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11+ Practice Paper in the style of CEM English and Verbal Reasoning

In this assessment, students will be able to complete a timed 11+ English and Verbal Reasoning paper in the style of CEM.

'11+ Practice Paper in the style of CEM English and Verbal Reasoning' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  11+ Sample Practice Papers

Curriculum subtopic:  11+ English and Verbal Reasoning Practice Papers

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

This is a practice 11+ English and Verbal Reasoning paper in the style of a CEM 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 and verbal reasoning 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 45 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 CEM and these questions represent our own unique content developed by EdPlace 11+ authors.

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COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

 

For questions 1 - 9, you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Chapter 1

 

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice "without pictures or conversation?"

 

So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

 

There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!" (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.

 

In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.

 

The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.

 

 

Which word best describes Alice's feelings when she's sat on the river bank? 

Euphoric

Docile

Restless

Distraught

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

 

For questions 1 - 9, you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Chapter 1

 

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice "without pictures or conversation?"

 

So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

 

There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!" (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.

 

In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.

 

The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.

 

 

What does Alice think about her sister's book? 

It's interesting because it has lively characters.

It's dull because it's full of pictures.

It's amusing because it is well written.

It's hard to understand because it hasn't any pictures.

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

 

For questions 1 - 9, you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Chapter 1

 

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice "without pictures or conversation?"

 

So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

 

There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!" (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.

 

In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.

 

The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.

 

 

What has made Alice feel 'sleepy and stupid'? 

Her sister

The weather

The rabbit

The river

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

 

For questions 1 - 9, you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Chapter 1

 

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice "without pictures or conversation?"

 

So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

 

There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!" (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.

 

In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.

 

The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.

 

 

Which quotation accurately describes the way in which Alice follows the Rabbit? 

'Nothing so very remarkable'

'Burning with curiosity'

'It flashed across her mind'

'Alice was beginning to get very tired'

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

 

For questions 1 - 9, you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Chapter 1

 

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice "without pictures or conversation?"

 

So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

 

There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!" (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.

 

In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.

 

The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.

 

 

In the text, which word best describes how Alice feels when she sees where the Rabbit has gone?

Fortunate

Pleased

Hopeful

Excited

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

 

For questions 1 - 9, you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Chapter 1

 

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice "without pictures or conversation?"

 

So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

 

There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!" (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.

 

In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.

 

The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.

 

 

What is the purpose of the rhetorical question Carroll asks in the first paragraph?

It shows that Alice is very anxious.

Alice does not feel that there is any point talking to her sister.

Alice expects a response from the Rabbit to her question.

It shows what Alice thinks is important in a book.

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

 

For questions 1 - 9, you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Chapter 1

 

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice "without pictures or conversation?"

 

So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

 

There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!" (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.

 

In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.

 

The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.

 

 

Which language does Carroll use in the third paragraph to suggest that the Rabbit is in a rush?

'Hurried on'

'"Oh dear"'

'Pop down'

'She ran across the field'

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

 

For questions 1 - 9, you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Chapter 1

 

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice "without pictures or conversation?"

 

So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

 

There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!" (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.

 

In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.

 

The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.

 

 

Alice could be described as hasty when she follows the rabbit into the rabbit-hole. 

What does she fail to think about?

How she will tell her sister where she is going.

If she has eaten enough food.

How she will get out again.

How quickly she can run.

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

 

For questions 1 - 9, you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Chapter 1

 

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice "without pictures or conversation?"

 

So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

 

There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!" (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.

 

In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.

 

The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.

 

 

Carroll has used a linguistic device in the phrase 'burning with curiosity'. 

 

What is the name of this device?

Alliteration

Metaphor

Simile

Personification

In questions 10 - 15, identify the homophone that fits with the meaning of both sets of words in the brackets below.

 

(LEAVE    ABANDON)

(WILDERNESS    WASTELAND)

LONELY

COLLECT

BARREN

PARCHED

DESERT

In questions 10 - 15, identify the homophone that fits with the meaning of both sets of words in the brackets below.

 

(DOG    NOISE)

(TREE    BRANCHES)

LEAD

COLLAR

BARK

ROOTS

LEAVES

In questions 10 - 15, identify the homophone that fits with the meaning of both sets of words in the brackets below.

