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Word Merge Practice 2

In this practice exercise, students will find the missing word in a group of words. It will develop their ability to follow patterns and think systematically under timed conditions.

'Word Merge Practice 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Exam-Style Questions: Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:  Exam-Style Questions: Word Merge

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.  

 

You need to use letters from two words to make a new word.


Here are two groups of words. Letters from the two words on the outside of the brackets are used to create the word on the inside of the brackets.

yawn  (awash)  mash     pear ( ____ )  curly


We need to work out how yawn and mash can be joined to make the word awash, and then use this same rule to make a word with pear and curly.


In this case, we take the middle two letters of the first word and the last three letters of the third word.

yawn  (awash)  mash          pear  ( ____ )  curly


 

yawning

So the answer is early!


 

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


 

Another exciting worksheet - I bet you can't wait to get stuck in!

Here are groups of words:

 

tributary (butter) posters,  confident (___) muddled

 

The second word is missing in one of the groups of words.

 

Following the same pattern as the first pair, find the missing word.

Middle

Fiddle

Muddle

Fumed

Cloned

Here are groups of words:

 

computer (purse) risen,  continent (___) dresses

   

The second word is missing in one of the groups of words.

 

Following the same pattern as the first pair, find the missing word.

Tides

Rides

Sides

Dinner

Stress

Here are groups of words:

 

befriend (ended) education,  lamp (___) leveret

 

The second word is missing in one of the groups of words. 

 

Following the same pattern as the first group, find the missing word.

Lever

Maps

plate

Ample

Ramps

Here are groups of words:

 

doubled (dolls) balls,  chortle (___) planted

 

The second word is missing in one of the groups of words.

 

Following the same pattern as the first pair, find the missing word.  

Plant

Chart

Clean

Chant

Cheer

Halfway already, word creator!

Here are pairs of words:

 

diamond (dot) altogether,  pollution (___) active

 

The second word is missing in one of the groups of words.

 

Following the same pattern as the first group, find the missing word.

Pat

Put

Pot

Pit

Pin

Here are groups of words:

 

learning (eats) taste,  sticker (____) daytime

 

The second word is missing in one of the groups of words.

 

Following the same pattern as the first group, find the missing word.

Stay

Tray

Tidy

Time

Ride

Here are groups of words:

 

drudgery (rules) lesson,  blanket (___) terrible

 

The second word is missing in one of the groups of words.

 

Following the same pattern as the first pair, find the missing word.  

Blank

Bitter

Bleak

Later

Blink

Nearly there, word creator!

Here are groups of words:

 

presentation (sentence) pence,  melting (____) slings

 

The second word is missing in one of the groups of words.

 

Following the same pattern as the first pair, find the missing word.

Smelting

Slinging

Timing

Tingling

Tingles

Here are groups of words:

 

blended (lead) stated,  crown (____) beaker

 

The second word is missing in one of the groups of words.

 

Following the same pattern as the first pair, find the missing word.

Robe

Rice

Roar

Brow

Beak

The last question already?

Here are groups of words:

 

pasted (attend) contend,   batch (___) fiction

 

The second word is missing in one of the groups.

 

Following the same pattern as the first pair, find the missing word.

Faction

Baton

Action

Chant

Notice

  • Question 1

Another exciting worksheet - I bet you can't wait to get stuck in!

Here are groups of words:

 

tributary (butter) posters,  confident (___) muddled

 

The second word is missing in one of the groups of words.

 

Following the same pattern as the first pair, find the missing word.

CORRECT ANSWER
Fiddle
EDDIE SAYS
Great warm up! In each group, the fourth, fifth and sixth letters of the first word have been joined to the fourth, fifth and sixth letters of the third word to make a new word.
  • Question 2

Here are groups of words:

 

computer (purse) risen,  continent (___) dresses

   

The second word is missing in one of the groups of words.

 

Following the same pattern as the first pair, find the missing word.

CORRECT ANSWER
Tides
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? In each group, the fourth and fifth letters of the first word have been joined to the first, third and fourth letters of the the third word to make a new word. It's harder when the letters aren't next to each other, isn't it, but just follow the same plan of finding the pattern and you should be fine!
  • Question 3

Here are groups of words:

 

befriend (ended) education,  lamp (___) leveret

 

The second word is missing in one of the groups of words. 

 

Following the same pattern as the first group, find the missing word.

CORRECT ANSWER
Ample
EDDIE SAYS
You're on the right track! In each group, the last three letters of the first word, and the first two letters of the third word are joined to make a new word. There are some tricky words in here - remember that good word detectives always use a dictionary to find out the meaning of words that are new to them!
  • Question 4

Here are groups of words:

 

doubled (dolls) balls,  chortle (___) planted

 

The second word is missing in one of the groups of words.

 

Following the same pattern as the first pair, find the missing word.  

CORRECT ANSWER
Chant
EDDIE SAYS
Did you figure it out? In each group, the first and second letters of the first word, plus the third, fourth and fifth letters of the third word have been joined to make a new word. Great!
  • Question 5

Halfway already, word creator!

Here are pairs of words:

 

diamond (dot) altogether,  pollution (___) active

 

The second word is missing in one of the groups of words.

 

Following the same pattern as the first group, find the missing word.

CORRECT ANSWER
Put
EDDIE SAYS
Super stuff! In each group, the first and the fifth letters of the first word have been joined to the third letter of the third word to make a new word. Sometimes the letters really jump about, don't they? Are you getting the hang of them?
  • Question 6

Here are groups of words:

 

learning (eats) taste,  sticker (____) daytime

 

The second word is missing in one of the groups of words.

 

Following the same pattern as the first group, find the missing word.

CORRECT ANSWER
Tidy
EDDIE SAYS
Over halfway through now! In each group, the second and third letters of the first word have been joined to the first and third letters of the third word to make a new word. How very tidy!
  • Question 7

Here are groups of words:

 

drudgery (rules) lesson,  blanket (___) terrible

 

The second word is missing in one of the groups of words.

 

Following the same pattern as the first pair, find the missing word.  

CORRECT ANSWER
Later
EDDIE SAYS
In each group, the second and third letters of the first word, and the first, second and third letters of the third word have been joined to make a new word. Awesome! I'm hoping this activity isn't 'drudgery' for you - look it up in the dictionary!
  • Question 8

Nearly there, word creator!

Here are groups of words:

 

presentation (sentence) pence,  melting (____) slings

 

The second word is missing in one of the groups of words.

 

Following the same pattern as the first pair, find the missing word.

CORRECT ANSWER
Tingling
EDDIE SAYS
A long word this time! In each group, the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh letters of the first word have been added to the second, third, fourth and fifth letters of the third word to make a new word.
  • Question 9

Here are groups of words:

 

blended (lead) stated,  crown (____) beaker

 

The second word is missing in one of the groups of words.

 

Following the same pattern as the first pair, find the missing word.

CORRECT ANSWER
Roar
EDDIE SAYS
ROAR! In each group, the second and third letters of the first word have been joined to the third and sixth letters of the third word to make a new word. Almost done, one more!
  • Question 10

The last question already?

Here are groups of words:

 

pasted (attend) contend,   batch (___) fiction

 

The second word is missing in one of the groups.

 

Following the same pattern as the first pair, find the missing word.

CORRECT ANSWER
Action
EDDIE SAYS
In each group, the second and the fourth letters of the first word have been joined to the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh letters of the third word to make a new word. Well done for completing this activity, word merge wizard!
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