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Identify two words that do not fit 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 with the rest' 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!

 

Let's play animal families! 

 

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

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

Giraffe Cow Hyena Horse Lynx

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.

Koala Mongoose Wildebeest Warthog Wombat

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.

Tiger Fox Wolf Cheetah Jackal

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?

 

 

Lagoon  Pool  Island   Desert  Pond

 

Natural world

Bodies of water

Tropical island

Holiday

Highlight the TWO words that don't belong below.

 

 

Lagoon Pool Island Desert Pond

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

 

 

Factory  Hangar  Chair  Castle  Table

 

Furniture

Buildings

Clothes

Business

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

 

 

 

 

Factory Sofa Chair Castle Table
  • Question 1

Let's play animal families! 

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do? Can you remember what herbivore and carnivore mean? Herbivores only have a plant-based diet. Carnivores only have a meat-based diet. If you have only just heard these terms, write them in your word book.
  • Question 2

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

CORRECT ANSWER
Giraffe Cow Hyena Horse Lynx
EDDIE SAYS
Hyena and lynx are the two odd words out because giraffe, cow and horse are all herbivores. Did you remember that?
  • Question 3

Let's play animal families! 

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Have you seen any of these animals before in the wild? Are you sure what they all look like? If not, there's no time like the present for a bit of research!
  • 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
Koala Mongoose Wildebeest Warthog Wombat
EDDIE SAYS
The link here is where the animals are found. Koala and wombat would be the odd ones out since the other three are all African animals.
  • Question 5

Let's play animal families! 

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Feline means the cat family and canine means the dog family. If you got some of these wrong, now you know would you be able to work this out? Don't forget to research what these animals look like!
  • 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
Tiger Fox Wolf Cheetah Jackal
EDDIE SAYS
Tiger and cheetah are the two odd words out because fox, wolf and jackal go together as part of the canine family. How are you doing with remembering this information? Always write down information that you think is important but that you may forget!
  • 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?

 

 

Lagoon  Pool  Island   Desert  Pond

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Bodies of water
EDDIE SAYS
Did you read the question carefully? We are looking for the common link between three of the words. The answer was bodies of water as this is what a lagoon, pool and pond are.
  • Question 8

Highlight the TWO words that don't belong below.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Lagoon Pool Island Desert Pond
EDDIE SAYS
Island and desert don't belong in group where the connection is bodies of water. Did you remember this?
  • Question 9

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

 

 

Factory  Hangar  Chair  Castle  Table

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Buildings
EDDIE SAYS
Which three could you find the best link between? Was it factory, hangar and castle? If you got to this part, then you would be right! Hopefully, from here you can see that buildings is the category that links these words.
  • Question 10

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

 

 

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Factory Sofa Chair Castle Table
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do on this last one? It will depend if you read the question carefully or not? Factory and castle are the two odd words out as the others are all types of furniture.
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