 

(SUMMER    CALENDAR)

(COIL    METAL)

AUTUMN

SPRING

YEAR

JUMP

BOUNCE

In questions 10 - 15, identify the homophone that fits with the meaning of both sets of words in the brackets below.

 

(UNKIND    STINGY)

(AVERAGE    NUMBERS)

HORRIBLE

MATHS

DIVIDE

MEAN

MIDDLE

In questions 10 - 15, identify the homophone that fits with the meaning of both sets of words in the brackets below.

 

(DIAMOND    JEWELLERY)

(CIRCLE    SHAPE)

ENGAGEMENT

HOOP

SQUARE

SPARKLE

RING

In questions 16 - 20, identify the word from the options which means the opposite of the word below.

 

NOMADIC

TRAVELLED

SETTLED

FRANTIC

VIGOROUS

RELIABLE

In questions 16 - 20, identify the word from the options which means the opposite of the word below.

 

EXTRAVAGANT 

FRUGAL

ELEGANT

PEDANTIC

RECKLESS

INCORRIGIBLE

In questions 16 - 20, identify the word from the options which means the opposite of the word below.

 

ENDANGERED  

SOPHISTICATED

BELLIGERENT

MISCHIEVOUS

DISMISSIVE

PROTECTED

In questions 16 - 20, identify the word from the options which means the opposite of the word below.

 

PROPAGANDA

FALSE

ADVERTISEMENT

TRUTH

POLITICAL

INCORRECT

In questions 16 - 20, identify the word from the options which means the opposite of the word below.

 

SUMMIT

HEIGHT

MOUNTAIN

ASCEND

BOTTOM

PINNACLE

In questions 21 - 27, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

 

It was a very warm day and the  t _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ e  reached the highest it had this year.

HEIGHT

MOUNTAIN

ASCEND

BOTTOM

PINNACLE

In questions 21 - 27, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

 

It had become  in _ _ _ _ _ _ _ gly  hard for Tom to fit in time to complete his homework.

HEIGHT

MOUNTAIN

ASCEND

BOTTOM

PINNACLE

In questions 21 - 27, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

 

Sophie was  ad _ _ _ nt  that she had handed her homework in on time.

HEIGHT

MOUNTAIN

ASCEND

BOTTOM

PINNACLE

In questions 21 - 27, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

 

It was closing time at the shopping centre and all of the  c _ _ _ _ _ ers  were leaving the shops.

HEIGHT

MOUNTAIN

ASCEND

BOTTOM

PINNACLE

In questions 21 - 27, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

 

Claire had used a protractor to measure the  a _ _ _ es  in her maths class.

HEIGHT

MOUNTAIN

ASCEND

BOTTOM

PINNACLE

In questions 10 - 15, identify the homophone that fits with the meaning of both sets of words in the brackets below.

 

(FIRE    STRIKE)

(PAIR    SAME)

MATCH

CANDLE

FLAME

FIRE

WICK

In questions 21 - 27, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

 

The  c _ _ _ _ _ ar  on the wall showed that today was the 1st June.

MATCH

CANDLE

FLAME

FIRE

WICK

In questions 21 - 27, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

 

The car was making a strange noise.  Louise thought that it was coming from the back and she thought it was probably the  e _ _ _ _ st.

MATCH

CANDLE

FLAME

FIRE

WICK

In questions 28 - 36, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

In order to make sure that you get the ____________ (1) from the new Tornado 540 washing machine, you should first ____________ (2) the dark colours from the light.  This will ____________ (3) the chance of the colours running.  It is also important to check that nothing has been left in the ____________ (4) of any clothes you put into wash.  We strongly ___________ (5) that you use our Tornado washing detergent and Tornado ____________ (6) conditioner.  This will _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (7) the chance of your clothes fading in colour.  Your Tornado 540 washing machine comes with a 10-year ____________ (8).  For any further queries please contact our ____________ (9) service line or go to our website.  Happy washing!

 

 

Select the best option for word (1) from the list below.

GREATEST

MOST

HUGEST

CLEANED

In questions 28 - 36, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

In order to make sure that you get the ________ (1) from the new Tornado 540 washing machine, you should first _________ (2) the dark colours from the light.  This will _________ (3) the chance of the colours running.  It is also important to check that nothing has been left in the ___________ (4) of any clothes you put into wash.  We strongly _____________(5) that you use our Tornado washing detergent and Tornado ____________ (6) conditioner.  This will ____________ (7) the chance of your clothes fading in colour.  Your Tornado 540 washing machine comes with a 10-year _____________(8).  For any further queries please contact our ___________ (9) service line or go to our website.  Happy washing!

