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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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Reading about Tools

Reading about Tools

    This worksheet, based on a text taken from Bonamy's textbook, contains a few exercises to revise the names of tools and to teach reading. It was originally made for 16–19 ...
1 Views 210 ElemPre-Int
To Be + Infinitive for future and future verbs

To Be + Infinitive for future and future verbs

maria
  For intermediate students and upwards, this worksheet includes examples of the infinitive as a future tense as used in news articles, formal instructions, formal arrangments and events. ...
1 Views 356 IntAdvExam
Exploring Food

Exploring Food

  There are eight activities on this worksheet about food: blanks exercises, matching exercises, analogies, word search, idioms, put the item in the appropriate box, mark the noun ‘c ...
1 Views 1,814 ElemPre-Int
Family Tree Extended

Family Tree Extended

Michael Mersi
    This worksheet is good for grades one and two covering words such as grandma, grandad, son, daughter, granddaughter, grandson, and baby.  Discuss family members, their name ...
1 Views 633 ElemPre-Int
7 Curious facts your appearance can tell about you

7 Curious facts your appearance can tell about you

Anastasiia
  The worksheet focuses on the vocabulary to describe appearance. The video introduces vocabulary to describe major facial features and connects them to traits of character. It can be used ...
1 Views 947 Pre-IntInt
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Beginners' Reader

Beginners' Reader

Helen Close
  This useful reader/worksheet is for very beginners both young and old who have absolutely no English. Print it as an A5 booklet and teach with the words, pictures and your actions a ...
1 Views 953 Beg
Must-Know Scrabble Word Lists

Must-Know Scrabble Word Lists

Emily Shine
  This PDF explores the top Scrabble word lists to learn in order to secure a HUGE scoring advantage. It includes two- and three-letter words, unusual hook words, Q without U words, words ...
1 Views 1,316 All
Weather 1

Weather 1

  This is the first worksheet containing weather words. With six pages, there are nine activities for different levels: (blanks exercises, matching exercises, analogies, wordsearch, which ...
1 Views 737 ElemPre-Int
Pete the Cat and his White Shoes

Pete the Cat and his White Shoes

BusyTeacher Contributor
  This engaging song is for an A2 level. Pete the cat wears white shoes, and when he steps into fruits his shoes change color. Children link the words to the pictures, then listen to the s ...
1 Views 1,141 Elem
Weather and clothes

Weather and clothes

  This is a short activity to revise the vocabulary about clothing and the weather. Follow the instructions and match the clothes according to what is the weather like. For examp ...
1 Views 518 Elem
Guess My Job

Guess My Job

Khatuna Tavartkiladze
  Students take turns by taking a card with a job on it. The rest of the students have to ask ‘yes and no’ questions and guess what the job is. Students can discuss the aspects ...
1 Views 21,337 ElemPre-Int
When did you last ... ? 10 Vocabulary / Expressions

When did you last ... ? 10 Vocabulary / Expressions

RobbieEnglishTeacher
  Suitable for adult learners, this 45–60 Minute Speaking Lesson teaches 10 common vocabulary/expressions. It has 6 parts and includes discussion, questions, an interview, writing, s ...
1 Views 654 ElemPre-IntInt
The Eight Blessings

The Eight Blessings

This worksheet has 6 exercises for children to learn and understand 'The Eight Beatitudes' – one of the best-known Bible verses. It includes word searches, fill in the blanks, a video ...
1 Views 465 ElemPre-Int
More amazing things to have – Idioms

More amazing things to have – Idioms

Barbora
  This collection of idioms describes some amazing things to have, e.g. money to burn. It contains three easy exercises to match the idioms, guess their meaning and complete the sentences ...
1 Views 931 Pre-IntInt
Confusing words – Part 9

Confusing words – Part 9

  This worksheet to practise confusing words has 40 exercises. For different levels, it includes homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, nouns vs. verbs, all in alphabetical order, with contents ...
1 Views 1,462 Pre-IntIntAdv
A Crazy Trip: Past Tense Storytelling

A Crazy Trip: Past Tense Storytelling

Pocket Passport
  A fun lesson to practice the past simple, past continuous, and past perfect. Watch the animated video, answer the questions, and use the illustrated flashcards to retell the story and te ...
1 Views 3,554 ElemPre-IntIntAdv
Reader 1 Reading Writing Listening Speaking

Reader 1 Reading Writing Listening Speaking

Helen
  Written for complete adult beginners, this booklet is also suitable for all ages. It introduces the present continuous tense, pronouns and pronoun contractions set around the activities ...
1 Views 2,325 Beg
Animal Flashcards

Animal Flashcards

Tamas Dukai
  These six colorful animal flashcards are suitable for young learners, beginners and children. Use them for teaching vocabulary relating to animals. This free flashcard worksheet was kind ...
1 Views 1,263 Beg
Academic Writing – Reference Systems – Styles of Formatting

Academic Writing – Reference Systems – Styles of Formatting

Anastasiia
  This presentation introduces the main systems of academic referencing with examples of format, in-text citations, works cited page for MLA, APA, Harvard style, Chicago style, IEEE and Va ...
1 Views 615 IntAdv
Success

Success

kristine44
  This video features a special poem, called ´acrostic´ where the first letter of each line spells out a new word. Watch the video and do the exercises. You can always change t ...
1 Views 2,065 ElemPre-Int
The Moon Reading Comprehension

The Moon Reading Comprehension

  Does the moon produce light of its own? How long is a lunar month? This reading comprehension includes some interesting facts about the Moon with accompanying study questions for student ...
2 Views 3,814 Elem
Guess the Holiday: Saint Patrick's Day

Guess the Holiday: Saint Patrick's Day

Dyone
  Students have to guess the holiday from the description in this worksheet as the neither the name Patrick or the date March 17th are mentioned. It's written with EFL B1/B2 levels in mind ...
1 Views 1,363 Pre-IntInt
Contractions

Contractions

  Learn about word contractions with this three-page grammar guide. Page one and two contain pronouns and verbs (short form and long form), affirmative and negative contractions and includ ...
1 Views 1,317 Pre-IntIntAdv
St.Patrick's Day Traditions

St.Patrick's Day Traditions

Jeff Genet
  St. Patrick's Day – Learn the customs associated with this holiday in a fun English conversation lesson based on a YouTube video. It teaches vocabulary and phrases in context to im ...
1 Views 4,010 BegElemPre-IntInt
Describing Appearance

Describing Appearance

Jeff Genet
  This lesson uses observation and colorful illustrations to promote the importance of vocabulary by describing the appearance. Students read or listen to the passages, look at the picture ...
1 Views 3,737 BegElemPre-IntIntAdv

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