Most of us have heard of scrambled eggs, but did you know words can be scrambled too?
We need your best efforts to help us unscramble this lot.
Are you up for the challenge, word detective?
Here are some pairs of words.
They each follow a special pattern and we need to find out what each pattern is!
You need to think about what the pattern is between the first two pairs, and then complete the third pair in the same way.
Let’s look at an example now.
What could be the special pattern between the word groups below?
eat, eating look, looking fish, ____
Did you notice that each word has had -ing added to the end of it?
This is our special pattern for this case!
This makes our missing word FISHING.
So our complete set of words is:
eat, eating look, looking fish, fishing
Let’s try another example now.
Look at the word pairs below.
Can you work out the special pattern to figure out which word goes in the gap?
kick, kicked jump, jumped bash, ____
Did you notice that the letters -ed are being added to the end of the first word each time?
This makes our missing word BASHED.
Top Tip: Remember to check if any letter has been added or removed from the word.
In this activity, you will need to be a word detective and work out the missing word in a pair.
Let’s get started!