 

 

Select the best option for word (2) from the list below.

FIRST

JOIN

ALWAYS

SEPARATE

In questions 28 - 36, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

In order to make sure that you get the ____________ (1) from the new Tornado 540 washing machine, you should first ____________(2) the dark colours from the light.  This will ____________(3) the chance of the colours running.  It is also important to check that nothing has been left in the ____________ (4) of any clothes you put into wash.  We strongly ____________(5) that you use our Tornado washing detergent and Tornado____________ (6) conditioner.  This will____________(7) the chance of your clothes fading in colour.  Your Tornado 540 washing machine comes with a 10-year ____________ (8).  For any further queries please contact our ____________(9) service line or go to our website.  Happy washing!

 

 

Select the best option for word (3) from the list below.

REDUCE

INCREASE

ENCOURAGE

HELP

In questions 28 - 36, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

In order to make sure that you get the ____________(1) from the new Tornado 540 washing machine, you should first ____________ (2) the dark colours from the light.  This will ____________ (3) the chance of the colours running.  It is also important to check that nothing has been left in the ____________ (4) of any clothes you put into wash.  We strongly ____________ (5) that you use our Tornado washing detergent and Tornado ____________ (6) conditioner.  This will ____________ (7) the chance of your clothes fading in colour.  Your Tornado 540 washing machine comes with a 10-year ____________ (8).  For any further queries please contact our ____________(9) service line or go to our website.  Happy washing!

 

 

Select the best option for word (4) from the list below.

OUTSIDE

UPSIDE

BOTTOM

POCKETS

In questions 28 - 36, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

In order to make sure that you get the ____________(1) from the new Tornado 540 washing machine, you should first ____________ (2) the dark colours from the light.  This will ____________(3) the chance of the colours running.  It is also important to check that nothing has been left in the ____________ (4) of any clothes you put into wash.  We strongly ____________ (5) that you use our Tornado washing detergent and Tornado ____________(6) conditioner.  This will ____________ (7) the chance of your clothes fading in colour.  Your Tornado 540 washing machine comes with a 10-year ____________(8).  For any further queries please contact our ____________ (9) service line or go to our website.  Happy washing!

 

 

Select the best option for word (5) from the list below.

ADVICE

ARGUE

RECOMMEND

PERSUADE

In questions 28 - 36, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

In order to make sure that you get the ____________(1) from the new Tornado 540 washing machine, you should first ____________ (2) the dark colours from the light.  This will ____________(3) the chance of the colours running.  It is also important to check that nothing has been left in the ____________(4) of any clothes you put into wash.  We strongly ____________(5) that you use our Tornado washing detergent and Tornado ____________(6) conditioner.  This will ____________ (7) the chance of your clothes fading in colour.  Your Tornado 540 washing machine comes with a 10-year ____________ (8).  For any further queries please contact our ____________ (9) service line or go to our website.  Happy washing!

 

 

Select the best option for word (7) from the list below.

HIGHLY

ENCOURAGE

DEFINITELY

REDUCE

In questions 28 - 36, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

In order to make sure that you get the ____________ (1) from the new Tornado 540 washing machine, you should first ____________ (2) the dark colours from the light.  This will ____________(3) the chance of the colours running.  It is also important to check that nothing has been left in the ____________ (4) of any clothes you put into wash.  We strongly ____________ (5) that you use our Tornado washing detergent and Tornado ____________ (6) conditioner.  This will ____________ (7) the chance of your clothes fading in colour.  Your Tornado 540 washing machine comes with a 10-year ____________ (8).  For any further queries please contact our ____________(9) service line or go to our website.  Happy washing!

 

 

Select the best option for word (5) from the list below.

SHOWER

FABRIC

SPRINKLE

SOCKS

In questions 28 - 36, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

In order to make sure that you get the ____________(1) from the new Tornado 540 washing machine, you should first ____________ (2) the dark colours from the light.  This will ____________ (3) the chance of the colours running.  It is also important to check that nothing has been left in the ____________ (4) of any clothes you put into wash.  We strongly ____________(5) that you use our Tornado washing detergent and Tornado ____________ (6) conditioner.  This will ____________ (7) the chance of your clothes fading in colour.  Your Tornado 540 washing machine comes with a 10-year ____________ (8).  For any further queries please contact our ____________ (9) service line or go to our website.  Happy washing!

