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Word Scrambles Practice 1

In this practice exercise, students will work out the missing word in a sequence of scrambled words. It will develop their problem solving and sequencing skills, under timed conditions.

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'Word Scrambles Practice 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Exam-Style Questions: Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Exam-Style Questions: Word Scrambles

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Worksheet Overview

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!

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