11+ Exams Spellings List

11 Plus Exams spelling and vocabulary lists can be found all over the place and not one of these 11+ lists will cover all possible words that may occur in the 11+ exam. Our list covers a wide range of words that we feel may be a useful list of relevant words that can appear in an 11+ English Exam or 11+ Verbal Reasoning exam.

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The 11+ requires your child to have a wide vocabulary and be able to spell quickly and correctly so that they can work quickly through the difficult questions that they will have to answer.

A good vocabulary is essential for success in 11+ Exams.

Why is a spelling and vocabulary list important for the 11+ Exams?

A list such as this is important because it will include words that have been used in earlier exams or words which 11+ Exams publishers have used in their 11+ papers. Some of this vocabulary will be words that have been used by both of the major 11+ exam publishers eg GL and CEM. Our list also contains some difficult words that a child may have met as part of their daily teaching but at the same time these are not common words.

 

Some of the words in the list are words that are often spelt wrongly or the meaning may not be too easy for a child to understand.

After you have scrolled through the list you can download and print it, using the "W" icon, and keep it as a useful resource for reference or for teaching and learning.

How do children improve their vocabulary?

This may seem a simple question and really the answer is quite straight forward. Children develop their vocabulary by reading extensively and across a wide genre of material. These genres will include fiction and non-fiction. Reading will make familiar words become common knowledge to a child while at the same time reading will teach the child a range of new and different words that may be central to their 11plus exams. Try to encourage your child to read by introducing them to texts that they enjoy.

accommodate

accompany

according

achieve

aggressive

amateur

ancient

apparent

appreciate

attached

available

average

awkward

bargain

bruise

category

cemetery

committee

communicate

community

competition

conscience

conscious

controversy

convenience

correspond

criticise

curiosity

definite

desperate

determined

develop

dictionary

disastrous

embarrass

environment

equipped

especially

exaggerate

excellent

existence

explanation

familiar

foreign

forty

frequently

government

guarantee

harass

hindrance

identity

immediate

individual

interfere

interrupt

language

leisure

lightning

marvellous

mischievous

muscle

necessary

neighbour

nuisance

occupy

occur

opportunity

parliament

persuade

physical

prejudice

privilege

profession

programme

pronunciation

queue

recognise

recommend

relevant

restaurant

rhyme

rhythm

sacrifice

secretary

shoulder

signature

sincere

soldier

stomach

sufficient

suggest

symbol

system

temperature

thorough

twelfth

variety

vegetable

vehicle

yacht