 

 

Select the best option for word (8) from the list below.

SUPPORT

SUGGESTION

RECOMMEND

GUARANTEE

In questions 28 - 36, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

In order to make sure that you get the ____________ (1) from the new Tornado 540 washing machine, you should first ____________ (2) the dark colours from the light.  This will ____________ (3) the chance of the colours running.  It is also important to check that nothing has been left in the ____________ (4) of any clothes you put into wash.  We strongly ____________(5) that you use our Tornado washing detergent and Tornado ____________ (6) conditioner.  This will ____________(7) the chance of your clothes fading in colour.  Your Tornado 540 washing machine comes with a 10-year ____________ (8).  For any further queries please contact our ____________ (9) service line or go to our website.  Happy washing!

 

 

Select the best option for word (9) from the list below.

CUSTOMER

HELPLINE

ADVISE

SUGGESTIONS

In questions 37 - 42, identify the word from the options which means the same as the word below.

 

RAVENOUS

CRAZY

HUNGRY

ARGUMENTATIVE

ENORMOUS

SUPERFLUOUS

In questions 37 - 42, identify the word from the options which means the same as the word below.

 

ANNIHILATION

PREDICTIVE

CONSIDERATION

PRODUCTION

EXTINCTION

SUPERSTITION

In questions 37 - 42, identify the word from the options which means the same as the word below.

 

PERILOUS

FAIR

CONTINUOUS

DANGEROUS

OBSTRUCTIVE

DEMANDING

In questions 37 - 42, identify the word from the options which means the same as the word below.

 

POOR

WEALTHY

EXTRAVAGANT

CHARITY

DESTITUTE

FINANCIAL

In questions 37 - 42, identify the word from the options which means the same as the word below.

 

AMAZING

ASTOUNDING

SIMPLE

UNAPPEALING

SMALL

BIG

In questions 37 - 42, identify the word from the options which means the same as the word below.

 

INJURED

HEALTHY

GARISH

WOUNDED

SOLDIERED

SPORTING

In questions 43 - 48, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

You will need to write your rearranged word in the box.

 

 

The girl (rspdeag) the handlebars of her bike as she rode.

In questions 43 - 48, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

You will need to write your rearranged word in the box.

 

 

The dog ran through the (dswmoae) in the evening.

In questions 43 - 48, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete. 

 

You will need to write your rearranged word in the box.

 

 

It had been a very busy day at the hospital and some of the (tnsatpie) had still not seen the doctor.

In questions 43 - 48, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete. 

 

You will need to write your rearranged word in the box.

 

 

James did not understand the instructions he was given, they were in Spanish and he needed someone who could (slnrtatea)!

In questions 43 - 48, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete. 

 

You will need to write your rearranged word in the box.

 

 

Emily had completed her homework on the (ncteain) Greeks. 

In questions 43 - 48, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete. 

 

You will need to write your rearranged word in the box.

 

 

Arthur enjoyed dancing along to the (yhtrhm) of the music.

For questions 49 - 54, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group from the list below.

DAFFODIL

ROSE

SUN

TULIP

MOUNTAIN

For questions 49 - 54, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group from the list below.

HORSE

LAMB

COW

DUCKLING

PIGLET

For questions 49 - 54, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group from the list below.

COAT

GLOVE

SOCK

UMBRELLA

BOOK

For questions 49 - 54, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group from the list below.

PARIS

LIVERPOOL

MADRID

PISA

BERLIN

For questions 49 - 54, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group from the list below.

ACCOUNTANT

MIDWIFE

DOCTOR

SURGEON

LAWYER

For questions 49 - 54, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group from the list below.

SANDWICH

SCONE

BROWNIE

OMELETTE

CUPCAKE

  • Question 1

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

 

For questions 1 - 9, you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Chapter 1

 

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice "without pictures or conversation?"

 

So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

 

There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!" (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.

 

In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.

 

The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.

 

 

Which word best describes Alice's feelings when she's sat on the river bank? 

CORRECT ANSWER
Restless
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is c, RESTLESS.
  • Question 2

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

 

For questions 1 - 9, you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Chapter 1

 

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice "without pictures or conversation?"

 

So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

 

There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!" (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.

 

In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.

 

The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.

