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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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Places to Eat in Britain

Places to Eat in Britain

Natalia Shtefan
This is a presentation which helps to read the text about places to eat in Britain. The exercises will help to check the understanding of the text. Then students practice the vocabulary and speaki ...
1 Views 460 Pre-Int
Spellings - e_e words

Spellings - e_e words

This worksheet was created for primary/elementary school students and focuses on e_e words. Students are asked to complete the sentences by choosing the correct e_e word from the word bank. Some o ...
1 Views 367 Elem
Possessives, Verbal Phrases, Infinitives, Sentence Writing Spanish and English

Possessives, Verbal Phrases, Infinitives, Sentence Writing Spanish and English

Michael Patrick
Part 3 of this 24 lesson series for intermediate native Spanish speakers. Different possessives used (don't be fooled into thinking there's only one type used here). Verbal phrases are very impo ...
1 Views 368 Pre-IntInt
I Love Fall

I Love Fall

Pocket Master
An fun, animated, awesome lesson plan for teaching students about fall. The YouTube video that is linked with this lesson was made for ESL learners and is an animated monologue explaining how some ...
1 Views 3,064 All
Introducing the O'Malley Family Reading Worksheet

Introducing the O'Malley Family Reading Worksheet

Toby Crowley
The first worksheet in a series of reading activities for A2 / B1 adult learners of English. This is one page of reading, with some questions on the back. I made these worksheets as the first ste ...
1 Views 2,793 Pre-IntInt
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What is Halloween?

What is Halloween?

Jeff Genet
This fabulously fun Halloween lesson is based off an animated video of a natural conversation. One of the characters in the series is from India and doesn't know much about it. A very powerful res ...
1 Views 6,256 All
Feelings and Emotions Vocabulary with Emojis

Feelings and Emotions Vocabulary with Emojis

BusyTeacher Contributor
A worksheet containing two ice-breaking activities on feelings and emotions, especially for teenagers. In the first one, students draw how they feel today and complete the blank. In the second one ...
1 Views 4,863 Beg
Scary Halloween Lesson

Scary Halloween Lesson

Jeff Genet
A super fun lesson and animated video created especially for teaching ESL students vocabulary, idioms and expressions to talk about fear. Perfect for improving listening and boosting vocabulary, t ...
1 Views 7,197 All
Prepositions of Place and Direction

Prepositions of Place and Direction

This worksheet contains three exercises on prepositions of place and direction. The vocabulary is mostly connected to the topic "My College," though there other words and expressions. As usual, I ...
1 Views 5,823 Elem
Halloween Planning Lesson with Activities

Halloween Planning Lesson with Activities

Jeff Genet
A fantastic lesson plan for teaching useful vocabulary and expressions to talk about Halloween. The lesson plan includes a link to a fun, animated YouTube video. An excellent resource for improvin ...
1 Views 6,266 All
Parts of a House and Objects

Parts of a House and Objects

Simona Moldovan
njumble the words activity based on the topic home. It is suitable for elementary-pre-intermediate level. It was designed as a group activity for large classes. It can also used as the basis for a ...
1 Views 3,402 ElemPre-Int
Reading Comprehension - River Thames

Reading Comprehension - River Thames

KS2 Reading Comprehension - The River Thames.  This reading comprehension includes some interesting information about the River Thames. Students must read the text and answer the accompanyin ...
1 Views 5,875 Elem
Old Church Choir - Christian Song (Beginner Level)

Old Church Choir - Christian Song (Beginner Level)

Elizabeth Lopez
It might be helpful for esl students focused on bible integration. It's a nice form to include simple and new words in the vocabulary of our begginers level students. Also, music is really helpful ...
1 Views 1,775 Elem
How Do You Want Your Eggs?

How Do You Want Your Eggs?

Flavia
This presentation shows eleven ways to ask for eggs with pictures and a box hiding the word. Explore vocabulary (sunny side up, scrambled, hard boiled etc) and conversation talking about the diffe ...
1 Views 2,963 BegElemPre-IntInt
Goofy Basketball

Goofy Basketball

Claudio Ferreira
This is a worksheet based on the video "Goofy Basketball" which encourages young learners to start working with worksheets. Even at the end they can do a little of maths using the vocabulary prov ...
1 Views 3,644 BegElem
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 6,852 Elem
Remembering Aretha Franklin - Video and Worksheet

Remembering Aretha Franklin - Video and Worksheet

Chocolate Addict
A tribute to Aretha Franklin: first a video from The New York Times (it has captions if needed) and then an article about her life and career. First I ask students what they know about Aretha Fra ...
1 Views 3,908 IntAdv
Girls Like You - Maroon 5

Girls Like You - Maroon 5

Marcela M P Strufaldi
Girls Like You - Maroon 5 It is an activity with different exercises. Match the sentences, Choose the correct word, Find the extra word, Put the sentences in the corect order, Unscramble the word ...
1 Views 8,427 Pre-IntInt
Endangered Species - Red Wolf Research

Endangered Species - Red Wolf Research

Did you know that the Red Wolf (Canis Rufus) is the most endangered of all the wolf species? Students are asked to fill in the missing information and then fill in the missing words using the word ...
1 Views 4,539 Elem
Weird Al Yankovic - Like a Surgeon Song Worksheet

Weird Al Yankovic - Like a Surgeon Song Worksheet

Anca Petrescu
A fun way of learning medical terms. I used this with my adult students who just happen to be surgeons and they enjoyed it a lot. It is a gap filled exercise suited for Intermediate learners and a ...
1 Views 2,290 IntAdv
The Three Little Pigs - Multiples of 3 Worksheet

The Three Little Pigs - Multiples of 3 Worksheet

BusyTeacher Contributor
Drawing on the familiar story of the Three Little Pigs, Rhino Stationery has created a unique worksheet about the multiples of 3. Help your pupils better understand division and multiplication w ...
1 Views 3,148 Elem
Let's Start a Conversation Student Speaking Activity

Let's Start a Conversation Student Speaking Activity

Taz
It could work as a warmer or even as a whole lesson - it's up to you and your students' needs. Have students sit in a circle and distribute cards with different topics ( food - jobs - free time ac ...
1 Views 7,944 Pre-IntIntAdv
Pets and Body Parts Mingle and Drawing Worksheet

Pets and Body Parts Mingle and Drawing Worksheet

Jake M
A mingle / drawing activity for young learners to talk about their pets and to practice body parts. In part 1 students find a friend who has a pet matching the image and then write two things abou ...
1 Views 3,917 BegElem
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 5,343 IntAdv
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 4,074 Pre-IntIntAdv

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