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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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My Family Worksheet – Music Video Lesson for Children

My Family Worksheet – Music Video Lesson for Children

BusyTeacher Contributor
  This worksheet is used with a fun, pop music video to get students singing and dancing in English. It also includes fast finisher activities for those students who tend to whizz through ...
1 Views 116 Beg
Sesame Street listening/watching practise A2

Sesame Street listening/watching practise A2

Valentina Danho
  This simple worksheet is for students who are about 11– 22 years old at CEFR level A2 to practise watching and listening, using an episode of Sesame street on YouTube. Q1 could als ...
1 Views 117 Elem
Intermediate English Course: Present Tense Video Clip Descriptions

Intermediate English Course: Present Tense Video Clip Descriptions

J.T. Taylor
  This implicit course consists of 30 third-person objective short video clips in the present tense, focusing on the third-person singular. The descriptions are in sentence puzzles with mi ...
1 Views 107 Pre-IntIntAdv
The Word

The Word

kristine44
  This is a video with an interesting poem. Students watch the video and complete the exercises: Circle/choose the correct adjectives, verbs, letter words, etc. It contains 7 exercises and ...
1 Views 254 Elem
BOOK ILLUSTRATION – FOCUS ON COLOR

BOOK ILLUSTRATION – FOCUS ON COLOR

Anastasiia
  This worksheet helps students to develop listening comprehension. It includes vocabulary focus, listening for details, gap-filling and comprehension check assignments based on the short ...
1 Views 182 IntAdv
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Prepositions of Time: 'At', 'In' or 'On'

Prepositions of Time: 'At', 'In' or 'On'

Dawid Brunette
  This short worksheet on the topic of Adventure consists of 12 questions using the prepositions of time: At', 'In' or 'On'. Students tick the boxes on the right of the sentences with the ...
1 Views 249 Int
Reading Comprehension – Abraham Lincoln

Reading Comprehension – Abraham Lincoln

  Abraham Lincoln was born on 12 February 1809. He was the 16th President of the United States of America, serving from March 1861 through April 1865, until he was assassinated. Students c ...
1 Views 409 ElemPre-Int
Song worksheet: Getting Older (uses of the verb

Song worksheet: Getting Older (uses of the verb "to get")

Alan Smith Robertson
  This song “Getting Older” is written for teachers to use in the ESL classroom to practice the uses of the verb "TO GET". The worksheet also explores the different stages of l ...
1 Views 373 Pre-IntIntAdv
Job-Related Activities and Questions

Job-Related Activities and Questions

Tom Leventhall
  This worksheet includes a series of activities about jobs and work for paired/discussion activities and a vocabulary match. Activities have been designed specifically for Upper Intermedi ...
1 Views 632 Pre-IntIntAdv
Who decides what art means? Part 2

Who decides what art means? Part 2

Anastasiia
  The worksheet helps students to develop listening comprehension. It includes pronunciation focus, gap-filling and multiple choice assignments based on the short videos. Students think ab ...
1 Views 373 Pre-IntInt
The Year in Review

The Year in Review

Pocket Jeff
  This resource is a fun and effective way to teach English conversation, improve listening skills and use expressions in context. Students watch the animated YouTube video and answer the ...
1 Views 552 BegElemPre-IntInt
Extension Questions for A Doll's House

Extension Questions for A Doll's House

Digital Theatre Plus
  Deepen your students knowledge and understanding on Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. These extension questions have been curriculum mapped against QCR and AQA, to ensure you an ...
1 Views 349 IntAdvExam
ESL Activity Sheet For Children – Label The Snowman

ESL Activity Sheet For Children – Label The Snowman

Ellie @ Osito ESL
  This ESL Activity Sheet for small children can be used to talk about body parts and clothing and to teach/revise vocabulary. Children can label and color in the sheet (reading and w ...
1 Views 582 BegElem
Washington – How many words?

Washington – How many words?

  This short worksheet can be used as an extra teaching resource to improve the vocabulary and spelling. How many words can your students make by rearranging the letters in the word WASHIN ...
1 Views 478 ElemPre-Int
The Berenstain Bears Family Get-Together

The Berenstain Bears Family Get-Together

Karina
  This worksheet is based on a 'Berenstain Bears Family Get-Together' cartoon episode. It's for young learners to watch and enjoy while matching the pictures and completing the short exerc ...
1 Views 1,167 ElemPre-Int
James Dean

James Dean

Alyona
  This worksheet will help students practice their listening skills and learn some useful vocabulary including set phrases. It can be set as a home task or done in pairs during a lesson. I ...
1 Views 1,258 Pre-IntInt
Workshop Lesson: Restaurants And Menus

Workshop Lesson: Restaurants And Menus

Ivan Iannotta
  In this lesson, students review vocabulary and grammar at A2 level related to the topic of restaurants and menus. Classroom desks are arranged into six "learning islands" where the stude ...
1 Views 2,464 Elem
Who decides what art really means?

Who decides what art really means?

Anastasiia
  This worksheet helps to develop students’ listening skills and personal impressions. It introduces the vocabulary of art and art criticism. The assignment contains tasks such as li ...
1 Views 463 Pre-IntInt
A Doll's House – Quiz Questions

A Doll's House – Quiz Questions

Digital Theatre Plus
  Test your students’ knowledge of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. These questions have been curriculum mapped against QCR and AQA, to ensure you and your students meet th ...
1 Views 676 IntAdvExam
Celebrities from the past: Using Verbs

Celebrities from the past: Using Verbs

  This worksheet contains 6 cards with celebrities from the past. Students can research and fill in the personal information of each celebrity include complete sentences using the pas ...
1 Views 897 Elem
Numbers Concentration Game

Numbers Concentration Game

Helen Close
  This game is ideal for students who are learning basic English numbers. This Numbers Concentration game using the numerical and written form are matched up e.g. one/1, two/2, etc. The ca ...
1 Views 530 BegElemPre-Int
Sports Vocabulary Worksheet

Sports Vocabulary Worksheet

  This 6-pagesd sport’s themed worksheet has nine exercises. It contains a Word Search, Sports and their definitions, Sport Equipment, Games, Sport places, Sport verbs, and Put ...
1 Views 1,954 Pre-IntInt
The Very Hungry Worksheet

The Very Hungry Worksheet

Manuelle Almada
  This worksheet is for young beginner and elementary students. It’s an activity to work on the fruit and colors vocabulary, is and are "to be" verb forms, health and unhealthy food ...
1 Views 2,263 BegElem
Describing Appearances PPT

Describing Appearances PPT

Jeff Genet
  This is a powerful visual aid to teach your students vocabulary and expressions to describe appearance. Use this Power Point to pre-teach vocabulary, as a warm up for lessons or as the c ...
1 Views 841 ElemPre-IntInt
Creative thinking – Rebus puzzles

Creative thinking – Rebus puzzles

  Get your students' brains ticking with this creative thinking activity: Rebus puzzles are little pictures, often made with letters and words, which cryptically represent a word, phr ...
1 Views 2,136 Elem

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