Animal Habitats Worksheet (Beginner ESL/EFL)

Worksheet for Teaching Animal Habitats to Beginner ESL/EFL Students

Level:Beginner to Lower-Intermediate
Target Language:Bears live in the forest.”

This is an animal habitats worksheet I created for the grade 3 & 4 students at the Japanese school I teach at. I use it as part of the unit I teach on animals. After teaching animal names and habitats using flash cards, I use this worksheet to give them some writing practice and to reinforce the target language “(animal) live in the (habitat)”.

Beware: there is no official answer key! For me, monkeys live in the jungle, zebras live in the plains, foxes live in the forest, sharks live in the sea, snakes live in the desert, and goats live in the mountains. Of course, this is all debatable, and many animals live in multiple habitats. Be accepting; ask your students to think about it and put what they think is right. Or, if you want all the answers to be clear, then modify the worksheet. However this might require adding different animals (like camels and yaks).

As a note, if you are teaching animals, you could also use this worksheet for teaching simple adjectives to describe animals.

Key language:

Animals: monkeys, zebras, foxes, sharks, snakes, goats

Habitats: the desert, the forest, the mountains, the sea, the jungle, the plains

Worksheet Preview:

animal habitat worksheet

Note: I do not hold the copyright to the animal images on the worksheet; they were obtained by searching for clip-art on Google images.

Enjoy the worksheet.

Animal habitats worksheet created by Matthew Barton of

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10 comments on “Animal Habitats Worksheet (Beginner ESL/EFL)

  1. moniven (Posted on 10-24-2013 at 12:43) Reply

    confusing… please send an answerkey.
    zebras live in forest but also in mountains

  2. mb (Posted on 10-24-2013 at 17:04) Reply

    In my elementary school class, the students and I reached agreement that zebras live in the plains. This may not be true in all cases, as you argue. The worksheet is a .doc, so feel free to open and edit it to your liking.

  3. Angelina (Posted on 5-20-2014 at 01:54) Reply

    hi my stundents are not learning from this

  4. quratulain (Posted on 11-10-2014 at 13:04) Reply

    I am confusing about onmonkey’s habitat

  5. sunny (Posted on 11-21-2015 at 01:34) Reply

    very nice worksheets

  6. regina dzwonar (Posted on 11-22-2015 at 14:40) Reply

    very helpful easy to use

  7. regina dzwonar (Posted on 11-22-2015 at 14:42) Reply

    I though you were a good site until I tried to download the worksheet and I had to download and install a program. You guys and all the guys like you suck. Were trying to educated young children who have nothing. Leave us along

    1. mb Post author (Posted on 11-22-2015 at 15:55) Reply

      The file is in .doc format. To open a file you always need a program. I’m not sure why you are surprised.

    2. Diego (Posted on 10-7-2017 at 01:20) Reply

      lol blister ignorance. Thanks for the doc, author!

  8. Sue (Posted on 1-10-2016 at 13:03) Reply

    Thank you for sharing these.

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