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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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Vote for Us! - 1st Conditional Practice

Vote for Us! - 1st Conditional Practice

Tom Leventhall
A fun, interactive way to practice the first conditional. Students begin by discussing and assessing a number political parties (some real, some just for fun). After that, each group gets to des ...
1 Views 266 Pre-IntInt
Olympic Winter Sports

Olympic Winter Sports

isagms80
In this lesson, students learn and practise vocabulary related to Olympic winter sports. Students learn words for winter sports, give their opinion, watch a video and play a team game. They can al ...
1 Views 367 Elem
Friends TV Show Listening Activity: Joey Breaks Up with Janine

Friends TV Show Listening Activity: Joey Breaks Up with Janine

Nicole
Friends TV Show Listening Activity: Joey Breaks Up with Janine Duration: 30 minute activity, clip is approximately 5-6 minutes long -Youtube Link, (on handout) -Comprehension Questions -Grammar Se ...
1 Views 2,501 Pre-IntIntAdv
Snowflake - How Many Words?

Snowflake - 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 ...
2 Views 2,065 Elem
Instrument Flashcards

Instrument Flashcards

Timi
Use these colourful flashcards to teach instruments (including: drum, trumpet, piano, violin, guitar, saxophone, tambourine, flute, xylophone, triangle and maracas). I also used it to teach the so ...
1 Views 1,598 BegElem
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A Night to Remember - High School Musical

A Night to Remember - High School Musical

Barbara Plensack
Video & Song Activity based on a High School Musical 3 scene about prom. First, students watch the movie segment (which can be found on youtube) and answer some questions about it. Then, match ...
1 Views 2,996 Pre-IntInt
The DNA Journey

The DNA Journey

Monika Bojanowska-Kuchta
The DNA Journey is a project in which people from all over the world are asked to take a DNA test. It turns out they have much more in common with other nationalities than they thought ... The she ...
1 Views 2,625 Pre-IntIntAdv
Eat It by Weird Al - song gap fill

Eat It by Weird Al - song gap fill

Tom Leventhall
A gap fill based on Weird Al Yankovich's parody cover of Beat It by Michael Jackson. Contains the gap fill as well as a second vocabulary-focused activity. Great for practicing food vocabulary w ...
1 Views 2,004 Pre-IntIntAdv
Description of a Pie Chart

Description of a Pie Chart

Zaida Sanuri
This worksheet serves as an introduction to how to use English language expressions in describing a pie chart for ESL or EFL students. It includes vocabulary, comprehension and sentence-level writ ...
1 Views 2,483 ElemPre-IntInt
Replace Love - A Valentine's Day Grammar and Vocabulary Worksheet

Replace Love - A Valentine's Day Grammar and Vocabulary Worksheet

Color-coded grammar activities are great for visual learners so they can see how the order of words should look. Use this Valentine's Day themed color-coded grammar worksheet to get students seein ...
1 Views 8,909 BegElem
Endangered Species - Fin Whale

Endangered Species - Fin Whale

Did you know that the fin whale is the second largest whale in the world? Find out some more interesting facts about fin whales by completing this endangered species resource. Students are asked t ...
2 Views 4,383 Elem

"Newtopia" - planning the perfect city

Tom Leventhall
A two-page worksheet based around discussion and group activities - suitable for pre-int and above and should provide at least one hour (or more!) of classroom activity. Activities 1 and 2 are ba ...
1 Views 2,981 Pre-IntIntAdv
ABCs and Food (Matching)

ABCs and Food (Matching)

This is the perfect worksheet to study alphabet sounds and foods together. It's great to use with beginners when studying both food vocabulary and the alphabet. You can read the foods aloud, or te ...
1 Views 4,139 Elem
Grilled Chicken Recipe - Video and Worksheet

Grilled Chicken Recipe - Video and Worksheet

BusyTeacher Contributor
This is a listening task based on a one-minute YouTube video teaching how to make grilled chicken. Students can practice the patterns of imperatives as well as using the verbs of cooking methods. ...
1 Views 3,602 Pre-IntInt
Roll and Write the Alphabet

Roll and Write the Alphabet

This worksheet is a fun way to help young, beginner students how to write the alphabet by working with numbers. Great for students who aren't familiar with the Roman alphabet. A fun way to enhance ...
1 Views 5,371 BegElem
Writing Color Names

Writing Color Names

Give students a chance to practice the names of colors in English by having them write the names of the colors displayed on this simple worksheet. Find more worksheets for students at HelpTeaching ...
1 Views 2,837 BegElem
Maybe vs. May Be Practice Worksheet

Maybe vs. May Be Practice Worksheet

Help your students learn to distinguish between maybe and may be with this worksheet that offers 10 fill in the blank sentences. Students must choose whether maybe or may be fits in each blank. Fi ...
1 Views 2,979 ElemInt
Animal Idioms - Shouting Dictation

Animal Idioms - Shouting Dictation

Tom Leventhall
Shouting dictation for animal idioms - suitable for Int and above. Contains both a shouting dictation for the idioms, which can then be used as group or paired discussion questions. Also contain ...
3 Views 3,634 IntAdvExam
Animals, Numbers, and Colours - Worksheet and Game

Animals, Numbers, and Colours - Worksheet and Game

Thais Dalloz
This worksheet is a game. You will need a dice. Each kid will throw the dice on their turn. After throwing the dice, the kid will choose an animal and color and every kid will write the number and ...
4 Views 5,242 Elem
Oprah Winfrey Golden Globes Cecil B. DeMille Award Acceptance Speech

Oprah Winfrey Golden Globes Cecil B. DeMille Award Acceptance Speech

Angie Kokolaki
Oprah Winfrey received the Cecil B. de Mille Award at the 2018 Golden Globes and gave an amazing acceptance speech. You can watch it via YouTube. [youtube=http://www.youtube=http://www.youtube.co ...
9 Views 2,700 Pre-IntInt
Numbers Crossword

Numbers Crossword

This is a very simple crossword that can be used to practise writing numbers 1-100. It is followed by a short activity that will make students think about numbers in a familiar context, saying sen ...
4 Views 3,165 BegElem
Homophone Pairs Game

Homophone Pairs Game

This worksheet contains 28 pairs of homophones. 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 dif ...
7 Views 5,264 All
Is it? (School Objects)

Is it? (School Objects)

Milena
To use this worksheet you need to print and cut pictures of school objects. It can be anything you already have seen with your class. Just put the items in a bag. For the first part of this w ...
1 Views 3,186 Beg
Suffix - 'tion' words

Suffix - 'tion' words

This worksheet was created for primary/elementary students. A suffix is a phonetic unit that is placed after a root word. This English resource focuses on the suffix -tion. Students complete the s ...
3 Views 3,501 Elem
Travel Idioms Shouting Dictation

Travel Idioms Shouting Dictation

Tom Leventhall
Specifically designed to go with Total English Upper Int, Chapter 2 this activity offers shouting dictation for travel idioms - suitable for intermediate and above. Contains a shouting dictation ...
7 Views 3,695 IntAdvExam

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