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Hidden Word Practice 1

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

'Hidden Word Practice 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Exam-Style Questions: Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Exam-Style Questions: Hidden Word

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

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.

 

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.

 

Sail Boat

 

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

 

Underline the two words that contain the hidden word.

 

We have ample avocados in the fridge.

Underline the two words that contain the hidden word.

Fix some of her egg shells

Underline the two words that contain this hidden word.

Can we stop for a break?

Can you find a hidden word?

Brad entered the dark cave bravely.

Brad entered

entered the

the dark

dark cave

cave bravely

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

 

That's the best opera I've seen.

That's the

the best

best opera

opera I've

I've seen

Between which two words can the hidden word be found?

 

Did Bert enter the holiday raffle?

Did Bert enter the holiday raffle?

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

 

The dog in the basket wins.

The dog

dog in

in the

the basket

basket wins

Between which two words is the hidden word hiding?

 

Those machines took ages to work.

Those machines

machines took

took ages

ages to

to work

Where can you find the sneaky word hidden here?

 

Do you move spaces often?

Do you

you move

move spaces

spaces often

Between which two words is the hidden word located?

He's hiding in the attic.

He's hiding

hiding in

in the

the attic

  • Question 1

Underline the two words that contain the hidden word.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
We have ample avocados in the fridge.
EDDIE SAYS
Hey word detective. Did you manage to find the hidden word here? We need to work our way along the sentence, trying out all three letter patterns as we go, until we find a hidden word. This hidden word is between ample and avocados in a _ _ _ / _ pattern. We have ample avocados in the fridge. The hidden word is plea. A plea is an urgent request or an appeal.
  • Question 2

Underline the two words that contain the hidden word.

CORRECT ANSWER
Fix some of her egg shells
EDDIE SAYS
Did you try out the three different letter patterns until you found the word? This time the sneaky mystery word was hidden between her and egg. It's in a _ _ _ / _ pattern which makes the word here. Fix some of her egg shells. Keep your eyes peeled for more hidden words.
  • Question 3

Underline the two words that contain this hidden word.

CORRECT ANSWER
Can we stop for a break?
EDDIE SAYS
Hey detective! Did you locate the sly hidden word here? This word was hidden in a _ _ / _ _ pattern between we and stop. Can you see the word now? Canwe stop for a break? The hidden word was west! Top tip --> you can use your fingers to cover up letters to help you to focus on four letters at a time.
  • Question 4

Can you find a hidden word?

Brad entered the dark cave bravely.

CORRECT ANSWER
Brad entered
EDDIE SAYS
We had another _ / _ _ _ pattern here. This was between Brad and entered. Can you see the word dent? Brad entered the dark cave bravely. Keep those eyes sharp and alert for more hidden words.
  • Question 5

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

 

That's the best opera I've seen.

CORRECT ANSWER
best opera
EDDIE SAYS
When there are apostrophes in the sentence, you just have to ignore them and look at the letters in the same way as normal. This time the hidden word was bang in the middle of the sentence. Can you see it? The word is stop and it's hiding in a _ _ / _ _ pattern between best and opera. That's the best opera I've seen.
  • Question 6

Between which two words can the hidden word be found?

 

Did Bert enter the holiday raffle?

CORRECT ANSWER
Did Bert enter the holiday raffle?
EDDIE SAYS
The mystery hidden word was tent here? Can you see it? It's in a _ / _ _ _ pattern between Bert and enter. Did Bert enter the holiday raffle? If you struggle to see the word, make sure you work your way along the sentence with your fingers, focussing on four letters at a time.
  • Question 7

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

 

The dog in the basket wins.

CORRECT ANSWER
basket wins
EDDIE SAYS
Now we know that the word is between basket and wins, can you see it? It's in a _ / _ _ _ pattern. Have you noticed that this pattern is quite common? The word is twin. basket wins When the question is laid out like this, we can just focus on a pair of words at a time in the answer options. Some people find this easier than looking at the whole sentence.
  • Question 8

Between which two words is the hidden word hiding?

 

Those machines took ages to work.

CORRECT ANSWER
machines took
EDDIE SAYS
The mischievous word is hiding between machines and took. Can you see it? The word is nest and it's hiding in a _ _ _ / _ pattern. Those machines took ages to work.
  • Question 9

Where can you find the sneaky word hidden here?

 

Do you move spaces often?

CORRECT ANSWER
spaces often
EDDIE SAYS
Try not to get distracted by reading the sentence. Your mission is to go straight in and find the hidden word by using the three letter patterns. The word here was soft and it's between spaces and often. Do you move spaces often?
  • Question 10

Between which two words is the hidden word located?

He's hiding in the attic.

CORRECT ANSWER
the attic
EDDIE SAYS
Did you ignore the topic of the sentence and go straight to the hidden word hunting? This word heat is hidden in a _ _ / _ _ pattern between the and attic. He's hiding in the attic. You have now reached the end of this mission - super word hunting!
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