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Word Merge Practice 3

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 3' 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!


 

Hi there, word creator. Are you ready for a trickier challenge now?

Here are groups of words:

 

extraordinary (ordain) plainly,  intending (____) owners

 

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

 

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

Diner

Ending

Drowns

Dinner

Tender

Here are groups of words:

 

emerald (dreads) reads, mishap (___) leased

   

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

 

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

Shape

Please

Phase

Smile

Miles

Here are groups of words:

 

wilderness (inn) questionnaire,  apparent (___) driftwood

 

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

 

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

Pod

Rod

Par

Rap

Rep

Here are groups of words:

 

phone (pet) telephone,  tough (___) ecstatic 

 

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

 

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

Tat

Tot

Cat

The

Sat

You've reached halfway already!

Here are pairs of words:

 

pavilion (litter) patterned,  rainproof (___) breached

 

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

 

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

Breach

Pained

Preach

Rained

Prince

Here are groups of words:

 

thirteen (tin) namely,  proudly (___) timidly 

 

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

 

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

Put

Try

Dry

Pot

Pit

Here are groups of words:

 

compilation (onset) setting,  pliable (___) avenue

 

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

 

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

Plane

Bleed

Venue

Leave

Label

Here are groups of words:

 

offering (end) defeat,  formidable (___) terrific

 

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

 

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

Mad

Fat

Mat

Bad

Bat

You're nearly there!

Here are groups of words:

 

mending (man) placing,  creative (___) flaunting

 

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

 

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

Tin

Fun

Vet

Rat

Cat

Last one on this worksheet!

Here are groups of words:

 

engines (insect) select,  trained (___) cement

 

The second word is missing in one of the groups.

 

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

Rained

Indent

Dancer

Traced

Cement

  • Question 1

Hi there, word creator. Are you ready for a trickier challenge now?

Here are groups of words:

 

extraordinary (ordain) plainly,  intending (____) owners

 

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
Dinner
EDDIE SAYS
Well done for getting stuck in! In each group, the sixth, seventh and eighth letters of the first word and the third, fourth and fifth letters of the second word are joined to make a new word. It always seems harder when you have a lot of letters to merge, but just follow the pattern set by the first group of words and you'll get there.
  • Question 2

Here are groups of words:

 

emerald (dreads) reads, mishap (___) leased

   

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
Please
EDDIE SAYS
Great effort, keep it up! In each group, the last letter of the first word and the first five letters of the third word are joined to make a new word. Did you think the answer was 'pleased'? That would have used all six letters of the word 'leased' and the pattern in the first group only allows you to use five from the third word.
  • Question 3

Here are groups of words:

 

wilderness (inn) questionnaire,  apparent (___) driftwood

 

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
Pod
EDDIE SAYS
This one is short and sweet! In each group, the second letter of the first word and the eighth and ninth letters of the third word are joined to make a new word. Are you getting to grips with these, word creator?
  • Question 4

Here are groups of words:

 

phone (pet) telephone,  tough (___) ecstatic 

 

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
The
EDDIE SAYS
Bit of a tough one! In each group, the first and fifth letters of the first word and the first letter of the third word are joined to make a new one. As you can see from this one, letters don't always have to be next to each other in a word. Don't worry if you found this hard, practice makes perfect!
  • Question 5

You've reached halfway already!

Here are pairs of words:

 

pavilion (litter) patterned,  rainproof (___) breached

 

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
Preach
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? In each group, the fifth and sixth letters of the first word and the third, fourth, fifth and sixth letters of the third word have been joined to make a new word.
  • Question 6

Here are groups of words:

 

thirteen (tin) namely,  proudly (___) timidly 

 

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
Pot
EDDIE SAYS
Excellent effort! In each group, the first and third letters of the first word and the first letter of the third word are joined to make a new word. Remember that the letters used are not always next to each other in a word.
  • Question 7

Here are groups of words:

 

compilation (onset) setting,  pliable (___) avenue

 

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
Leave
EDDIE SAYS
In each group, the last two letters of the first word and the first three letters of the third word are joined to make a new word. Becoming quite a word wizard, aren't you?!
  • Question 8

Here are groups of words:

 

offering (end) defeat,  formidable (___) terrific

 

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
Mat
EDDIE SAYS
In each group, the fourth and seventh letters of the first word and the first letter of the third word are joined to make a new word. Well done if you got this one because it didn't look too obvious at first glance, did it?
  • Question 9

You're nearly there!

Here are groups of words:

 

mending (man) placing,  creative (___) flaunting

 

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
Cat
EDDIE SAYS
In each group, the first letter of the first word and the third and sixth letters of the third word are joined to make a new word. One more to go!
  • Question 10

Last one on this worksheet!

Here are groups of words:

 

engines (insect) select,  trained (___) cement

 

The second word is missing in one of the groups.

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
Indent
EDDIE SAYS
A tricky one to end with! In each group, the fourth, fifth and seventh letters of the first word and the fourth, fifth and sixth letters of the third word are joined to make a new word. High five for completing this activity word merger!
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