 

 

What does Alice think about her sister's book? 

CORRECT ANSWER
It's hard to understand because it hasn't any pictures.
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is d, she thinks it is hard to understand due to the lack of pictures.
  • Question 3

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

 

For questions 1 - 9, you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Chapter 1

 

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice "without pictures or conversation?"

 

So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

 

There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!" (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.

 

In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.

 

The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.

 

 

What has made Alice feel 'sleepy and stupid'? 

CORRECT ANSWER
The weather
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is b, the weather.
  • Question 4

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

 

For questions 1 - 9, you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Chapter 1

 

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice "without pictures or conversation?"

 

So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

 

There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!" (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.

 

In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.

 

The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.

 

 

Which quotation accurately describes the way in which Alice follows the Rabbit? 

CORRECT ANSWER
'Burning with curiosity'
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is b, 'burning with curiosity'.
  • Question 5

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

 

For questions 1 - 9, you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Chapter 1

 

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice "without pictures or conversation?"

 

So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

 

There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!" (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.

 

In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.

 

The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.

 

 

In the text, which word best describes how Alice feels when she sees where the Rabbit has gone?

CORRECT ANSWER
Fortunate
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is a, FORTUNATE.
  • Question 6

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

 

For questions 1 - 9, you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Chapter 1

 

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice "without pictures or conversation?"

 

So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

 

There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!" (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.

 

In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.

 

The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.

 

 

What is the purpose of the rhetorical question Carroll asks in the first paragraph?

CORRECT ANSWER
It shows what Alice thinks is important in a book.
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is d, it shows what Alice thinks about the book.
  • Question 7

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

 

For questions 1 - 9, you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Chapter 1

 

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice "without pictures or conversation?"

 

So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

 

There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!" (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.

 

In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.

 

The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.

 

 

Which language does Carroll use in the third paragraph to suggest that the Rabbit is in a rush?

CORRECT ANSWER
'Hurried on'
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is a, 'hurried on'.
  • Question 8

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

 

For questions 1 - 9, you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Chapter 1

 

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice "without pictures or conversation?"

 

So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

 

There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!" (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.

 

In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.

 

The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.

 

 

Alice could be described as hasty when she follows the rabbit into the rabbit-hole. 

What does she fail to think about?

CORRECT ANSWER
How she will get out again.
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is c, she does not think about how she will get out again!
  • Question 9

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

 

For questions 1 - 9, you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Chapter 1

 

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice "without pictures or conversation?"

 

So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

 

There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!" (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.

 

In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.

 

The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.

 

 

Carroll has used a linguistic device in the phrase 'burning with curiosity'. 

 

What is the name of this device?

CORRECT ANSWER
Metaphor
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is b, a metaphor.
  • Question 10

In questions 10 - 15, identify the homophone that fits with the meaning of both sets of words in the brackets below.

 

(LEAVE    ABANDON)

(WILDERNESS    WASTELAND)

CORRECT ANSWER
DESERT
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is DESERT.
  • Question 11

In questions 10 - 15, identify the homophone that fits with the meaning of both sets of words in the brackets below.

 

(DOG    NOISE)

(TREE    BRANCHES)

CORRECT ANSWER
BARK
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is BARK.
  • Question 12

In questions 10 - 15, identify the homophone that fits with the meaning of both sets of words in the brackets below.

 

(SUMMER    CALENDAR)

(COIL    METAL)

CORRECT ANSWER
SPRING
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is SPRING.
  • Question 13

In questions 10 - 15, identify the homophone that fits with the meaning of both sets of words in the brackets below.

 

(UNKIND    STINGY)

(AVERAGE    NUMBERS)

CORRECT ANSWER
MEAN
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is MEAN.
  • Question 14

In questions 10 - 15, identify the homophone that fits with the meaning of both sets of words in the brackets below.

 

(DIAMOND    JEWELLERY)

(CIRCLE    SHAPE)

CORRECT ANSWER
SPARKLE
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is RING.
  • Question 15

In questions 16 - 20, identify the word from the options which means the opposite of the word below.

 

NOMADIC

CORRECT ANSWER
SETTLED
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is SETTLED.
  • Question 16

In questions 16 - 20, identify the word from the options which means the opposite of the word below.

 

EXTRAVAGANT 

CORRECT ANSWER
FRUGAL
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is FRUGAL.
  • Question 17

In questions 16 - 20, identify the word from the options which means the opposite of the word below.

