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11+ Practice Paper in the style of GL English

In this practice assessment, students will complete an 11+ practice paper in the style of GL English under timed conditions.

'11+ Practice Paper in the style of GL English ' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  11+ Sample Practice Papers

Curriculum subtopic:  11+ English Practice Papers

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

This is a practice 11+ English paper in the style of a GL assessment.

 

This is a multiple-choice assessment.

In the 11+, you may complete your answers on a separate piece of paper or on a computer.

At EdPlace, you will select the correct answer from five options on the computer (a,b,c,d,e).

 

This paper includes a variety of types of English questions.

At the start of each question, there will be a set of instructions which you will need to apply until further instruction.

 

You should work as quickly as possible through the questions.

The timer is set for 50 minutes for this practice paper, although you can keep working after the timer has run out.

This means that you should aim for no more than 1 minute per question and hopefully, as you become more confident, less than 1 minute.

You may find some of the questions difficult.

If you are struggling to answer a question do not waste time on it, but move onto the next question.

 

 

Disclaimer:

We have no affiliation to GL Assessments and these questions represent our own unique content developed by EdPlace 11+ authors.

None of the content displayed here has been supplied by GL or any other third party suppliers.

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error.  

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

 

A B C D
I went  to see the play  because I love the theatre
A

B

C

D

No punctuation errors

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error. 

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence. 

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

 

A B C D
Rushing to keep up with him she yelled  hoping to get his  attention.
A

B

C

D

No punctuation errors

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error.  

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

 

A B C D
The library had many books on subjects including history geography and politics.
A

B

C

D

No punctuation errors

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error.  

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

 

A B C D
Richards birthday was a success and everyone was amazed by his brothers  pet lizard, Wendy.
A

B

C

D

No punctuation errors

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error.  

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

 

A B C D
My mums spaghetti bolognese  recipe contains basil oregano and garlic.
A

B

C

D

No punctuation errors

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error.  

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

 

A B C D
Could someone tell me the  quickest route to the bus station
A

B

C

D

No punctuation errors

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error. 

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

 

A B C D
The sun was hot  and the children went to the beach with their parents.
A

B

C

D

No punctuation errors

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error. 

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

  

A B C D
Three reasons to  visit France food, sightseeing and romance.


 

A

B

C

D

No punctuation errors

SPELLING 

(Using an extract from If by Rudyard Kipling

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error, you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence. 

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

 

A B C D
If you can trust  yourself when all men dout you,
A

B

C

D

No spelling errors

SPELLING

(Using an extract from If by Rudyard Kipling

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence. 

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

 

A B C D
But make allowences for their doubting too: If you can wait
A

B

C

D

No spelling errors

SPELLING

(Using an extract from If by Rudyard Kipling

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

 

A B C D
and not be tired by waiting Or be lied about, don't deal in lies  Or being hated,
A

B

C

D

No spelling errors

SPELLING

(Using an extract from If by Rudyard Kipling

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence. 

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

 

A B C D
don't give way to hating, And yet don't look to good nor talk to wise: If you can dream -
A

B

C

D

No spelling errors

SPELLING

(Using an extract from If by Rudyard Kipling

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence. 

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

 

A B C D
and not make dreams your master; If you can think -  and not make thoughts you're aim;
A

B

C

D

No spelling errors

SPELLING

(Using an extract from If by Rudyard Kipling

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence.   

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

 

A B C D
If you can meet with triumph and disaster And treat those two imposters
A

B

C

D

No spelling errors

SPELLING

(Using an extract from If by Rudyard Kipling

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence. 

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

 

A B C D
just the same If you can be, Twisted by naves to make


 

 
A

B

C

D

No spelling errors

SPELLING

(Using an extract from If by Rudyard Kipling

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence. 

