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Locate the Hidden Word in More Complex Sentences

In this worksheet, students will find hidden four-letter words which are stretched over the gaps between words in full sentences.

'Locate the Hidden Word in More Complex Sentences' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Hidden Word

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Word detective we need your skills.  Some of our sneaky words have run away and are hiding amongst other words.  With your help we hope we can track them down.

 

Can you find the word sail hidden between the two words below?

serious ailment

 

Have you found it?!?

That’s right, it’s here:

serious ailment

 

This word is hidden in a _ / _ _ _ pattern.

So it is made up of the last letter of one word and the first three letters of the next word.

 


 

Let’s try another:

Can you find a four-letter word hidden between the two words below?

the attack

 

Did you find heat?

 

It is hidden in a _ _ / _ _ pattern.

So it is made from the last two letters of the first word and the first two of the second word.

the attack

 


 

Words can hide in three different patterns:

_ / _ _ _

The last letter of the first word and the first three letters of the second word.

tough elders

_ _ / _ _

The last two letters of the first word and the first two letters of the second word.

drab lesson

_ _ _ / _

The last three letters of the first word and the first letter of the second word.

war memorial

 

Let’s make this more challenging now!

Can you find the hidden four-letter word in the entire sentence below?

“What a superb ornament!” exclaimed Jessica. 

 

The hidden word is born in a _ / _ _ _ pattern.

“What a superb ornament!” exclaimed Jessica.

 


 

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

Try covering all of the letters that you’re not looking at with your thumbs.  Move along the sentence so that you only see four letters at a time.


 

Now it’s time for you to be a hidden word detective and hunt down those sneaky words! Good luck and don’t forget to look out for the patterns.

 

A four-letter word can be found by combining the end of one word with the beginning of the next word.

 

Underline the two words that contain the hidden word.

\"Let\'s go see the caves together!\" Jess boomed.

A four-letter word can be found by combining the end of one word with the beginning of the next word.

 

Underline the two words that contain the hidden word.

 

The detective interviewed the suspect.

A four-letter word can be found by combining the end of one word with the beginning of the next word.

 

Underline the two words that contain this hidden word.

Beth picked up the bizarre instrument.

Between which pair of words can the hidden word be found?

 

Have you tried the flu remedy?

Have you

you tried

tried the

the flu

flu remedy

Select the two words that the hidden four-letter word can be found between in the sentence below.

 

 

The disco room entertained the children.

the disco

disco room

room entertained

entertained the

the children

Between which two words can the hidden word be found?

 

Please watch the fire very carefully.

Please watch

watch the

the fire

fire very

very carefully

Find the hidden four-letter word in the sentence below.

 

Select the two words that contain the letters of the hidden word.

 

Jackie ate her vitamin excitedly.

Jackie ate

ate her

her vitamin

vitamin excitedly

Between which two words is the hidden word hiding?

 

There are monkeys in her house.

There are

are monkeys

monkeys in

in her

her house

Where can you find the sneaky hidden word here?

 

 

Beth has eaten four burgers.

Beth has

has eaten

eaten four

four burgers

Between which two words is the hidden word located?

 

Remember to try out the three different letter patterns.

 

 

His car is brown and blue.

His car

car is

is brown

brown and

and blue

  • Question 1

A four-letter word can be found by combining the end of one word with the beginning of the next word.

 

Underline the two words that contain the hidden word.

CORRECT ANSWER
"Let's go see the caves together!" Jess boomed.
EDDIE SAYS
Hey word detective! Did you find the mystery hidden word here? The word vest was hiding in a _ _ _ / _ pattern between caves and together. Here it is: "Let's go see the caves together!" Jess boomed. Top tip - work your way across the sentence with your fingers so that you can focus on four letters at a time.
  • Question 2

A four-letter word can be found by combining the end of one word with the beginning of the next word.

 

Underline the two words that contain the hidden word.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
The detective interviewed the suspect.
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find the mystery word here? The word vein was hiding in a _ _ / _ _ pattern between the words detective and interviewed. The detective interviewed the suspect. Keep your eyes peeled for more hidden words.
  • Question 3

A four-letter word can be found by combining the end of one word with the beginning of the next word.

 

Underline the two words that contain this hidden word.

CORRECT ANSWER
Beth picked up the bizarre instrument.
EDDIE SAYS
This was a tricky word to find. The four-letter word is rein and it's hiding between bizarre and instrument. What kind of letter pattern is this? Beth picked up the bizarre instrument. The word rein is hidden using a _ _ / _ _ pattern. Reins are the straps used to guide a horse.
  • Question 4

Between which pair of words can the hidden word be found?

 

Have you tried the flu remedy?

CORRECT ANSWER
flu remedy
EDDIE SAYS
The word was hiding between flu and remedy in a _ _ / _ _ pattern. Can you see it? The mystery word is lure. Have you tried the flu remedy? If someone lures you to do something, they are tempting and persuading you. I hope to lure you into the next question.
  • Question 5

Select the two words that the hidden four-letter word can be found between in the sentence below.

 

 

The disco room entertained the children.

CORRECT ANSWER
room entertained
EDDIE SAYS
Now, this was a challenge as you may have come across the hidden word and not even realised that it was a word! The hidden word is omen and it's in a _ _ / _ _ pattern between room and entertained. The disco room entertained the children. This makes the hidden word omen. Omen is another word for a sign or a symbol. Some people believe that opening an umbrella indoors is a bad omen and brings you bad luck! Do you believe that?
  • Question 6

Between which two words can the hidden word be found?

 

Please watch the fire very carefully.

CORRECT ANSWER
fire very
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the hidden word? This time, the word was hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern between fire and very. This makes the hidden word ever. Please watch the fire very carefully.
  • Question 7

Find the hidden four-letter word in the sentence below.

 

Select the two words that contain the letters of the hidden word.

 

Jackie ate her vitamin excitedly.

CORRECT ANSWER
vitamin excitedly
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find the hidden word? The word mine can be found in a _ _ _ / _ pattern between vitamin and excitedly. vitamin excitedly When the question is laid out like this, you can just focus on the pairs of words in the multiple choice list. This will help you focus on two words at a time to find the hidden word.
  • Question 8

Between which two words is the hidden word hiding?

 

There are monkeys in her house.

CORRECT ANSWER
There are
EDDIE SAYS
The hidden word was rear this time. It can be found in a _ _ / _ _ pattern. . there are Keep trying out those three letter patterns until you find the hidden word. I have faith in you.
  • Question 9

Where can you find the sneaky hidden word here?

 

 

Beth has eaten four burgers.

CORRECT ANSWER
has eaten
EDDIE SAYS
How very greedy of me to eat four entire burgers! The word was hiding in a _ / _ _ _ pattern here between the words has and eaten. If you look closely, can you see the word seat? Beth has eaten four burgers. Try not to get too distracted by what the sentence says. Go straight into looking for that hidden word as we need to be as speedy as possible in the 11+.
  • Question 10

Between which two words is the hidden word located?

 

Remember to try out the three different letter patterns.

 

 

His car is brown and blue.

CORRECT ANSWER
His car
EDDIE SAYS
Did you go straight into hunting for the hidden word, rather than getting distracted by what the sentence says? It's not often a teacher tells you not to bother reading the sentence! The hidden word here was between His and car. Can you see it? The word is scar and it's in a _ / _ _ _ pattern. His car is brown and blue. Well done word detective, you completed the whole activity!
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