11+ Verbal Reasoning
Question Type 1
Add a letter to make four new words -
In this question type you must add one letter that will create four new words, the same letter must be used in both sets of brackets and must complete the word in front of the brackets and the word after the brackets:-
Look at this example and then we can work our way through the question until we get the answer:-
ROP (?) VER and TRE (?) AT
Take each letter of the alphabet in turn and place it into the first set of brackets like this.
ROP (A) VER No words have been made.
ROP (B) VER No words have been made.
ROP (C) VER No words have been made.
ROP (D) VER No words have been made.
ROP (E) VER Two words have been made, ROPE and EVER, now we must try the letter “E” in the other set of brackets.
TRE (E) AT Two words have been made – TREE and EAT.
So our answer is “E”
THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR!!!!
Make sure that you have made four words and not just two. (Many children stop when they have made the first two words without checking the second set of brackets.)
Make sure that all four words are correctly spelt.
Make sure that all four words are proper words.
Work systemically through the alphabet starting at “A.”
Avoid guessing the answer.
Your child must recognise the words when they have created them by inserting the correct letter. (A good literary and reading background will introduce your child to a more demanding vocabulary.)
NB When you are completing a Verbal Reasoning test in Multiple-Choice format the correct answer will always be one of the choices that you are given on your answer sheet. If your answer does not match one of the answers that you are given then your answer is wrong.
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