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This book contains 3 test papers with each paper containing 100 questions. It gives practice in the more difficult Verbal Reasoning questions found in many eleven plus and twelve plus examinations. This questions are in standard format and are an excellent aid in preparing children for their 11+ or 12+ examinations. They offer practice questions similar to those that have been used in many areas such Kent, London, Bucks or by the SW Herts consortium.
They can also be used in preparing children for grammar school, independent and private school selection tests or for common entrance examinations in many areas of the country.
These challenging questions are the type of Verbal Reasoning question that many children (and adults) find difficult.
This question type requires the child to deal with a number of pieces of information at the same time and this can be very demanding. (A grid may assist a child to put the information into a simpler format.)
Verbal Reasoning involves the child thinking about words and text and solving problems, sequences, codes etc. The questions are mostly language based. It requires the child to have a good grasp of English grammar and a wide vocabulary. In some Verbal Reasoning selection tests there may be some number based questions such as number sequences or inserting a missing number.
Most schools and Local Authorities administer at least one Verbal Reasoning test.
The authors are experienced teachers and tutors who have developed and used these tests extensively in the classroom.
Working through these tests will provide children with an experience of formal testing while at the same time helping them to become more challenging Verbal Reasoning questions. Practicing these tests will increase the ability of children to tackle the actual 11 plus examinations.
A time of 50-60 minutes is recommended for each test allowing preparation for the actual eleven plus exam. A child practicing these tests in the security of their home environment will be at a distinct advantage when sitting the actual 11 plus secondary school selection procedure.
The introductory advice contained in this Verbal Reasoning book encourages the involvement of parents to explain the answers to the child. Parental support is crucial to a child’s success in their schoolwork. Preparing for the eleven plus exam is no different.
Detachable answers are included.
**These tests may vary depending on the Local Education Authority or school.**