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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:  

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!

 

Read through the list of words below and select two words that don't belong to the group below.  To work this out, you will need to think about the similarities between these words.  If you need to, refer back to the introduction here for a reminder.

Chick

Rooster

Bull

Hen

Cow

Here's another one for you to try.  Select the two words that don't belong in the group below super spotter.

Koala

Lion

Kangaroo

Wombat

Leopard

Two words in the group below do not belong in the sentence.  Again, think carefully about what these words could have in common with one another.

Pistachio

Almond

Brazil

China

Bean

Which two words in the group below do not belong in the group?

Breaststroke

Diving

Fountain

Waterfall

Crawl

Below are five words super spotter.  There is a common theme amongst three of the words, which two words below do not belong in the group?

Header

Defender

Corner

Footer

Polo

You know the drill now super spotter!  Identify the two words that do not belong in the group below.

Mare

Grandpa

Boar

Ewe

Nanny

Two words below have crept into the wrong group, can you find them, super spotter?

Kiwi

Geranium

Hyacinth

Lavender

Yam

Here's another word category question for you to solve super spotter.  Can you spot the two words in the group below that do not belong?

Laugh

Cheer

Sage

Thyme

Basil

The penultimate question coming right up!  You know the score, find the two words that shouldn't be in the group below.

Grapefruit

Guava

Honey

Crisp

Melon

Last question, let's make it a good one!  Identify the final two words that do not belong in the group below.  Think carefully about what the relationships are between the words.

Stallion

Elephant

Jack

Billy

Hippopatamus

  • Question 1

Read through the list of words below and select two words that don't belong to the group below.  To work this out, you will need to think about the similarities between these words.  If you need to, refer back to the introduction here for a reminder.

CORRECT ANSWER
Bull
Cow
EDDIE SAYS
Did you work this one out? What was the similarity that you could find between the words? Chick, rooster and hen all belong to the chicken family so cow and bull are left out here. Did you come to the same conclusion?
  • Question 2

Here's another one for you to try.  Select the two words that don't belong in the group below super spotter.

CORRECT ANSWER
Lion
Leopard
EDDIE SAYS
For this one, you have to search for commonality. It's nothing to do with the way that these animals look or the families that they are in. Instead, you may have spotted that the similarity is where these animals live? Lion and leopard can be separated because the other three animals are all unique to Australia.
  • Question 3

Two words in the group below do not belong in the sentence.  Again, think carefully about what these words could have in common with one another.

CORRECT ANSWER
China
Bean
EDDIE SAYS
There was a trap in this one. Did you fall into it? Brazil and China are both countries but there was not a third country in the list, so we need to look for another commonality. We can link pistachio, almond and Brazil as being types of nut. So our odd ones out are bean and China.
  • Question 4

Which two words in the group below do not belong in the group?

CORRECT ANSWER
Fountain
Waterfall
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do? All of the words share a common theme, that is that they are related to water! However, three of the words are types of swimming strokes. Did you spot this? So this would make fountain and waterfall our odd ones out!
  • Question 5

Below are five words super spotter.  There is a common theme amongst three of the words, which two words below do not belong in the group?

CORRECT ANSWER
Footer
Polo
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get this? Back of the net?! The three words that go together here are all related to the topic of football. Therefore, our odd words out are footer and polo.
  • Question 6

You know the drill now super spotter!  Identify the two words that do not belong in the group below.

CORRECT ANSWER
Grandpa
Boar
EDDIE SAYS
This one was quite tricky! Think back to the introduction, you've seen these words before. While the common theme may not be obvious straight away, a mare, ewe and nanny are all names of female animals. Which would make boar and grandpa the odd ones out!
  • Question 7

Two words below have crept into the wrong group, can you find them, super spotter?

CORRECT ANSWER
Kiwi
Yam
EDDIE SAYS
Have you heard of all of these words? If not it is best to work from a process of elimination. What were the common themes that you could find? Did you know that a geranium, hyacinth and lavender are types of flowers? This means that kiwi and yam are our two words that don't belong.
  • Question 8

Here's another word category question for you to solve super spotter.  Can you spot the two words in the group below that do not belong?

CORRECT ANSWER
Laugh
Cheer
EDDIE SAYS
It will help if you have spent a bit of time in the kitchen here! Sage, thyme and basil are all types of herbs. So laugh and cheer must be the odd ones out.
  • Question 9

The penultimate question coming right up!  You know the score, find the two words that shouldn't be in the group below.

CORRECT ANSWER
Honey
Crisp
EDDIE SAYS
Did this question make you think of food? Hopefully, you spotted that melon, guava and grapefruit go together as types of fruit. While crisp and honey are also types of food, they don't belong in the fruit family!
  • Question 10

Last question, let's make it a good one!  Identify the final two words that do not belong in the group below.  Think carefully about what the relationships are between the words.

CORRECT ANSWER
Elephant
Hippopatamus
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do? Did you ace it on the final question? Elephant and hippopotamus are the odd ones out because the other terms relate to male animals.
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