# 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.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Word Connections

Difficulty level:

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

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

Remember to find those connections!

 Connection Example Synonyms (similar meanings) Start is to begin Antonyms (opposite meanings) On is to off What something is made of Shirt is to cotton What goes inside of Tea is to teapot

Select the correct connection from the options below.

Choose one word from each set of brackets.

Exterior is to (interior, exit, depart) as acceptance is to (pleasure, relief, objection).

Interior

Exit

Depart

Pleasure

Objection

Relief

Underline the correct connection.

Choose one word from each set of brackets.

Clothing is to (garment, purchase, wear) as dwelling is to (recline, restful, residence).

Garment, Purchase, Wear, Recline, Restful, Residence

Type the correct answers from the brackets in the box below.

Choose one word from each set of brackets.

Idle is to (heroic, lazy, energetic) as betray is to (disloyal, unwanted, unhelpful).

Garment, Purchase, Wear, Recline, Restful, Residence

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

Trifle is to (pleasure, desert, dessert) as cereal is to (breakfast, cardboard, variety).

Pleasure

Desert

Dessert

Breakfast

Cardboard

Variety

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

Pledge is to (fall, plead, promise) as rogue is to (mischievous, secretive, rejected).

Pleasure

Desert

Dessert

Breakfast

Cardboard

Variety

Tooth is to orthodontist as muscle is to (massage, physiotherapist, hospital).

Massage, Physiotherapist, Hospital

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

Pompous is to (selfish, modest, morose) as clumsy is to (nimble, hefty, controlled).

Massage, Physiotherapist, Hospital

Select the correct connection below.

Robust is to strong as mere is to ______.

 Trivial Close Mighty Important Robust is to strong as mere is to...

Underline the correct connection.

Choose one word from each set of brackets.

Modern is to (derelict, fashionable, creative) as saturated is to (draught, drought, drift).

Derelict, Fashionable, Creative, Draught, Drought, Drift

Underline the correct answers from the options below.

Take one word from each set of brackets.

Linger is to (vacate, vanish, journey) as freedom is to (carefree, captivity, release).

Vacate, Vanish, Journey ,Carefree, Captivity, Release
• Question 1

Select the correct connection from the options below.

Choose one word from each set of brackets.

Exterior is to (interior, exit, depart) as acceptance is to (pleasure, relief, objection).

Interior
Objection
EDDIE SAYS
Good detecting, so far. Let's look at this one! Exterior and interior are opposites as they mean outside and inside. So we need an antonym for acceptance. If you refuse something, you object to it - so our antonym is objection.
• Question 2

Underline the correct connection.

Choose one word from each set of brackets.

Clothing is to (garment, purchase, wear) as dwelling is to (recline, restful, residence).

Garment, Purchase, Wear, Recline, Restful, Residence
EDDIE SAYS
Have you ever noticed the word garment on the labels of clothes? It is another way of saying a piece of clothing. So as long as we know what dwelling means, we know we just need to pick out the synonym.
A dwelling is where someone lives, and another word for a home is a residence - this is quite a formal way of speaking!
• Question 3

Type the correct answers from the brackets in the box below.

Choose one word from each set of brackets.

Idle is to (heroic, lazy, energetic) as betray is to (disloyal, unwanted, unhelpful).

EDDIE SAYS
Well done if you realised that there is a difference between idle and an idol! An idol would be your hero - but look at the spelling! We need idle, which means lazy! This is a synonym, so we need a word that means the same as betray. The closest word would be disloyal, as this is what someone would be if they betray you!
• Question 4

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

Trifle is to (pleasure, desert, dessert) as cereal is to (breakfast, cardboard, variety).

Dessert
Breakfast
EDDIE SAYS
This really is a test of your spelling here! A trifle would be eaten for dessert. A good way of remembering the difference between desert and dessert is that you normally want a double helping of a tasty dessert - and this spelling has a double s!
If you get this, hopefully you can spot that cereal is eaten for breakfast.
• Question 5

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

Pledge is to (fall, plead, promise) as rogue is to (mischievous, secretive, rejected).

EDDIE SAYS
When someone makes a pledge, they are promising to do something, so we need a synonym pair here!
Someone who is causing trouble might be described as a rogue - they would definitely be showing mischievous behaviour!
Did you spot that one?
• Question 6

Tooth is to orthodontist as muscle is to (massage, physiotherapist, hospital).

Massage, Physiotherapist, Hospital
EDDIE SAYS
Have you ever been to an orthodontist? You might have done if you need braces on your teeth. They help to solve dental problems.
So we need a connection with who we would see if you have damaged a muscle. Yes, you might need a massage, but you would go to see the physiotherapist!
• Question 7

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

Pompous is to (selfish, modest, morose) as clumsy is to (nimble, hefty, controlled).

EDDIE SAYS
Someone pompous thinks they are the best - this is another way to say they are arrogant. You probably can't see a definite synonym for this in the brackets so can you see an antonym? Yes - modest means you are humble!
Therefore, we need an antonym pair for clumsy. Someone who is nimble moves quickly and lightly, which is definitely the opposite of the heavy and uncontrolled movements of a clumsy person!
• Question 8

Select the correct connection below.

Robust is to strong as mere is to ______.

 Trivial Close Mighty Important Robust is to strong as mere is to...
EDDIE SAYS
Definitely make a note of any new words that we detect here, as this might be a tricky one!
Robust is a synonym for strong, so we need a synonym for mere. Mere is used to show something is insignificant - for example, 'Jack fought the giant even though he was a mere boy.'
So what word means the same as unimportant? It can't be mighty or important, and close doesn't relate - so the answer is trivial. A trivial fact is an unimportant detail.
See if you can start to use these words in your writing to help you remember their meanings!
• Question 9

Underline the correct connection.

Choose one word from each set of brackets.

Modern is to (derelict, fashionable, creative) as saturated is to (draught, drought, drift).

Derelict, Fashionable, Creative, Draught, Drought, Drift
EDDIE SAYS
Something derelict, like a house, is old, falling down and broken - definitely the opposite of modern! So can we spot an antonym for saturated?
Something saturated is soaked, whereas during a drought there is a lack of water, so we have found our pair of opposites!
Well done, word detective!
• Question 10

Underline the correct answers from the options below.

Take one word from each set of brackets.

Linger is to (vacate, vanish, journey) as freedom is to (carefree, captivity, release).

Vacate, Vanish, Journey ,Carefree, Captivity, Release
EDDIE SAYS
If someone lingers, they stay in one place. An antonym for this is to vacate, or leave, somewhere.
So can we spot an antonym for freedom to go with our connection?
Animals kept in a cage would be described as being in captivity - they don't have freedom. So here is our antonym.
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