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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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ESL Pals - How to Describe People

ESL Pals - How to Describe People

ESL Pals
    This ESL lesson plan about describing people starts with a fun warm-up vocabulary game that teaches words related to a person's physical appearance. It includes how to describe ...
1 Views 236 ElemPre-IntInt
The Right Word

The Right Word

Marco Fialho
  This short worksheet is for students at the upper- intermediate level. It focuses on vocabulary and includes a fill-in-the-gap exercise. It might be helpful for those who intend to take ...
1 Views 193 Adv
Facial Expressions: An Introductory ESL Lesson Plan

Facial Expressions: An Introductory ESL Lesson Plan

Nathan Martin
  This speaking lesson plan introduces facial expressions. Facial expressions provide non-verbal cues and information – nearly as much information as spoken words do. They can be dif ...
1 Views 997 Adv
Telling Time: What Time is it?

Telling Time: What Time is it?

Jeff Genet
  This beginner-level lesson uses common vocabulary and phrases to learn how to talk about the time in English. It includes vocabulary building, visual aids to practice teaching, and telli ...
1 Views 1,567 BegElemPre-Int
Simple Present Negative Lesson Plan

Simple Present Negative Lesson Plan

Grammatics.education
  This 40-minute lesson plan practices Simple Present Negative, grammar form, and structure. Students watch the animated video and complete an individual or group comprehension activity fo ...
1 Views 1,698 BegElem
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How to Describe People

How to Describe People

ESL Pals
    This ESL lesson plan teaches ways to describe people and their physical attributes. It starts with a fun warm-up vocabulary game. It consists of seven exercises focussing on desc ...
1 Views 2,421 ElemPre-IntInt
How to Teach the Present Perfect Simple Tense

How to Teach the Present Perfect Simple Tense

Nathan Martin
This lesson plan should be used with English learners at an intermediate level. Before starting, students should have a strong understanding of how to use the past simple tense. They should als ...
1 Views 1,790 Int
The Great Debate: Coffee vs. Tea

The Great Debate: Coffee vs. Tea

Jeff Genet
  This conversation-based lesson talks about the history and benefits of coffee and tea. Which do you prefer? It includes vocabulary building, warm-up, and discussion questions, idioms, a ...
1 Views 2,198 All
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Quiz

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Quiz

    Use this fun multiple-choice quiz to test your children's knowledge of Queen Elizabeth II and the Platinum Jubilee. There are nine multiple-choice questions for children to answe ...
2 Views 1,356 ElemPre-IntInt
Future In The Past: What People In The Past Thought

Future In The Past: What People In The Past Thought

CrisBS
  This PowerPoint shows pictures made by people in the early 1950s and 1940s portraying how they thought the future might be. It's good to practice "They thought that we would be able to f ...
1 Views 2,267 IntAdvExam
Farm Animal Flashcards with real images

Farm Animal Flashcards with real images

  If your class likes farm animals, they will love this colorful set of farm animal flashcards. They can learn about 12 different farm animals, including cow, pig, goat, donkey, horse, she ...
2 Views 2,174 BegElemPre-Int
History of the Airplane

History of the Airplane

Jeff Genet
  An interactive CEFR B2 video and conversation-based lesson to talk about the History of Airplanes, travel, modes of transportation, inventions, and innovation. It includes vocabulary bui ...
1 Views 2,147 Pre-IntInt
Superstitions Around the World

Superstitions Around the World

Jeff Genet
  A speaking and conversation-based lesson to talk about superstitions around the world. This resource includes picture speculation, vocabulary matching, warm-up and conversation questions ...
1 Views 2,449 All
Farm Animals Lesson – Kids Lesson Plan

Farm Animals Lesson – Kids Lesson Plan

Raedmund Gibbons
  This ESL Pals kids resource covers the topic of ‘Farm Animals’.  The lesson provides the opportunity for young learners to learn new words, and phrases and form sentence ...
1 Views 1,897 BegElem
Fill in the blanks activity – Dogs

Fill in the blanks activity – Dogs

  Use this time-saving cloze activity worksheet to help your students become better readers. Children read through the passages and use the words from the word bank to fill in the blank sp ...
1 Views 2,182 BegElem
Simple Present Positive Lesson Plan

Simple Present Positive Lesson Plan

Grammatics.education
This 40-minute lesson plan practices Simple Present Positive grammar form and structure. Students watch the animated video and complete an individual or group comprehension activity followed by ...
1 Views 2,280 BegElem
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 2,820 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 1,991 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 2,286 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 3,514 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 3,061 All
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 2,043 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 3,097 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 4,305 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 2,779 BegElem

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