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Here at Busy Teacher you can find a lot of teaching ideas that have worked for other ESL instructors. There are currently 1,378 available worksheets in this section alone! You can also sort worksheets by ranking to see ones that received positive feedback and read what other teachers have said in the comments section. These tools can help you decide what worksheets to use in your classroom. This worksheet contains great color flashcards for different types of food and includes instructions for a card game. It is just one of the free, printable worksheets you can find. If you need further resources, look at some related articles; they contain a lot of lesson ideas too.
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SONG: I Can See Clearly Now

Guilherme G Tidon
This is a very simple song and activity which contains vocabulary about weather, as well as some use of 'can' and 'going to' (informally contracted as 'gonna'). There are also some adjectives and ...
1 Views 8,181 BegElemPre-IntIntAdv
Frozen by Madonna Song Worksheet

Frozen by Madonna Song Worksheet

dephney
This is a song worksheet for elem. level students which can be used as a warmer or end of lesson activity. Students will listen to the song and fill in the blanks. After the fill in the blanks p ...
1 Views 3,325 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 9,555 ElemPre-Int
Christmas Sweets - Team Names for Group Activiites

Christmas Sweets - Team Names for Group Activiites

These cards can be printed out and used to divide your students into teams for any kind of classroom activity. "Christmas Sweets" groups include: 1. Jelly Beans 2. Candy Canes 3. Cupcakes 4. Lo ...
1 Views 5,208 All
Princess and the Mystery Box

Princess and the Mystery Box

Jeff Genet
A fantastic visual teaching prompt to teach creative writing, speaking, storytelling, sequencing and lots more. Use the pictures to pre-teach vocabulary and expressions related to the theme. Excel ...
1 Views 13,992 All
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Role Plays For ESL Classes

Role Plays For ESL Classes

Isaac Bueso Borràs
This sample worksheet contains six role playing situations from the book “ESL role plays for English teachers: 40 great role plays for ESL classes.” Each role plays presents some usef ...
1 Views 51,485 IntAdvExam
Christmas Sweater Coloring Pages

Christmas Sweater Coloring Pages

Zach Nagle
We just released a book of Christmas Sweater coloring pages. A fun activity for kids during the holidays. They are all freely available for download to print and use with students.
1 Views 3,872 All
Thanksgiving Flashcards

Thanksgiving Flashcards

Jeff Genet
A beautifully illustrated set of flashcards for Thanksgiving. Powerful tools for creative writing, storytelling, brainstorming, conversation starters, vocabulary building and pretty much anything! ...
1 Views 10,517 All
Halloween Storytelling Flashcard Prompts

Halloween Storytelling Flashcard Prompts

Jeff Genet
High quality beautifully illustrated flashcards that can be used for icebreakers, vocabulary building, storytelling, creating writing, presentations, cultural awareness and a variety of other thin ...
1 Views 10,903 All
Find Someone Who Movies/Films

Find Someone Who Movies/Films

Cut the handout out to use as a warmer or one of activities on topic of movies/film genres, etc. Each student gets a card and starts asking other students questions to find a person who does somet ...
2 Views 15,138 Pre-IntIntAdv
ESL Conversation Questions

ESL Conversation Questions

50 sets of conversation questions on 50 different topics. Each topic contains six questions. This resource is suitable for ESL teachers who have classes of pre-intermediate or intermediate level w ...
1 Views 21,251 Pre-IntInt
2018 Winter Olympics Flashcards

2018 Winter Olympics Flashcards

Jeff Genet
Beautifully illustrated flashcards teach an Olympics-themed lesson. This Olympics-themed set will brighten up the classroom, increase retention and provide an awesome visual learning aid. The flas ...
1 Views 10,398 All
Guess the Movie Based on the Plot

Guess the Movie Based on the Plot

If you are talking about movies and it seems that you've done everything, let your students do this task. They have to guess what the movie is by reading a summary about it. The keys are included ...
4 Views 40,781 IntAdvExam
Cat Idioms

Cat Idioms

A worksheet for this video about cat idioms in the English language. Idioms included: cat got your tongue?, a fat cat, to purr like a cat, when the cat's away, to be the cat's whiskers, the cat is ...
8 Views 37,679 Pre-IntIntAdv
Movie Worksheet - Star Wars - The Last Jedi

Movie Worksheet - Star Wars - The Last Jedi

Yulia Zueva
This worksheet is based around the teaser trailer of one of the films of the Star Wars trilogy - "Episode VIII: The Last Jedi". The first task refreshes in the students' memory the names of the ma ...
2 Views 23,957 ElemPre-Int
Flashcards of Daily Activities

Flashcards of Daily Activities

LenaK
This worksheet contains 20 colorful flashcards of daily routines and activities: get up, wash face, have breakfast, go to school, etc. It will help ESL students master the phrases in English. Pare ...
12 Views 73,446 BegElemPre-Int
Aviation Sentences

Aviation Sentences

Maiara
In this exercise, the sentences are scrambled and the students must put the words in the correct order. You can use it as a simple exercise or you can turn it into a game with the winner being th ...
2 Views 29,296 All
Brag Tags for the EFL classroom

Brag Tags for the EFL classroom

This document consists of brag tags for the EFL classroom! It has its colored and black and white version. -I am speaking English -I am following directions -I am a good friend -I am using magic ...
6 Views 16,925 BegElemPre-Int
Useful Cooking Verbs

Useful Cooking Verbs

S.I.
This table is a reference guide for students learning about food/cooking/baking/the kitchen. The table contains common cooking verbs with images for easy understanding. I usually print the table a ...
5 Views 47,097 BegElem
Coloring for Complete Beginners to Teach Spelling Skills

Coloring for Complete Beginners to Teach Spelling Skills

Marina Talvir
This worksheet enables young children to demonstrate their knowledge of consonants and encourages them to read words with letter "Aa". Looking a the pictures children should guess what consonants ...
3 Views 12,297 Beg
Touchstone 2 Jeopardy (Units 1,2,3)

Touchstone 2 Jeopardy (Units 1,2,3)

Karina
A power point presentation to review units 1,2 and 3 of the book Touchstone 2, a Jeopardy game to play. Divide the class in 2 teams and start asking the questions. There are 5 categories: units 1, ...
7 Views 25,536 Int
Review ( Backpack 1; Unit 1-3)

Review ( Backpack 1; Unit 1-3)

This power-point presentation is appropriate for elementary students. This is helpful for reviewing numbers, school objects, family and body parts related vocabulary items. Hope you find it useful.
2 Views 10,192 Elem
40 Flashcard of Clothing

40 Flashcard of Clothing

Elena Kol
The worksheet contains 40 flashcards of clothes, shoes and accessories. You may print and use the cards to educate kids at ESL lessons or at home. The flashcards are colorful, made with http://fla ...
15 Views 45,528 BegElemPre-Int
First Semester YLE Level Exam (Cambride Flyers Level)

First Semester YLE Level Exam (Cambride Flyers Level)

Extensive exercises with comparatives and superlatives. It also contins "some" and "any" with questions, negatives and positives. There is some vocabulary related to autumn and places around town. ...
3 Views 13,443 Exam
Second Semester A2 Level Exam

Second Semester A2 Level Exam

This is an exam which includes exercises on sense verbs, countable and uncountable nouns, expressions with "have got", when to use "how much / many / a lot of / lots of / too and enough". It also ...
4 Views 12,431 Exam

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