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Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Think of some acronyms and initialism (or find them on the Internet) and fill in this table:


Acronym Stands for Initialism Stands for
ANZAC  Australian and New Zealand Army Corps BH WWF  World Wildlife Fund 
UNICEF  United Nations International Children's Fund


Assistant Principal 
NATO  National Atlantic Treaty Organization  WHO  World Health Organisation 
PULSE   Porforming Understaning Learning Showcase Entertainment  SES  State Emergency Service 
STAR  Stop Think and Remember  MSF  Medicins Sans Frontieres (Maddie S)
Rofl Roll On Floor Laughing  DWB  Doctors Without Borders (Maddie S)
ASAP  (this can be an acronym) As Soon As Possible  AVI  Australian Volunteers International 
DOB  Date Of Birth  WWW  World Wide Web 
NAB  National Australian Bank  UN  United Nations 
NRMA  National Road and Motoring Association  SA  Salvation Army 
LOL Lots of love (Maddie S) RSPCA  Royal Society  for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
LOL Laugh out loud (Maddie S) NSW 

New South Wales

    USA  United States America 
    ASAP  As Soon As Possible 
    JRPS  Jasper Road Public School 
    MT  Mountain 
    ST  Saint or Street 
    RD  Road 
    DR  Drive 
    AGC  Australian Girls Choir 
    AYC  Australian Youth Choir 
    D.P  Deputy Principal 
    TBLSP Table Spoon 
    TSP  Tea Spoon 
    ACT  Australian Cricket Team 
    ACT  Australian Capital Territory 
    QLD  Queensland 
    SDY  Sydney
    NBA  National Basketball Association


What is the difference between an acronym and an initialism? You may want to change your answer in the table once you've answered this question.

(Write your answer here and put your name in brackets after your answer)


an acronym is pronounced as a word, but an initialism is pronounced letter by letter only. (marise a)






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