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

 

A B C D
a trap for fools, If you can make one heap of all your winings​


 

 

 
A

B

C

D

No spelling errors

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

Beijing, the capital city of China, has been ( ____ ) by people since the prehistoric times.

a) Originated

b) Inhabited

c) Conceptualised

d) Mapped

e) Directed

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

Beijing has a ( ____ ) of 19 million people, meaning it is the second biggest city in the whole of China.

a) Country

b) Group

c) Organisation

d) Army

e) Population

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

Founded over three thousand years ago, Beijing is considered one of the 'Four Great ( ____ ) Capitals of China'.

a) Ancient

b) Big

c) Beautiful

d) False

e) Modern

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

The city is ( ____ ) of 16 urban, suburban and rural districts.

a) Comprise

b) Originating

c) Comprised

d) Originated

e) Comprising

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

Beijing was originally designed to be the residence of the ( ____ ).

a) Teacher

b) Doctor

c) Emperor

d) Peasant

e) Knight

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

Many rivers ( ____ ) through Beijing including the Chaobai, Yongding and Juma.

a) Walk

b) Stop

c) Leap

d) Flow

e) Go

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

Most buildings in Beijing are in one of three ( ____ ) styles; traditional, Sino-sov and modern contemporary.

a) Historical

b) Geological

c) Political

d) Economic

e) Architectural

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

The average daily temperature in Beijing in January is -3.7( ____ ).

a) °

b) sqm

c) °C

d) ml

e) C°

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

Beijing has hot, humid summers and can experience ( ____ ) influenced by the Gobi desert.

a) Hurricanes

b) Music

c) Snowstorms

d) Sandstorms

e) Monsoons

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1

 

 

What is described as 'like a flower through snow'?

a) Leila's fan

b) The tissue Laurie is holding

c) Jose's jewellery

d) Laura's head surrounded by her fur coat

e) Meg's flowers

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1

 

 

Which word best describes Leila's feelings as she sits in the cab?

a) Ecstatic

b) Miserable

c) Envious

d) Angry

e) Content

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1

 

 

Why do the Sheridan girls think Leila is 'too weird'?

a) Because she lives on a farm.

b) Because she tells bad jokes.

c) Because she has never been to a ball before.

d) Because of how she is dressed.

e) Because she doesn't like balls.

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1

 

 

Which of the following quotations describes the way Leila feels about her first ball?

a) 'it gave her a pang'

b) 'she found it hard to say'

c) 'softly, gently'

d) 'she tried not to care'

e) 'she sat back in her own little corner of it'

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1

 

 

Which of the following characters is Leila related to?

a) Meg

b) Laura

c) Jose

d) Laurie

e) All of the above

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1

 

 

Why do think Leila responds 'softly, gently opening and shutting her fan' when the Sheridan girls say she is "too weird"?

a) She knows they are lying.

b) She didn't hear what they said.

c) She is embarrassed.

d) She doesn't care.

e) She doesn't like them very much.

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1

 

 

Leila describes the others as 'indifferent' towards the ball. 

Which of these words is a synonym of 'indifferent'?

a) Disinterested

b) Alert

c) Determined

d) Sad

e) Forgetful

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1

 

 

The text describes how Leila felt a 'pang to see her cousin Laurie throw away wisps of tissue paper'. 

 

Which of these descriptions best sums up the meaning of this quotation?

a) Leila is sad because he is littering in the cab.

b) Leila is sad because he is throwing away memories of this event.

c) Leila is annoyed at how careless he is being.

d) Leila is worried that he will rip his new gloves.

e) Leila is happy that he is smartening himself up.

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1

 

 

Why do you think that Leila finds it hard to say 'when the ball began'?

a) Because she is so tired that she fell asleep.

b) Because she forgot her watch.

c) Because she counts the journey there as part of the ball.

d) Because she isn't sure what time it starts.

e) Because she isn't good at telling the time.

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1

 

 

The quotation 'like a flower through snow' is an example of which linguistic device?

a) A metaphor

b) A simile

c) Personification

d) Onomatopoeia

e) Adjectives

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the first extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 2

 

 

 

How does Leila feel about being an only child?

a) Tearful

b) Ecstatic

c) Resentful

d) Fearful

e) Annoyed

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the first extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 2

 

 

 

Who or what is being described in the quotation 'little satin shoes chased each other like birds'?

a) Satin shoes

b) The couples going to the ball

c) The Sheridan sisters

d) Birds in the sky

e) Laurie and Leila

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the first extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 2

 

 

 

Which two linguistic devices are used in the phrase 'little satin shoes chased each other like birds'?

a) A simile

b) Personification

c) Onomatopoeia

d) Sibilance

e) A metaphor

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the first extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 2

 

 

 

Which narrative device is used in lines 31 and 32?

a) Monologue

b) Dialogue

c) A soliloquy

d) Suspense

e) A cliffhanger

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the first extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 2

 

 

 

On line 39, the writer describes how 'everybody was pressing forward'. 

