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Recognise Jumbled Synonyms

In this worksheet, students will unscramble a word using a synonym to help them. This will develop students’ vocabulary and problem-solving skills.

'Recognise Jumbled Synonyms' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Jumbled Words

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Our sneaky letter jumbler has been at it again and some of the words in this activity have been jumbled!

In this activity, a synonym is given to help you decode the word.

Remember: A synonym is a word with the same or a very similar meaning.


Let’s look at the following example:

Synonym Jumbled word
Climb  ndacse


First, let’s think about words which are synonyms of climb, such as:

clamber     scale       ascend        mount

The answer is ascend because it contains the same letters as the scrambled word!


child rock climbing

Let’s try another:

Synonyms Jumbled word




First, let’s think of some synonyms for occupation and see if they match, such as: 

job      career    profession     work


Which of these words has the same letters as our jumbled word?

The correct answer is career!


edplace 11+ detective


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

A synonym has been given for each word to assist you.



child wearing detective hat looking through magnifying glass


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