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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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Sports Analogies Worksheet

Sports Analogies Worksheet

An analogy is a comparison between one thing and another. Students complete each sports analogy by writing the correct word on the blank line. Example: SPRINT is to SHORT as MARATHON is to ____ ...
2 Views 2,718 Elem
How Many Words? Coronavirus Worksheet

How Many Words? Coronavirus Worksheet

This worksheet is an excellent resource to get your child thinking, improve their writing skills and build their vocabulary. Students write as many words as they can using the word 'coronavirus'. ...
2 Views 3,560 Elem
Creative Thinking - What Doesn't Belong?

Creative Thinking - What Doesn't Belong?

This worksheet is full of lots of different things, but there are a few that don't belong! Students put a circle around the item that doesn't belong. There are five different things in each box. ...
2 Views 3,242 Elem
Synonym and Antonym Analogies

Synonym and Antonym Analogies

Antonyms are words with opposite meanings. Synonyms are words with the same or similar meaning. An analogy is a comparison between one thing and another. Students complete each synonym or antonym ...
2 Views 2,308 Elem
14 Common Vocabulary/Expressions for Adults

14 Common Vocabulary/Expressions for Adults

RobbieEnglishTeacher
45-60 Minute Speaking Lesson! Great for teenage or adult learners to: - Speak using: What's your favorite ___? / Why do you like ___? / Follow Up Question - Learn 14 common vocabulary/expression ...
1 Views 5,348 ElemPre-IntInt
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Speed Dating Monsters - Halloween Game

Speed Dating Monsters - Halloween Game

Paloma Valencia Castro
This game is perfect for Halloween. It consists on a speed-dating session with monsters. Each students will have a card to write information about themselves. This information will be randomly ch ...
1 Views 3,488 All
Write Your Personal Information Speaking Activity

Write Your Personal Information Speaking Activity

This worksheet can be used to practice 'how to introduce yourself' and 'giving personal information' in a role play or just as a speaking activity. It contains 5 tables were your students can fil ...
1 Views 2,084 Beg
Tic Tac Toe (To Practice Any Tense)

Tic Tac Toe (To Practice Any Tense)

This is a great activity that you can use as a warmer, as a review activity or even as a filler. It can be used in ANY level to practice any tense for affirmative, negative or questions. It's a g ...
1 Views 2,412 All
Talking about Interests - Beginner English Activity

Talking about Interests - Beginner English Activity

Pocket Passport
A fun beginner lesson to teach students how to talk about their interests. Teach language in context with a fun animated video: https://youtu.be/xSGLS1ViAcE Grammar exercises, vocabulary buildi ...
1 Views 4,020 BegElemPre-Int
Introductions ESL Activity

Introductions ESL Activity

Pocket Passport
A fun beginner lesson to teach introductions. Teach language in context with a fun animated video: https://youtu.be/m-6sPaIbTxI Grammar exercises, vocabulary building exercises, listening compre ...
1 Views 2,203 BegElemPre-Int
Creative Thinking - Name Five Things That...

Creative Thinking - Name Five Things That...

This creative thinking exercise was created by www.primaryleap.co.uk Do your students have their thinking caps on? This activity will improve your student's creative thinking and writing skills. ...
1 Views 2,960 Elem
Creative thinking - Name Five Animals That...

Creative thinking - Name Five Animals That...

This creative thinking exercise was created by www.primaryleap.co.uk Do your students have their thinking caps on? This activity will improve your student's creative thinking and writing skills. ...
1 Views 1,950 Elem
Creative Thinking - Name Five Places That...

Creative Thinking - Name Five Places That...

This creative thinking exercise was created by www.primaryleap.co.uk Do your students have their thinking caps on? This activity will improve your student's creative thinking and writing skills. ...
1 Views 2,301 Elem
Talking About Autumn

Talking About Autumn

Jeff Genet
A fun lesson for teaching vocabulary about autumn in context. A lesson about the fall based off an animated YouTube video, with questions and answers, vocabulary matching and language in context ...
1 Views 3,428 BegElemPre-IntInt
Idiom Activity and Worksheet

Idiom Activity and Worksheet

L.Spence
This activity and worksheet is to be paired with the read aloud Butterflies in my Stomach and other School Hazards. I prepared this for my adult ESL students. Students should read the book as a c ...
1 Views 2,438 All

"Did You Use To?" + 10 Vocabulary For Adult Learners

RobbieEnglishTeacher
30-50 Minute Speaking Lesson! Great for adult learners to: - Speak using 'Did you use to ... ?' - Learn 10 common vocabulary/expressions Lesson Includes 4 Parts: 1. Interview teacher as a class ...
1 Views 5,069 ElemPre-IntInt
Job Interview Dialogue Practice

Job Interview Dialogue Practice

mariam khadiri
This worksheet explains how to prepare for a job interview. It contains an incomplete dialogue where only the HR manager is speaking. The student is expected to complete the dialogue individually ...
1 Views 1,745 All
What is a Noun?

What is a Noun?

There are 16 nouns included in this English worksheet. A noun is a word that names a specific thing or set of things. Nouns can name living creatures, objects, places, actions, qualities, or idea ...
1 Views 2,869 Elem
Animal Body Parts - Grade 2 Worksheet

Animal Body Parts - Grade 2 Worksheet

Jeanie Lee
In this worksheet, each student will look at the animals. They will find the body part from the word box that is related to each animal and write it next to the picture. There may be more than tw ...
1 Views 1,858 Elem
Auxiliary Verbs

Auxiliary Verbs

Auxiliary verbs, or helping verbs, add meaning to the main verb of the sentence. This literacy was created with young learners in mind and asks students to complete sentences by adding auxiliary ...
1 Views 2,871 Elem
Verb Prefixes - de and re

Verb Prefixes - de and re

A prefix is a group of letters added before a word to alter its meaning. The prefix 'de' is used to reverse the verb's actions. It can also mean 'down' such as in the words decrease or decline. T ...
1 Views 1,781 Elem
Verb Prefixes - dis and mis

Verb Prefixes - dis and mis

A prefix is a group of letters added before a word to alter its meaning. The prefix 'dis' is generally used to make a word negative. The prefix 'mis' means badly, wrongly or incorrectly. This Eng ...
1 Views 1,684 Elem
Place Value - Hundreds, Tens and Units (Reading an Abacus)

Place Value - Hundreds, Tens and Units (Reading an Abacus)

Maths resource: Reading an abacus. This math worksheet can be used when teaching kids about place value. Students count the beads and write the number shown on each abacus. There is also an examp ...
1 Views 1,802 ElemPre-Int
Who Decides What Art Really Means? Listening & Speaking Activity Part 2

Who Decides What Art Really Means? Listening & Speaking Activity Part 2

Anastasiia
This is the second part of the listening comprehension activity, Who Decides What Art Means? Part of the worksheet focuses on listening and speaking skills. It introduces the vocabulary of art an ...
1 Views 1,852 Pre-IntInt
Who decides what art means? Listening Comprehension (Part 1)

Who decides what art means? Listening Comprehension (Part 1)

Anastasiia
This worksheet helps students to develop listening comprehension. It includes pronunciation focus, gap-filling and multiple choice assignments based on the short videos. The students will think a ...
1 Views 1,871 Pre-IntInt

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