What is a synonym for 'pressing' in this context?

a) Flattening

b) Ironing

c) Pushing

d) Urgent

e) Walking

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the first extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 2

 

 

 

Which linguistic device is used in line 44?

a) A simile

b) A metaphor

c) Symbolism

d) Personification

e) Onomatopoeia

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the first extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 2

 

 

 

Why do you think the writer uses this device?

a) To describe how loud the music is.

b) To imply a magical spell has been cast by another character.

c) To symbolise that something bad will happen.

d) To show how lively and exciting the music is.

e) To emphasise how scared Leila is.

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the first extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 2

 

 

 

In line 31, the writer uses a contraction. 

 

Which of these words is the contraction?

a) Get

b) Leila

c) On

d) Lost

e) You'll

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the first extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 2

 

 

 

Find the word 'successfully' in line 24. 

 

Which class of word is this?

a) Adverb

b) Noun

c) Preposition

d) Adjective

e) Pronoun

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the second extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 3

 

 

 

In lines 33-34, the writer describes how the girls were 'lifted past the golden lantern, carried along the passage and pushed into the little room'.

 

Which word class are the words 'lifted', 'carried' and 'pushed' from?

a) Adverbs

b) Verbs

c) Prepositions

d) Nouns

e) Pronouns

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the second extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 3

 

 

 

Refer to the three verbs in line 34 which were the focus of the previous question. 

 

What atmosphere do these words create?

a) Sad

b) Excited

c) Busy

d) Anxious

e) Angry

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the second extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 3

 

 

 

Which two senses are used to create description in line 36?

a) Sight

b) Sound

c) Smell

d) Taste

e) Touch

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the second extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 3

 

 

 

Why do you think the writer describes 'Two benches' and 'Two old women'?

a) To show that there are lots of places to sit.

b) To suggest that the toilet is understaffed.

c) To show that 2 is Leila's lucky number.

d) To suggest that the staff are just part of the furniture.

e) To show that Leila likes to count things.

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the second extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 3 

 

 

 

Look at the sentence in line 42. 

The word 'quivering' belongs in which word class?

a) Noun

b) Adjective

c) Preposition

d) Verb

e) Pronoun

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the second extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 3

 

 

 

The semi-colon in line 42 could be replaced with one other type of punctuation mark. 

 

Which one?

a) Exclamation mark !

b) Comma ,

c) Dash –

d) Question mark ?

e) Colon :

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the second extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 3 

 

 

 

How does writer present the girls in the last paragraph (lines 45 - 48)?

a) As individuals

b) As looking down on Leila

c) As all the same

d) As far too excitable

e) Noisy and rude

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the second extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 3

 

 

 

Consider how the author has used a semi-colon in lines 35 - 36 and 42 - 43. 

 

Which of the sentences below uses a semi-colon correctly?

a) Jenny was sick; it was was an illness she'd had for years.

b) The dog; the cat and the mouse all lived together.

c) Food is great; especially pizza.

d) I'd rather on holiday; in Portugal.

e) The hotel was pretty; and had flowers in every room.

  • Question 1

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error.  

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

 

A B C D
I went  to see the play  because I love the theatre
CORRECT ANSWER
D
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is D. The sentence is missing a full stop at the end.
  • Question 2

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error. 

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence. 

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

 

A B C D
Rushing to keep up with him she yelled  hoping to get his  attention.
CORRECT ANSWER
A
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is A. A comma is needed after 'Rushing to keep up with him'.
  • Question 3

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error.  

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

 

A B C D
The library had many books on subjects including history geography and politics.
CORRECT ANSWER
D
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is D. The list of subjects at the end needs a comma between 'history' and 'geography'.
  • Question 4

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error.  

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

 

A B C D
Richards birthday was a success and everyone was amazed by his brothers  pet lizard, Wendy.
CORRECT ANSWER
A
C
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are A and C. 'Richards' and 'brothers' both need an apostrophe as they are possessive.
  • Question 5

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error.  

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

 

A B C D
My mums spaghetti bolognese  recipe contains basil oregano and garlic.
CORRECT ANSWER
A
D
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are A and D. The word 'mums' need an apostrophe because it is possessive and there is a comma missing from the end of the list of ingredients (between 'basil' and 'oregano').
  • Question 6

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error.  

