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12 FREE Abbreviations Worksheets

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What Is Abbreviation?
An abbreviation (from Latin brevis, meaning short) is a shortened form of a word or phrase. Usually, but not always, it consists of a letter or group of letters taken from the word or phrase. For example, the word abbreviation can itself be represented by the abbreviation abbr., abbrv. or abbrev. In strict analysis, abbreviations should not be confused with contractions or acronyms (including initialisms), with which they share some semantic and phonetic functions, though all three are connoted by the term "abbreviation" in loose parlance.An abbreviation is a shortening by any method; a contraction is a reduction of size by the drawing together of the parts. A contraction of a word is made by omitting certain letters or syllables and bringing together the first and last letters or elements; an abbreviation may be made either by omitting certain portions from the interior or by cutting off a part; a contraction is an abbreviation, but an abbreviation is not necessarily a contraction.
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Welcome to the abbreviations section of the website where you can view 12 Abbreviations worksheets. This popular worksheet on abbreviations is a simple but clever way of introducing new material and just one of the many worksheets in this section. You can easily add information you feel is important for your students or delete abbreviations you are not interested in covering during your lesson. Since the worksheets are so easy to use, do not hesitate to preview several of them before making your decision.
You might not need to devote an entire lesson to abbreviations but approaches as well as textbooks vary. Certain things like AM and PM you may just sneak in to your time lessons with really talking about what they stand for because honestly, many native speakers have no idea what words they represent but you might take a moment to explain what P.S. means at the end of a letter. Some abbreviations are more common than others and those are the ones you are going to want to focus on in your lessons. Students who are studying business English or at a very advanced level may be interested in learning some more specific terms which apply to their interests. As always what you choose to include in your lessons should be based on your students’ interests or goals and their level.

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Informal English and Internet Chat Abbreviations

Informal English and Internet Chat Abbreviations

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The worksheet contains examples of informal English (e.g. going to = gonna) and some popular internet chat abbreviations. Then ss are asked to read some messages, write their own texts, create TNG ...
9 All levels
Latin Words and Phrases in English

Latin Words and Phrases in English

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There is a whole bunch of words, phrases and abbreviations that originally are Latin but are still used in English. The most favourite of my ss' is probably “etc.” – the word tha ...
9 All levels
Texting and IM Language Mix and Match

Texting and IM Language Mix and Match

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I find that most of the text book lessons are boring on their own so I try to spice things up a bit by making my own worksheets. Basically this is a mix and match worksheet for Elementary- Pre-int ...
7 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Speaking: Technology

Speaking: Technology "SMS abbreviations"

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Includes three different tasks. Intro: Tell Ss you are going to talk about technology. Ask them if anyone does not have a mobile phone. Mention that in US English they are called “cell ...
21 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Give Me All Your Luvin' by Madonna

Song Worksheet: Give Me All Your Luvin' by Madonna

This worksheet allows students to practice their listening skill while they unwind and have fun. Students have to complete the gaps with words from the box provided. It can be used with pre-interm ...
10 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Song Worksheet: The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars

Song Worksheet: The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars

It's a fill in the blank activity and a really good way to work with contractions and ING form! Since Bruno Mars is really famous now and everybody likes him, students are able to relate to this ...
16 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Acronyms

Acronyms

Abbreviations,
In the worksheet you can find some of the acronyms with pictures. Some of the acronyms in the presentation are: NATO, SOS, EULEX, BBC, NBC, HTML, LCD, DVD, etc. This Power point presentation helpe ...
10 Elementary
Chat and Facebook Language

Chat and Facebook Language

Collection of characteristic language items used on chat and online communication such as C U L8R etc. The page is doubled with the purpose of economic printing :) Students have to identify them, ...
37 Elementary
Abbreviations Worksheet

Abbreviations Worksheet

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This is a matching exercise about abbreviations. Children can use a dictionary or get hep from the teacher. Hope you teachers find it appropriate for your pupils. They can work in groups or in pai ...
17 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Library Application Vocabulary Test

Library Application Vocabulary Test

A worksheet to be used after discussing filling in forms in English and performing library application dialogues on the basis of this authentic library application card (which isn't my own, I foun ...
7 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Business English Test

Business English Test

The test is divided into six exercises that deal with the business English vocabulary. There are matching and multiple choice exercises. Furthermore, the students will need to read the definitions ...
13 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
SMS English

SMS English

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The worksheet gives examples of abbreviations used in sending informal SMS messages or e-mails. For example, 2 can be used instead of two, too or to in tomorrow, hence 2morrow. Furthermore the wor ...
35 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced

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