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Repetition is a powerful tool for learning certain things in a new language. While you certainly don’t want to overdo it, running through a list of vocabulary words, verb forms, or idioms with your students can help smooth over some of their trouble spots, and increase their confidence about speaking and writing what they’ve learned. When balanced with a variety of other speaking, reading, writing, and listening activities, memorization drills can prove to be powerful tools in your teaching arsenal.

So what’s the best way to get your students to rehearse a list of words or phrases that they’ve just got to get memorized? Some teachers write out the list on the board, or print it out on a worksheet - and while those methods can sometimes work, there’s something about flashcards that seems to make memorization a lot more intuitive. Maybe it’s the fact that students can flip through the deck at will, and only see one item at a time. Maybe it’s the friendly pictures and boldly printed words on each card. Whatever it is that makes them so engaging, flashcards are a tried-and-true way to help your students absorb the basics of a new ESL topic.

The 308 flashcard sets available here on BusyTeacher.org are especially handy, because they all come with big, bright pictures and easy-to-read words. They cover all kinds of grammar and vocabulary areas, from body parts and household items to emotions and even technical terms. Here on BusyTeacher.org, you’ll never run out of fun flashcards - whether you’re working through a unit on food, holidays, cultures around the world, or even people and characters from modern pop culture.

Some of our flashcards can help your students learn simple words, while others can help them learn descriptive vocabulary, verb forms, English phonemes, and much more, by challenging them to match the right pictures with the descriptions, tenses, or sounds. From level one students learning the English alphabet, all the way to level five students learning to express themselves with fluency, every ESL learner can have fun and sharpen their language skills with our flashcard sets.

Every single set of flashcards on this site is completely free to use and download - and you have BusyTeacher’s worldwide community of ESL teachers to thank for that. All the worksheets on this site were created by ESL teachers like you - and you can print, duplicate, and share them without paying, or even registering. And if you’ve got a worksheet or flashcard set that’s come especially handy in your classroom, you’re more than welcome to share it with the community by clicking the “Submit a worksheet” button at the bottom of this page.

Got to run to class soon? Just skim through all the flashcard sets using our handy thumbnail view, which lets you get a glimpse of each printable set of flashcards without even downloading it. Once you’ve found one (or a few) that you like, print ‘em off, try ‘em out, and see why thousands of ESL teachers all over the world have made BusyTeacher.org their number-one stop for fun free flashcards!

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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 5,469 BegElemPre-Int
ESL Activity Sheet For Children – Winter Vocabulary

ESL Activity Sheet For Children – Winter Vocabulary

Ellie @ Osito ESL
    This ESL Activity Sheet for children provides 12 picture cards to help teach/revise winter vocabulary. The pictures can be used to make flashcards, bingo boards, or simple games ...
1 Views 6,621 BegElem
Numbers Concentration Game

Numbers Concentration Game

Helen Close
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  This game is ideal for students who are learning basic English numbers. This Numbers Concentration game using the numerical and written form are matched up e.g. one/1, two/2, etc. The ca ...
1 Views 7,131 BegElemPre-Int
Animal Flashcards

Animal Flashcards

Tamas Dukai
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  These six colorful animal flashcards are suitable for young learners, beginners and children. Use them for teaching vocabulary relating to animals. This free flashcard worksheet was kind ...
1 Views 9,792 Beg
Travel Flashcards - Add Your Own Labels

Travel Flashcards - Add Your Own Labels

Jeff Genet
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Beautifully illustrated flashcards for teaching travel English. This travel-themed set will brighten up the classroom, increase retention and provide an awesome visual learning aid. The flashcard ...
1 Views 14,294 All
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50+ Multiplication Flashcards

50+ Multiplication Flashcards

elena
Multiplication flashcards for 1-4 Grade. Multiply from 1 to 10. These are free printable cards in PDF. Made with http://flashcard.online/ app The worksheet can be also used to practice ordinal nu ...
1 Views 9,091 BegElem
Hope & Optimism in a Global Pandemic

Hope & Optimism in a Global Pandemic

Pocket Passport
There are a lot of reasons to be down with all the bad news during the current global pandemic, but this lesson will have your students talking about positive things in no time. Teach vocabulary ...
1 Views 13,737 BegElemPre-IntIntAdv
Memory Game of Electrical Components

Memory Game of Electrical Components

Juana Barrado
This is a memory game based on fourteen electronic components and their definitions. Students display the cards upside down on the table. In turns, they turn over two cards at a time with the goa ...
1 Views 17,951 Pre-Int
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 28,490 All
12 Printable Basic Colors Flashcards for Toddlers

12 Printable Basic Colors Flashcards for Toddlers

Kids Flashcards
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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 25,621 BegElemPre-Int
20 Realistic Sea Animals Flashcards

20 Realistic Sea Animals Flashcards

Kids Flashcards
, Flashcard Sets
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 22,357 BegElemPre-Int
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 25,733 BegElemPre-Int
29 Realistic Crockery and Cutlery Flashcards

29 Realistic Crockery and Cutlery Flashcards

Kids Flashcards
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This worksheet contains 29 realistic Crockery and cutlery flashcards.  The following Crockery and cutlery flashcards include saucer, chopsticks, egg cup, napkin, samovar, carafe, salt cellar ...
1 Views 17,674 BegElemPre-Int
28 Realistic Land Transport Flashcards

28 Realistic Land Transport Flashcards

Kids Flashcards
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This worksheet contains 28 realistic land transport flashcards.  The following land transport flashcards include amphibious ATV, sleigh, taxi, double-decker bus, tourist bus, camper, police ...
1 Views 18,296 BegElemPre-Int
20 Realistic Fruits Flashcards

20 Realistic Fruits Flashcards

Kids Flashcards
This worksheet contains 20 realistic fruit flashcards.  The following fruit flashcards include mango, orange, peach, persimmon, pineapple, pomegranate, pear, plum, grapes, guava, banana, app ...
1 Views 21,964 BegElemPre-Int
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 27,076 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 21,226 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 22,406 All
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 14,354 All
Flashcards of Daily Activities

Flashcards of Daily Activities

LenaK
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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 103,885 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 ...
3 Views 41,453 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 24,348 BegElemPre-Int
Useful Cooking Verbs

Useful Cooking Verbs

S.I.
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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 72,085 BegElem
40 Flashcard of Clothing

40 Flashcard of Clothing

Elena Kol
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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 69,778 BegElemPre-Int
All English Phonetic Symbols (Flashcards in PDF)

All English Phonetic Symbols (Flashcards in PDF)

Elena
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The worksheet contains 46 symbols of the English phonetics - consonants, vowels and stress symbol. The sounds are given with the examples of words. The flashcards can be easily printable and used ...
5 Views 72,439 BegElemPre-Int

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