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

 

A B C D
Could someone tell me the  quickest route to the bus station
CORRECT ANSWER
D
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is D. This is a question so the end of the sentence should have a question mark.
  • Question 7

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error. 

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

 

A B C D
The sun was hot  and the children went to the beach with their parents.
CORRECT ANSWER
No punctuation errors
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is E. There are no punctuation errors in this sentence.
  • Question 8

PUNCTUATION

 

For questions 28 - 35, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a punctuation error. 

 

Identify where it occurs in the sentence using the labels A, B, C or D, as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section.

 

  

A B C D
Three reasons to  visit France food, sightseeing and romance.


 

CORRECT ANSWER
B
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is B. A colon is needed after the word 'France'.
  • Question 9

SPELLING 

(Using an extract from If by Rudyard Kipling

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error, you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence. 

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

 

A B C D
If you can trust  yourself when all men dout you,
CORRECT ANSWER
D
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is d. The word 'dout' should read 'doubt'.
  • Question 10

SPELLING

(Using an extract from If by Rudyard Kipling

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence. 

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

 

A B C D
But make allowences for their doubting too: If you can wait
CORRECT ANSWER
A
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is A. The word 'allowences' should read 'allowances'.
  • Question 11

SPELLING

(Using an extract from If by Rudyard Kipling

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence.  

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

 

A B C D
and not be tired by waiting Or be lied about, don't deal in lies  Or being hated,
CORRECT ANSWER
No spelling errors
EDDIE SAYS
There are no spelling errors in this sentence.
  • Question 12

SPELLING

(Using an extract from If by Rudyard Kipling

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence. 

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

 

A B C D
don't give way to hating, And yet don't look to good nor talk to wise: If you can dream -
CORRECT ANSWER
B
C
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are B and C. The word 'to' should read 'too' in both cases.
  • Question 13

SPELLING

(Using an extract from If by Rudyard Kipling

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence. 

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

 

A B C D
and not make dreams your master; If you can think -  and not make thoughts you're aim;
CORRECT ANSWER
D
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is D. The word 'you're' should read 'your'.
  • Question 14

SPELLING

(Using an extract from If by Rudyard Kipling

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence.   

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

 

A B C D
If you can meet with triumph and disaster And treat those two imposters
CORRECT ANSWER
No spelling errors
EDDIE SAYS
There are no spelling errors in this sentence.
  • Question 15

SPELLING

(Using an extract from If by Rudyard Kipling

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence. 

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

 

A B C D
just the same If you can be, Twisted by naves to make


 

 
CORRECT ANSWER
D
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is D. The word 'naves' should read 'knaves'.
  • Question 16

SPELLING

(Using an extract from If by Rudyard Kipling

 

For questions 36 - 43, you will need to read through the sentence below and identify whether or not it contains a spelling error. 

 

If you believe there is an error you should identify where it occurs using the sections A, B, C or D as shown above the sentence. 

 

There may be an error in more than one section or in none at all.

 

 

A B C D
a trap for fools, If you can make one heap of all your winings​


 

 

 
CORRECT ANSWER
D
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is D. The words 'winings' should read 'winnings'.
  • Question 17

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

Beijing, the capital city of China, has been ( ____ ) by people since the prehistoric times.

CORRECT ANSWER
b) Inhabited
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is b. The word 'inhabited' makes the most grammatical sense in this context.
  • Question 18

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

Beijing has a ( ____ ) of 19 million people, meaning it is the second biggest city in the whole of China.

CORRECT ANSWER
e) Population
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is e. The word 'population' makes most grammatical sense in this context. Answers a and b are less appropriate to this context and answers c and d, while more appropriate, cannot be correct as the 'a' would need to be 'an'.
  • Question 19

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

Founded over three thousand years ago, Beijing is considered one of the 'Four Great ( ____ ) Capitals of China'.

CORRECT ANSWER
a) Ancient
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is a. This answer is most appropriate given that the first half of the sentence discusses the history of Beijing.
  • Question 20

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

The city is ( ____ ) of 16 urban, suburban and rural districts.

CORRECT ANSWER
c) Comprised
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is c. The correct word choice is 'comprised' as it most appropriate to the context and in the correct tense for the rest of the text (past tense).
  • Question 21

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

Beijing was originally designed to be the residence of the ( ____ ).

CORRECT ANSWER
c) Emperor
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is c. Only an emperor would be an important enough figure to have an entire city built in their honour.
  • Question 22

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

Many rivers ( ____ ) through Beijing including the Chaobai, Yongding and Juma.

