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ISBN-13: 978-1-873385-33-3
ISBN-10: 1873385331


This book contains 3 test papers with each paper containing 100 questions. It gives practice in the more difficult Verbal Reasoning questions which may be found in many eleven plus and twelve plus examinations.


The 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 as 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.


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.


Working through these tests will provide children with an experience of formal testing while at the same time helping them to become more familiar with the challenging Verbal Reasoning questions. It is widely acknowledged that practicing tests, such as these, will increase the ability of children to tackle the actual 11 plus examinations.


A time of 50-60 minutes is recommended for each test. A child practicing these tests in the security of their home environment will be at a distinct advantage when sitting the actual 11 plus exam.


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.**

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Preparation for 11+ Exams: Verbal Reasoning Challenge Tests (Download)

  • At a glance

    • Download this Verbal Reasoning 11+ book now.
    • Verbal Reasoning Book 5 in a set of 5 graduated books.
    • The most challenging book in the series.
    • 3 tests each with 100 questions. (Detachable answers included.)
    • Children can practice a variety of very challenging VR questions.
    • A child can experience a formal testing situation in the safety and security of their own home.