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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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Halloween Homophones Lesson – ESL Spelling and Writing Worksheet

Halloween Homophones Lesson – ESL Spelling and Writing Worksheet

Jennifer Thompson
  This ESL Spelling and Writing Halloween worksheet is a lesson on homophones and homonyms and teaches students the difference between which, witch, and -wich. It follows a short animated ...
1 Views 400 BegElem
Past Simple Tense: How Kamala Harris Went From Prosecutor to Vice Presidential Candidate

Past Simple Tense: How Kamala Harris Went From Prosecutor to Vice Presidential Candidate

Anastasiia
  This grammar practice and listening worksheet focuses on the use of the Past Simple tense. The video helps students to check their answers. They observe the use of the tense and practise ...
1 Views 4,848 Pre-IntInt
Halloween Picture Crossword

Halloween Picture Crossword

  This colorful activity asks students to look at the pictures and complete the crossword puzzle. It includes the words: skull, skeleton, bat, vampire, spider, witch, cauldron, lantern, ra ...
2 Views 870 Elem
Relationship Map – Frankenstein

Relationship Map – Frankenstein

Digital Theatre Plus
  This relationship map will help deepen your students’ understanding of how the characters are linked in the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelly.
1 Views 592 IntAdvExam
Smart Home Explained

Smart Home Explained

Anastasiia
  This worksheet introduces the concept of the smart home. The tasks are based on the video that explains what new devices are available and what benefits or drawbacks they have. Students ...
1 Views 21,577 Pre-IntInt
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Japanese Shinkansen: Super-fast Trains

Japanese Shinkansen: Super-fast Trains

BusyTeacher Contributor
  This worksheet provides information about the Japanese train system detailing its history. In addition to comprehension there is a vocabulary and discussion exercise. A video from YouTub ...
1 Views 4,944 Adv
Halloween Facts Cloze Activity

Halloween Facts Cloze Activity

  What is Samhainophobia? What are the colors of Halloween? Why are jack-o'-lanterns carved? Students read the facts about Halloween and fill in the missing words on this Halloween-themed ...
2 Views 4,123 Elem
Thanksgiving Plans

Thanksgiving Plans

Jeff Genet
  A super fun lesson plan with a link to an animated video to introduce vocabulary and expressions to talk about Thanksgiving. Perfect for vocabulary building and contextualizing language, ...
1 Views 1,930 All
Covid-19 and the Economy

Covid-19 and the Economy

Anastasiia
  The worksheet is based on the video that discusses the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on global economy. The tasks focus on vocabulary and collocations that allow students to discuss econom ...
1 Views 17,964 Pre-IntInt
Money Exercises

Money Exercises

  This seven-page worksheet is about money. There are eleven activities: match the prices and the words, write the price, match the words with the pictures, write a synonym/the opposite, m ...
1 Views 1,925 ElemPre-Int
Benjamin Franklin – Word Search Activity

Benjamin Franklin – Word Search Activity

This fun word search includes words that are associated with Benjamin Franklin. Students can try and find all of the words hidden in the grid. To make the exercise more interesting, see how many ...
2 Views 668 Elem
Harry Potter Past Simple Fill in the Blanks

Harry Potter Past Simple Fill in the Blanks

Froukje Berkouwer
This simple fill-in-the-blank exercise is perfect for students to practice the Past Simple tense. It is an extract from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling. Students fill in ...
1 Views 1,856 Pre-IntInt
The changing face of tourism

The changing face of tourism

Anastasiia
  The worksheet focuses on tourism and traveling habits. Students find out what nations travel most often and learn about popular destinations for international tourists. The activity help ...
1 Views 1,433 Pre-IntInt
Solving problems at a business meeting

Solving problems at a business meeting

Jiřina
  Print the worksheets for pupils to work in pairs. One student reads the problem the second tries to find a solution. Students can take turns to discuss the problems in the worksheet and ...
1 Views 5,973 Pre-IntInt
Biography – Barack Obama

Biography – Barack Obama

  This biography about Barack Obama can be used when teaching students about political and historical figures. Students carry out research and find out more interesting facts about the 44t ...
2 Views 1,198 ElemPre-Int
Money Idioms

Money Idioms

  This new grammar guide contains seven pages of idioms and expressions connected with money. It includes definitions, example sentences, and a few illustrations. Suitable for different le ...
1 Views 2,482 IntAdv
Lovely Song Worksheet

Lovely Song Worksheet

SufiYusof
  This worksheet tests listening and comprehension skills and includes the lyrics from the songs Lovely by Billie Eilish and In My Blood by Shawn Mendes. It is coupled with fill-in-the bla ...
1 Views 4,717 Pre-IntInt
Movies Vocabulary +

Movies Vocabulary + "13 Reasons Why" Matching activity

EvgeniaM
  This worksheet contains movie vocabulary intended to help those teachers who want to make their lessons more interesting by focusing on their student's hobbies, in this case, movies and ...
1 Views 2,534 BegElemPre-Int
Song Worksheet – Older by Sasha Sloan

Song Worksheet – Older by Sasha Sloan

BusyTeacher Contributor
  Students listen to the song on YouTube and fill in the blanks for comprehension and to engage in discussion on the supporting role of their parents, who also at one time had ideals, but ...
1 Views 2,836 Beg
My Hero Academia Season 1 Episode 1

My Hero Academia Season 1 Episode 1

Gurnoor
  This worksheet is based on the first episode of this popular Anime series. It has a variety of exercises such as a pre-watching activity, true or false, matching words to images, general ...
1 Views 992 Pre-Int
Song Worksheet: My Favorite Shirt (vocabulary: clothes)

Song Worksheet: My Favorite Shirt (vocabulary: clothes)

Alan Smith Robertson
  “My Favorite Shirt” is a song written for teachers to use in the ESL classroom to practice CLOTHES. The lyrics include TWENTY (20) items of clothing: underpants, shorts, jean ...
1 Views 1,749 Pre-IntInt
Autumn Word Search

Autumn Word Search

  This fun autumn-themed word search can be used in the autumn season! There are 20 words hidden in the puzzle, they include acorn, apple, autumn, chestnuts, chilly, cobweb, cool, crisp, h ...
2 Views 3,336 Elem
Fake Reviews

Fake Reviews

Oleg Mazurenko
  Students watch and listen to a video about how to spot fake reviews. They listen for details and fill in the necessary information and match keywords to their synonyms/definitions. They ...
1 Views 2,497 IntAdvExam
Song Worksheet: Our House from The Rise & Fall (1982)

Song Worksheet: Our House from The Rise & Fall (1982)

samane_nasrolahi
  For this worksheet, students watch and listen to the song Madness – Our House from album The Rise & Fall (1982). They fill in the gaps and provide a summary of the story.  ...
1 Views 2,279 All
Olympic Games – Logo design history

Olympic Games – Logo design history

Anastasiia
  The worksheet focuses on the history of Olympic rings, their design and significance. The activity is organized around a video and focuses on developing listening comprehension. Tasks in ...
1 Views 2,093 Pre-IntInt

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