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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 this first section (questions 1- 9) you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

Her First Ball- 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

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below.  For this first section (questions 1 - 9) you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

Her First Ball- 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

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below.  For this first section (questions 1- 9) you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

Her First Ball- 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'

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below.  For this first section (questions 1 - 9) you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

Her First Ball- Katherine Mansfield.  Chapter 1.

 

 

Which of the following characters is Leila related to?

 

a) Meg

b) Laura

c) Laurie

d) All of the above

COMPREHENSION

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the first extract.  For this first section (questions 1 - 9) you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

Her First Ball- Katherine Mansfield.  Chapter 1 (part 2).

 

 

How does Leila feel about being an only child?

 

a) Tearful

b) Jealous

c) Resentful

d) Fearful

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- 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

COMPREHENSION

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the first extract.  For this first section (questions 1 - 9) you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

Her First Ball- Katherine Mansfield.  Chapter 1 (part 2).

 

 

 

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

 

a) Simile

b) Personification

c) Sibilance

d) 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- Katherine Mansfield.  Chapter 1 (part 2).

 

 

 

Which narrative device is used in lines 31 and 32?

 

a) A monologue

b) Dialogue

c) A soliloquy

d) A cliffhanger

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below.  For this first section (questions 1 - 9) you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

Her First Ball- 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) Forgetful

For questions 10 - 15, you should identify a word from the first bracket that is an antonym for a word in the second bracket. 

 

(SHARP, DELICIOUS, PUNGENT)   (SWEET, SOUR, CHEWY)

a) Disinterested

b) Alert

c) Determined

d) Forgetful

For questions 10 - 15, you should identify a word from the first bracket that is an antonym for a word in the second bracket. 

 

(ENORMOUS, TINY, WIDE)      (EXPANDING, MINUTE, LUMINOUS)

a) Disinterested

b) Alert

c) Determined

d) Forgetful

For questions 10 - 15, you should identify a word from the first bracket that is an antonym for a word in the second bracket. 

 

(LITHE, JUBILANT, SILENT)      (TRANQUIL, GARGANTUAN, RIGID)

a) Disinterested

b) Alert

c) Determined

d) Forgetful

For questions 10 - 15, you should identify a word from the first bracket that is an antonym for a word in the second bracket. 

 

(VIBRANT, HONEST, FACETIOUS)    (FLIPPANT, DEEP, ANCIENT)

a) Disinterested

b) Alert

c) Determined

d) Forgetful

For questions 10 - 15, you should identify a word from the first bracket that is an antonym for a word in the second bracket. 

 

(FEARFUL, EMPHATIC, CYNICAL)    (OPTIMISTIC, HORROR, EXCITABLE)

a) Disinterested

b) Alert

c) Determined

d) Forgetful

For questions 11 - 15, you should identify a word from the first bracket that is an antonym for a word in the second bracket. 

 

(GREGARIOUS,AVID,LANGUID)  (APATHETIC,CORROSIVE,ELEMENTARY)

a) Disinterested

b) Alert

c) Determined

d) Forgetful

In questions 16 - 21, you need to look at the sentence below and find the 4 letter word that is hiding. 

 

It can be found by looking at the ends of one word and the start of another, for example: the atlas = HEAT.

 

Maria had a kiwi this morning. 

a) WISH

b) ADDS

c) WITH

d) HIS

e) WIT

In questions 16 - 21, you need to look at the sentence below and find the 4 letter word that is hiding. 

 

It can be found by looking at the ends of one word and the start of another, for example: the atlas = HEAT.

 

The table and chairs were antique. 

a) SEER

b) SEWS

c) LEAN

d) LINE

e) HEAT

In questions 16 - 21, you need to look at the sentence below and find the 4 letter word that is hiding. 

 

It can be found by looking at the ends of one word and the start of another, for example: the atlas = HEAT.

 

Have a go at playing guitar.

a) GOAT

b) GAVE

c) AVON

d) RAPT

e) GAPS

In questions 16 - 21, you need to look at the sentence below and find the 4 letter word that is hiding. 

