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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:  

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?

Road   Path   Track   Comb

Hair Comb

 

Did you say comb?

This is because all of the others are types of route or places you can walk, whereas the word comb is not.


 

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

 Animal  Sound
 Seal Seal  Bark
 Chicken Chicken  Cluck
 Donkey Donkey  Bray
 Monkey Bonobo Monkey  Chatter

 

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?

Knife   Jam   Marmalade   Butter

 

Did you say knife?

This is because all the other words are the names of things you can spread on toast.


 

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

The words below all have a word that they are most closely related to.  Can you match the words that best fit together super spotter?

Column A

Column B

Ferry
Green
Pink
Hovercraft
Nectarine
Plum

In the list below one of the words does not belong.  Can you find it, super spotter?

Blue Plum Maroon Apple

Here's another word relationship match.  Remember you are looking for the words that best go together.

Column A

Column B

Lie
Party
Carnival
Honesty
Truth
Stand

In the list below there's one word that has sneaked into the wrong group.  Can you help to mark the odd one out in the list below?

Lie Truth Stand Sit

Can you match the words that fit together below?

 

River  Green FrogOak Tree

Column A

Column B

Frog
Croak
Oak
River
Creek
Tree

Mark the odd one out in the list below.

Cough Wheeze Croak Frog

Here's another word match question below for you to solve super spotter.  

 

Cow SaucepanMilkChickenFrying pan and fried egg

Column A

Column B

Cow
Milk
Egg
Frying pan
Saucepan
Chicken

Which word does not belong in the group below?

Milk Butter Chicken Cheese

Think carefully about the words below and look for the best possible match for each of the words.

Column A

Column B

Flowers
Meadow
Bread
Flour
Blue
Orange

Last question super spotter!  Can you spot the word below that does not belong in the group?

Bread Flour Yeast Flower
  • Question 1

The words below all have a word that they are most closely related to.  Can you match the words that best fit together super spotter?

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Ferry
Hovercraft
Pink
Green
Nectarine
Plum
EDDIE SAYS
Did you have a think about where best to match plum? Well done if you did as this is a word that could have matched with both pink and nectarine, however, if you'd gone for pink then nectarine would have been left without a partner!
  • Question 2

In the list below one of the words does not belong.  Can you find it, super spotter?

CORRECT ANSWER
Blue Plum Maroon Apple
EDDIE SAYS
Did you choose apple? That is the correct answer here because although it makes sense with the word 'plum' it doesn't work with blue or maroon. The category here is colour. Can you think of another colour that is also a type of fruit?
  • Question 3

Here's another word relationship match.  Remember you are looking for the words that best go together.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Lie
Stand
Carnival
Party
Truth
Honesty
EDDIE SAYS
Did you have a think about where best to match lie? Well done if you did as this is a word that could have matched with both stand and honest. Matching lie to stand refers to it 'as lying down'. However, if you'd gone for honest then truth would have been left without a partner!
  • Question 4

In the list below there's one word that has sneaked into the wrong group.  Can you help to mark the odd one out in the list below?

CORRECT ANSWER
Lie Truth Stand Sit
EDDIE SAYS
Did this get you thinking? I hope so! Truth is the odd word out because stand and recline both refer to a position that you can put your body in. Neither of those words fit with 'truth'.
  • Question 5

Can you match the words that fit together below?

 

River  Green FrogOak Tree

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Frog
Croak
Oak
Tree
Creek
River
EDDIE SAYS
This one was a bit tricky as a lot of the words sounded the same. Did you have a think about where best to match croak? It fits best with frog because that is the sound that a frog makes.
  • Question 6

Mark the odd one out in the list below.

CORRECT ANSWER
Cough Wheeze Croak Frog
EDDIE SAYS
Frog is the odd word out here as cough, wheeze and croak are all sounds that you can make when you are feeling a bit under the weather.
  • Question 7

Here's another word match question below for you to solve super spotter.  

 

Cow SaucepanMilkChickenFrying pan and fried egg

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Cow
Milk
Egg
Chicken
Saucepan
Frying pan
EDDIE SAYS
You could match milk and egg as both food types, or egg and frying pan as these are what you'd cook in, or even cow and chicken because they are both animals. This is why it's important to look for the closest link between all of the words. Remember they all need to match with another.
  • Question 8

Which word does not belong in the group below?

CORRECT ANSWER
Milk Butter Chicken Cheese
EDDIE SAYS
Chicken would be the odd one here because the other three link together under the category of 'dairy products'. These are items that are made from cow's milk.
  • Question 9

Think carefully about the words below and look for the best possible match for each of the words.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Flowers
Meadow
Bread
Flour
Blue
Orange
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the homophone in the question flour and flower? This bit could have caused problems if you don't know the difference between these spellings. The rest of them were quite straight forward don't you think?
  • Question 10

Last question super spotter!  Can you spot the word below that does not belong in the group?

CORRECT ANSWER
Bread Flour Yeast Flower
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do? Did you spot that flower is the odd word out since flour and yeast are both ingredients in bread?
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