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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?

 

Oven is to cook as refrigerator is to (store, chill, food).

 

First, we have to work out how the word oven is connected to the word cook. We cook in an oven, so we need to find a word which is something that we use a refrigerator for.

 

The correct answer is chill as we chill food in a refrigerator.

 


 

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:

Rest is to (relax, energy, exercise) as fit is to (exhausted, athletic, training).

 

First, we need to find a connection between rest and one of the words in brackets. We can connect rest to relax as they have similar meanings. These are called synonyms.

 

This means we need to find an synonym for fit, which is athletic.

 

The correct answers are relax and athletic as they are both synonyms of the words that come before them.

 

      


 

Let’s try another:

Grape is to (vine, fruit, sweet) as raspberry is to (tree, bush, red).

 

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

 

Vine is connected to grape as grapes grow on vines. Also fruit is connected to grape as a grape is a type of fruit.

 

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

 

We know that raspberries grow on a bush.

 

We have found the connection! It’s the name given to the plants the fruits grow on. 

 

   

 

 

Now it’s your turn. 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

 

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

Boundary is to perimeter as angle is to (twist, corner, wave).

Select the correct connection from the options below. 

Calamity is to catastrophe as triumph is to (victory, defeat, compete).

 

Victory

Defeat

Compete

Type your answers into the boxes below. Choose one word from each set of brackets.

Write is to (book, scribe, read) as draw is to (colours, pencils, illustrate).

Victory

Defeat

Compete

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

Just is to (moment, unfair, only) as solve is to (question, problem, complicate).  

Victory

Defeat

Compete

Underline the correct answer from the options below. 

Peril is to safety as accidental is to (purposeful, injure, mistake).  

Purposeful, Injure, Mistake

Type the correct answers into the blank boxes below. 

Pupil is to (eye, student, face) as lobe is to (mouth, ear, nose).

 

Purposeful, Injure, Mistake

Choose one word from each set of brackets to make the connection. Type the correct answer from the brackets in the box below. 

 

Weight is to (scales, gramme, heavy) as volume is to (liquid, water, litre).

Purposeful, Injure, Mistake

Underline the correct answer from the options below. 

 

Imagine is to visualise as experience is to (attempt, continue, encounter).

Attempt, Continue, Encounter

Select the correct connection below.

Origin is to conclusion as parallel is to _________

 

 Crossed Apart Mirror Reflect
Origin is to conclusion as Parallel is to

Select the correct connection. Choose one word from each set of brackets.

Month is to (season, organise, calendar) as hour is to (late, clock, early).

 Crossed Apart Mirror Reflect
Origin is to conclusion as Parallel is to
  • Question 1

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

Boundary is to perimeter as angle is to (twist, corner, wave).

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
You have probably heard the word perimeter used in maths. It means the distance around the edge of a shape. If we put this into the real world, for example the perimeter of your school or the park, we would call this the boundary, as it marks the distance all the way around the edge.
So we need another word for an angle. If you think about where the angle is on a shape like a triangle or a square, it's in the corner.
  • Question 2

Select the correct connection from the options below. 

Calamity is to catastrophe as triumph is to (victory, defeat, compete).

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Victory
EDDIE SAYS
A catastrophe is another way of saying a calamity - which means a complete disaster! Can you think of a time you've experienced a calamity?
So we need to detect another synonym connection here. If you're triumphant, it's another way of saying you've won - you are victorious!
  • Question 3

Type your answers into the boxes below. Choose one word from each set of brackets.

Write is to (book, scribe, read) as draw is to (colours, pencils, illustrate).

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
You might not hear the word used often, but scribe is another way of saying write. If you hurt your hand and couldn't write, someone might scribe for you - they'd write down what you asked them to.
So can you spot another way of saying draw in the second brackets? The words all relate quite closely, but the synonym is illustrate.
  • Question 4

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

Just is to (moment, unfair, only) as solve is to (question, problem, complicate).  

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
We use the word just in two different ways - it can be used to mean only, for example, if you say to someone, "Just a minute!" However, it also means fair - that's the word justice comes from. This allows us to spot an antonym. Is there an antonym to complete the second connection? Yes - the opposite of solving something would be complicating something! Did you manage to solve that one, detective?
  • Question 5

Underline the correct answer from the options below. 

Peril is to safety as accidental is to (purposeful, injure, mistake).  

CORRECT ANSWER
Purposeful, Injure, Mistake
EDDIE SAYS
If someone is in peril, it means they are in danger. If we know this then we know we're looking for an antonym connection for accidentally.
What is the opposite of accidentally doing something? It is doing it on purpose - giving us our answer, purposeful!
  • Question 6

Type the correct answers into the blank boxes below. 

Pupil is to (eye, student, face) as lobe is to (mouth, ear, nose).

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The words in the first set of brackets could all relate to pupil, especially eye and student, as there are two meanings for the word. You are a pupil if you go to school, but we also call the black part of your eye a pupil. So which to choose?
Look at the second set of brackets - the words are all to do with body parts, which gives us a clue! A pupil is part of your eye, while a lobe is part of your ear. If you wear earrings, it is the lobe which is pierced!
  • Question 7

Choose one word from each set of brackets to make the connection. Type the correct answer from the brackets in the box below. 

 

Weight is to (scales, gramme, heavy) as volume is to (liquid, water, litre).

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The words in the brackets all relate really closely for both connections, so we need a really solid explanation for why we have chosen our answers here.
We need to think about what weight and volume can be measured in - making our answers gramme and litre. Although the other words relate, you wouldn't be able to convince anyone of a definite connection if you select the other options!
Keep going, detective!
  • Question 8

Underline the correct answer from the options below. 

 

Imagine is to visualise as experience is to (attempt, continue, encounter).

CORRECT ANSWER
Attempt, Continue, Encounter
EDDIE SAYS
When you imagine something, you see it in your head, and we can also call this visualising. This means we are looking for a synonym pair this time. When you experience something, it is a way of saying you have come across, or encountered, something. So there's our connection!
Don't worry if you've not heard of that word before - maybe you were able to work out that the other two options don't really seem to match! Good powers of deduction!
  • Question 9

Select the correct connection below.

Origin is to conclusion as parallel is to _________

 

CORRECT ANSWER
 Crossed Apart Mirror Reflect
Origin is to conclusion as Parallel is to
EDDIE SAYS
We can use the word original to help us understand what origin means - it is the beginning of something. This is the opposite to a conclusion, so we need to spot an antonym pair here.
Have you heard of parallel lines? They are two lines opposite each other that could run on for ever without ever touching, like train tracks. This helps us to spot an opposite - it would be lines that are crossed.
  • Question 10

Select the correct connection. Choose one word from each set of brackets.

Month is to (season, organise, calendar) as hour is to (late, clock, early).

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
All of our options here seem to relate well to time, so where can we spot a connection?
A calendar is made up of months - the months give it meaning don't they! So what gives meaning to a clock? Hours! If there were no months on a calendar or hours on a clock, they wouldn't make sense to anyone!
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