (2)

Common sight words are words that need to be recognised on sight. This 'Complete the Sentence' activity will help young students read these difficult words and also write them too. There are ten w ...
1 Views 3,175 Elem
Annabel Lee - Edgar Allan Poe

Annabel Lee - Edgar Allan Poe

iClassics Collection
"Annabel Lee" is the last complete poem composed by American author Edgar Allan Poe. Like many of Poe's poems, it explores the theme of the death of a beautiful woman. The narrator, who fell in lo ...
1 Views 2,489 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Wild Horses Video

Wild Horses Video

kristine44
I´ve made a video with a poem about horses. There are 6 exercises. You can watch the video and read the poem. Then you can do the exercises (Circle the adjective, Fill in the missing letters ...
1 Views 1,970 ElemPre-Int
World Cup - Comparatives, Superlatives, Physical Appearance

World Cup - Comparatives, Superlatives, Physical Appearance

SuzanyStock
Most students like soccer so I thought that it was a good idea to review grammar topics using World Cup. This ppt is an activity using World Cup soccer players as characters to review comparative ...
1 Views 10,190 ElemPre-Int
World Cup 2018 Vocabulary

World Cup 2018 Vocabulary

Mariel Di Siervi
I made this worksheet for my students at school. Students will work with definitions and vocabulary related with football rules, players, etc. They will also categorize words into nouns or verbs ...
1 Views 13,493 Pre-Int

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