 

It can be found by looking at the ends of one word and the start of another, for example: the atlas = HEAT.

 

In the classroom, the ventilation was poor.

a) HAVE

b) HELL

c) HELM

d) OMEN

e) EVEN

In questions 16 - 21, you need to look at the sentence below and find the 4 letter word that is hiding. 

 

It can be found by looking at the ends of one word and the start of another, for example: the atlas = HEAT.


Let yoga mend your poor posture.

a) ENDS

b) OPEN

c) POUR

d) GAME

e) AIMS

In questions 16 - 21, you need to look at the sentence below and find the 4 letter word that is hiding. 

 

It can be found by looking at the ends of one word and the start of another, for example: the atlas = HEAT.


When you're older, you'll appreciate having such a fine education.

a) POOR

b) DEAF

c) NEED

d) DEAD

e) DEED

For questions 22 - 27, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group.

 

a) NUTS

b) FRUIT

c) SOIL

d) BREAD

e) STONES

For questions 22 - 27, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group.

 

a) HUGE

b) TINY

c) MOUSE

d) ROUND

e) TALL

For questions 22 - 27, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group.

 

DENMARK

LIBYA

FRANCE

BULGARIA

UGANDA

For questions 22 - 27, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group.

RAN

SING

JUMPED

SWAM

FIND

For questions 22 - 27, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group.

 

FRIENDSHIP

JEALOUSY

CAT

RAGE

UMBRELLA

For questions 22 - 27, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group.

 

JUDICIARY

THEATRE

DIAGNOSIS

ALIBI

RADIOLOGY

For questions 28 - 33, select a word from the top set of brackets which is a synonym for one word in the bottom set of brackets.

Remember, there is only one possible pair.

 

(EXPOUND  EXPLAIN  EXPIRE) 

(DIE  QUESTION  LEAVE)

 

JUDICIARY

THEATRE

DIAGNOSIS

ALIBI

RADIOLOGY

For questions 28 - 33, select a word from the top set of brackets which is a synonym for one word in the bottom set of brackets.

Remember, there is only one possible pair.

 

(ENDEAVOUR  SUCCEED  ELEVATE) 

(FAIL  TRY  DREAM)

 

JUDICIARY

THEATRE

DIAGNOSIS

ALIBI

RADIOLOGY

For questions 28 - 33, select a word from the top set of brackets which is a synonym for one word in the bottom set of brackets.

Remember, there is only one possible pair.

 

(ECCENTRIC  EMOTIVE  ENTHUSIASTIC)  

(ODD  SLOW  LETHARGIC)

 

JUDICIARY

THEATRE

DIAGNOSIS

ALIBI

RADIOLOGY

For questions 28 - 33, select a word from the top set of brackets which is a synonym for one word in the bottom set of brackets.

Remember, there that is only one possible pair.

 

(AGGRAVATE  IRRIGATE  CONGREGATE)

(GATHER  WEAR  START)

 

JUDICIARY

THEATRE

DIAGNOSIS

ALIBI

RADIOLOGY

For questions 28 - 33, select a word from the top set of brackets which is a synonym for one word in the bottom set of brackets.

Remember, there is only one possible pair.

 

(CATARACT  CATALYST  QUATRAIN)

(RESIST  COERCE  TRIGGER)

 

JUDICIARY

THEATRE

DIAGNOSIS

ALIBI

RADIOLOGY

For questions 28 - 33, select a word from the top set of brackets which is a synonym for one word in the bottom set of brackets.

Remember, there is only one possible pair.

 

(DELIBERATE  DEBATE  DEBONAIR)

(CONDEMN  COLLATE  CONSIDER)

 

JUDICIARY

THEATRE

DIAGNOSIS

ALIBI

RADIOLOGY

In questions 34 - 39, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

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

 

 

The play was two hours long with a twenty minute (nevrail).

In questions 34 - 39, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

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

 

 

A (ortsanihi) is someone who studies people and events from the past.

