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Distinguish Between Facts and Opinions

In this worksheet, students practise differentiating between facts and opinions.

'Distinguish Between Facts and Opinions' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Comprehension

Curriculum subtopic:   Identify Text Meaning

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

It can be easy to get confused between facts and opinions when you read non-fiction texts.

 

 

A fact is a statement that can be proved.

For example:

Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.

The French word for 'dog' is 'chien'.

 

You can test these statements by boiling some water and by looking in a French dictionary.

 

An opinion is a person's belief or feeling about something.

For example:

Chelsea is the best football team.

Chocolate is delicious.

 

One person may think that Chelsea is the best but another may not. Some people like chocolate but others don't!

 

In this activity, you can practice deciding whether statements are facts or opinions.

Read the following statement and decide whether it is a fact or an opinion.

 

Tigers have orange and black stripes.

fact

opinion

Read the following statement and decide whether it is a fact or an opinion.

 

Friday is the best day of the week.

fact

opinion

Read the following statement and decide whether it is a fact or an opinion.

 

There are 31 days in January.

fact

opinion

Read the following statement and decide whether it is a fact or an opinion.

 

Starting a new school is very scary.

fact

opinion

Read the following statement and decide whether it is a fact or an opinion.

 

Summer is the most beautiful of the four seasons.

fact

opinion

Read the following statement and decide whether it is a fact or an opinion.

 

A cat is a mammal.

fact

opinion

Read the following statement and decide whether it is a fact or an opinion.

 

In the UK, New Year's Day is on the 1st of January.

fact

opinion

Read the following statement and decide whether it is a fact or an opinion.

 

The Giant Panda is a very cute looking bear.

fact

opinion

Read the following statement and decide whether it is a fact or an opinion.

 

Formula 1 racing drivers can drive faster than anyone else.

fact

opinion

Read the following statement and decide whether it is a fact or an opinion.

 

Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world.

fact

opinion

  • Question 1

Read the following statement and decide whether it is a fact or an opinion.

 

Tigers have orange and black stripes.

CORRECT ANSWER
fact
EDDIE SAYS
This is a fact. You can look at a picture of a tiger to prove that it is true.
  • Question 2

Read the following statement and decide whether it is a fact or an opinion.

 

Friday is the best day of the week.

CORRECT ANSWER
opinion
EDDIE SAYS
The person speaking may believe that Friday is the best day, but somebody else may prefer a different day.
  • Question 3

Read the following statement and decide whether it is a fact or an opinion.

 

There are 31 days in January.

CORRECT ANSWER
fact
EDDIE SAYS
You can prove this by looking at a calendar.
  • Question 4

Read the following statement and decide whether it is a fact or an opinion.

 

Starting a new school is very scary.

CORRECT ANSWER
opinion
EDDIE SAYS
This is an opinion. It is true that for most people it can be scary to start a new school, but some people wouldn't be scared at all.
  • Question 5

Read the following statement and decide whether it is a fact or an opinion.

 

Summer is the most beautiful of the four seasons.

CORRECT ANSWER
opinion
EDDIE SAYS
This is an opinion. Some people may think that spring is more beautiful, or autumn or even winter. The adjective 'beautiful' is always a clue that a statement is an opinion as people have different ideas about beauty.
  • Question 6

Read the following statement and decide whether it is a fact or an opinion.

 

A cat is a mammal.

CORRECT ANSWER
fact
EDDIE SAYS
This is a fact. A cat has all the features of a mammal, such as giving birth to live young and feeding them on milk. It is warm blooded and covered in fur.
  • Question 7

Read the following statement and decide whether it is a fact or an opinion.

 

In the UK, New Year's Day is on the 1st of January.

CORRECT ANSWER
fact
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do? This is a fact. Some countries celebrate their new years at different times, but in the UK it is always on the 1st of January.
  • Question 8

Read the following statement and decide whether it is a fact or an opinion.

 

The Giant Panda is a very cute looking bear.

CORRECT ANSWER
opinion
EDDIE SAYS
This is an opinion. The Giant Panda is a bear, but this sentence describes the bear using the adjective 'cute'. Someone else may decide to use a different adjective to describe the bear.
  • Question 9

Read the following statement and decide whether it is a fact or an opinion.

 

Formula 1 racing drivers can drive faster than anyone else.

CORRECT ANSWER
opinion
EDDIE SAYS
This is an opinion. The person speaking may believe that Formula 1 drivers are the fastest, but other people may have a different opinion.
  • Question 10

Read the following statement and decide whether it is a fact or an opinion.

 

Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world.

CORRECT ANSWER
fact
EDDIE SAYS
This is a fact. You can prove it by finding out its height, then comparing this to the other tall mountains in the world.
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