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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 with 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 a 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. 

 

Feminine is to (lady, female, masculine) as feline is to (canine, pet, purr).

 

Select the correct connection from the options below. 

 

Decisive is to purposeful as peaceful is to (tranquil, patient, rowdy).

Patient

Tranquil

Rowdy

Type your answers into the boxes below. 

Choose one word from each set of brackets.

 

Figure is to (outline, numeral, accounting) as portrait is to (people, decipher, image).

Patient

Tranquil

Rowdy

Select the correct option below.

Take one word from each set of brackets.

 

Director is to (business, instruction, employees) as headteacher is to (inspire, aspire, school).  

Patient

Tranquil

Rowdy

Underline the correct answer from the options below. 

 

Possessive is to jealous as timid is to (restrained, reserved, resolute).  

Restrained, Reserved, Resolute

Type the correct answers into the blank boxes below. 

 

Experiment is to (science, discovery, testing) as archaeology is to (maths, geography, history).

 

 

Restrained, Reserved, Resolute

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

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

 

Urban is to (civilised, skyscraper, transport) as rural is to (isolated, farmland, remote).

 

Restrained, Reserved, Resolute

Underline the correct answer from the options below. 

 

Future is to foresight, as past is to (hindsight, oversight, insight).

Hindsight, Oversight, Insight

Select the correct connection below.

 

Incensed is to outraged as crestfallen is to ______.

 

 InjuredJitteryDespondentPeeved
Incensed is to outraged as crestfallen is to...

Select the correct connection.

Choose one word from each set of brackets.

 

Swarming is to (insects, abandoned, hive) as debacle is to (triumph, dated, eerie).

 

 InjuredJitteryDespondentPeeved
Incensed is to outraged as crestfallen is to...
  • Question 1

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

 

Feminine is to (lady, female, masculine) as feline is to (canine, pet, purr).

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Here we go, detective! If someone is described as being feminine, it is saying they are girly, or lady-like. Can you see the close relation to the word female? We can see synonym connections to lady and female, but we also have an antonym connection to masculine - which means manly. If we look at our second set of brackets, we need to know that feline relates to a cat. Can we spot an antonym here? Yes - canine relates to a dog. So we have the antonym connection of man and woman and cat and dog - just using more advanced vocabulary!!
  • Question 2

Select the correct connection from the options below. 

 

Decisive is to purposeful as peaceful is to (tranquil, patient, rowdy).

CORRECT ANSWER
Tranquil
EDDIE SAYS
Someone who is decisive knows what they want and they get things done with a sense of purpose! So we can spot a synonym connection here? The word that means the same as peaceful is tranquil - this is a great word to start including in your descriptive writing if you've not used it before!
  • Question 3

Type your answers into the boxes below. 

Choose one word from each set of brackets.

 

Figure is to (outline, numeral, accounting) as portrait is to (people, decipher, image).

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
A figure can be used to describe someone's body shape, but there doesn't seem to be an obvious connection to that meaning here. However, it can also mean a number - and this would connect nicely to numeral as a synonym pair.
In the second set of brackets, can we spot a synonym for a portrait? It is a type of picture, so that fits with image!
  • Question 4

Select the correct option below.

Take one word from each set of brackets.

 

Director is to (business, instruction, employees) as headteacher is to (inspire, aspire, school).  

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
It is probably easier to start with a headteacher here - what is their job? It is to run a school. They do inspire learning and aspire to be the best, but I don't think it's easy to spot a connection to director with these words. However, we can make a connection with business, as a director runs a business.
  • Question 5

Underline the correct answer from the options below. 

 

Possessive is to jealous as timid is to (restrained, reserved, resolute).  

CORRECT ANSWER
Restrained, Reserved, Resolute
EDDIE SAYS
A possessive person is a jealous person - for example someone who doesn't want to share a friend with anyone else.
We have a synonym connection so we need to find a word meaning the same as timid. This someone who is shy and reserved - they keep to themselves!
Let's see our next question, detective!
  • Question 6

Type the correct answers into the blank boxes below. 

 

Experiment is to (science, discovery, testing) as archaeology is to (maths, geography, history).

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
If you think of someone doing an experiment, you will probably think of a scientist in a white coat and goggles, stirring a bubbling mixture? There is definitely a link between an experiment and science.
So what about archaeology? This is when someone digs for artefacts to make historical discoveries - so we've spotted our link!
  • 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. 

 

Urban is to (civilised, skyscraper, transport) as rural is to (isolated, farmland, remote).

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Hopefully, you know the difference between rural and urban - these are words for the countryside and the city. So we need to pick out what we would find in each as our connection. You would find skyscraper buildings in an urban place and a farmyard in a rural environment.
  • Question 8

Underline the correct answer from the options below. 

 

Future is to foresight, as past is to (hindsight, oversight, insight).

CORRECT ANSWER
Hindsight, Oversight, Insight
EDDIE SAYS
Someone with foresight is good at looking into the future and considering how their actions could affect their future. So we need to find a similar link with the past.
Have you ever heard anyone say, "It's easy to say with hindsight..." after they have made a mistake? It means that they only understood their mistake after it happened and they're able to look back on it in the past. We have our connection, detective!
  • Question 9

Select the correct connection below.

 

Incensed is to outraged as crestfallen is to ______.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
 InjuredJitteryDespondentPeeved
Incensed is to outraged as crestfallen is to...
EDDIE SAYS
Someone who is incensed it really angry! We can spot that this is a synonym connection with outraged.
So what about crestfallen? We often say someone feels down if they're sad or that their face falls, so this is a good link to make to know that we are looking for a word that means sad - and that would be despondent.
Look up jittery and peeved if you don't understand them - they are good adjectives to use in your writing.
  • Question 10

Select the correct connection.

Choose one word from each set of brackets.

 

Swarming is to (insects, abandoned, hive) as debacle is to (triumph, dated, eerie).

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
When you hear the word swarm, you might instantly think of a swarm of insects, but it can also mean that somewhere is really busy - for example, on a Saturday a shopping centre might be swarming with people. So suddenly, we can spot an antonym connection with abandoned.
So we need an antonym for debacle. A debacle is a disaster. So what is the opposite of something disastrous from our options? It would be something that could be described as a triumph!
I hope that wasn't disastrous for you, detective!
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