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Identify the two words that do not belong

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

'Identify the two words that do not belong' 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?

 

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!

 

Which TWO words below do not belong in the group?  Think about how these words relate to one another and if you can spot and themes between them?

Dream

Fantasy

Imagination

Truth

Reality

Choose TWO words from the list below, remember you are looking out for the words that DO NOT belong in the group.

City

Desert

Rainforest

Woodland

Town

There are TWO words to find below that should not be in this group.  Can you spot them super spotter?

Shingle

Pebble

Grass

Flowers

Stone

Have a look at the list below?  Which TWO words are interlopers in this group?  

Serene

Cascade

Fountain

Waterfall

Flat

Select the two words that don't belong

Hurdles

Yoga

Sprinting

Pilates

Stretching

You know the drill now super spotter!  Two words that belong are below in the list, can you help to identify these words?

Peninsula

Lake

Cape

Mountain

Headland

Which TWO words do not belong with the other words in the list below?

March

Locomotive

Railway

Train

Plan

Pick out the TWO words below that do not belong in the list super spotter.

Whistle

Cheer

Clap

Grumble

Fight

The penultimate question coming up, super spotter!  You know the drill, we need to find the two words that do not make sense in the group below.

Panoramic

Wide

Restricted

Narrow

Limited

Let's wrap this up, can you find our last TWO sneaky words that should not be in the list below?

Mysterious

Fascinating

Enigmatic

Beautiful

Puzzling

  • Question 1

Which TWO words below do not belong in the group?  Think about how these words relate to one another and if you can spot and themes between them?

CORRECT ANSWER
Truth
Reality
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do? Dream, fantasy and imagination are all synonyms - they have similar meanings, whereas, truth and reality are the opposite of this. They are things that are happening here and now.
  • Question 2

Choose TWO words from the list below, remember you are looking out for the words that DO NOT belong in the group.

CORRECT ANSWER
City
Town
EDDIE SAYS
Desert, rainforest and woodland are types of natural landscape whilst a city and town are man-made. If we catergorise them in this way then city and town are the odd ones out.
  • Question 3

There are TWO words to find below that should not be in this group.  Can you spot them super spotter?

CORRECT ANSWER
Grass
Flowers
EDDIE SAYS
Shingle, pebble and rock go together here as hard rocky substances. Therefore, grass and flowers are left out.
  • Question 4

Have a look at the list below?  Which TWO words are interlopers in this group?  

CORRECT ANSWER
Serene
Flat
EDDIE SAYS
What's the common theme here? Did you think of water? Cascade, fountain and waterfall all describe water that falls down. Serene and flat are not the best fits here so are our odd words out.
  • Question 5

Select the two words that don't belong

CORRECT ANSWER
Hurdles
Sprinting
EDDIE SAYS
Here's one to get your brain exercising! All of the words in the list are types of exercise. However, Yoga, Pilates and stretching go together as similar types of exercise leaving hurdles and sprinting as the words left out.
  • Question 6

You know the drill now super spotter!  Two words that belong are below in the list, can you help to identify these words?

CORRECT ANSWER
Lake
Mountain
EDDIE SAYS
This question will suit the geography lovers! A peninsula is a piece of land surrounded by water. It can sometimes be referred to as a cape or headland. So lake and mountain are our words that don't fit here.
  • Question 7

Which TWO words do not belong with the other words in the list below?

CORRECT ANSWER
March
Plan
EDDIE SAYS
Locomotive is a word that isn't used as much today but it refers to the railway, have you heard of it? This means that plan and march are the odd words out here.
  • Question 8

Pick out the TWO words below that do not belong in the list super spotter.

CORRECT ANSWER
Grumble
Fight
EDDIE SAYS
Did you imagine each of these words in action? Whistle, cheer and clap can be acts of celebration, whereas, grumble and fight are not. This makes these two words the odd ones out.
  • Question 9

The penultimate question coming up, super spotter!  You know the drill, we need to find the two words that do not make sense in the group below.

CORRECT ANSWER
Panoramic
Wide
EDDIE SAYS
In this question, you need to think about the meaning behind each of the words. Did you select panoramic and wide? Restricted, narrow and limited are synonyms of one another, and are the antonyms of panoramic and wide! Phew, that's a little confusing!
  • Question 10

Let's wrap this up, can you find our last TWO sneaky words that should not be in the list below?

CORRECT ANSWER
Fascinating
Beautiful
EDDIE SAYS
Have you heard of 'enigmatic' before? It means something that is mysterious or difficult to understand. It goes best with mysterious and puzzling leaving fascinating and beautiful as the odd words out. Smashed it!
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