 

ENDANGERED  

CORRECT ANSWER
PROTECTED
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is PROTECTED.
  • Question 18

In questions 16 - 20, identify the word from the options which means the opposite of the word below.

 

PROPAGANDA

CORRECT ANSWER
TRUTH
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is TRUTH.
  • Question 19

In questions 16 - 20, identify the word from the options which means the opposite of the word below.

 

SUMMIT

CORRECT ANSWER
BOTTOM
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is BOTTOM.
  • Question 20

In questions 21 - 27, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

 

It was a very warm day and the  t _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ e  reached the highest it had this year.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is temperature.
  • Question 21

In questions 21 - 27, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

 

It had become  in _ _ _ _ _ _ _ gly  hard for Tom to fit in time to complete his homework.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is increasingly.
  • Question 22

In questions 21 - 27, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

 

Sophie was  ad _ _ _ nt  that she had handed her homework in on time.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is adamant.
  • Question 23

In questions 21 - 27, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

 

It was closing time at the shopping centre and all of the  c _ _ _ _ _ ers  were leaving the shops.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is customers.
  • Question 24

In questions 21 - 27, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

 

Claire had used a protractor to measure the  a _ _ _ es  in her maths class.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is angles.
  • Question 25

In questions 10 - 15, identify the homophone that fits with the meaning of both sets of words in the brackets below.

 

(FIRE    STRIKE)

(PAIR    SAME)

CORRECT ANSWER
MATCH
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is MATCH.
  • Question 26

In questions 21 - 27, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

 

The  c _ _ _ _ _ ar  on the wall showed that today was the 1st June.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is calendar.
  • Question 27

In questions 21 - 27, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

 

The car was making a strange noise.  Louise thought that it was coming from the back and she thought it was probably the  e _ _ _ _ st.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is exhaust.
  • Question 28

In questions 28 - 36, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

In order to make sure that you get the ____________ (1) from the new Tornado 540 washing machine, you should first ____________ (2) the dark colours from the light.  This will ____________ (3) the chance of the colours running.  It is also important to check that nothing has been left in the ____________ (4) of any clothes you put into wash.  We strongly ___________ (5) that you use our Tornado washing detergent and Tornado ____________ (6) conditioner.  This will _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (7) the chance of your clothes fading in colour.  Your Tornado 540 washing machine comes with a 10-year ____________ (8).  For any further queries please contact our ____________ (9) service line or go to our website.  Happy washing!

 

 

Select the best option for word (1) from the list below.

CORRECT ANSWER
MOST
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is MOST.
  • Question 29

In questions 28 - 36, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

In order to make sure that you get the ________ (1) from the new Tornado 540 washing machine, you should first _________ (2) the dark colours from the light.  This will _________ (3) the chance of the colours running.  It is also important to check that nothing has been left in the ___________ (4) of any clothes you put into wash.  We strongly _____________(5) that you use our Tornado washing detergent and Tornado ____________ (6) conditioner.  This will ____________ (7) the chance of your clothes fading in colour.  Your Tornado 540 washing machine comes with a 10-year _____________(8).  For any further queries please contact our ___________ (9) service line or go to our website.  Happy washing!

 

 

Select the best option for word (2) from the list below.

CORRECT ANSWER
SEPARATE
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is SEPARATE.
  • Question 30

In questions 28 - 36, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

In order to make sure that you get the ____________ (1) from the new Tornado 540 washing machine, you should first ____________(2) the dark colours from the light.  This will ____________(3) the chance of the colours running.  It is also important to check that nothing has been left in the ____________ (4) of any clothes you put into wash.  We strongly ____________(5) that you use our Tornado washing detergent and Tornado____________ (6) conditioner.  This will____________(7) the chance of your clothes fading in colour.  Your Tornado 540 washing machine comes with a 10-year ____________ (8).  For any further queries please contact our ____________(9) service line or go to our website.  Happy washing!

 

 

Select the best option for word (3) from the list below.

CORRECT ANSWER
REDUCE
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is REDUCE.
  • Question 31

In questions 28 - 36, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

In order to make sure that you get the ____________(1) from the new Tornado 540 washing machine, you should first ____________ (2) the dark colours from the light.  This will ____________ (3) the chance of the colours running.  It is also important to check that nothing has been left in the ____________ (4) of any clothes you put into wash.  We strongly ____________ (5) that you use our Tornado washing detergent and Tornado ____________ (6) conditioner.  This will ____________ (7) the chance of your clothes fading in colour.  Your Tornado 540 washing machine comes with a 10-year ____________ (8).  For any further queries please contact our ____________(9) service line or go to our website.  Happy washing!

