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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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Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing

ESL Pals
  This intermediate ESL digital marketing lesson is perfect for your B1-B2 students to discuss the topic of digital marketing and explore each area in detail, including SEO, email, social, ...
1 Views 705 IntAdv
Present Simple Negative – Group work activity

Present Simple Negative – Group work activity

Grammatics.education
  Young learners watch an animated video and then work in small groups to order the story cards. The exercise helps to improve their cooperation and communication skills. When the activity ...
1 Views 1,063 BegElem
ESL Pals – In the Ocean

ESL Pals – In the Ocean

ESL Pals
    The subject of this ESL lesson is animals in the ocean. It covers the grammar topic of comparatives and superlatives. It teaches new words and how to form superlatives. It includ ...
1 Views 1,338 BegElem
Guess Who Tutorial

Guess Who Tutorial

    This is a well-known board game in its online version (link available on the worksheet). It's good for memorizing vocabulary and learning about appearance and clothing, and pract ...
1 Views 2,581 ElemPre-Int
Steve Jobs History

Steve Jobs History

Jeff Genet
  This conversation-based lesson talks about Steve Jobs, Apple, technology, business, phones, and more. This video-based lesson includes vocabulary matching, famous quotes by Steve Jobs fo ...
1 Views 1,995 All
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Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Jeff Genet
  Talk about the Mexican-American holiday Cinco de Mayo. This fun, conversation, and video-based lesson plan covers a bit of the history of the holiday, how it's celebrated, and descriptio ...
1 Views 1,369 All
Present Simple Positive – Group Work Activity

Present Simple Positive – Group Work Activity

Grammatics.education
  Young learners watch the animated video and then work in small groups to order the story cards to improve their cooperation and communication skills. When the activity is complete, simpl ...
1 Views 1,663 BegElem
Around the House

Around the House

Jeff Genet
  A speaking-based lesson for beginners to talk about rooms and things around the home. It includes visual aids for brainstorming and identifying rooms and common household items. Identify ...
1 Views 2,785 BegElemPre-Int
Kids Lesson Plan – Ocean

Kids Lesson Plan – Ocean

Raedmund Gibbons
This ESL kids lesson for level 1 teaches students about animals in the ocean. It has three independent units that focus on vocabulary, comparatives, and superlatives. It includes multiple acti ...
1 Views 2,071 BegElem
Present Simple Negative – Group Work Activity

Present Simple Negative – Group Work Activity

Grammatics.education
  Young learners watch an animated video and then work in small groups to order the story cards as a way to improve their cooperation and communication skills. When the activity is complet ...
1 Views 2,253 BegElem
INFLATION: Main Causes and Types

INFLATION: Main Causes and Types

Anastasiia
  This worksheet helps students to develop listening comprehension. It includes vocabulary focus, vocabulary exercises, listening for general comprehension, listening for details, gap-fill ...
1 Views 2,145 IntAdv
Canada vs. USA – Quality of Living

Canada vs. USA – Quality of Living

Jeff Genet
  A fun and engaging lesson to talk about places to live in the world, the best places to live, and the quality of living. An intermediate level, speaking and listening-based lesson about ...
1 Views 2,775 All
Bad Habits

Bad Habits

Jeff Genet
  This fun and engaging intermediate video-based lesson on Bad Habits features visual aids for brainstorming vocabulary and phrases and talking about bad habits. It includes activities suc ...
1 Views 3,943 All
The House

The House

  This six-page worksheet is about ‘House & Furniture'. There are nine activities: cleaning the house, kitchen verbs, matching the tables and the pictures, completing the boxes, ...
1 Views 2,873 Pre-IntInt
Jobs – Kids Lesson Plan – ESL Pals

Jobs – Kids Lesson Plan – ESL Pals

Raedmund Gibbons
  This ESL Kids lesson about jobs includes activities such as matching the words and pictures. Students can interactively learn new vocabulary by filling in the answers and checking their ...
1 Views 2,506 BegElem
April Fool's Day Pranks

April Fool's Day Pranks

Jeff Genet
  This comprehensive ESL lesson on April Fool's day begins with some warm-up questions and a vocabulary-matching exercise. Students watch a YouTube video, then answer some listening compre ...
1 Views 3,832 All
Present Simple Questions – Group Work Activity

Present Simple Questions – Group Work Activity

Grammatics.education
  Young learners watch our animated video and then work in small groups to order the story cards as a way to improve their cooperation and communication skills. When the activity is comple ...
1 Views 2,438 BegElem
Comparing Seasons

Comparing Seasons

Jeff Genet
  This conversation-based lesson is to get students to compare seasons and use comparatives and superlatives and spring-related idioms, especially spring compared to other seasons. Student ...
1 Views 2,548 All
Spring Season

Spring Season

Jeff Genet
This comprehensive lesson on spring is a fun and engaging conversation-based lesson to get students talking about spring. It includes discussion questions, learning spring-related idioms, watc ...
1 Views 3,008 All
Present Simple Positive - Order Story Cards for animation

Present Simple Positive - Order Story Cards for animation

Grammatics.education
  This animated video is for Young learners to watch and order the story cards to help reinforce their understanding of each aspect of the Present Simple tense. When students have complete ...
1 Views 2,795 BegElem
Making Invitations

Making Invitations

Jeff Genet
  A conversation and video-based ESL lesson to talk about making plans. Students use visual aids to practice identifying and talking about countries, nationalities, and food. There are dis ...
1 Views 2,774 BegElemPre-Int
St. Patrick's Day: What's a Leprechaun?

St. Patrick's Day: What's a Leprechaun?

Jeff Genet
  Learn more about St. Patrick's Day with this video and visual-aids-based lesson on St. Patrick's Day and Leprechauns. It builds vocabulary includes listening and discussion questions, id ...
1 Views 3,655 All
Present Simple Negative - Order Story Cards for animation

Present Simple Negative - Order Story Cards for animation

Grammatics.education
  This animated video is for Young learners to watch and order the story cards to help reinforce their understanding of each aspect of the Present Simple tense. When students have complete ...
1 Views 2,349 BegElem
Job Interview: Talking About Skills

Job Interview: Talking About Skills

Jeff Genet
    A beginner English conversation and video-based ESL lesson to practice talking about job skills using adverbs of manner. Students watch the video, answer listening questions, and ...
1 Views 4,430 BegElemPre-Int
At The Gym

At The Gym

Mahboobeh Roshanak
  This YouTube video and the relevant prepared questions help you develop your listening skills. It is a beneficial comprehension exercise. It also provides the vocabulary related to fitne ...
1 Views 2,381 IntAdv

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