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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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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 15 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 27 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 18 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 22 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 7,115 Elem
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Christmas Chatterbox

Christmas Chatterbox

Helen Close
This appeals to all ages, making a Christmas chatterbox. We discuss greetings that are used at Christmas both spoken and written. There are a number on the sheet you can choose from. Students wri ...
1 Views 4,960 All
December Calendar and Holiday Coloring Pages

December Calendar and Holiday Coloring Pages

This 8-page worksheet contains the calendar for the month of December where you can put important dates and your students' Birthdays (if any), and 7 pages of December symbols and characters that c ...
14 Views 14,384 BegElemPre-Int
Believe Me or Not - Queen Elizabeth II (Card game)

Believe Me or Not - Queen Elizabeth II (Card game)

Ekaterina Shevchenko
Have you ever wondered why Elizabeth II is so popular? This simple card game will help you to learn more about one of the most popular monarchs of our time. You may use this game as a time filler ...
1 Views 3,080 Pre-Int
Essay Writing Made Easy (With Scaffold)

Essay Writing Made Easy (With Scaffold)

BusyTeacher Contributor
The worksheet can be used for ESL or middle and high school. It takes the student through the actual process of writing an essay. It tell the student what should be in an introduction as well as ...
1 Views 3,490 Int
New Words from 2019 in the Oxford English Dictionary - Reading Comprehension and Quiz

New Words from 2019 in the Oxford English Dictionary - Reading Comprehension and Quiz

Petra
This is a newspaper article about the new words added to the Oxford English Dictionary in October 2019. There is a multiple choice and fill-in quiz after the reading. Topics: Star Wars, politic ...
1 Views 4,115 IntAdv
12 Printable Basic Colors Flashcards for Toddlers

12 Printable Basic Colors Flashcards for Toddlers

Kids Flashcards
This worksheet contains 12 color flashcards.  The following color flashcards include blue, brown, black, gold, gray, green, orange, red, silver, violet, yellow, white. Parents and teachers c ...
1 Views 2,738 BegElemPre-Int
Animal Idioms

Animal Idioms

kristine44
This is my second grammar guide about idioms. It contains 15 pages of idioms and expressions connected with animals. Including definitions, example sentences and a few pictures. British English. ...
1 Views 2,972 All
The History of Thanksgiving Lesson

The History of Thanksgiving Lesson

chocolate addict
This is designed for a two-hour class. I first use the quiz to see what the students know about Thanksgiving. Then they read the text and work on the questions. At the end, we work on the two sho ...
1 Views 9,635 Pre-IntIntAdv
A Funny Christmas Story

A Funny Christmas Story

Oleg Mazurenko
This is a vocabulary gap-fill worksheet to help young learners retell a short animation film about Three Little Pigs and Santa. I hope your students will enjoy this activity as much as mine ...
1 Views 11,583 Elem
November Worksheets Collection: 14 Pages of November Lesson Materials

November Worksheets Collection: 14 Pages of November Lesson Materials

This 14-page November worksheets collection contains everything about November: seasonal bookmarks, Thanksgiving clipart, coloring pages, Native Americal Day illustrations, November calendar, even ...
9 Views 15,628 BegElemPre-Int
Song Worksheet: Halloween-The Addams Family

Song Worksheet: Halloween-The Addams Family

First, students have to guess/look up the meaning of some words connected to Halloween or scary things. Then they have to complete the lyrics of the theme song of The Addams Family with those wor ...
1 Views 3,457 All
Useful Expressions For Business English

Useful Expressions For Business English

Albert Learning
Learn expressions used in a formal set up. If you want to be a pro at business English, these expressions will help you. Make use of these English expressions in a meeting or a business environme ...
1 Views 5,417 IntAdv
Learn Colors with Animals and Food Worksheet

Learn Colors with Animals and Food Worksheet

Sarah
I couldn't find a worksheet like this online so I made it ! You can use it with the class, writing the color and the pronunciation of the color. You can then imagine sentences such as "An eggplan ...
1 Views 3,308 BegElem
The Grammar Card Game

The Grammar Card Game

BusyTeacher Contributor
This is a card game where students need to create meaningful sentences using the cards they are dealt. There are 5 main types: subjects, objects, verbs, complements and connectors. RULES: -At th ...
1 Views 4,894 Pre-IntInt
20 Realistic Sea Animals Flashcards

20 Realistic Sea Animals Flashcards

Kids Flashcards
This worksheet contains 29 realistic sea animals flashcards. It is made with kids-flashcards.com flashcard maker. The following sea animals flashcards include stingray, octopus, seaweed, starfish ...
1 Views 3,729 BegElemPre-Int
Countries, Nationalities and Capitals

Countries, Nationalities and Capitals

MissB
Students cut the flags and try to properly place them. Then I give them a piece of paper with the answers of the grid and they must fill the grid. Depending on the level of your student you can d ...
1 Views 3,832 BegElemPre-Int
Getting to know you PowerPoint

Getting to know you PowerPoint

It's a GTK (Getting to Know You) activity. Students can be divided in 3 or 4 groups each group has a minimum of 3 people. Teacher shows students each slide for around a minute and lets them share ...
1 Views 2,598 All
29 Realistic Vegetables Flashcards

29 Realistic Vegetables Flashcards

Kids Flashcards
This worksheet contains 29 realistic vegetable flashcards. It is made with kids-flashcards.com online flashcard maker. The following vegetable flashcards include: radish, turnip, beet, celery, ca ...
1 Views 5,354 BegElemPre-Int
Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Halloween Scavenger Hunt

This scavenger Hunt includes a writing activity that revises conditionals and phrasal verbs. The other challenges are to take photos or videos of the students doing different activities. The gram ...
1 Views 9,853 IntAdv
History of Art in English- Tamara de Lempicka student A and B

History of Art in English- Tamara de Lempicka student A and B

Joanna Jastrzębska
Biography of Tamara de Lempicka for students interested in the History of Arts. Students take turns to ask each other questions to learn facts about her life. It also presents a definition of Ar ...
1 Views 2,988 Adv

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