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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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History of London from Roman Times to Modern Days

History of London from Roman Times to Modern Days

Anastasiia
The worksheet focuses on the vocabulary describing the features of London from the early days to modern times. The activity is organized around the video. Tasks focus on developing listening compr ...
1 Views 1,947 Pre-IntInt
Special Education Daily Morning Work

Special Education Daily Morning Work

BusyTeacher Contributor
Special Education Daily Morning Work. This printable worksheet ncludes very basic vocabulary on days of the week, months, date, year, numbers, the weather, personal information (name, last name, a ...
1 Views 1,106 BegElem
Loneliness - A Video Lesson

Loneliness - A Video Lesson

This video is great for raising awareness about loneliness, its possible causes and how to help yourself or others who are in this situation. The worksheet provides you with some questions for dis ...
1 Views 2,524 IntAdvExam
Guess My Job

Guess My Job

Khatuna Tavartkiladze
Students take turns. Each student take 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. For example, 'is your job stressful? Do you sp ...
1 Views 3,354 ElemPre-Int
University Terms Explained - Video and Fill in the Blank Activity

University Terms Explained - Video and Fill in the Blank Activity

Anastasiia
The worksheet focuses on higher education vocabulary and explains words like major, course, and degree. The worksheet helps to work on listening comprehension and speaking skills. Students get a c ...
1 Views 1,389 IntAdv
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Food Phrasal Verbs and Discussion Questions

Food Phrasal Verbs and Discussion Questions

Tom Leventhall
In this worksheet, students learn a number of phrasal verbs related to food and are then provided with discussion questions that use the target vocabulary. Suitable for a pre-intermediate group a ...
1 Views 3,006 Pre-Int
There is - There are

There is - There are

NALAN KENNY
An activity to practise There is -There are. There are two pictures. The students in the first one fill in the blanks with there is, there are, etc. In the second one they answer the questions. La ...
1 Views 2,724 Elem
St. Patrick's Day Rebus Story

St. Patrick's Day Rebus Story

Use this St. Patrick's Day Rebus Story to help teach St. Patrick's Day vocabulary words and build English reading comprehenshion skills. Find more St. Patrick's Day worksheets and other seasonal c ...
1 Views 4,764 BegElem
St. Patrick's Day Quiz

St. Patrick's Day Quiz

Paula
Irish Quest - Quiz for students to learn or check knowledge about St. Patrick, Ireland, celebrations around St. Patrick's Day. May be cut to pieces and put in different places in school. Students ...
1 Views 3,482 ElemPre-IntInt
Weather Table Conversation Activity

Weather Table Conversation Activity

Roman Gabryś
The worksheet consists of a table where students should ask one another questions about the weather in a corresponding country. Great for developing speaking skills and teaching weather-related vo ...
1 Views 3,540 BegElem
Kate Middleton's Greatest Style Moments Descriptions Activity

Kate Middleton's Greatest Style Moments Descriptions Activity

Éva Jágerné Majoros
I cut the Word doc version of the ppt into 10 parts and give the descriptions to the students. They have to underline the key-words in their description e.g. bright yellow dress/diamond necklace/c ...
1 Views 2,369 ElemPre-Int
The Perfect Date - Writing Activity

The Perfect Date - Writing Activity

Jeff Genet
An incredibly powerful tool to get shy students speaking. Perfect for writing and speaking. Use visual aids to elicit vocabulary and expressions, create sentences and a storyline. Then ask them to ...
1 Views 4,927 All
Buildings In Town

Buildings In Town

Catana Magdalena
Cut out the pictures, and then give 5-6 images to every child. They stick them on a sheet of paper intitled ''My Town''. Children present it to the class (if their level is good, they may draw st ...
1 Views 2,867 Beg
Illustrations To Explain Why Hyphens Matter

Illustrations To Explain Why Hyphens Matter

Sonali S Vinnakota
This worksheet contains four illustrations that explain the importance of using hyphens. Research has shown that visuals boost engagement levels among students and help with better assimilation an ...
2 Views 2,738 Elem
Oscars 2019 Listening/Speaking Activity

Oscars 2019 Listening/Speaking Activity

Hellen Haga
I'm running a pool with all my students, and the winner will get a pair of movie tickets. To introduce the topic, I prepared a class to work on movie vocabulary. The first task is about genres; th ...
1 Views 5,329 ElemPre-Int
6 Bizarre Old Gadgets from the Past

6 Bizarre Old Gadgets from the Past

Gustavo Freitas
The class is composed of a short quiz and a full text. The student has to tell what are the objects in the pictures. After the quiz, students follow to the text. The text is fully read and there a ...
1 Views 3,545 ElemPre-IntInt
Can-Cannot

Can-Cannot

Nalan Kenny
This an easy activity which can be done in the classroom or given as homework. The students are asked to match the pictures with verbs/activities by using 'can'. Visual make it easy to understand. ...
1 Views 4,472 Elem
Carmen Sandiego S01E03

Carmen Sandiego S01E03

Henry
This worksheet has 9 multiple-choice question about the 3rd episode of the new Netflix series Carmen Sandiego and one dissertative that could be a speaking exercise. Since I'm studying possessive ...
1 Views 1,957 Elem
Friends worksheet 05x11

Friends worksheet 05x11

Pauliane Godoy
This is a worksheet based on the famous tv series Friends. It's an activity that can be usedo with intermediate students or higher. This episode is about New Year's Eve resolutions. It's funny an ...
1 Views 3,645 IntAdv
Feeling Sick

Feeling Sick

Jeff Genet
A fantastic lesson for teaching students vocabulary and expressions about feeling sick. This lesson is linked to a fun, animated YouTube video. A conversation with powerful visual aids. Exercises ...
1 Views 3,254 All
Travel Board Game

Travel Board Game

BusyTeacher Contributor
Board game with travel related vocabulary, including questions using present simple, past simple, and present perfect. This can be used with multi-cultural students or students who are familiar wi ...
1 Views 8,133 Pre-IntInt
Donald Trump's Speech (Designed for Russian-speaking Students)

Donald Trump's Speech (Designed for Russian-speaking Students)

Alyona
This worksheet will help your students improve their listening skills and grab some useful vocabulary on the topic of politics. It is primarily aimed at adult learners.Thought it was created for R ...
1 Views 2,508 IntAdv
TED Talk Want To Be Happy?

TED Talk Want To Be Happy?

This worksheet will encourage students to listen to, understand and talk about happiness and gratefulness. It is also a great opportunity to practise derivations with suffixes. It contains a warm- ...
1 Views 5,417 Pre-IntInt
Talking about Food

Talking about Food

Jeff Genet
This fun and interactive lesson is linked to an animated video that was made specifically for teaching ESL/EFL students vocabulary and expressions to talk about food and eating habits. Perfect for ...
1 Views 11,197 BegElemPre-Int
Wonder (Film) Worksheet

Wonder (Film) Worksheet

Yolanda
Worksheet for when you watch Wonder in class. Here you can find some words the protagonist, Auggie, says about himself. There are some easy discussion questions on the film. There is also a true/f ...
1 Views 3,676 ElemPre-Int

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