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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

Curriculum topic:  Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:  Word Relationships

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

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?

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!

Which of the words below does not belong with the others?

 

 

Highlight the odd one out below.

 

 

 

Stable Cottage Bus House

Green Square      Grass    Black paint     Purple Watercolour

 

 

Let's have another go, which word doesn't belong in the group below?

 

 

 

 

Green

Grass

Black

Indigo

Which word does not belong in the group below?  Can you put your super spotter skills to the test to track down the sneaky word?

 

Plane   Train  Chair  Tram

 

Write your answer in the box below.

 

 

Are you getting the hang of this now?  Which word do you think doesn't belong with the others?

 

Highlight the odd one out below.

 

 

Computer Keyboard Mouse Rat

One of the words below does not belong with the others.  Can you spot the odd one out?

 

 

 

 

Branch

Brown

Leaf

Bark

Which word does not belong in this group?

Mars Planet              

Planet   Star   Moon   River

 

Type your answer in the box below.

 

 

 

 

Another word that doesn't belong has sneaked into the group below.  Can you spot it super spotter?

 

Girl with magnifying glass

 

Highlight the odd one out below.

 

 

Bark Miaow Knock Oink

Here's another task for you.  Which of the words in the group below does not belong?

 

 

 

 

Owl

Crow

Fox

Robin

Which word does not belong below and has sneaked into the wrong group?

       

Bone   Finger  Fly   Knee

 

Write in the box below.

 

 

Find the odd one out.

  • Question 1

Which of the words below does not belong with the others?

 

 

Highlight the odd one out below.

 

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Stable Cottage Bus House
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get Bus? Stable, Cottage and House are all words that describe a place that people or animals can live in. Another similarity between these words is that they are things that don't move! This must mean that bus is the odd one out here.
  • Question 2

Green Square      Grass    Black paint     Purple Watercolour

 

 

Let's have another go, which word doesn't belong in the group below?

 

 

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Grass
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? Did you choose grass? Grass is the odd one out as the other words are all the names of different colours. Grass is an object you find in a park or garden. Remember you are looking for the one that is the odd one out.
  • Question 3

Which word does not belong in the group below?  Can you put your super spotter skills to the test to track down the sneaky word?

 

Plane   Train  Chair  Tram

 

Write your answer in the box below.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Chair
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the odd one out? The answer was chair. You can sit on a plane, train or tram to travel to a different place. While you can sit on a chair, it won't get you very far!
  • Question 4

Are you getting the hang of this now?  Which word do you think doesn't belong with the others?

 

Highlight the odd one out below.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Computer Keyboard Mouse Rat
EDDIE SAYS
This was a bit trickier... did you manage to avoid the trap? The answer was rat? Although a mouse and rat are both rodents, the mouse in this question is the type of mouse that we use with a computer.
  • Question 5

One of the words below does not belong with the others.  Can you spot the odd one out?

 

 

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Brown
EDDIE SAYS
Did you choose brown? The other words are all parts of a tree so they are linked together. The word brown is the odd one out as this word describes the colour of the branches.
  • Question 6

Which word does not belong in this group?

Mars Planet              

Planet   Star   Moon   River

 

Type your answer in the box below.

 

 

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
River
EDDIE SAYS
Houston....did you solve the problem? Hopefully you wrote the word 'river'. That's the correct answer as the other words are linked to the solar system and you will find all of the other words up in space! Beam me up..!
  • Question 7

Another word that doesn't belong has sneaked into the group below.  Can you spot it super spotter?

 

Girl with magnifying glass

 

Highlight the odd one out below.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Bark Miaow Knock Oink
EDDIE SAYS
Knock is the odd one out. While all the words are sounds - bark, miaow and oink are sounds made by animals. Whereas, the sound of a knock is normally created by a human hand on a hard surface.
  • Question 8

Here's another task for you.  Which of the words in the group below does not belong?

 

 

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Fox
EDDIE SAYS
Did you choose fox? Fox is the odd one out as although they are all animals, the other 3 are types of birds. They can all fly, while the fox remains firmly on the ground!
  • Question 9

Which word does not belong below and has sneaked into the wrong group?

       

Bone   Finger  Fly   Knee

 

Write in the box below.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Fly
EDDIE SAYS
Nearly there super spotter... how did you do? Did you write fly? That's the correct one as the other words are words linked to parts of the human body.
  • Question 10

Find the odd one out.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do on the final challenge? There was another trick in this question did you spot it. 'Water' and 'thirsty' could go together. However, thirsty, hungry and tired are all types of feelings in the body and so water is the odd one out.
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