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Designed to instil confidence, ‘Anthem How To Do 11+ and 12+ Verbal Reasoning: Technique and Practice’ is ideal for anyone sitting verbal reasoning assessments.


A comprehensive and practical guide to verbal reasoning, ‘Anthem How To Do 11+ and 12+ Verbal Reasoning: Technique and Practice’ is an indispensable tool for pupils looking to achieve success in 11+ and 12+ verbal reasoning assessments. Written by experienced tutors, this broad companion offers an extensive breakdown of the types of questions likely to feature in assessments, including detailed step-by-step instructions on how to solve them. With its useful advice on how to prepare for tests, along with ample practice materials, this guide will be a vital resource both for beginners and experienced students.


For pupils looking for thorough exam practice, this guide is supported by two books of ‘Anthem Test Papers in 11+ and 12+ Verbal Reasoning’. Students can also further consolidate their technique with the ‘Anthem Short Revision Papers 11+ and 12+ Verbal Reasoning’ books that accompany the series – perfect for top-up practice.


Designed to instil confidence, ‘Anthem How To Do 11+ and 12+ Verbal Reasoning: Technique and Practice’ is ideal for anyone taking verbal reasoning assessments, and is an invaluable resource for both students and parents alike.


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Anthem How To Do 11+ and 12+ Verbal Reasoning
ANTHEM LEARNING VERBAL REASONING
A comprehensive and practical guide to verbal reasoning, this series is an indispensable tool for pupils looking to clear their 11+ and 12+ verbal reasoning exams. Written by experienced tutors, theAnthem Learning Verbal Reasoningseries offers extensive coverage of the types of problems featured in examinations, including clear, step-by-step instructions on how to solve them. With its useful tips on how to prepare for tests, as well as its wide range of practice materials, theAnthem Learning Verbal Reasoningseries is a vital resource both for beginners and experienced students.
The series includes aHow To Doguide on technique and questions likely to be asked, as well as an array of practice and test papers. TheTest Papersin multiple-choice format can be used to emulate exam conditions, and offer a wide variety of increasingly difcult problems that will challenge pupils of all abilities. Meanwhile, theShort Revision Papers in multiple-choice format can be used to pinpoint weak spots and areas for further work, and are perfect for students looking to top up their skills  and for those with busy schedules.
Designed to instil condence, theAnthem Learning Verbal Reasoningseries is ideal for those sitting verbal reasoning exams or looking to hone their communication skills, and will be an invaluable resource for students and parents alike.
PUBLISHED BY ANTHEM PRESS
7576 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8HA, UK or PO Box 9779, London SW19 7ZG, UK
Copyright © John Connor and Pat Soper 2011
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All rights reserved. Without limiting the rights under copyright reserved above, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise), without the prior written permission of both the copyright owner and the above publisher of this book.
ISBN-13: 978 0 85728 382 5 (Pbk) ISBN-10: 0 85728 382 0 (Pbk)
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Anthem How To Do 11+ and 12+ Verbal Reasoning
Technique and Practice
John Connor and Pat Soper
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Table of Contents
Introduction 3 1. Transferring Letters 2. Missing Letters 3. Letter Series 4. Letter Relationships 5. Codes 6. Combining Words 7. Completing Words 8. Hidden Words 9. Matching Words 10. WorPdatterns 11. WorCdhange 12. Word Order 13. Vocabulary Questions 1: Common Word 14. Vocabulary Questions 2: Opposites 15. Vocabulary Questions 3: Words Closest in Meaning 16. Vocabulary Questions 4: Odd One Out 17. SentencCeonnections 18. NumbeSreries 19. NumbeSrubstitution 20. Number Relationships 21. Matching Words and Symbols 22. Interpretation of Data Answers to Practice Questions
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Introduction
Introduction | 3
Verbal reasoning tests are increasingly used as a tool for assessing a child’s educational potential. Indeed, the majority of schools include verbal reasoning papers as part, in some instances wholly, of their assessment procedures. Analysis of such papers demonstrates the validity of such an approach. Papers test a whole range of competences including ability to solve problems, process information, think logically and to follow and determine patterns and rules.
An important feature of verbal reasoning tests is a pupil’s ability to work systematically against the clock. It is important to realise from the outset that the crucial determinant in gaining success is the number of questions answered correctly. That is, in a paper comprising 100 questions, a score of 79 correctly answered questions out of 80 completed is a less good result than a score of 80 correctly answered out of 100 completed questions – although the former score is a higher percentage of correct answers. Since time is therefore critical, a candidate must be familiar with the most common questions and must possess a strategy on how best to approach each type.
A range of verbal reasoning papers has been analysed and the contents have been broken down into major types. In this book, each type has been allocated a separate chapter. Each chapter follows the same pattern and comprises:
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The type of question is described, including an example. This is important since it is essential to have a clear idea of what is required.
A suggested strategy is given. In many cases, of course, there are different approaches to answering the questions, but the approaches given in the book have been well tried and successfully applied over many years.
A number of worked examples are included allowing the candidate to be totally familiar with the suggested strategy.
Each chapter concludes with a number of questions on the type. All the questions have been pre-tested to ensure a high degree of validity.
To maximize the value of the programme the following stages might be followed:
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Ensure that you have a clear understanding of each type of question.
Study the hints that are suggested in each chapter, acquiring a strategy that best suits your needs.
Follow the hints given in the worked examples, making sure that you have a clear idea as to how the correct answer has been achieved.
Tackle the questions on each type. Check your own answer and work from the answer provided at the back of the book to appreciate where you may have gone wrong.
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When each type has been studied then full verbal reasoning papers can be attempted. Candidates will be able to approach papers with a high degree of confi dence. Naturally, the more papers completed by the student will result in greater confidence and, equally importantly, speed will be increased.
It is important to appreciate that very few candidates achieve 100% success, and that certain types of questions might be found to be more difficult than others.
Unit 1. Transferring Letters | 5
Unit 1. Transferring Letters
In this type of question, you are given two words. You are required to move one letter from the word on the left, leaving a new word. Then insert the letter removed into the word on the right, again creating a new word. When inserting this letter, it can be placed anywhere in the word on the right.
For example:COULD
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BOND
By removing U from COULD a new word is formed: COLD.
By inserting U into BOND a new word is formed: BOUND.
Hints
The letter must be removed from the word on the left.
Remember the letters cannot be rearranged.
Ensure the words created are sensible. (A good guide is to ask yourself if you have written the word previously or have come across it in your reading.)
Proper nouns are not to be given as answers – for example, names of people, cities and so on.
1. FEAR
SPED
Worked Examples
By removing the letter E from FEAR, we make FAR and by inserting the E after the P we make SPEED.
Answer:FAR
2. PART
SPEED
DUG
By removing the letter R from PART, we make PAT and by inserting the R after the D we make DRUG.
Answer:PAT
DRUG