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Find the new word using the letter position patterns.

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

'Find the new word using the letter position patterns.' 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!


 

Are you ready for another challenge, word creator?

Look at the word below: 

 

bring

 

Which four letter word is hiding in this word?

 

 

Look at the word below: 

 

rabbit

 

Which three letter word is hiding in this word?

Look at the word below: 

 

thousand

 

Which four letter word is hiding in this word?

Look at the word below: 

 

pasta

 

Which four letter word is hiding in this word?

You have reached the halfway mark already, word creator. Great work!

Look at the word below: 

 

mango

 

Which two letter word is hiding in the middle of this word?

Look at the word below: 

 

present

 

Which four letter word is hiding in this word?

Look at the word below: 

 

triangle

 

Which five letter word is hiding in this word?

Look at the word below: 

 

butterfly

 

Which six letter word is hiding in this word?

Look at the word below: 

 

making

 

Which four letter word is hiding in this word?

Well done for completing this worksheet!

Look at the word below: 

 

stampede

 

Which five letter word is hiding in this word?

  • Question 1

Are you ready for another challenge, word creator?

Look at the word below: 

 

bring

 

Which four letter word is hiding in this word?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Ring
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on with this one? Did you see that the last four letters of 'bring' contain the word 'ring'? On to the next one ...
  • Question 2

Look at the word below: 

 

rabbit

 

Which three letter word is hiding in this word?

CORRECT ANSWER
Bit
EDDIE SAYS
The two letter word 'it' is at the very end of this word but the question asked you for a THREE letter word, so that can't be the correct answer. The last three letters of 'rabbit' make the word 'bit'.
  • Question 3

Look at the word below: 

 

thousand

 

Which four letter word is hiding in this word?

CORRECT ANSWER
Sand
EDDIE SAYS
The last four letters of 'thousand' make the word 'sand'. Are you getting the idea?
  • Question 4

Look at the word below: 

 

pasta

 

Which four letter word is hiding in this word?

CORRECT ANSWER
Past
EDDIE SAYS
The first four letters of 'pasta' make the word 'past'. A slightly trickier one this, I think, since the letter combinations sound very different from each other in the two words.
  • Question 5

You have reached the halfway mark already, word creator. Great work!

Look at the word below: 

 

mango

 

Which two letter word is hiding in the middle of this word?

CORRECT ANSWER
An
EDDIE SAYS
The last two letters of the word 'mango' make the word 'go', and the first three letters make the word 'man', but the question asked you for a TWO letter word in the MIDDLE of 'mango'! You need to be very careful when reading the question so that you don't make a mistake. The correct answer is the word 'an' which is bang in the middle of the word 'mango'. Well done if you avoided falling into the trap!
  • Question 6

Look at the word below: 

 

present

 

Which four letter word is hiding in this word?

CORRECT ANSWER
Sent
EDDIE SAYS
The last four letters of 'present' make the word 'sent'. There was also a longer word hiding in the middle - the word 'resent' - but the question asked you for a FOUR letter word, so that would have been incorrect.
  • Question 7

Look at the word below: 

 

triangle

 

Which five letter word is hiding in this word?

CORRECT ANSWER
Angle
EDDIE SAYS
The last three letters of 'triangle' make the word 'angle'. Did you know that the letters 'tri' when added to a word mean 'three', so a triangle literally means a shape with three angles? Isn't language clever sometimes?
  • Question 8

Look at the word below: 

 

butterfly

 

Which six letter word is hiding in this word?

CORRECT ANSWER
Butter
EDDIE SAYS
Hopefully, you didn't fall into the trap and choose the three letter word 'fly'! The first six letters of the word 'butterfly' make the word 'butter'. You're doing so well, word creator and have nearly finished this worksheet.
  • Question 9

Look at the word below: 

 

making

 

Which four letter word is hiding in this word?

CORRECT ANSWER
King
EDDIE SAYS
The last four letters of 'making' give the word 'king', Did you get that one alright?
  • Question 10

Well done for completing this worksheet!

Look at the word below: 

 

stampede

 

Which five letter word is hiding in this word?

CORRECT ANSWER
Stamp
EDDIE SAYS
Hopefully, you were OK with this last one. The first five letters of the word 'stampede' make the word 'stamp'. Do you know what a stampede is? It means a rush of animals or people in a hurry to get somewhere, such as a stampede of children to get to the best seats on the school bus! If you're ready for a harder challenge, try Level 2 of word merging. Good luck!
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