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Identify categories for words to fit into

In this worksheet, students will identify the words that fit with different categories.

'Identify categories for words to fit into' 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?

Pillow  Duvet   Curtain   Cushion

 

Did you say curtain?

Curtains

This is because all the other words are items that can be found on a bed.


Let’s try another:

Which word would be the odd one out here?

Sow   Stag   Vixen   Ewe

 

Did you say stag?

This is because all the other words are the female names of animals.


Here is a list of animals and the female and male names for them:

 Animal  Male  Female
 Pig  Boar  Sow
 Sheep  Ram  Ewe
 Fox  Tod/Dog  Vixen
 Goat  Billy  Nanny
 Deer  Stag/Buck  Doe
 Cattle (Cow)  Bull  Cow
 Lion  Lion  Lioness
 Horse  Stallion  Mare

Goat

Make sure that you make a note of any new words.


 

Let’s try one more:

Which word is the odd one out?

Lion   Billy  Vixen   Ram

 

Did you say cow?

This is because all the other words are male animal names.


 

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

Being able to categorise words can really help you with odd one out style questions.

 

What category do you think the following words belong to?

 

Purple  Crimson  Jade  Maroon 

Colours

Gemstones

Fruits

Clothes

Being able to categorise words can really help you with odd one out style questions.

 

What category do you think the following words belong to?

 

Mango   Papaya   Guava   Lychee

Colours

Gemstones

Fruits

Clothes

Being able to categorise words can really help you with odd one out style questions.

 

What category do you think the following words belong to?

 

Sapphire   Emerald   Diamond   Pearl

Colours

Precious stones

Fruits

Clothes

Being able to categorise words can really help you with the odd one out style questions.

 

What category do you think the following words belong to?

 

Dungarees   Bow-tie   Poncho   Tunic

Colours

Precious stones

Fruits

Clothes

Match the words to the category they belong to (remember they could belong to more than one).

 TransportSolar System
Car
Tram
Rocket
Comet
Black Hole
Bike

Which is the odd one out?

 

 

Purple Crimson Diamond Maroon

One of the words below does not belong in the group.  Can you highlight the odd word out below?

 

 

Mango Papaya Carrot Lychee

Over to you super spotter, you know the drill!  Mark the odd one out in the list below.

 

Sapphire Emerald Pearl Plum

Penultimate question super spotter.  Mark the word below that does not belong with the other words.

 

 

Dungarees Bowl Poncho Tunic

Match the words to the category they belong to (remember they could belong to more than one):

 BuildingsSchool Environment
Desks
Whiteboards
Apartment
Home
Classroom
Flat
School
  • Question 1

Being able to categorise words can really help you with odd one out style questions.

 

What category do you think the following words belong to?

 

Purple  Crimson  Jade  Maroon 

CORRECT ANSWER
Colours
EDDIE SAYS
These words fit within the colour category. Have you heard of them all before? Crimson is a deep red, purpley colour. Jade is a light bluish-green (but is also the name of a gemstone) Maroon is a brownish-red colour. Pop them in your word book if any of them are new.
  • Question 2

Being able to categorise words can really help you with odd one out style questions.

 

What category do you think the following words belong to?

 

Mango   Papaya   Guava   Lychee

CORRECT ANSWER
Fruits
EDDIE SAYS
These words fit within the fruit category. Have you heard of them all before? They are all types a tropical fruit. Look them up and pop them in your word book if any of them are new.
  • Question 3

Being able to categorise words can really help you with odd one out style questions.

 

What category do you think the following words belong to?

 

Sapphire   Emerald   Diamond   Pearl

CORRECT ANSWER
Precious stones
EDDIE SAYS
These words fit within the precious stone category. Have you heard of them all before? Some of them can be used to describe colours as well but we wouldn't describe a colour as 'diamond' so that helps us to be confident that 'precious stones' is the right category.
  • Question 4

Being able to categorise words can really help you with the odd one out style questions.

 

What category do you think the following words belong to?

 

Dungarees   Bow-tie   Poncho   Tunic

CORRECT ANSWER
Clothes
EDDIE SAYS
These words fit within the clothes category. Have you heard of any of them? Perhaps you've worn some of them before? If not check them out in the dictionary and pop them into your word book.
  • Question 5

Match the words to the category they belong to (remember they could belong to more than one).

CORRECT ANSWER
 TransportSolar System
Car
Tram
Rocket
Comet
Black Hole
Bike
EDDIE SAYS
Car, tram, rocket and bike fit with the transport category. In the solar system, we could also find a rocket as well as comet and black hole.
  • Question 6

Which is the odd one out?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Purple Crimson Diamond Maroon
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot this one super spotter? Diamond is the odd one out and the other words relate to colours.
  • Question 7

One of the words below does not belong in the group.  Can you highlight the odd word out below?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Mango Papaya Carrot Lychee
EDDIE SAYS
Carrot is a vegetable and so doesn't fit in the exotic fruit category. If you are not sure what all of these fruits look like, it is worth doing a bit of research!
  • Question 8

Over to you super spotter, you know the drill!  Mark the odd one out in the list below.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Sapphire Emerald Pearl Plum
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot plum? Plum is also a type of colour as well as a fruit but it is definitely not a precious stone! Therefore, it cannot fit into this category with the others.
  • Question 9

Penultimate question super spotter.  Mark the word below that does not belong with the other words.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Dungarees Bowl Poncho Tunic
EDDIE SAYS
Spot the interloper? Bowl doesn't fit within the clothes category as the other words do. So this one has to be the odd one out!
  • Question 10

Match the words to the category they belong to (remember they could belong to more than one):

CORRECT ANSWER
 BuildingsSchool Environment
Desks
Whiteboards
Apartment
Home
Classroom
Flat
School
EDDIE SAYS
You've done it! Did you spot the word school could be considered a building as well as being an integral part of the school environment? How did you do? Are you getting the hang of categorising words?
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