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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.



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


ISBN-13:
 978-1-873385-25-8
ISBN-10: 1873385250

This is Book 1 in a series of five graded Verbal Reasoning Books and it provides introductory preparation for 11+ verbal reasoning and includes the following subject areas: -

Words with the same/similar meaning (synonyms)
Questions similar to

Select two words, one from each group, that are closest to each other in meaning.

( close, door, hear ) ( open, near, here )


Words that are connected in some way (analogies)
Questions similar to


finger is to ( point     hand     nail ) as toe is to ( big     foot     heel )


Letter series
Questions similar to

Find the next letter in this series.

Y       A       C       E       ( ? )


Number series

Questions similar to
 
Find the next number in this series.
9      11      13      15      ( ? )


Words that do not go together
Questions similar to

 2 words that do not go with the other 3. (Related words.)

PEAR         APPLE         PLUM         RUBY        DIAMOND


Words that do go together
Questions similar to

(STY,     FOLD )    ( PENCIL,     BIRO )

HOUSE         BRUSH         PEN         HOME         PIG
Which of these 5 words will fit into both brackets.


Logical deduction (reading Information)
Questions similar to

Julie is taller than John but smaller than Joan

List the children starting with the tallest.


Use of three-letter words to complete larger words
Questions similar to

A sentence starts with a CA_ _ _AL letter.


Words with the opposite or nearly opposite meaning (antonyms)
Questions similar to

Select two words, one from each group, that are most opposite to each other in meaning.

( over    through    in )      ( out    on    beside )


Maths equations
Questions similar to

A = 7      B = 2      C = 13      D = 4      E = 0      so      B + D + A =      ( ? )
 Give your answer as a letter.


Codes using letters
Questions similar to

In a certain code the word HOME is written as IPNF.

What is HOUSE in code?


Finding a four-letter word hidden in a sentence
Questions similar to

Find the four-letter word that is hidden in this sentence.

After the third time and fourth time he gave up


Compound words
Questions similar to

In each question below a word from the first set of brackets joins one word from the second set of brackets to make a new word.

( late      farm      time )      ( over      field      yard )


Completing number patterns
Questions similar to

Find the number that will complete the third group of numbers in the same way.

5   (12)   7         4 (7) 3          2 ( ? ) 6


Adding a letter to create two new words
Questions similar to

rop (?) ver  AND  tre (?) at

This book, recommended by Total Tutors London, also includes other question types such as moving two words to correct a sentence, alphabetical order and reading information in the form of tables all revision work intended to inspire your child to improve their scores and develop a positive attitude to the preparation that is necessary for this exam.


There are 21 question types that are frequently used and this link allows you to print that list.


It is envisioned that a child working their way systemically through this book will develop their knowledge and understanding of this aspect of the 11+ exam.

The requirements of the 11+ exam is very demanding 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!

The book 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?                  

Which letter appears most often in the word DISCIPLINE?                                  

Which letter appears in PEAR but not in APPLE ?                                              

Which of these words would come last if they were put in alphabetical order?

CAULIFLOWER      CUCUMBER      CABBAGE      CARROTS                             



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 like

GRUMBLE means (HUNGRY    THUNDER    MOAN    NOISY)

or

One word does not belong in this list underline it.

HORSE    COW    PIG    HAMSTER    SHEEP

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 their 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.

Have a look at this logical deduction method sheet.

A passage and a question (or questions) such as in this 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 of 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. Our How to do Verbal Reasoning book gives worked examples and practice questions in many of these different question types.

A time of 50 minutes is recommended for each test allowing preparation time comparable 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.

Verbal Reasoning sample questions book 1.