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Identify two words that do not fit in with the rest

In this worksheet, students will identify the two words that do not fit in with the rest.

'Identify two words that do not fit in with the rest' 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?

 

In the following set of words, two of the words do not relate to the other three. Which are the two odd words out?

Rose   Tulip    Pink   Daffodil    Grass

 

The odd words are pink and grass.

This is because rose, tulip and daffodil are all types of flower.


 

Let’s try another:

Which two words are not related to the other three here?

Lamb   Sow    Leveret    Mouse    Duckling

 

The two odd words are sow and mouse.

This is because the other three words are the names for baby animals.

 

 

Here is a list of animals and the name for their young:

 Animal  Young
 Bear  Cub
 Goat  Kid
 Pig  Piglet
 Deer  Fawn
 Hare  Leveret
Cow  Calf
 Swan  Cygnet
 Eagle  Eaglet
 Goose  Gosling
 Horse  Foal
 Duck  Duckling

 

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

 

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

 

Let's play animal families! 

 

Sort the words below into the animal family that they belong to.

Use the information you just learnt in the previous question to help you identify TWO words that don't belong in the list below.

Jack Vixen Jenny Foal Kit

Let's play animal families! 

 

Sort the words below into the animal family that they belong to.

Use the information you just learnt in the previous question to help you identify TWO words that don't belong in the list below.

Cob Nanny Pen Cygnet Kid

Let's play animal families! 

 

Sort the words below into the animal family that they belong to.

Use the information you just learnt in the previous question to help you identify TWO words that don't belong in the list below.

Doe Fawn Sow Boar Stag

The two odd words out don't have to be related but often they are to try and challenge you!

Identifying the category that links the three remaining words is very helpful because you can make a confident choice.

 

Look at these five words. What is the category that links the 3 words that you are going to keep?

 

 

Jupiter  Star  Saturn  Comet  Mars

 

Space

Planets

Chocolate bars

Greek Gods

Highlight the TWO words that don't belong in the group below.

 

 

Jupiter Galaxy Saturn Comet Mars

Look at these five words. What is the category that links the 3 words that you are going to keep?

 

 

Magenta  Cyan  Pansy  Daisy  Yellow

 

Flowers

Yellows

Printing colours

Paper

Highlight the TWO words that don't belong

 

 

Magenta  Tulip  Pansy  Daisy  Yellow

 

Magenta Tulip Pansy Daisy Yellow
  • Question 1

Let's play animal families! 

 

Sort the words below into the animal family that they belong to.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
In the fox family, we should have tod, vixen and kit (the name of a young fox although sometimes they are called pups or cubs). In the donkey family, we should have jack, jenny and foal (the name of a young donkey).
  • Question 2

Use the information you just learnt in the previous question to help you identify TWO words that don't belong in the list below.

CORRECT ANSWER
Jack Vixen Jenny Foal Kit
EDDIE SAYS
Vixen and Kit are the two odd words out because jack, jenny and foal go together as part of the donkey family.
  • Question 3

Let's play animal families! 

 

Sort the words below into the animal family that they belong to.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
In the swan family, we should have cob, pen and cygnet (the name of a young swan). In the goat family, we should have billy, nanny and kid (the name of a young goat).
  • Question 4

Use the information you just learnt in the previous question to help you identify TWO words that don't belong in the list below.

CORRECT ANSWER
Cob Nanny Pen Cygnet Kid
EDDIE SAYS
Nanny and kid are the two odd words out because cob, pen and cygnet go together as part of the swan family.
  • Question 5

Let's play animal families! 

 

Sort the words below into the animal family that they belong to.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
In the pig family, we should have boar, sow and piglet. In the deer family, we should have stag, doe and fawn (the name of a young deer).
  • Question 6

Use the information you just learnt in the previous question to help you identify TWO words that don't belong in the list below.

CORRECT ANSWER
Doe Fawn Sow Boar Stag
EDDIE SAYS
Sow and boar are the two odd words out because doe, fawn and stag go together as part of the deer family.
  • Question 7

The two odd words out don't have to be related but often they are to try and challenge you!

Identifying the category that links the three remaining words is very helpful because you can make a confident choice.

 

Look at these five words. What is the category that links the 3 words that you are going to keep?

 

 

Jupiter  Star  Saturn  Comet  Mars

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Planets
EDDIE SAYS
Planets is the category that links - Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. Space links all 5 of the words but that doesn't help us to identify two words that don't belong.
  • Question 8

Highlight the TWO words that don't belong in the group below.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Jupiter Galaxy Saturn Comet Mars
EDDIE SAYS
Galaxy and comet are the two words that don't belong. Jupiter, Saturn and Mars are most closely related as they are all planets in our solar system.
  • Question 9

Look at these five words. What is the category that links the 3 words that you are going to keep?

 

 

Magenta  Cyan  Pansy  Daisy  Yellow

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Printing colours
EDDIE SAYS
Remember we are looking for the words that you want to keep because they are closely related. Printing colours is the category that links -Magenta, Cyan and Yellow, did you know that?
  • Question 10

Highlight the TWO words that don't belong

 

 

Magenta  Tulip  Pansy  Daisy  Yellow

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Magenta Tulip Pansy Daisy Yellow
EDDIE SAYS
This time it is magenta and yellow that are the odd words out. The other 3 words are all types of flowers. It's really important to always read the question carefully!
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