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Practise Jumbled Words

In this worksheet, students will unscramble a word using one synonym to help them. It will develop students’ vocabulary and problem-solving skills.

'Practise Jumbled Words' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Jumbled Words

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Worksheet Overview

Our sneaky letter jumbler has been at it again and some of the words in this activity have been jumbled!

In this activity, a synonym is given to help you decode the word.

Remember: A synonym is a word with the same or a very similar meaning.


Let’s look at this example:

Synonym Jumbled word
Look  retsa


First, let’s think about words which are synonyms of look, such as:



gaze  glance   peer    stare

The answer is stare because it contains the same letters as the scrambled word!

Let’s try another:


Synonyms Jumbled word




Think about other words meaning a dress or types of dresses.

The correct answer is gown - did you get that right?


It’s now your turn to use your detective unscrambling skills to rearrange the muddled letters of a word. A synonym has been given for each word to assist you.


edplace 11+ detective


Here’s a handy hint to help you reach superstar status: 

Make a list of synonyms until you find one which contains the same letters as the jumbled word. You can use a piece of paper to help you try different words out.



Now, it's over to you!

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