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Identify the word that doesn't belong

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

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'Identify the word that doesn't belong' 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?

Purple   Balloon    Orange   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   Drink   Bleat


Did you say drink?

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
 Cat Cat stretching  Purr
 Elephant Elephant  Trumpet
 Lark Lark   Sings
 Toad 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?

Venus   Sandwich   Mars   Jupiter


Did you say sandwich?


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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