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Identify the odd word out

In this worksheet, students will identify the word that doesn’t fit in with the rest.

'Identify the odd word out' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Word Relationships

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this activity you need to be a good spotter, so let’s focus! Are you ready?  


Which is the odd one out of these words?

Colourful Balloons  Yellow water colour  Pink Rectangle

Purple   Balloons   Yellow   Pink



Did you say balloon?

This is because all of the others are colours and the word balloon is not a colour.


Let’s try another:

Which word would be the odd one out here?

Neigh   Purr   Nod   Bleat


Did you say nod?

This is because all the other words are sounds that animals make.

Here are some other animals and the sounds that they make:

 Animal  Sound
 Bear   Growl
 HorseHorse  Neigh
 SheepSheep  Bleat
PigPiglet  Grunt
 CatCat  Purr
 Lion Lion  Roar


Can you try and make these noises? It might help you to remember them!


Let’s try one more:

Which word is the odd one out?

Venus   Potato   Mars   Jupiter


Did you say potato?


This is because all the other words are the names of planets in our solar system.


Now, it’s time for you to track down the odd words out! Good luck!

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