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How to do 11plus Verbal Reasoning 

At Eleven Plus Exam Papers we can show you how to answer 11plus Verbal Reasoning questions.

Verbal Reasoning question types will be used by almost all Local Authorities, grammar schools and private schools as part of their exam. However,  not all schools teach Verbal Reasoning!

We believe that with structured practice and by learning the correct techniques, a child’s ability in Verbal Reasoning will improve. Whether your child is sitting a multiple-choice paper or a standard format 11+ Verbal Reasoning exam - practice and adequate preparation will always help.

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21 Types of Verbal Reasoning Questions…

There are 21 types of Verbal Reasoning question that are commonly used in the 11+exam but there may be at least 35 – 40 (or more!) different versions of these 21 types.


Verbal Reasoning papers are mostly language based but may also include a number of mathematics-based questions.

Why not try:

•   Encouraging your child to read widely so they are exposed to a wide variety of words and their meanings.

•   Games such as Scrabble are ideal for developing a child’s vocabulary.


Your child will have been taught about:

•   anagrams,

•   synonyms and antonyms,

•   homophones 

•   and other aspects of English in school


These are all very relevant to their 11+ but they need to be able to apply this knowledge quickly when working out the answer to a Verbal Reasoning question.


There are a number of different ways to complete a Verbal Reasoning question but our experienced authors have created
“Tips and techniques” pages for the most common 21 types.

Browse these pages as they will help you to help your child.

This 11+ Verbal Reasoning Step by Step Guide will help to improve your child's standards in a wide variety of Verbal Reasoning questions.

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