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Identify Text Meaning

In this worksheet, students consider how acronyms and other abbreviations are formed.

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'Identify Text Meaning' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Standard Comprehension

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Worksheet Overview

An acronym is a word formed from the initial letters of other words.

For example:


scuba divers


The word scuba is an acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus.


Other types of abbreviations like USA (for the United States of America) are often considered to be acronyms as well these days, even though we pronounce them as separate letters.


USA Flag


We use a great many acronyms and abbreviations in English without even realising it.

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