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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?

Door   Window  Carpet   Hedgehog

 

Did you say hedgehog?

Hedgehog

This is because all of the others are things you would find in your house and a hedgehog is not!


 

Let’s try another:

Which word would be the odd one out here?

Run Walk Sprint Sleep

 

Did you say sleep?

This is because all the other words are to do with how quickly you move, whereas, sleeping is not.


Sleeping girl


 

Let’s try one more:

Which word is the odd one out?

London  Paris  Berlin  Table

 

Did you say table?

 

Wooden Table

This is because all the other words are the names of capital cities in Europe, whereas, a table is something you would find in your house.


 

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

Which of the words below fit together the best super spotter.  Can you match them up?

Column A

Column B

Flower
Petal
Oak
Beech
Pebble
Stone

One of the words below does not belong in this group.  Can you spot the odd one out super spotter?

Beech Oak Ash Pebble

The words below can be paired together based on their similarities.  Which words below do you think make the most sense together?

Column A

Column B

Shore
Daughter
Son
Rain
Sun
Sea

Find the odd one out in the group of words below.  You're looking for the one that does not belong in this group.

Shore Certain True Definite

Which of the words below go together to make the best pairs?

Column A

Column B

Steel
Jail
Burglar
Metal
Banana
Peel

Find the odd one out in the list below and underline your answer.

Take Loot Snatch Steel

Pair up the words below with the one that is most closely related.

Column A

Column B

Scales
Fish
Gills
Weigh
Dress
Frills

Can you identify which one is the odd word out in the group below super spotter?

Gills Fish Scales Weigh

Can you match the words below with the word they have the best relationship with?

Column A

Column B

Creek
Stream
Mouse
Squawk
Parrot
Squeak

Here's the last puzzle for you super spotter.  Can you mark the odd one out in the list below?

Squeak Squawk Creak Stream
  • Question 1

Which of the words below fit together the best super spotter.  Can you match them up?

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Flower
Petal
Oak
Beech
Pebble
Stone
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the spelling of 'beech' meaning that it's a tree rather than the beach by the sea? Look out for homophones (words that sound the same with different spellings) they can sometimes be tricky!
  • Question 2

One of the words below does not belong in this group.  Can you spot the odd one out super spotter?

CORRECT ANSWER
Beech Oak Ash Pebble
EDDIE SAYS
Pebble is the odd word out here. Ash, Beech and Oak are the names of trees. Did you know that ash is the name of a tree? It's also used to describe what's left after a fire.
  • Question 3

The words below can be paired together based on their similarities.  Which words below do you think make the most sense together?

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Shore
Sea
Son
Daughter
Sun
Rain
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on here? Did you spot the homophone that made its way into the question? The words son and sun sound the same but have very different meanings.
  • Question 4

Find the odd one out in the group of words below.  You're looking for the one that does not belong in this group.

CORRECT ANSWER
Shore Certain True Definite
EDDIE SAYS
Shore is our odd word out. All the others are synonyms - words with similar meanings. If the word was 'sure' instead of 'shore' then this word would make sense here. This is why spellings matter!
  • Question 5

Which of the words below go together to make the best pairs?

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Steel
Metal
Burglar
Jail
Banana
Peel
EDDIE SAYS
The spelling of steel here means the metal. It could easily be confused with 'steal' which means to take something that does not belong to you. Did you get the others right?
  • Question 6

Find the odd one out in the list below and underline your answer.

CORRECT ANSWER
Take Loot Snatch Steel
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find this one tricky? It's all in the spelling of the word. Steel is our odd one out. This is because this spelling of the word steel is a type of metal. S-t-e-a-l sounds the same (homophone alert!) but actually means to take something that isn't yours.
  • Question 7

Pair up the words below with the one that is most closely related.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Scales
Weigh
Gills
Fish
Dress
Frills
EDDIE SAYS
A fish could be linked with gills and scales but in this case, we needed to link weigh to something. Therefore we link scales to weigh and gills to fish. Did you work that one out?
  • Question 8

Can you identify which one is the odd word out in the group below super spotter?

CORRECT ANSWER
Gills Fish Scales Weigh
EDDIE SAYS
Weigh is our odd word out and the other words link to part of a fish. You could have linked the word weigh to scales but that is where the link stopped!
  • Question 9

Can you match the words below with the word they have the best relationship with?

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Creek
Stream
Mouse
Squeak
Parrot
Squawk
EDDIE SAYS
A creek is a stream or a brook. It could easily be confused with its homophone 'creak' though. The other words match the animal with the sound that it makes.
  • Question 10

Here's the last puzzle for you super spotter.  Can you mark the odd one out in the list below?

CORRECT ANSWER
Squeak Squawk Creak Stream
EDDIE SAYS
There was a trap on this last question. Did you fall into it? The word creak in this context is the sound, like someone standing on an old floorboard. Squeak, squawk and creak go together as noises.
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