 

 

Select the best option for word (4) from the list below.

CORRECT ANSWER
POCKETS
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is POCKETS.
  • Question 32

In questions 28 - 36, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

In order to make sure that you get the ____________(1) from the new Tornado 540 washing machine, you should first ____________ (2) the dark colours from the light.  This will ____________(3) the chance of the colours running.  It is also important to check that nothing has been left in the ____________ (4) of any clothes you put into wash.  We strongly ____________ (5) that you use our Tornado washing detergent and Tornado ____________(6) conditioner.  This will ____________ (7) the chance of your clothes fading in colour.  Your Tornado 540 washing machine comes with a 10-year ____________(8).  For any further queries please contact our ____________ (9) service line or go to our website.  Happy washing!

 

 

Select the best option for word (5) from the list below.

CORRECT ANSWER
RECOMMEND
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is RECOMMEND.
  • Question 33

In questions 28 - 36, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

In order to make sure that you get the ____________(1) from the new Tornado 540 washing machine, you should first ____________ (2) the dark colours from the light.  This will ____________(3) the chance of the colours running.  It is also important to check that nothing has been left in the ____________(4) of any clothes you put into wash.  We strongly ____________(5) that you use our Tornado washing detergent and Tornado ____________(6) conditioner.  This will ____________ (7) the chance of your clothes fading in colour.  Your Tornado 540 washing machine comes with a 10-year ____________ (8).  For any further queries please contact our ____________ (9) service line or go to our website.  Happy washing!

 

 

Select the best option for word (7) from the list below.

CORRECT ANSWER
REDUCE
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is REDUCE.
  • Question 34

In questions 28 - 36, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

In order to make sure that you get the ____________ (1) from the new Tornado 540 washing machine, you should first ____________ (2) the dark colours from the light.  This will ____________(3) the chance of the colours running.  It is also important to check that nothing has been left in the ____________ (4) of any clothes you put into wash.  We strongly ____________ (5) that you use our Tornado washing detergent and Tornado ____________ (6) conditioner.  This will ____________ (7) the chance of your clothes fading in colour.  Your Tornado 540 washing machine comes with a 10-year ____________ (8).  For any further queries please contact our ____________(9) service line or go to our website.  Happy washing!

 

 

Select the best option for word (5) from the list below.

CORRECT ANSWER
FABRIC
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is FABRIC.
  • Question 35

In questions 28 - 36, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

In order to make sure that you get the ____________(1) from the new Tornado 540 washing machine, you should first ____________ (2) the dark colours from the light.  This will ____________ (3) the chance of the colours running.  It is also important to check that nothing has been left in the ____________ (4) of any clothes you put into wash.  We strongly ____________(5) that you use our Tornado washing detergent and Tornado ____________ (6) conditioner.  This will ____________ (7) the chance of your clothes fading in colour.  Your Tornado 540 washing machine comes with a 10-year ____________ (8).  For any further queries please contact our ____________ (9) service line or go to our website.  Happy washing!

 

 

Select the best option for word (8) from the list below.

CORRECT ANSWER
GUARANTEE
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is GUARANTEE.
  • Question 36

In questions 28 - 36, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

In order to make sure that you get the ____________ (1) from the new Tornado 540 washing machine, you should first ____________ (2) the dark colours from the light.  This will ____________ (3) the chance of the colours running.  It is also important to check that nothing has been left in the ____________ (4) of any clothes you put into wash.  We strongly ____________(5) that you use our Tornado washing detergent and Tornado ____________ (6) conditioner.  This will ____________(7) the chance of your clothes fading in colour.  Your Tornado 540 washing machine comes with a 10-year ____________ (8).  For any further queries please contact our ____________ (9) service line or go to our website.  Happy washing!

 

 

Select the best option for word (9) from the list below.

CORRECT ANSWER
CUSTOMER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is CUSTOMER.
  • Question 37

In questions 37 - 42, identify the word from the options which means the same as the word below.

 

RAVENOUS

CORRECT ANSWER
HUNGRY
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is HUNGRY.
  • Question 38

In questions 37 - 42, identify the word from the options which means the same as the word below.

