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Identify the words that best match one another

In this worksheet, students will identify the words that match best together.

'Identify the words that best match one another' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:  Word Relationships

Difficulty level:  

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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?

Purple   Tree   Orange   Pink

 

Did you say Tree?

 

Deciduous Tree

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


 

Let’s try another:

Which word would be the odd one out here?

Rock   Roar   Bark   Bleat

 

Did you say rock?

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


Here is a list of animals and the sounds that they make:

 Animal  Sound
 Goat Goat  Bleat
 Sheep Sheep  Baa
 Pig Pig  Grunt
 Cow   Moo
 Toad   Croaks

 

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?

Pigeon   Dove   Blackbird   Moon

 

Did you say moon?

This is because all the other words are the names of birds.


 

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

In the group of words below can you find the words that best match up?  You need to look for the relationship between the words.  Give it a go super spotter!

Column A

Column B

Train
Banana
Blue
Plane
Orange
Green

One of the words below does not belong in the group, can you mark the odd one out?

Orange Banana Red Purple

You're looking for the word relationships again super spotter.  Can you match the words that fit together?

Column A

Column B

Walk
Swim
Fish
Chips
Dog
Cat

Hi super spotter, another word has sneaked into the wrong group.  Can you mark the odd one out in the list below?

Training Swimming Jogging Boating

Can you match the words below with the one that makes the most sense super spotter?

Column A

Column B

Rabbit
Bark
Tree
Bunny
Dog
Leaf

You know what to do now super spotter.  Mark the odd one out in the list below, remember to think carefully about the link between the words.

Acorn Branch Bark Dog

Are you getting the hang of this now?  Can you match the words that fit together below?

Column A

Column B

Cow
Flower
Drink
Milk
Plant
Water

Mark the odd one out in the list below

Milk Juice Cow Water

Nearly there super spotter, we just need your help with two more questions.  Can you match the words below that best fit together?

Column A

Column B

Field
Meadow
Match
Game
Burn
Fire

Great work super spotter, you are on the last question already!  Mark the odd one out in the list below.

Match Light Game Fire
  • Question 1

In the group of words below can you find the words that best match up?  You need to look for the relationship between the words.  Give it a go super spotter!

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Train
Plane
Blue
Green
Orange
Banana
EDDIE SAYS
Did you have a think about where best to match orange? Well done if you did as this is a word that could have matched with both green and banana, however, if you'd gone for green then banana would have been left without a partner!
  • Question 2

One of the words below does not belong in the group, can you mark the odd one out?

CORRECT ANSWER
Orange Banana Red Purple
EDDIE SAYS
Did you choose banana? That is the correct answer here because although it makes sense with the word 'orange' it doesn't work with red or purple. The category here is colour. So the fruit is the odd one out!
  • Question 3

You're looking for the word relationships again super spotter.  Can you match the words that fit together?

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Walk
Swim
Fish
Chips
Dog
Cat
EDDIE SAYS
Did you have a think about where best to match fish? Well done if you did as this is a word that could have matched with both swim and chips. Matching it to chips refers to a traditional British dish. However, if you'd gone for swim then walk would have been left without a partner!
  • Question 4

Hi super spotter, another word has sneaked into the wrong group.  Can you mark the odd one out in the list below?

CORRECT ANSWER
Training Swimming Jogging Boating
EDDIE SAYS
Did this get you thinking? I hope so! Boat is the odd word out because training, swimming and jogging best describe the practice of getting fit. If you were thinking transport then all 4 of the words describe moving from one place to another. We have to find the word that we can separate from the others. The best way is being clear on what category links the other three words.
  • Question 5

Can you match the words below with the one that makes the most sense super spotter?

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Rabbit
Bunny
Tree
Leaf
Dog
Bark
EDDIE SAYS
Did you have a think about where best to match bark? Well done if you did as this is a word that could have matched with both tree and dog. Matching it to dog refers to sound a dog makes. However if you'd matched it to tree then leaf would have been left without a partner!
  • Question 6

You know what to do now super spotter.  Mark the odd one out in the list below, remember to think carefully about the link between the words.

CORRECT ANSWER
Acorn Branch Bark Dog
EDDIE SAYS
Bark here fits with its other meaning of 'protective coating of a tree trunk'. Therefore dog is the odd word out. How did you do?
  • Question 7

Are you getting the hang of this now?  Can you match the words that fit together below?

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Cow
Milk
Drink
Water
Plant
Flower
EDDIE SAYS
Did you have a think about where best to match milk? Both water and milk could be a drink but milk also comes from a cow and in this instance, this is the best relationship, super spotter.
  • Question 8

Mark the odd one out in the list below

CORRECT ANSWER
Milk Juice Cow Water
EDDIE SAYS
Did you go for the word cow? Cow would be the odd one here because the other three link together under the category of 'something you can drink'.
  • Question 9

Nearly there super spotter, we just need your help with two more questions.  Can you match the words below that best fit together?

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Field
Meadow
Match
Game
Burn
Fire
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the word that was trickiest to match? Get it? Match could have fitted with the word game or fire. If you'd matched fire and match then game and burn would be left and they do not make sense as a pair.
  • Question 10

Great work super spotter, you are on the last question already!  Mark the odd one out in the list below.

CORRECT ANSWER
Match Light Game Fire
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do? Did you spot that this question uses the other meaning of the word match? Game is now the odd word out since match, light and fire all link together under the category of 'making a fire'.
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