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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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Talking about Food - Listening Comprehension

Talking about Food - Listening Comprehension

Jeff Genet
A fantastic lesson for explaining vocabulary and expressions to talk about food. This lesson is linked to an animated video to help put things into context. There is a second video that is a voca ...
1 Views 1,306 BegElemPre-IntInt
Reading Comprehension - The Seven Continents

Reading Comprehension - The Seven Continents

What percentage of the world’s population live in Asia? What is the hottest continent on Earth? The Andes is a mountain range on which continent? Students read through the passage about the ...
1 Views 787 ElemPre-Int
Reading Comprehension - Rocks From Space

Reading Comprehension - Rocks From Space

Some rocks are not from Earth at all but from way out in space. Large space rocks that orbit around the Sun are called asteroids. Smaller rocks that orbit around the Sun are called meteoroids. St ...
1 Views 466 ElemPre-Int
Fortnite Presentation - Vocabulary Practice

Fortnite Presentation - Vocabulary Practice

Igor Daniel
This is a PowerPoint presentation on Fortnite I made for my young students. They love playing this game, and I designed a presentation with info about the game as well as a vocabulary practice. T ...
1 Views 620 Pre-IntIntAdv
Eiffel Tower Reopens - Listening Comprehension & Speaking

Eiffel Tower Reopens - Listening Comprehension & Speaking

Anastasiia
The tasks help to develop students’ listening comprehension and are followed by a speaking assignment. The tasks focus on listening for specific information and can be used to work on Engli ...
1 Views 549 Pre-IntInt
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How COVID-19 Has Changed Working Life

How COVID-19 Has Changed Working Life

Anastasiia
The worksheet is based on the adapted article from the Economist describing how pandemic changed working life. The tasks are aimed at developing reading comprehension. Students read the article a ...
1 Views 1,532 Pre-IntInt
Time Capsule About Me Worksheet

Time Capsule About Me Worksheet

Elizabeta
This activity can be used at the beginning of the school year with students to introduce themselves by completing the questions. All the worksheets are then put into an envelope and stored at an ...
1 Views 649 Elem
Homonyms Crossword

Homonyms Crossword

Ruth Pardiñas
An activity that allows upper-intermediate and advanced learners to revise some general vocabulary. The clues are definitions of the words needed to complete the crossword, all of which have homo ...
1 Views 1,318 Adv
Preposition Game

Preposition Game

Tom Leventhall
For this activity, place students in pair. First, have them choose the correct preposition to complete the sentence. Check answers and ensure students understand the various phrasal verbs/prepo ...
1 Views 1,214 Pre-IntIntAdv
Present Simple Lesson Worksheet

Present Simple Lesson Worksheet

Jeff Genet
This fun lesson contains a link to an animated video that was made specifically for ESL/EFL students to learn how to form the present simple tense. Extremely fun and contextualized explanations a ...
1 Views 1,814 BegElemPre-Int
Asteroids - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

Asteroids - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

An asteroid is a rocky body that tumbles and spins as it orbits the Sun. They are lumpy like potatoes and made up of carbon, rocks and metals. This science resource teaches students some interest ...
1 Views 1,901 ElemPre-Int
50+ Multiplication Flashcards

50+ Multiplication Flashcards

elena
Multiplication flashcards for 1-4 Grade. Multiply from 1 to 10. These are free printable cards in PDF. Made with http://flashcard.online/ app The worksheet can be also used to practice ordinal nu ...
1 Views 1,327 BegElem
Different Types Of Soil (Science Resource)

Different Types Of Soil (Science Resource)

What type of soil is rough and drains quickly? What soil would be the best for growing plants and crops? Where is peat soil found? Which creature digs tunnels through the soil? Students learn som ...
1 Views 1,338 ElemPre-Int
Reading Comprehension - The Earth's Orbit

Reading Comprehension - The Earth's Orbit

All the planets in the Solar System orbit the Sun. When planets orbit the Sun, they don’t move around in a perfect circle. They all follow an 'elliptical path', meaning it looks more like a ...
1 Views 2,613 ElemPre-Int
Reading Comprehension - Facts About Koalas

Reading Comprehension - Facts About Koalas

This reading comprehension includes a short piece of text with some interesting facts about koalas. Students read through the text and then answer the questions that follow. Some of the question ...
1 Views 2,726 Elem
Reading Comprehension - What Is An Omnivore?

Reading Comprehension - What Is An Omnivore?

This reading comprehension includes some fun facts about omnivores! What do omnivores eat? What is the world’s largest omnivore? Students read through the facts and answer the accompanying ...
1 Views 1,841 ElemPre-Int
Reading Comprehension - What Is A Herbivore?

Reading Comprehension - What Is A Herbivore?

This reading comprehension includes some fun facts about herbivores! What is the world's smallest herbivore? What is a frugivore? Students read through the facts and answer the accompanying study ...
1 Views 1,257 ElemPre-Int
Reading Comprehension - What Is A Carnivore?

Reading Comprehension - What Is A Carnivore?

This reading comprehension includes some interesting facts about carnivores! What is the world's largest carnivore? What is a scavenger? Students read through the text and answer the accompanying ...
1 Views 1,227 ElemPre-Int
Reading Comprehension - The Seasons

Reading Comprehension - The Seasons

The Earth orbits the Sun every 365 days and while it does this, it also spins on its axis every 24 hours. Because the Earth’s axis is slightly tilted, each part of the planet is getting a d ...
1 Views 1,877 ElemPre-Int
ESL Activity Sheet For Children - Farm Animals & Prepositions of Place

ESL Activity Sheet For Children - Farm Animals & Prepositions of Place

Ellie @ Osito ESL
This ESL Activity Sheet for children can be used in numerous ways to cover basic vocabulary and grammar points. The key objectives are: teaching/revising farm animal vocabulary and teaching/lear ...
1 Views 1,495 BegElem
ESL Vocabulary Card Game - Farm & Wild Animals

ESL Vocabulary Card Game - Farm & Wild Animals

Ellie @ Osito ESL
This 3-page PDF contains 27 game cards to be used as an engaging ESL/EFL game. Best played in groups of eight. The game helps children recall and revise animal vocabulary. It includes farm animal ...
1 Views 1,125 BegElem
10 Clothes Activities - Matching, Analogies, Idioms and More

10 Clothes Activities - Matching, Analogies, Idioms and More

This is a worksheet about clothes. There are ten activities: blanks exercises, matching exercises (clothes, gloves), analogies, patterns, idioms, put the words in the appropriate box, choose the ...
1 Views 1,761 ElemInt
Should And Shouldn’t For Giving Advice

Should And Shouldn’t For Giving Advice

This worksheet lets students practise the use of “should/shouldn’t” for giving advice. Students need to complete the sentences with “should/shouldn’t” and a ve ...
1 Views 1,934 Pre-Int
COVID-19 And The Economy

COVID-19 And The Economy

Anastasiia
The tasks can be used for independent studies or distance-learning classes. The worksheet is based on the video that discusses the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on global economy. The tasks focus o ...
1 Views 2,992 Pre-IntInt
App-Based Contact Tracing

App-Based Contact Tracing

Anastasiia
The worksheet is based on the adapted article from the Economist discussing the potential use of mobile phone applications in tracking the spread of Covid-19. The tasks are aimed at improving r ...
1 Views 1,033 Pre-IntInt

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