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In linguistics, ordinal numbers are the words representing the rank of a number with respect to some order, in particular order or position (i.e. first, second, third, etc.). Its use may refer to size, importance, chronology, etc. In English, they are adjectives. They are different from the cardinal numbers (one, two, three, etc.) referring to the quantity. Ordinal numbers are alternatively written in English with numerals and letter suffixes: 1st, 2nd or 2d, 3rd or 3d, 4th, 11th, 21st, 101st, 477th, etc. In some countries, written dates omit the suffix, although it is nevertheless pronounced. For example: 4 July 1776 (pronounced "the fourth of July ... "); July 4, 1776, ("July fourth ..."). When written out in full with "of", however, the suffix is retained: the 4th of July.

Ordinal numbers are slightly more challenging for students so for more practice consider using one or more of the 43 ordinal numbers worksheets on this page. It is important to relate ordinal numbers to their cardinal counterparts especially when the connection is not obvious for example one and first. Here is a jumbled words activity where students practice spelling ordinal numbers and matching the words with the numbers. The worksheet is cute and would be good for groups of young students; for high school or adult students, you may want to choose a different design or a different worksheet altogether. If you successfully used an activity to teach students cardinal numbers, you may decide to use the same one to practice ordinal numbers too. For more teaching ideas, take a moment to read the article How to Teach Ordinal Numbers and if you have time, upload any worksheets you have on this topic to this page so that other busy teachers can learn from you.

This worksheet combines ordinal numbers with superlative adjectives using a space theme. Students must rank planets by finding data from a table of planet information, and write sentences e.g. Mar ...

This is the second of a set of 3 information cards I made for students age 7-8, so they can mix and speak to each other. Each student takes a card and they ask each other about the information on ...

A simple worksheet regarding numbers. It has everything a students needs in order to learn about cardinal and ordinal numbers. There are no activities, but the teacher can find his way to mak ...

Numbers are a weak point of my students but only repeating them doesn't solve the problem. That's why I made this interesting quiz worksheet about facts of London. (source: londoncouncils.gov.uk) ...

This is a listening worksheet to revise different numbers. It can be used as a test or as a warm-up activity. In this gap-filling task all numbers are missing. Students have to fill them in with w ...

Greetings! This worksheet is about ordinal numbers and some real life applications of them, such as alphabetical order, order of the days. The names of the days are movable to their designated pla ...

I like to play this game as a recap for ordinal and cardinal numbers. It works just like dominoes, matching the numbers up, except one side has the number in numerals and the other the words, so o ...

This is an entry test I used to evaluate first year middle school students on numbers, school objects, colours, basic questions, such as: How are you? How old are you? Students have to fill in the ...

My friend Alicia is good at preparing her own materials. This school year she wants to start teaching concepts well to her students since books always confuse students and rarely contain all the i ...

This worksheet is a big test for a slow learner. It has vocabulary (jobs, school stuff, numbers, family), subject prononuns exercises, possessive pronoun exercises, different types of sentences -s ...

It is a basic test about verb to be, prepositions of place and cardinal and ordinal numbers. It can be used as a previous test or as a review.It is suitable for elementary learners. You can also ...

This worksheet will make your students to have some ordinal numbers practice. Ask your students to make pairs, and give Student A a copy of the worksheet for Student A, and Student B a copy of the ...

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This is a domino worksheet prepared for beginners who learnt to be, nationalities, numbers and some other very basic words. What they need to do is to pair all the pieces, so that domino is comple ...

It's a pair work exercise to go over vocabulary dealing mainly with numbers (time - money - ordinal numbers) but also question words. After the pairwork exchange, you can evaluate the students or ...

These are two dice for teaching or revising ordinal numbers related vocabulary at elementary level. Students are asked to to roll both dice and then make a sentence by using the picture clue pro ...

There is often confusion in the pronunciation between numbers 13-30, 14-40, 15-50, 16-60, 17-70, 18-80, 19-90. This worksheet demonstrations how the stress of the word is very important in clari ...

This is a ppt about The Very Hungry Caterpillar. It is an interactive story which allows the teacher to teach animals, food, counting. I have also used this when teaching the life cycle of animals ...

This board game is based on NEF beginner. The things which are being practised are: 1-10, countries - flags, nationalities - a person and a flag, to be - making full sentences positive, negative a ...

This is a worksheet for practising high numbers. To practice hundreds, thousands, millions. In the first exercise, the children will read out dates (ordinal numbers and year). In the next excercis ...

This can be used as a class activity or as a revision test. This worksheet includes - Verb To Be , Auxiliary (Do/Does), Numbers, Preposition of place, Possessive ('s), Professions, Present Simple, ...

For low level learners working on calendar and/or holidays I hope this reading will provide a reasonable challenge. The main focus is reading comprehension using WH questions as well as Yes/No qu ...

I used this worksheet with my younger students after eliciting and practicing the ordinal and cardinal numbers. I also worked with the time and played "Time battleships" game to review telling the ...

It is suitable for young children who start learning English late. It contains both grammar and vocabulary exercises. It is in English but you can translate the directions to your students on how ...

This PPT is to teach them how to say the date in English. Each page has a date to read out, but don't stop there - ask them to read out another on the same page. Page 14 can be printed out and u ...

This worksheet has been created to provide writing practice to 5th graders. Contents: - classroom stationary - numbers from 1-20 - addition (numbers written in words) - Subtraction - one magic sq ...

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