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Find the new word inside the existing word.

In this worksheet, students will find a smaller word contained within a longer word.

'Find the new word inside the existing word.' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Word Merge

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Hi word creator!

In this activity, we are going to be looking for small words contained within a longer word.

 

Look at this word: because

Can you spot a smaller word contained within it? Did you say the word be? The first two letters of the word because also make the word be.

 

Let's try another one. Look at this word:sharing

Can you find another smaller word contained within the word sharing? This time, the smaller word is at the end of the bigger word. It is the word ring.

Did you get that one?

 

 a wedding ring

It is important to look at the beginning, the end and even in the middle of bigger words to make sure that you don't miss the small word.

 

For example, can you find a small word contained within this word:

soldier

 

roman soldier

If you look in the middle of the word soldier, you might be able to spot the small word old

 

In this activity, you will need to be a word wizard and find the small word contained within a longer word. Let’s get started!

 

 

Welcome to the first worksheet, word creator!

Look at the word below: 

 

onion

 

Which two letter word is hiding at the beginning of this word?

 

 

Look at the word below: 

 

potato

 

Which three letter word is hiding at the beginning of this word?

Look at the word below: 

 

postman

 

Which two letter word is hiding at the end of this word?

Look at the word below: 

 

candyfloss

 

Which three letter word is hiding at the beginning of this word?

You're halfway through this worksheet already!

Look at the word below: 

 

comfortable

 

Which four letter word is hiding at the end of this word?

Look at the word below: 

 

heart

 

Which two letter word is hiding at the beginning of this word?

Look at the word below: 

 

pineapple

 

Which three letter word is hiding at the beginning of this word?   

Look at the word below: 

 

finished

 

Which four letter word is hiding at the end of this word?

Look at the word below: 

 

confusing

 

Which five letter word is hiding at the end of this word?

You have reached the final question on this worksheet - fantastic!

Look at the word below: 

 

questions

 

Which five letter word is hiding at the beginning of this word?

  • Question 1

Welcome to the first worksheet, word creator!

Look at the word below: 

 

onion

 

Which two letter word is hiding at the beginning of this word?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
On
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find the word? The first two letters of 'onion' make the word 'on'. Let's try another one.
  • Question 2

Look at the word below: 

 

potato

 

Which three letter word is hiding at the beginning of this word?

CORRECT ANSWER
Pot
EDDIE SAYS
The first three letters of 'potato' make the word 'pot'. How did you get on with this one?
  • Question 3

Look at the word below: 

 

postman

 

Which two letter word is hiding at the end of this word?

CORRECT ANSWER
An
EDDIE SAYS
Be careful to read the questions carefully - sometimes words can be found at the beginning or the end of another word - or even in the middle! In this question, the last two letters of 'postman' make the word 'an'.
  • Question 4

Look at the word below: 

 

candyfloss

 

Which three letter word is hiding at the beginning of this word?

CORRECT ANSWER
Can
EDDIE SAYS
This one wanted letters at the start of the word. The first three letters of 'candyfloss' make the word 'can'. It doesn't sound as tasty as the original word, does it?
  • Question 5

You're halfway through this worksheet already!

Look at the word below: 

 

comfortable

 

Which four letter word is hiding at the end of this word?

CORRECT ANSWER
Able
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do with this one? It would be easy to make a mistake with this question and miscount the letters to get a FIVE letter word, 'table'. In fact, the last FOUR letters of the word 'comfortable' spell the word 'able'.
  • Question 6

Look at the word below: 

 

heart

 

Which two letter word is hiding at the beginning of this word?

CORRECT ANSWER
He
EDDIE SAYS
The first two letters of 'heart' make the word 'he'. Are you getting the hang of these now?
  • Question 7

Look at the word below: 

 

pineapple

 

Which three letter word is hiding at the beginning of this word?   

CORRECT ANSWER
Pin
EDDIE SAYS
The three letters at the beginning of 'pineapple' make the word 'pin'. Nearly there, word wizard!
  • Question 8

Look at the word below: 

 

finished

 

Which four letter word is hiding at the end of this word?

CORRECT ANSWER
Shed
EDDIE SAYS
This was quite a tricky one wasn't it? Did you get that the last four letters of the word 'finished' make the word 'shed'? Well done if you spotted it!
  • Question 9

Look at the word below: 

 

confusing

 

Which five letter word is hiding at the end of this word?

CORRECT ANSWER
Using
EDDIE SAYS
The last five letters of 'confusing' make the word 'using'. Hopefully, you didn't get 'confused' by this question!
  • Question 10

You have reached the final question on this worksheet - fantastic!

Look at the word below: 

 

questions

 

Which five letter word is hiding at the beginning of this word?

CORRECT ANSWER
Quest
EDDIE SAYS
The first five letters of the word 'question' make the word 'quest'. Do you know that word? To go on a quest means to go on a long and tough (maybe even dangerous) search for something, such as the Greek heroes in the mythical stories. Well done for reaching the end of this particular quest - hopefully it wasn't too long, or dangerous!
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