CORRECT ANSWER
d) Flow
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is d. The word 'flow' is most appropriate to describe a river.
  • Question 23

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

Most buildings in Beijing are in one of three ( ____ ) styles; traditional, Sino-sov and modern contemporary.

CORRECT ANSWER
e) Architectural
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is e. The word 'architectural' here is most appropriate to describe buildings.
  • Question 24

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

The average daily temperature in Beijing in January is -3.7( ____ ).

CORRECT ANSWER
c) °C
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is c. The correct way to show temperature is using °C (degrees Celsius).
  • Question 25

GRAMMAR

 

For questions 44 - 52, you need to select the word that is most appropriate to complete the sentence.

 

 

Beijing has hot, humid summers and can experience ( ____ ) influenced by the Gobi desert.

CORRECT ANSWER
d) Sandstorms
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is d. Given that the weather is 'influenced by the Gobi desert', 'sandstorms' is the most appropriate answer.
  • Question 26

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1

 

 

What is described as 'like a flower through snow'?

CORRECT ANSWER
d) Laura's head surrounded by her fur coat
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is d. Laura's 'dark little head' emerging from the white fur of her jacket is described using the phrase 'like a flower through snow' (line 14).
  • Question 27

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1

 

 

Which word best describes Leila's feelings as she sits in the cab?

CORRECT ANSWER
a) Ecstatic
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is a. Leila is ecstatic about her first ball. Ecstatic is another word for excited.
  • Question 28

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1

 

 

Why do the Sheridan girls think Leila is 'too weird'?

CORRECT ANSWER
c) Because she has never been to a ball before.
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is c. The Sheridan girls think Leila is "too weird" because she hasn't been to a ball before (see lines 7-8).
  • Question 29

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1

 

 

Which of the following quotations describes the way Leila feels about her first ball?

CORRECT ANSWER
d) 'she tried not to care'
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is d. Leila is so excited that she is trying not to smile too much or care too much, so as not to draw too much attention to herself in front of the Sheridan girls (line 12).
  • Question 30

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1

 

 

Which of the following characters is Leila related to?

CORRECT ANSWER
e) All of the above
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is e. The text describes Laurie as Leila's 'cousin' but as he is the brother of the 'Sheridan girls' (Meg, Jose and Laura), they would all be Leila's cousins.
  • Question 31

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1

 

 

Why do think Leila responds 'softly, gently opening and shutting her fan' when the Sheridan girls say she is "too weird"?

CORRECT ANSWER
c) She is embarrassed.
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is c. Leila is embarrassed that the girls think she is "too weird".
  • Question 32

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1

 

 

Leila describes the others as 'indifferent' towards the ball. 

Which of these words is a synonym of 'indifferent'?

CORRECT ANSWER
a) Disinterested
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is a. 'Disinterested' is a synonym of 'indifferent'.
  • Question 33

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1

 

 

The text describes how Leila felt a 'pang to see her cousin Laurie throw away wisps of tissue paper'. 

 

Which of these descriptions best sums up the meaning of this quotation?

CORRECT ANSWER
b) Leila is sad because he is throwing away memories of this event.
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is b. Leila is sad that Laurie is throwing away the tissue from his new gloves which, to her, is a memory of this event.
  • Question 34

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1

 

 

Why do you think that Leila finds it hard to say 'when the ball began'?

CORRECT ANSWER
c) Because she counts the journey there as part of the ball.
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is c. Leila 'finds it hard to say' because she counts the journey there as part of the experience of her first ball.
  • Question 35

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1

 

 

The quotation 'like a flower through snow' is an example of which linguistic device?

CORRECT ANSWER
b) A simile
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is d. This quotation is an example of a simile because it compares one thing to another (Laura's head to a flower) using 'like'.
  • Question 36

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the first extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 2

 

 

 

How does Leila feel about being an only child?

CORRECT ANSWER
a) Tearful
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is a. Leila feels tearful. The text says, 'she couldn't have helped crying because she was an only child'.
  • Question 37

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the first extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 2

 

 

 

Who or what is being described in the quotation 'little satin shoes chased each other like birds'?

CORRECT ANSWER
b) The couples going to the ball
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is b. The writer is describing the couples going to the ball.
  • Question 38

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the first extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 2

 

 

 

Which two linguistic devices are used in the phrase 'little satin shoes chased each other like birds'?

