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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?

Milk   Water    Orange Juice   Teddy Bear

 

Did you say teddy bear?

 

This is because all of the others words are types of drinks and the word teddy bear is something you cuddle not drink!


 

Let’s try another:

Which word would be the odd one out here?

Roar   Moo   Shake   Cluck

 

Did you say shake?

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
  Hen    Cluck
  Horse   Neigh
  Sheep    Bleat
  Pig    Grunt
  Cow    Moo
  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?

Star  Carrot  Moon   Earth

 

Did you say carrot?

 

 

This is because all the other words are a part of our Solar System.


 

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

Which word doesn't belong in the group below?  Look carefully and think about what some of the words have in common with the others.

Apartment Studio House Train

Highlight the odd one out below.

 

 

 

Apartment Studio House Train

The word jumbler has been at it again!  A word below has been put into the wrong group, can you spot it super spotter?

 

 

 

Red

Poppy

Pink

Magenta

Can you use your super spotting skills to find the word below that does not belong?

 

           

 

Planet   Comet   Star   Ship

 

Write your answer in the box below.

 

 

Can you help to find the odd one out below?

 

Printer

 

Highlight your answer.

 

 

Pencil Rubber Pen Printer

Help needed!  One of the words below is out of place, can you spot it?

 

     

 

 

 

 

Root

Green

Twig

Leaf

Which word does not belong with the group below?

 

Snow   Hail   Rain   Sun

 

Write your answer in the box below.

 

 

Which of the words below is the odd one out in this question?

 

Highlight your answer below.

 

 

Bleat Roar Croak Crash

Another of those pesky words has got itself into the wrong group.  Can you spot the sneaky word?

  

 

 

 

 

Sparrow

Pigeon

Horse

Robin

Which one of the words below does not belong here?

Thumb   Finger  Palm   Shoe

 

Please write your answer in the box below.

 

 

We are nearly there super spotter, can you find the last odd one out?

  • Question 1

Which word doesn't belong in the group below?  Look carefully and think about what some of the words have in common with the others.

Apartment Studio House Train

Highlight the odd one out below.

 

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Apartment Studio House Train
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot that apartment, studio and house are all types of buildings? A train is a vehicle that moves while the others all definitely stay still! Therefore, train is the odd one out.
  • Question 2

The word jumbler has been at it again!  A word below has been put into the wrong group, can you spot it super spotter?

 

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Poppy
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do? Did you choose poppy? Poppy is the odd one out as a poppy is a flower, whereas the other words are all different names for colours. A poppy is very red in colour, so that could have been a bit of a red herring!
  • Question 3

Can you use your super spotting skills to find the word below that does not belong?

 

           

 

Planet   Comet   Star   Ship

 

Write your answer in the box below.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Ship
EDDIE SAYS
Did you avoid the red-herring here or did you fall for it? The odd one out was the word ship? The other words are directly related to space. While we may all like to go on a space ship, currently most ships remain on Earth!
  • Question 4

Can you help to find the odd one out below?

 

Printer

 

Highlight your answer.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Pencil Rubber Pen Printer
EDDIE SAYS
This was another tricky one. Although you hold a rubber, pencil and pen in your hand, the word rubber is actually the odd one out. A rubber is the only one out of the 4 words that doesn't make marks or words on paper. Hopefully you don't need to erase your answer here!
  • Question 5

Help needed!  One of the words below is out of place, can you spot it?

 

     

 

 

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Green
EDDIE SAYS
How are you doing super spotter? Did you choose green? Green is the odd one out as the others are all parts of a tree. Although the colour green is often linked to a tree, it's used to describe the appearance but not a part.
  • Question 6

Which word does not belong with the group below?

 

Snow   Hail   Rain   Sun

 

Write your answer in the box below.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Sun
EDDIE SAYS
Did you write sun? Snow, rain and hail are all a form of water that falls from the sky (precipitation). While the sun does produces sunshine (a type of weather condition) it is actually an object in our solar system.
  • Question 7

Which of the words below is the odd one out in this question?

 

Highlight your answer below.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Bleat Roar Croak Crash
EDDIE SAYS
Did you recognise that the words here are all sounds animals make? Crash is the odd one out. While a big animal knocking something over could make a crash, this isn't the way we would describe animal communication.
  • Question 8

Another of those pesky words has got itself into the wrong group.  Can you spot the sneaky word?

  

 

 

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Horse
EDDIE SAYS
The word that doesn't belong with it's NEEEEEEIIGHHHbours is the word horse. A sparrow, pigeon and a robin are all types of birds. Birds are animals that have feathers and wings. You may spot these birds sitting in a tree, you definitely wouldn't find a horse up there!
  • Question 9

Which one of the words below does not belong here?

Thumb   Finger  Palm   Shoe

 

Please write your answer in the box below.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Shoe
EDDIE SAYS
If you look at your hand you will see your thumb, finger and palm. That's right, they are all parts of your hand, so you've found the relationship. Shoe is the odd one out here as it is not a part of your hand!
  • Question 10

We are nearly there super spotter, can you find the last odd one out?

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot this final word? A potato, carrot, and parsnip are all types of vegetables, which means they are grown in the ground. A boat is something that sails on the water, which is quite different, and therefore, the answer. Did you fill out all of the boxes? That's really important in order to get all of the marks here.
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