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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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Princess and the Mystery Box

Princess and the Mystery Box

Jeff Genet
A fantastic visual teaching prompt to teach creative writing, speaking, storytelling, sequencing and lots more. Use the pictures to pre-teach vocabulary and expressions related to the theme. Excel ...
1 Views 2,585 All
Home Idioms Shouting Dictation

Home Idioms Shouting Dictation

Tom Leventhall
This is a shouting dictation designed to practice a number of "home" idioms. Students begin with the shouting part of the activity then proceed to a matching-type activity where they match they i ...
1 Views 2,139 Adv
Song Worksheet: Youngblood by 5 Seconds of Summer

Song Worksheet: Youngblood by 5 Seconds of Summer

Colm Boyd
Youngblood was one of the biggest hits of summer 2018. I wrote this worksheet to practice vocabulary related to feelings and relationships. It also has a short (gap-fill) reading exercise with inf ...
1 Views 1,517 Pre-IntIntAdv
American Culture

American Culture

Jeff Genet
This is an extremely powerful and fun way to teach cultural awareness. This fun lesson is linked to a video which talks about common generalization that people have about Americans. Improve listen ...
1 Views 1,890 All
Lady Gaga - I'll Never Love Again Song Worksheet

Lady Gaga - I'll Never Love Again Song Worksheet

Joyce
This is a listening practice activity from the movie A Star is Born. The speed is quite slow so it's suitable for all levels. I recommend playing the song at least twice. This file includes a stu ...
1 Views 2,440 All
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Health Problems - Vocabulary and Recommendations (modals)

Health Problems - Vocabulary and Recommendations (modals)

Tom Leventhall
In this worksheet, students learn the terminology for a number of ailments through a picture match. Then, using the vocabulary and suggested sentence starters, they can create their own 'going to ...
1 Views 2,912 Pre-IntInt
Christmas Episode of Modern Family (Season 1 Episode 10)

Christmas Episode of Modern Family (Season 1 Episode 10)

Elena Taranova
A good episode to show your students Christmas traditions and learn about family related topics. The handout consists of True-False tasks, questions for discussion and lists of new phrases. The le ...
1 Views 4,799 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Christmas Song Decoding Warmer

Christmas Song Decoding Warmer

Elena Taranova
Christmas is coming and you want to spice your lessons up by throwing a Christmas riddle? Let your students decode the message and guess the song the lyrics are taken from. KEY: Jingle bells, Jing ...
1 Views 6,505 Pre-IntIntAdv
Peppa Pig Halloween. Pumpkin Competition

Peppa Pig Halloween. Pumpkin Competition

This worksheet is based on 'Peppa Pig' cartoon Halloween themed episode. It starts from the beginning of the video below and ends at 4:29. It was made to revise Future Simple and Going To and to s ...
1 Views 2,018 ElemPre-Int

"Friends" Season 3 Episode 9 Thanksgiving TV Episode Worksheet (The One With The Football)

Ariel
This is a worksheet based a full episode of the TV show, "Friends" (Season 3, Episode 9: The One With The Football). It includes matching activities to pre-teach relevant vocabulary and listening ...
1 Views 3,759 IntAdv
We Will Rock You - Song Worksheet

We Will Rock You - Song Worksheet

Natasha
It's a worksheet to cheer up and motivate your students, to distract from the boring routine studying. It isn't a very easy song to work with but almost every child knows the tune and loves to sin ...
1 Views 4,548 ElemPre-IntInt
Christmas Songs Handout

Christmas Songs Handout

Elena Taranova
Put your students in the mood for Christmas by listening to Christmas Songs. The handout consists of two songs: Carol of Bells for higher levels (Pentatonix version - https://www.youtube.com/watch ...
1 Views 7,160 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Candles - How Many Words?

Candles - 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 ...
1 Views 3,988 Elem
Black Friday

Black Friday

Pocket Passport
A fun, animated lesson to teach your students all about Black Friday. What is it? How did it get its name? What happens? and lots more! This lesson plan is linked to a YouTube video that was made ...
1 Views 7,409 All
20 Thanksgiving Flashcards

20 Thanksgiving Flashcards

ElenaK
Colorful flashcards with pictures for kids & ESL students. Learn Thanksgiving vocabulary using cards. The PDF set contains all popular Thanksgiving items: turkey, harvest, Mayflower, Pilgrim, ...
1 Views 4,339 BegElem
Peppa Pig. Shopping

Peppa Pig. Shopping

This worksheet is based on 'Peppa Pig' cartoon episode. It was made to revise modal verb CAN. It may be used to speak about fruits and vegetables, quantity and shopping. It will take about 30 mins ...
1 Views 5,652 BegElem
Thanksgiving Flashcards

Thanksgiving Flashcards

Jeff Genet
A beautifully illustrated set of flashcards for Thanksgiving. Powerful tools for creative writing, storytelling, brainstorming, conversation starters, vocabulary building and pretty much anything! ...
1 Views 6,034 All
Reading for Adults: Introducing Carmen - Her Move to the Big City

Reading for Adults: Introducing Carmen - Her Move to the Big City

Toby
This is the first worksheet in a series of indefinite length that I'm making for my students. This worksheet is one page of reading and a second page of discussion (not comprehension) questions. ...
2 Views 4,770 IntAdv
O'Malley 001 - Sunday Morning Reading Activity

O'Malley 001 - Sunday Morning Reading Activity

Toby Crowley
This is the second reading worksheet in this series for adult learners of English. It follows the O'Malley family (introduced in the last worksheet) on a Sunday morning. Generally, I give these w ...
1 Views 3,287 ElemPre-Int
Questions about Fall

Questions about Fall

Jeff Genet
A great tool and resource for conversation classes. This professionally illustrated PowerPoint will prompt your students to ask fun, meaningful and topic related questions about the fall. Perfect ...
1 Views 4,723 All
Home Alone (1999) Movie Worksheet for B2+ Levels

Home Alone (1999) Movie Worksheet for B2+ Levels

Elena Taranova
Watch a legendary Christmas movie with your students or assign it as homework, your students will be elated. The tasks include putting events in order, answering questions, working with slang and ...
1 Views 5,897 AdvExam
The Writer's Toolbox

The Writer's Toolbox

BusyTeacher Contributor
The Writer's Toolbox is a collection of resources for students and educators that will assist in the writing process. The toolbox consists of six components: Introduction to the Essay, Selecting a ...
1 Views 2,570 All
Making Fall Plans

Making Fall Plans

Jeff Genet
An incredibly fun lesson to build vocabulary and expressions to talk about the fall. There is an animated video that is linked to this lesson plan made especially for ESL/EFL learners. A powerful ...
1 Views 2,526 All
Home Alone (1999) Movie Handout B1 Level

Home Alone (1999) Movie Handout B1 Level

Elena Taranova
Watch a legendary Christmas family movie with your students to enjoy Christmas season even more. The handout is based on the first part of the movie: 0:00 - 51:20. This is not an easy movie to wat ...
1 Views 6,986 Pre-IntInt
Phonics - 'ss' and 'rr' words

Phonics - 'ss' and 'rr' words

This worksheet was created for primary/elementary school students and focuses on 'ss' and 'rr' words. Students are asked to complete the sentences by choosing the correct words from the word bank. ...
1 Views 2,711 Elem

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