CORRECT ANSWER
a) A simile
e) A metaphor
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are a and e. The phrase 'little satin shoes' is a metaphor as they are used here to refer to the people wearing them and 'chased each other like birds' is a simile because it describes them as 'birds' using the word 'like'.
  • Question 39

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the first extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 2

 

 

 

Which narrative device is used in lines 31 and 32?

CORRECT ANSWER
b) Dialogue
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is b. The writer uses dialogue here which is signified by the use of speech marks ( " " ).
  • Question 40

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the first extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 2

 

 

 

On line 39, the writer describes how 'everybody was pressing forward'. 

What is a synonym for 'pressing' in this context?

CORRECT ANSWER
c) Pushing
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is c. Here, 'pressing' is describing how the women are pushing and shoving to get to the dressing table and mirror.
  • Question 41

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the first extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 2

 

 

 

Which linguistic device is used in line 44?

CORRECT ANSWER
d) Personification
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is d. The writer describes how the sound (which is not a living thing) 'leapt almost to the ceiling'.
  • Question 42

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the first extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 2

 

 

 

Why do you think the writer uses this device?

CORRECT ANSWER
d) To show how lively and exciting the music is.
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is d. The writer uses this device to build suspense, and to show how exciting and lively the music is.
  • Question 43

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the first extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 2

 

 

 

In line 31, the writer uses a contraction. 

 

Which of these words is the contraction?

CORRECT ANSWER
e) You'll
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is e. This a contraction because the apostrophe shortens 'you will' to 'you'll'.
  • Question 44

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the first extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 2

 

 

 

Find the word 'successfully' in line 24. 

 

Which class of word is this?

CORRECT ANSWER
a) Adverb
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is a. The word 'successfully' is an adverb.
  • Question 45

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the second extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 3

 

 

 

In lines 33-34, the writer describes how the girls were 'lifted past the golden lantern, carried along the passage and pushed into the little room'.

 

Which word class are the words 'lifted', 'carried' and 'pushed' from?

CORRECT ANSWER
b) Verbs
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is b. These words are verbs as they describe actions/movements.
  • Question 46

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the second extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 3

 

 

 

Refer to the three verbs in line 34 which were the focus of the previous question. 

 

What atmosphere do these words create?

CORRECT ANSWER
c) Busy
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is c. The girls are being 'lifted', 'carried' and 'pushed' by the crowds of people around them.
  • Question 47

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the second extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 3

 

 

 

Which two senses are used to create description in line 36?

CORRECT ANSWER
a) Sight
b) Sound
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are a and b. In line 36, the writer uses description based on sight ('there was hardly space to take off their things') and sound ('the noise was deafening').
  • Question 48

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the second extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 3

 

 

 

Why do you think the writer describes 'Two benches' and 'Two old women'?

CORRECT ANSWER
d) To suggest that the staff are just part of the furniture.
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is d. The reference to 'Two benches' and 'Two old women' suggests there is a relationship between them and presents the women as part of the furniture, since both are just there to serve the guests.
  • Question 49

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the second extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 3 

 

 

 

Look at the sentence in line 42. 

The word 'quivering' belongs in which word class?

CORRECT ANSWER
b) Adjective
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is b. Although 'quivering' can be used as a verb, in this context it is an adjective as it describing the 'jet' which is a noun.
  • Question 50

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the second extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 3

 

 

 

The semi-colon in line 42 could be replaced with one other type of punctuation mark. 

 

Which one?

CORRECT ANSWER
c) Dash –
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is c. The semi-colon could be replaced with a dash. It couldn't be replaced with a comma, as this would be known as a comma splice.
  • Question 51

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the second extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 3 

 

 

 

How does writer present the girls in the last paragraph (lines 45 - 48)?

CORRECT ANSWER
c) As all the same
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is c. The writer presents the girls as all the same since they move as one 'patting', 'tying', 'tucking', 'smoothing' and 'laughing'.
  • Question 52

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the second extract

For this first section (questions 1 - 27), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

Chapter 1, Part 3

 

 

 

Consider how the author has used a semi-colon in lines 35 - 36 and 42 - 43. 

 

Which of the sentences below uses a semi-colon correctly?

CORRECT ANSWER
a) Jenny was sick; it was was an illness she'd had for years.
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is a. The semi-colon is used correctly in this sentence.
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