55 FREE Ordinal Numbers Worksheets

FREE Ordinal Numbers Worksheets

Ordinal numbers are slightly more challenging for students so for more practice consider using one or more of the 55 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.

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GRAMMAR TIP:What Are Ordinal Numbers?
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.
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Match Numbers and Letters

Match Numbers and Letters

Rania Foka
• » » Ordinal Numbers
This worksheet has been created bearing in mind young learners who have just learned the numbers. It will enable them to identify the numbers and compare to the written word. It can be used either ...
4 Views 5,068 Beg
Ordinal Numbers Cars

Ordinal Numbers Cars

•Ordinal Numbers,
Primary 1 / kindergarten level use of ordinal numbers to describe vehicles in a row. Students use the picture of a variety of cars to describe the ordinal position or practice vocabulary to descri ...
3 Views 6,605 Elem
Ordinal Numbers

Ordinal Numbers

Dilley Rocio Angel Eusse
• » » Ordinal Numbers
This worksheet is a nice tool for your students because after they practice moving in the classroom, they can practice it in a different way first with classmates then  in writing.
5 Views 10,668 Elem
Ordinal Numbers

Ordinal Numbers

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• » » Ordinal Numbers
The worksheet features a list of ordinal numbers 1-10 and their abbreviations. This list can be used to glue into the students' grammar books as they may study ordinal numbers with it; there are e ...
2 Views 9,718 Elem
Days of the Week

Days of the Week

My senior students like all sorts of puzzles very much. These worksheets are suitable to practise vocabulary easily in different ways and having fun. With crosswords, scrambled words and "snake-wo ...
12 Views 14,747 ElemPre-Int
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12 Months Of The Year

12 Months Of The Year

My senior students like all sorts of puzzles very much. These worksheets are suitable to practise vocabulary easily in different ways and having fun. With crosswords, scrambled words and "snake-wo ...
6 Views 10,808 ElemPre-Int
Birthdays

Birthdays

•Ordinal Numbers, ,
This is a worksheet suitable to revise the months and the ordinal numbers. First the students read the whole sentences and then they fill in the corresponding dates in their short forms. At the en ...
8 Views 10,373 ElemPre-Int
Dates and Days of the Week

Dates and Days of the Week

•Ordinal Numbers, ,
With this worksheet your students can practise the ordinal numbers and the days of the week. They learn how to say the dates in a correct way and the different ways to write them. If they know the ...
7 Views 14,245 ElemPre-Int
Months and Numbers - Matching Exercise

Months and Numbers - Matching Exercise

•Ordinal Numbers,
You can use this worksheet in two ways. For a speaking-exercise you laminate the page and cut out the pieces. Students have to combine the pieces and say the whole sentence. They can do it in pair ...
8 Views 11,962 ElemPre-Int
Presentation: Dates, Months, Zodiac Signs, Ordinal Numbers

Presentation: Dates, Months, Zodiac Signs, Ordinal Numbers

This is a presentation of dates, months, holidays, star signs and ordinal numbers. There is a special section about the th sound, to help students pronounce the ordinals easily. There is also ...
10 Views 10,859 BegElem
Test

Test

Here you will find exercises about modal verbs and vocabulary from compound nouns and other that can be very useful for teachers and students. This can be used as a worksheet or as a test for your ...
5 Views 13,298 Pre-IntIntExam
Days and Dates

Days and Dates

•Ordinal Numbers, ,
This worksheet helps student to practice saying the days of the week, years. Besides it can help students to review the seasons and weekdays related vocabulary. It is useful to practice ordinal nu ...
9 Views 21,896 Elem
Ranking - Ordinals and Superlatives

Ranking - Ordinals and Superlatives

•, Ordinal Numbers,
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 ...
9 Views 9,357 Pre-IntIntAdv
Information Cards 2 - Ask and Answer

Information Cards 2 - Ask and Answer

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 ...
8 Views 17,130 BegElemPre-Int
Numbers

Numbers

•, Ordinal Numbers
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 ...
14 Views 12,346 Beg
London Quiz

London Quiz

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) ...
9 Views 8,061 ElemPre-Int
Numbers Listening

Numbers Listening

•Ordinal Numbers,
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 ...
7 Views 10,046 ElemPre-IntInt
Order: Numbers and Letters

Order: Numbers and Letters

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 ...
5 Views 11,153 Elem
Numbers Dominoes

Numbers Dominoes

•, Ordinal Numbers,
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 ...
27 Views 21,845 BegElem
Entry Test

Entry Test

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 ...
9 Views 5,575 ElemPre-Int
Describing a Person Step by Step

Describing a Person Step by Step

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 ...
35 Views 26,001 ElemPre-Int
General Test - Complete Beginners

General Test - Complete Beginners

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 ...
12 Views 9,764 BegElem
Basic English Test

Basic English Test

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 ...
12 Views 7,704 ElemPre-Int
Where Are They? Ordinal Numbers Practice

Where Are They? Ordinal Numbers Practice

• » » Ordinal Numbers
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 ...
41 Views 30,472 BegElem
Basic Domino

Basic Domino

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 ...
7 Views 5,895 BegElem

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