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11 plus - Verbal Reasoning Book 1

Preparation for 11+ Exams: Book 1 - Verbal Reasoning.


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11+ Verbal Reasoning. Book 1 in a set of 5 graduated books.

• Introduce your child to synonyms, antonyms, letter series and other 11+ topics.

• 5 tests each with 85 questions. (Detachable answers included.)

• Children can practice many of the most common 21 Verbal Reasoning questions.

• Your child can develop the necessary skills and knowledge in the safety and security of their own home.


Preparation for 11+ Exams: Book 1- Verbal Reasoning.

ISBN-10: 1873385250

This book provides introductory preparation for 11+ exams and includes topics such as synonyms, antonyms and letter series. This is Book 1 in a series of five graded Verbal Reasoning Books. The requirements of this exam are very demading and suitable and adequate preparation using the correct resources will help to make the whole process easier and less daunting for your child and you!

Book 1 introduces children to Verbal Reasoning.

It begins with introductory questions developing alphabetical order with questions such as:-

What is the sixth letter of the alphabet? (________________)

Which day begins with the letter fourth from the end of the alphabet? (________________)

This introductory work is further developed into questions related to English vocabulary which will improve your child's overall use and understanding of English.

Questions similar to



One word does not belong in this list underline it.


They will also be asked to find hidden words, words that are hidden in sentences. Can you find a four letter word hidden in this sentence?

Time and tide wait for no one.

As your child becomes more familiar with a variety of Verbal Reasoning questions their confidence will increase and the quality of the test outcomes is going to improve. As your child works their way through book 1 they will be challenged with more difficult question types such as reading a passage and making logical deductions. A passage and a question (or questions) such as the example:-

There are four shops in a town. One is painted black, one white, one purple and the other is painted green. The black and purple shops are large, the others small. The black and white shops sell flowers, the others sell sweets.

What colour is the small sweet shop?

Trying a mixture verbal reasoning question types before the 11+ exam, experiencing timed conditions and seeing the results of practice is one of the most important thing your child can do before a test. Practice will serve to increase your child's confidence, sharpen their skills and identify areas of weakness and areas in which they are strong. Preparation will help to dispel fears of the unknown.

A time of 50 minutes is recommended for each test allowing preparation time similar to the actual 11+ exams. A child practicing these tests in the security of their home environment will be at a distinct advantage when sitting the real exam for their chosen grammar or private school. 

The introductory advice contained in this Verbal Reasoning Book encourages the involvement of parents to explain the answers to their child. Parental support is crucial to a child’s success in their schoolwork. Preparing for the 11+ exams is no different.

Detachable answers are included.

Free sample pages.