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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:  

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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?

 

Auburn  Chestnut  Scarlet  Ruby 

Colours

Gems

Fruits

Trees

Categorising words can really help you with odd one out style questions.

 

What category do you think the following words belong to?

 

Avocado   Clementines   Figs   Persimmon

Colours

Gems

Fruits

Clothes

Super spotter, you're probably getting the hang of this now?  Can you categorise the next group of words below?

What category do you think the following words belong to?

 

Opal   Ruby   Onyx   Peridot

Colours

Gemstones

Fruits

Clothes

Here's another for you to try super spotter.

 

What category do you think the following words belong to?

 

Blazer   Cravat   Blouse   Kilt

Colours

Gems

Drinks

Clothes

Super spotter can you highlight the odd one out in the list below?  Remember to think about what the words could have in common with each other.

Diamond Sapphire Emerald Magenta

Which is the odd one out?

 

 

Persimmon Crimson Tangerine Clementine

Highlight the odd word out below super spotter.

 

 

Blaze Cardigan Kilt Cravat

Mark the odd word out

 

 

Hovercraft Helicopter Rickshaw Handsaw

It's the penultimate (last but one) question super spotter 

 

Which word below is the odd one out?

 

Cantaloupe Honeydew Poncho Water

Last one, let's finish on a good one! Select all the words that belong in the fruit category and mark those that don't belong.

 FruitNon-fruit
Elderberry
Guava
Garment
Gooseberry
Slipper
Pomegranate
  • 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?

 

Auburn  Chestnut  Scarlet  Ruby 

CORRECT ANSWER
Colours
EDDIE SAYS
These words fit within the colour category. Have you heard of them all before? They are all within the red colour spectrum. Pop them in your word book if any of them are new.
  • Question 2

Categorising words can really help you with odd one out style questions.

 

What category do you think the following words belong to?

 

Avocado   Clementines   Figs   Persimmon

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

Super spotter, you're probably getting the hang of this now?  Can you categorise the next group of words below?

What category do you think the following words belong to?

 

Opal   Ruby   Onyx   Peridot

CORRECT ANSWER
Gemstones
EDDIE SAYS
How are you doing? Some of these words are quite difficult, aren't they? These words fit within the gemstone category. Have you heard of them all before? Gemstones are often used to describe colours as well but we wouldn't describe a colour as 'peridot' so that helps us to be confident that 'gemstones' is the right category.
  • Question 4

Here's another for you to try super spotter.

 

What category do you think the following words belong to?

 

Blazer   Cravat   Blouse   Kilt

CORRECT ANSWER
Clothes
EDDIE SAYS
Did you do ok? If the words are unfamiliar, ignore these and look at the words you do know first and imagine these. 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

Super spotter can you highlight the odd one out in the list below?  Remember to think about what the words could have in common with each other.

CORRECT ANSWER
Diamond Sapphire Emerald Magenta
EDDIE SAYS
Ok, this one was tricky Magenta is the odd word out as diamond, sapphire and emerald are all precious stones. Magenta is a shade of pink, and not a precious stone.
  • Question 6

Which is the odd one out?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Persimmon Crimson Tangerine Clementine
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot it correctly? Crimson is the odd one out as the other words are related to fruits. Do you know what a persimmon is? Look it up if not. It's orange and looks like a bit of a cross between a pumpkin and a tomato!
  • Question 7

Highlight the odd word out below super spotter.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Blaze Cardigan Kilt Cravat
EDDIE SAYS
Blaze is the odd word out - don't mistake it for blazer here. The other words all fit within the clothing category. Did you fall for the trap or neatly side-step it?
  • Question 8

Mark the odd word out

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Hovercraft Helicopter Rickshaw Handsaw
EDDIE SAYS
How are you doing? Handsaw is a tool whilst the other words are forms of transport. The red herring there was that rickshaw (which is a 2 wheeled passenger vehicle) sounds like handsaw. We're hoping you 'saw' this question off!
  • Question 9

It's the penultimate (last but one) question super spotter 

 

Which word below is the odd one out?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Cantaloupe Honeydew Poncho Water
EDDIE SAYS
This was another tricky one. If you knew what the first word was, you would know it is associated with types of melon. Poncho is definitely the one that doesn't fit in here. All the other words are names given to types of melon.
  • Question 10

Last one, let's finish on a good one! Select all the words that belong in the fruit category and mark those that don't belong.

CORRECT ANSWER
 FruitNon-fruit
Elderberry
Guava
Garment
Gooseberry
Slipper
Pomegranate
EDDIE SAYS
The words garment and slipper do not relate to the fruit category. If you've not heard of any of the fruits before be sure to look them up and maybe try them next time you spot them out shopping.
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