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Use Dictionaries: Revise Alphabet Order 2

In this worksheet, students practise sequencing words in alphabetical order according to their first and second letters. This will help them when they search for words in dictionaries.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Reading: Comprehension

Curriculum subtopic:  Use Dictionaries

Difficulty level:  

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QUESTION 1 of 10

We often need to put words in alphabetical order. Dictionaries are arranged in alphabetical order, and so are the index pages of information books. Your class register may be called in alphabetical order.

 

It is useful to know the alphabet off by heart so that we can find words quickly.

 

These animal names are easy to put in alphabetical order because they all begin with different letters.

 

cheetah

elephant

giraffe

lion

 

If the words begin with the same letter then we have to look at the second letter.

 

panda

penguin

porpoise

puffin

Put these sports into alphabetical order.

Column A

Column B

1
football
2
golf
3
hockey
4
cricket

Put these countries into alphabetical order.

Column A

Column B

1
Scotland
2
England
3
Ireland
4
Wales

Put these flowers into alphabetical order.

Column A

Column B

1
rose
2
poppy
3
daffodil
4
lily

Put these drinks into alphabetical order.

Column A

Column B

1
lemonade
2
milk
3
coffee
4
tea

Put these subjects into alphabetical order.

Column A

Column B

1
science
2
history
3
geography
4
technology

Put these items of clothing into alphabetical order. This time they all begin with the same letter so you will have to look at the second letter.

Column A

Column B

1
slipper
2
skirt
3
sock
4
shirt

Put these cities into alphabetical order. Remember to look at the second letter.

Column A

Column B

1
Liverpool
2
Leicester
3
Lancaster
4
London

Put these farm animals into alphabetical order. You will have to look at the second letter for two of them.

Column A

Column B

1
goat
2
sheep
3
cow
4
chicken

Put these football teams into alphabetical order. There are six this time!

Column A

Column B

1
Cardiff City
2
West Ham United
3
Middlesbrough
4
Manchester City
5
Wolverhampton Wanderers
6
Celtic

Put these pets into alphabetical order.

Column A

Column B

1
goldfish
2
dog
3
cat
4
guinea pig
5
gerbil
6
hamster
  • Question 1

Put these sports into alphabetical order.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

1
cricket
2
football
3
golf
4
hockey
  • Question 2

Put these countries into alphabetical order.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

1
England
2
Ireland
3
Scotland
4
Wales
  • Question 3

Put these flowers into alphabetical order.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

1
daffodil
2
lily
3
poppy
4
rose
  • Question 4

Put these drinks into alphabetical order.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

1
coffee
2
lemonade
3
milk
4
tea
  • Question 5

Put these subjects into alphabetical order.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

1
geography
2
history
3
science
4
technology
  • Question 6

Put these items of clothing into alphabetical order. This time they all begin with the same letter so you will have to look at the second letter.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

1
shirt
2
skirt
3
slipper
4
sock
  • Question 7

Put these cities into alphabetical order. Remember to look at the second letter.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

1
Lancaster
2
Leicester
3
Liverpool
4
London
  • Question 8

Put these farm animals into alphabetical order. You will have to look at the second letter for two of them.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

1
chicken
2
cow
3
goat
4
sheep
  • Question 9

Put these football teams into alphabetical order. There are six this time!

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

1
Cardiff City
2
Celtic
3
Manchester City
4
Middlesbrough
5
West Ham United
6
Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Question 10

Put these pets into alphabetical order.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

1
cat
2
dog
3
gerbil
4
goldfish
5
guinea pig
6
hamster
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