The Alphabet

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The Alphabet

The Alphabet

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The modern English alphabet is a Latin alphabet consisting of 26 letters. Majuscule forms are also called uppercase or capital letters. Minuscule forms are also called lowercase or small letters.

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Instructions: Read about the Alphabet and choose T (true) or F (false).

1. English alphabet is from Italy.

2. There are two types of letters.

3. An uppercase letter is a capital letter.

4. There are not lowercase letters.

Getting started: Old English Alphabet

Read more about the English Alphabet:

Old English Alphabet

The English language was first written in the Anglo-Saxon futhorc runic alphabet in use from the 5th century. This alphabet was brought to what is now England along with the proto-form of the language itself, by Anglo-Saxon settlers.

The Latin script was introduced by Christian missionaries and began to replace the Anglo-Saxon futhorc from about the 7th century.

In the year 1011, a monk named Byrtferth recorded the traditional order of the Old English alphabet. He listed the 24 letters of the Latin alphabet first, then 5 additional English letters.

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Instructions: Match the sentences.

1. The English language was formed

2. The Latin script was introduced

3. A monk listed 24 letters

The English Alphabet

Let’s study the Alphabet.

Instructions: Look at the following information about the Alphabet.

The Alphabet is a linguistic system of symbols to form letters.

We use Capital letters to write proper names:

Examples: Mary; Mexico; Australia; Europe.

We use small letters to write common names.

Examples: house; dog; table; piano.

The English Alphabet pronunciation

Instructions: Click on each letters to listen and repeat the pronunciation.


Instructions: Listen and repeat the spelling of the following words:

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Instructions: Choose the right options in the following text.

The apostrophe, while not considered part of the english/English alphabet, is used to abbreviate English words.

a/A few pairs of words, such as its (belonging to it) and it's (it is or it has), were (plural of was) and we're (we are) are distinguished in writing only by the presence or absence of an apostrophe.

the/The apostrophe also distinguishes,

the possessive/Possessive endings-'s and -s' from the common plural ending–s.