In questions 34 - 39, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

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

 

 

The sun-drench beaches and cool evening breeze make Portugal an unforgettable holiday (natniotseid).

In questions 34 - 39, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

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

 

 

I made a (plutacide) copy of the document in case I lost the original.

In questions 34 - 39, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

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

 

 

The (renairt) is rough so you should bring sensible footwear.

In questions 34 - 39, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

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

 

 

The teacher (midisseds) the class early as it was the end of term.

In questions 40 - 45, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

 

Angela preferred javelin to other at _ _ _ _ _ _ s events.  

 

Write the missing word out in full.

In questions 40 - 45, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

 

Fiona ap _ _ _ _ _ _ _ d because she'd upset her mother.  

 

Write the missing word out in full.

 

In questions 40 - 45, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

 

The school is pr _ _ _ _ _ _ _ us.

 

Write the missing word out in full.

 

In questions 40 - 45, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

 

Honesty and loyalty are a _ _ _ _ _ _ le qualities in a person.

 

Write the missing word out in full.

In questions 40 - 45, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

 

If you make a p _ _ _ _ _ e, it is important you keep it.

 

Write the missing word out in full.

In questions 40 - 45, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

 

The flowers had a beautiful fr _ _ _ _ _ _ e.

 

Write the missing word out in full.

In questions 46 - 54, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

The key to perfect cupcakes is not opening the oven ____________ (1) until at least the last 3/4 of the cooking time.  This will ensure that the hot air does not escape the oven and ____________ (2) the overall temperature. The best way to check if your cakes are cooked is to ____________ (3) press the sponge in the centre. If the cake ____________ (4) up afterwards with no fingerprint left behind, it is ready. ____________ (5), dig a skewer into the middle of your cake - if it comes out clean then your cakes are ready! It is also a good idea to let your cakes fully cool down before you ____________ (6) icing otherwise it may melt. Use can use sprinkles and chopped nuts to ____________ (7) your cakes and make them look even more ____________ (8). Store your cakes in an air-tight ____________ (9) to keep them fresh.

 

 

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

HATCH

GLASS

DOOR

OPEN

In questions 46 - 54, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

The key to perfect cupcakes is not opening the oven ____________ (1) until at least the last 3/4 of the cooking time.  This will ensure that the hot air does not escape the oven and ____________ (2) the overall temperature. The best way to check if your cakes are cooked is to ____________ (3) press the sponge in the centre. If the cake ____________ (4) up afterwards with no fingerprint left behind, it is ready. ____________ (5), dig a skewer into the middle of your cake - if it comes out clean then your cakes are ready! It is also a good idea to let your cakes fully cool down before you ____________ (6) icing otherwise it may melt. Use can use sprinkles and chopped nuts to ____________ (7) your cakes and make them look even more ____________ (8). Store your cakes in an air-tight ____________ (9) to keep them fresh.

 

 

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

INCREASE

HEIGHTEN

DECREASE

EXPAND

In questions 46 - 54, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

The key to perfect cupcakes is not opening the oven ____________ (1) until at least the last 3/4 of the cooking time.  This will ensure that the hot air does not escape the oven and ____________ (2) the overall temperature. The best way to check if your cakes are cooked is to ____________ (3) press the sponge in the centre. If the cake ____________ (4) up afterwards with no fingerprint left behind, it is ready. ____________ (5), dig a skewer into the middle of your cake - if it comes out clean then your cakes are ready! It is also a good idea to let your cakes fully cool down before you ____________ (6) icing otherwise it may melt. Use can use sprinkles and chopped nuts to ____________ (7) your cakes and make them look even more ____________ (8). Store your cakes in an air-tight ____________ (9) to keep them fresh.

