 Letter Connections Practice 2

In this practice exercise, students will solve alphabetical sequences involving double letter pairs in both forward and reverse motions. It will develop students’ problem solving and sequencing skills, under timed conditions. Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Exam-Style Questions: Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:  Exam-Style Questions: Letter Connections

Difficulty level:   QUESTION 1 of 10

The following activity is a practice exercise to help you measure your success under timed conditions.

If you are unsure of an answer move on to the next question.  You should come back to questions you found difficult at the end if you have time.

Here is the alphabet for you to use as a reference:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Look at the following letter sequence:

US is to QO as MK is to ___?

First, we have to work out how the first letter of the first pair (US) gets to the first letter of the second pair (QO).

To get from U to Q, we jump 4 places to the left.

Then we have to work out how the second letter of the first pair gets to the second letter of the second pair.

To get from S to O we also jump 4 places to the left.

This means we need to do the same to the letters M and K to work out the missing letters in our sequence.

This makes our missing letters IG.

So the answer is:

US is to QO as MK is to IG.

Now it's time to begin this practice exercise.  Good luck!

Here are two groups of letter pairs. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters.

AX is to ZS as BI is to ______ ?

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A

ZE

YD

TD

WC

Here are two groups of letter pairs. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters.

IE is to RL as JC is to _______ ?

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A

KL

RM

QJ

SI

Here are two groups of letter pairs. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters.

TU is to PF as SK is to ______ ?

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A

OP

MR

OT

NQ

Here are two groups of letter pairs. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters.

IL is to CU as SW is to ______ ?

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A

NE

MT

MF

NT

Here are two groups of letter pairs. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters.

DH is to WS as GE is to ______ ?

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A

SR

UW

UV

TV

Here are two groups of letter pairs. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters.

MS is to GL as TZ is to ______ ?

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A

NR

MR

NS

OT

Here are two groups of letter pairs. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters.

UE is to EL as YB is to ______ ?

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A

HJ

II

IK

GL

Here are two groups of letter pairs. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters.

WM is to DD as VQ is to ______ ?

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A

EH

DG

DJ

CH

Here are two groups of letter pairs. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters.

OL is to ZA as CQ is to ______ ?

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A

OG

ME

NF

FI

Here are two groups of letter pairs. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters.

LH is to OS as  EP is to ______ ?

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A

TJ

RK

SL

VK

• Question 1

Here are two groups of letter pairs. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters.

AX is to ZS as BI is to ______ ?

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A

YD
EDDIE SAYS
Greetings detective! There are two different sequences here. The first letter in each pair has a mirror image sequence. The second letter has a sequence of five jumps backwards.
• Question 2

Here are two groups of letter pairs. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters.

IE is to RL as JC is to _______ ?

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A

QJ
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? The first letter in each pair is a mirror image sequence. The second sequence is seven jumps forward in the alphabet.
• Question 3

Here are two groups of letter pairs. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters.

TU is to PF as SK is to ______ ?

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A

OP
EDDIE SAYS
Super sequence spotting!
The first letter in each pair follows a sequence of four jumps back in the alphabet. The second letter follows a mirror image sequence.
• Question 4

Here are two groups of letter pairs. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters.

IL is to CU as SW is to ______ ?

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A

MF
EDDIE SAYS
What a lot of jumps! The first letter in each pair follows a sequence of six jumps backwards in the alphabet. The second letter follows a sequence of nine jumps forwards.
• Question 5

Here are two groups of letter pairs. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters.

DH is to WS as GE is to ______ ?

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A

TV
EDDIE SAYS
Oh, what fun, you're halfway done!
The first letter in each pair follows a mirror image sequence. The second letter also follows a mirror image sequence, but with different letters.
• Question 6

Here are two groups of letter pairs. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters.

MS is to GL as TZ is to ______ ?

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A

NS
EDDIE SAYS
Did you work this one out? The first letter in each pair follows a sequence of six jumps backwards in the alphabet. The second letter follows a sequence of seven jumps back.
• Question 7

Here are two groups of letter pairs. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters.

UE is to EL as YB is to ______ ?

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A

II
EDDIE SAYS
Great letter locating!
The first letter in each pair follows a sequence of ten jumps forwards in the alphabet. The second letter follows a sequence of seven jumps forwards.
• Question 8

Here are two groups of letter pairs. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters.

WM is to DD as VQ is to ______ ?

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A

EH
EDDIE SAYS
The first letter in each pair follows a mirror image sequence. The second letter follows a sequence of nine jumps backwards in the alphabet. Excellent!
• Question 9

Here are two groups of letter pairs. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters.

OL is to ZA as CQ is to ______ ?

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A

NF
EDDIE SAYS
The first letter in each pair has a sequence of eleven jumps forwards in the alphabet. The second letter follows a sequence of eleven jumps back. Almost done detective, one question to go!
• Question 10

Here are two groups of letter pairs. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters.

LH is to OS as  EP is to ______ ?

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A

VK
EDDIE SAYS
The first letter in each pair follows a mirror image sequence. The second letter also follows a mirror image sequence, but with different letters.
Hooray, you have located the missing letters and completed this activity successfully!
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