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Apply the Connection to Complete the Sentence

In this worksheet, students will identify the connection between the first two words so they can select the two words which best complete the sentence.

'Apply the Connection to Complete the Sentence' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Word Connections

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Greetings word detective!

 

Which word from the set of brackets would best finish this sentence??

Book is to read as television is to (send, watch, finish).

 

First, we have to work out how the word book is connected to the word read. We read a book, so we need to find a word which is something that we do with a television.

 

The correct answer is watch as it is something we do with a television

 

Now, let’s make it more challenging.?

We must pick one word from each set of brackets that can be connected to the word in front of it in the same way. Let’s look at this question:

Fast is to (evil, slow, climb) as bad is to (good, weak, awful).

 

First, we need to find a connection between fast and one of the words in brackets. We can connect fast to slow as they have opposite meanings. These are called antonyms.

 

This means we need to find an antonym for bad, which is good.

 

The correct answers are slow and good as they are both antonyms of the words that come before them.

 

Fast is to slow as bad is to good.


Let’s try another:

Tennis is to (play, racquet, paper) as cricket is to (bat, stick, running).

 

First, we need to find a connection between tennis and one of the words in brackets.

 

Play is connected to tennis as we play tennis. Also, racquet is connected to tennis as we hit the ball with a racquet.

 

We need to see if one of these connections can be made with cricket and the words in brackets that are linked to it.

 

In cricket, the ball is hit with a bat.

 

We have found the connection! It’s the equipment used to hit the ball in these sports. 

 

Tennis is to racquet as cricket is to bat.



Now it’s your turn.

Remember to find those connections!

Select the correct connection from the options below.

 

Pebble is to gravel as grass is to ______.

 

Green

Lawn

Lush

Stones

Underline the correct word connection.

 

Poor is to poverty as rich is to ______. 

Money, Wealthy, Greedy, Lucky

Type the correct answer in the brackets in the box below.

 

Collar is to neck as sleeve is to (arm, shirt, cuff, buttons).

 

Select the correct two options below, one word from each set of brackets.

 

Sneeze is to (tissue, dust, allergy) as cut is to (sting, sticky, plaster).  

 

 

Tissue

Dust

Allergy

Sting

Sticky

Plaster

Select the correct two options below, one word from each set of brackets. 

 

Danger is to (scared, safe, warning) as protect is to (lose, own, threaten).  

 

Tissue

Dust

Allergy

Sting

Sticky

Plaster

Underline the correct answer.

 

Concerned is to worried as confidence is to ______.

Wish, Optimistic, Hope, Success

Choose one word from each set of brackets to make the connection.

 

Car is to (beep, speed, drive) as boat is to (sail, float, sink).

 

Wish, Optimistic, Hope, Success

Select the correct connection below.

 

Water is to vase as soil is to ______.

 FoodGrowPlantPot
Water is to vase as soil is to...

Underline the correct connection.

 

Winding is to straight as swerving is to (direct, curved, circle, zigzag).

 

Direct, Curved, Circle, Zigzag

Underline the correct answers from the options below.

Take one word from each set of brackets.

 

Words are to (letters, books, write) as pictures are to (colourful, draw, pencils).

Letters, Books, Write, Colourful, Draw, Pencils
  • Question 1

Select the correct connection from the options below.

 

Pebble is to gravel as grass is to ______.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Lawn
EDDIE SAYS
What is gravel? It's a collection of tiny pebbles, so we have synonym pair here.
We need to think which of the words means the same as grass. This is lawn!
  • Question 2

Underline the correct word connection.

 

Poor is to poverty as rich is to ______. 

CORRECT ANSWER
Money, Wealthy, Greedy, Lucky
EDDIE SAYS
Did you detect that we have a synonym pair here? Poverty is another way of saying someone does not have much money or is poor.
The word meaning the same as rich would wealthy - you may have heard of celebrities being described as wealthy.
  • Question 3

Type the correct answer in the brackets in the box below.

 

Collar is to neck as sleeve is to (arm, shirt, cuff, buttons).

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Arm
EDDIE SAYS
Let's make some connections, word detective!
Both of these words are parts of a shirt, so it wouldn't quite work for the answer to just be shirt! Instead, think about where they are on your body - your collar is at your neck, and your sleeve is on your arm!
  • Question 4

Select the correct two options below, one word from each set of brackets.

 

Sneeze is to (tissue, dust, allergy) as cut is to (sting, sticky, plaster).  

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Tissue
Plaster
EDDIE SAYS
Remember, the connection we make needs to share an explanation.
The wrong answers in the first set of brackets (dust and allergy) cause a sneeze, but there is nothing in the second set of brackets that causes a cut - so we can't use that connection!
Instead think about what we need if we sneeze, and what we need if we have a cut. This gives us the answers of tissue and plaster.
  • Question 5

Select the correct two options below, one word from each set of brackets. 

 

Danger is to (scared, safe, warning) as protect is to (lose, own, threaten).  

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Let's look at the first connection. Scared is an emotion you might feel if there's danger, safe is the opposite of danger and a warning is something you might give if there's danger.
Now look at the second brackets - there is no emotion and nothing you might do if you're protecting something. So our connection must be the antonym and that is threaten.
  • Question 6

Underline the correct answer.

 

Concerned is to worried as confidence is to ______.

CORRECT ANSWER
Wish, Optimistic, Hope, Success
EDDIE SAYS
We have a synonym connection for our first pair here, so can we spot the synonym for confidence?
A wish and a hope don't really match with confidence, so it's between the other two. Think carefully - are you guaranteed success just because you're confident? Not necessarily!
So we are left with optimistic. If you feel optimistic about your team's chances in a competition, you feel confident that they are going to do well - but remember that success is not guaranteed!
  • Question 7

Choose one word from each set of brackets to make the connection.

 

Car is to (beep, speed, drive) as boat is to (sail, float, sink).

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Think hard about spotting the connections, here.
Put a person in both of these vehicles, and what word do we use to describe them controlling it? They would drive it if it was a car and sail if it was a boat.
  • Question 8

Select the correct connection below.

 

Water is to vase as soil is to ______.

CORRECT ANSWER
 FoodGrowPlantPot
Water is to vase as soil is to...
EDDIE SAYS
Do you know what it means to be green fingered, word detective?
This means you like gardening. If you do, this will help you with this question! You put water in a vase to keep flowers alive and soil in a pot to keep a plant alive!
  • Question 9

Underline the correct connection.

 

Winding is to straight as swerving is to (direct, curved, circle, zigzag).

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Direct, Curved, Circle, Zigzag
EDDIE SAYS
Winding and straight are opposites, so we need to find an antonym for swerving.
Again, this suggests winding so we need to find a word that means straight in our brackets and the only one would be direct - if you walk in a straight line to something, you walk directly to it!
  • Question 10

Underline the correct answers from the options below.

Take one word from each set of brackets.

 

Words are to (letters, books, write) as pictures are to (colourful, draw, pencils).

CORRECT ANSWER
Letters, Books, Write, Colourful, Draw, Pencils
EDDIE SAYS
All of the words in the brackets seem to match closely with the words outside their brackets here, so this one might feel a bit tricky.
So here's a tip - can you spot two verbs? These would be write and draw, which are exactly what you need to do in order to create words and pictures!
We have found our link!
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