VR Type 14 - Word groups


Instructions

For each of the following questions, find the two words that are different from the other three.

Method

To be able to answer these kind of questions, you need to look for a reason that groups three words together and leaves two odd words (which are the ones that you need to mark on your answer sheet). Think of different characteristics that might group three words together, like colour, what they do, etc.

Good tips are given in the video below, so it’s worth watching!

Video Tutorial

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Examples

Variation 1

To answer these questions you will need to find the two words that are different from the other three.

Example Question 1:

octopus lion shark elephant eel

Answer: lion elephant

Explanation: Octopus, shark and eels are all types of sea creatures thus lion and elephant are the odd words out.

Variation 2

To answer these questions you will need to find the most suitable group of words that a given word belongs to.

Example Question 2:

To which group of words (A to E) does the given word belong?

RECEDE

A. fall, plummet, dive

B. ebb, retreat, withdraw

C. shock, wonder, revelation

D. rubbish, garbage, drivel

E. unfair, unjust, devious

Answer: B

Explanation: Recede means to go back/get further away/become less – as in the words ebb, retreat and withdraw.

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