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Identify categories to group words into

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

'Identify categories to group words 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 the odd one out style questions.

 

What category do you think the following words belong to?

 

Azure  Indigo  Sapphire  Turquoise

Colours

Gems

Fruits

Trees

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?

 

Paw paw   Mandarin   Lime   Quince

Colours

Gems

Fruits

Languages

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?

 

Aquamarine   Quartz   Agate   Tourmaline

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?

 

Orange Juice   Water   Milk   Apple Juice

Colours

Places

Clothes

Drinks

Super spotter, can you help with the next puzzle?  One of the words below doesn't belong, can you find it?  

Panda Diamond Ruby Sapphire

Look at the list below super spotter, can you find the word that doesn't belong in this category?

 

Daffodil Rose Tulip Oak

Highlight the odd word out

 

 

Melon Water Pineapple Mango

Mark the odd word out

 

 

Shovel Trowel Plate Spade

Mark the odd word out

 

 

Courgette Aubergine Parsnip Hedge

Have a look at the two categories below super spotter.  Can you decide which words belong in each category?

 

Vegetables

 VegetableNot a vegetable
Spinach
Chard
Harp
Marrow
Shallot
Bell
  • Question 1

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?

 

Azure  Indigo  Sapphire  Turquoise

CORRECT ANSWER
Colours
EDDIE SAYS
These words fit within the colour category. Have you heard of them all before? They are all within the blue colour spectrum. Pop them into 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?

 

Paw paw   Mandarin   Lime   Quince

CORRECT ANSWER
Fruits
EDDIE SAYS
These words fit within the fruit category. Have you heard of them all before? Paw Paw features in the Jungle Book song 'The Bare Necessities' Look them up and pop them in your word book if any of them are new (and maybe try eating one).
  • Question 3

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?

 

Aquamarine   Quartz   Agate   Tourmaline

CORRECT ANSWER
Gemstones
EDDIE SAYS
These words fit within the gemstone category. Have you heard of them all before super spotter? If you have we're impressed!
  • Question 4

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?

 

Orange Juice   Water   Milk   Apple Juice

CORRECT ANSWER
Drinks
EDDIE SAYS
This solving is thirsty work, right super spotter!? These words fit within the drinks category. How are you doing?
  • Question 5

Super spotter, can you help with the next puzzle?  One of the words below doesn't belong, can you find it?  

CORRECT ANSWER
Panda Diamond Ruby Sapphire
EDDIE SAYS
How did a panda get into this group? This is definitely the wrong answer. A diamond, ruby and sapphire are all types of precious stones.
  • Question 6

Look at the list below super spotter, can you find the word that doesn't belong in this category?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Daffodil Rose Tulip Oak
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do? Did you spot that three of the words are flowers? Oak is the odd one out, as this is a tree and therefore has no place in this group.
  • Question 7

Highlight the odd word out

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Melon Water Pineapple Mango
EDDIE SAYS
Did you choose water? Although the other three words contain a lot of water, they are all types of fruit. Therefore, water is the odd one out.
  • Question 8

Mark the odd word out

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Shovel Trowel Plate Spade
EDDIE SAYS
Did you imagine where you would use each of the options? Plate doesn't fit in this group, as the other options are used in the garden. You should find a plate in your kitchen, definitely not in the garden!
  • Question 9

Mark the odd word out

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Courgette Aubergine Parsnip Hedge
EDDIE SAYS
Hedge has no place in this group! All of the other words are types of vegetables. Although it's also green it really wouldn't taste very nice!
  • Question 10

Have a look at the two categories below super spotter.  Can you decide which words belong in each category?

 

Vegetables

CORRECT ANSWER
 VegetableNot a vegetable
Spinach
Chard
Harp
Marrow
Shallot
Bell
EDDIE SAYS
The words harp and bell do not relate to the vegetable category. If you've not heard of any of the vegetables before, be sure to look them up and maybe try them next time you spot them when you're out shopping.
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