 

ANNIHILATION

CORRECT ANSWER
EXTINCTION
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is EXTINCTION.
  • Question 39

In questions 37 - 42, identify the word from the options which means the same as the word below.

 

PERILOUS

CORRECT ANSWER
DANGEROUS
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is DANGEROUS.
  • Question 40

In questions 37 - 42, identify the word from the options which means the same as the word below.

 

POOR

CORRECT ANSWER
DESTITUTE
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is DESTITUTE.
  • Question 41

In questions 37 - 42, identify the word from the options which means the same as the word below.

 

AMAZING

CORRECT ANSWER
ASTOUNDING
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is ASTOUNDING.
  • Question 42

In questions 37 - 42, identify the word from the options which means the same as the word below.

 

INJURED

CORRECT ANSWER
WOUNDED
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is WOUNDED.
  • Question 43

In questions 43 - 48, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

You will need to write your rearranged word in the box.

 

 

The girl (rspdeag) the handlebars of her bike as she rode.

CORRECT ANSWER
Grasped
EDDIE SAYS
Once the word has been un-jumbled, it becomes GRASPED.
  • Question 44

In questions 43 - 48, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

You will need to write your rearranged word in the box.

 

 

The dog ran through the (dswmoae) in the evening.

CORRECT ANSWER
Meadows
EDDIE SAYS
Once the word has been un-jumbled, it becomes MEADOWS. Make sure you use all letters, especially with plural words as it is easy to miss the 'S' off the end.
  • Question 45

In questions 43 - 48, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete. 

 

You will need to write your rearranged word in the box.

 

 

It had been a very busy day at the hospital and some of the (tnsatpie) had still not seen the doctor.

CORRECT ANSWER
Patients
EDDIE SAYS
Once the word has been un-jumbled, it becomes PATIENTS. Make sure you use all letters.
  • Question 46

In questions 43 - 48, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete. 

 

You will need to write your rearranged word in the box.

 

 

James did not understand the instructions he was given, they were in Spanish and he needed someone who could (slnrtatea)!

CORRECT ANSWER
Translate
EDDIE SAYS
Once the word has been un-jumbled, it becomes TRANSLATE.
  • Question 47

In questions 43 - 48, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete. 

 

You will need to write your rearranged word in the box.

 

 

Emily had completed her homework on the (ncteain) Greeks. 

CORRECT ANSWER
Ancient
EDDIE SAYS
Once the word has been un-jumbled, it becomes ANCIENT.
  • Question 48

In questions 43 - 48, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete. 

 

You will need to write your rearranged word in the box.

 

 

Arthur enjoyed dancing along to the (yhtrhm) of the music.

CORRECT ANSWER
Rhythm
EDDIE SAYS
Once the word has been un-jumbled, it becomes RHYTHM.
  • Question 49

For questions 49 - 54, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group from the list below.

CORRECT ANSWER
SUN
MOUNTAIN
EDDIE SAYS
The words which do not fit with the group are SUN and MOUNTAIN, as the rest are all types of flower.
  • Question 50

For questions 49 - 54, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group from the list below.

CORRECT ANSWER
HORSE
COW
EDDIE SAYS
The words which do not fit with the group are HORSE and COW, as the rest are all young or baby animals whilst these two are adult animals.
  • Question 51

For questions 49 - 54, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group from the list below.

CORRECT ANSWER
UMBRELLA
BOOK
EDDIE SAYS
The words which do not fit with the group are BOOK and UMBRELLA, as the rest are all items of clothing.
  • Question 52

For questions 49 - 54, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group from the list below.

CORRECT ANSWER
LIVERPOOL
PISA
EDDIE SAYS
The words which do not fit with the group are LIVERPOOL and PISA, as the rest are all capital cities.
  • Question 53

For questions 49 - 54, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group from the list below.

CORRECT ANSWER
ACCOUNTANT
LAWYER
EDDIE SAYS
The words which do not fit with the group are ACCOUNTANT and LAWYER, as the rest are all jobs associated with medicine.
  • Question 54

For questions 49 - 54, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group from the list below.

CORRECT ANSWER
SANDWICH
OMELETTE
EDDIE SAYS
The words which do not fit with the group are SANDWICH and OMELETTE, as the rest are all sweet food types whilst these two are savoury.
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