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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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Cinderella - Word-Building / Word-Formation Exercises

Cinderella - Word-Building / Word-Formation Exercises

This is a fairly easy word-formation/word-building exercise. It's the well-known story of Cinderella. Students have to transform the words in brackets to make them fit in. Students can easily do t ...
17 Views 26,930 IntAdv
Describing Cities

Describing Cities

Describe a city and its buildings.   Example 1: Match the opposites - Ugly/Beautiful, cheap/expensive Santiago is polluted, but Puerto Varas is clean.   Example 2: Describe one ci ...
31 Views 29,615 Elem
Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

This is a worksheet that you need to complete the sentence using vocabulary for the Chinese New Year. Read each sentence and use the words in the box. All words are related to the Chinese New Ye ...
5 Views 13,033 ElemPre-IntInt
Reading Comprehension - I Am A Koala

Reading Comprehension - I Am A Koala

Short reading comprehension for early learners. Having strong reading comprehension skills will also help with other subjects. Students read through the short comprehension about a koala called K ...
2 Views 4,447 Elem
Rainbow Video and Worksheet

Rainbow Video and Worksheet

kristine44
This worksheet is all about the rainbow. With a poem, a video, a song, pictures and eight exercises. You can watch the video and read the poem. Then you can do the exercises (Circle the adjective ...
1 Views 1,782 ElemPre-Int
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History - Changing Map of Central Europe

History - Changing Map of Central Europe

Anastasiia
The worksheet is based on the video that describes the rise and fall of countries in central Europe before, during, and after World War II. The tasks include pronunciation focus on the consonant ...
1 Views 1,705 Pre-IntInt
Ladybird Song Worksheet

Ladybird Song Worksheet

kristine44
This is a worksheet with a video and a poem about the ladybird. There are 9 exercises. You can watch the video and read the poem. Then you can do the exercises (Circle the adjective, Fill in the ...
1 Views 2,816 ElemPre-IntInt
Enquiry and Offer - Gap Texts and Link Texts

Enquiry and Offer - Gap Texts and Link Texts

Jiřina
In this worksheet you find a letter of an enquiry and a letter of an offer. In the first exercise students fill in the missing words in enquiry and offer by terms given bellow the text /solution ...
1 Views 2,703 Pre-IntInt
Science Resource - The Rock Cycle

Science Resource - The Rock Cycle

Rocks are constantly changing from one type of rock into another. They do this in cycles over millions of years. A volcano erupts and carries magma to the Earth’s surface. When it cools dow ...
2 Views 2,463 ElemPre-Int
Solar System Quiz

Solar System Quiz

Test your students' knowledge about the Solar System with this fun quiz created by primaryleap.co.uk. This worksheet can be used as an extra resource when teaching kids about the Solar System. Wh ...
2 Views 2,696 ElemPre-Int
'Hills Like White Elephants' Hemingway Short Story

'Hills Like White Elephants' Hemingway Short Story

Ann Zelevskaya
This worksheet contains some tasks on vocabulary and for analysis of Ernest Hemingway's short story "Hills Like White Elephants". The story is rather simple in terms of language, but the analysis ...
1 Views 3,436 IntAdv
Reading Comprehension - What Is A Continent?

Reading Comprehension - What Is A Continent?

Did you know that there are seven continents on Earth? A continent is like a massive piece of land. The seven continents are called: Asia, Africa, Antarctica, Australia, Europe, North America and ...
2 Views 3,363 Elem
Reading Comprehension - The Universe

Reading Comprehension - The Universe

All the planets and stars in the sky, the entire solar system, milky way and galaxies are all part of the universe. Students learn some interesting facts about the universe with this printable sc ...
2 Views 4,635 ElemPre-Int
How (Not) To Swear In English (Adult Learners)

How (Not) To Swear In English (Adult Learners)

Tania Hlod
This is a collection of ideas how to approch the topic of Swearings/Bad Words in English. Mind: Adult Learners. There you may find a list of questions for speaking part of the class, some ideas f ...
1 Views 2,835 IntAdv
Traditional British Christmas Foods

Traditional British Christmas Foods

Anastasiia
The video-based worksheet allows students to explore traditional British Christmas dishes. The tasks are aimed at Elementary or pre-Intermediate learners and rely on images and matching strategie ...
1 Views 3,502 ElemPre-Int
Commonly Misspelled Words 2

Commonly Misspelled Words 2

There are lots of tricky words to learn in the English language! This resource includes 12 words that are commonly misspelled. Students put the list of words in alphabetical order and then choose ...
2 Views 3,429 ElemPre-Int
Commonly Misspelled Words 1

Commonly Misspelled Words 1

This English resource will help improve a child's spelling of commonly misspelled words. There are 12 spellings for students to learn. Students put the spellings in alphabetical order and then ch ...
2 Views 3,134 ElemPre-Int
What Is a Notice Worksheet

What Is a Notice Worksheet

karina
A notice is a written or an oral statement that contains the particulars of holding a meeting. When a circular is served among the members of the meeting to attend the meeting, it is called a not ...
1 Views 2,579 Int
How Birth Order Can Shape Your Personality

How Birth Order Can Shape Your Personality

Anastasiia
The worksheet teaches adjectives that describe personality. It can be used as part of the module on family relations because it focuses on the connection between personality and birth order or ro ...
1 Views 3,046 Pre-IntInt
IPA Flashcards PPT

IPA Flashcards PPT

These IPA flashcard powerpoint slides can help students learn & review the international phonetic alphabet. There are three sample words and their phonetic spellings for each sound/symbol, th ...
1 Views 4,384 All
Confusing Words - Part 6

Confusing Words - Part 6

kristine44
This is worksheet number six to practise on confusing words. 10 pages, 40 exercises (homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, nouns vs. verbs, etc.…). Different levels. In alphabetical order, wit ...
1 Views 7,358 Pre-IntInt
Social English Conversations Speaking Cards

Social English Conversations Speaking Cards

Jiřina
The worksheet contains three types of excersices focusing on Social English conversations. I.Chain conversations - Give each of your students a social topic to talk about and let pupils to prepa ...
1 Views 11,535 Pre-IntInt
Miley Cyrus - Nothing Breaks Like a Heart Worksheet

Miley Cyrus - Nothing Breaks Like a Heart Worksheet

BusyTeacher Contributor
I just love the song Nothing Breaks Like a Heart - Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson and I had to do a worksheet. There are different while-listening activites (order the lines, choose the correct word ...
1 Views 5,400 ElemPre-IntInt
Frosty the Snowman (1969) Worksheet

Frosty the Snowman (1969) Worksheet

This 26 minute Frosty the Snowman animated video is a classic from 1969. This worksheet is for pre-intermediate and up. It's in eight parts with each part's approximate start and end time listed. ...
1 Views 10,402 Pre-IntIntAdv
Hanukkah Worksheet - Research Activity

Hanukkah Worksheet - Research Activity

To celebrate Hanukkah we have created this research activity for students to enjoy. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.uk. Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights and lasts for eight d ...
2 Views 9,046 Elem

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