**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.**

Below are some pairs of words.

They each follow a **special pattern **and we need to find out what each pattern is.

You need to think about what the pattern is between the first two pairs, and then complete the third pair in the same way.

Let’s look at an example together now.

What could be the special pattern below?

**(extending, nets) (attests, sets) (cheaply, ____ )**

If you look closely, you will notice that the second word is made up of the **5th, 4th **and **3rd **letters of the first word (in that order) **and** then an -**s **is added onto the end.

We need to do the same for the word **cheaply.**

This gives us **pea**, then add the** s** and we get **PEAS**. YUM!

So the complete set of words would be:

**(extending, nets) (attests, sets) (cheaply, peas)**

**Now it’s time to begin this practice exercise. **

**Good luck!**