Ordinal numbers are slightly more challenging for students so for more practice consider using one or more of the 51 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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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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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