 

 

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

QUIETLY

GENTLY

CARELESSLY

SLOWLY

In questions 46 - 54, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

The key to perfect cupcakes is not opening the oven ____________ (1) until at least the last 3/4 of the cooking time.  This will ensure that the hot air does not escape the oven and ____________ (2) the overall temperature. The best way to check if your cakes are cooked is to ____________ (3) press the sponge in the centre. If the cake ____________ (4) up afterwards with no fingerprint left behind, it is ready. ____________ (5), dig a skewer into the middle of your cake - if it comes out clean then your cakes are ready! It is also a good idea to let your cakes fully cool down before you ____________ (6) icing otherwise it may melt. Use can use sprinkles and chopped nuts to ____________ (7) your cakes and make them look even more ____________ (8). Store your cakes in an air-tight ____________ (9) to keep them fresh.

 

 

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

EXPLODES

MELTS

BOUNCES

SLIDES

In questions 46 - 54, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

The key to perfect cupcakes is not opening the oven ____________ (1) until at least the last 3/4 of the cooking time.  This will ensure that the hot air does not escape the oven and ____________ (2) the overall temperature. The best way to check if your cakes are cooked is to ____________ (3) press the sponge in the centre. If the cake ____________ (4) up afterwards with no fingerprint left behind, it is ready. ____________ (5), dig a skewer into the middle of your cake - if it comes out clean then your cakes are ready! It is also a good idea to let your cakes fully cool down before you ____________ (6) icing otherwise it may melt. Use can use sprinkles and chopped nuts to ____________ (7) your cakes and make them look even more ____________ (8). Store your cakes in an air-tight ____________ (9) to keep them fresh.

 

 

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

FIRSTLY

ALTERNATIVELY

REGULARLY

BEFORE

In questions 46 - 54, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

The key to perfect cupcakes is not opening the oven ____________ (1) until at least the last 3/4 of the cooking time.  This will ensure that the hot air does not escape the oven and ____________ (2) the overall temperature. The best way to check if your cakes are cooked is to ____________ (3) press the sponge in the centre. If the cake ____________ (4) up afterwards with no fingerprint left behind, it is ready. ____________ (5), dig a skewer into the middle of your cake - if it comes out clean then your cakes are ready! It is also a good idea to let your cakes fully cool down before you ____________ (6) icing otherwise it may melt. Use can use sprinkles and chopped nuts to ____________ (7) your cakes and make them look even more ____________ (8). Store your cakes in an air-tight ____________ (9) to keep them fresh.

 

 

Select the best option for word (6) from the list below.

STIR

STORE

DISINTEGRATE

APPLY

In questions 46 - 54, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

The key to perfect cupcakes is not opening the oven ____________ (1) until at least the last 3/4 of the cooking time.  This will ensure that the hot air does not escape the oven and ____________ (2) the overall temperature. The best way to check if your cakes are cooked is to ____________ (3) press the sponge in the centre. If the cake ____________ (4) up afterwards with no fingerprint left behind, it is ready. ____________ (5), dig a skewer into the middle of your cake - if it comes out clean then your cakes are ready! It is also a good idea to let your cakes fully cool down before you ____________ (6) icing otherwise it may melt. Use can use sprinkles and chopped nuts to ____________ (7) your cakes and make them look even more ____________ (8). Store your cakes in an air-tight ____________ (9) to keep them fresh.

 

 

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

ADD

DEMYSTIFY

IMPROVE

DECORATE

In questions 46 - 54, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

The key to perfect cupcakes is not opening the oven ____________ (1) until at least the last 3/4 of the cooking time.  This will ensure that the hot air does not escape the oven and ____________ (2) the overall temperature. The best way to check if your cakes are cooked is to ____________ (3) press the sponge in the centre. If the cake ____________ (4) up afterwards with no fingerprint left behind, it is ready. ____________ (5), dig a skewer into the middle of your cake - if it comes out clean then your cakes are ready! It is also a good idea to let your cakes fully cool down before you ____________ (6) icing otherwise it may melt. Use can use sprinkles and chopped nuts to ____________ (7) your cakes and make them look even more ____________ (8). Store your cakes in an air-tight ____________ (9) to keep them fresh.

 

 

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

FRESH

APPETISING

STURDY

ORGANIC

In questions 46 - 54, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

The key to perfect cupcakes is not opening the oven ____________ (1) until at least the last 3/4 of the cooking time.  This will ensure that the hot air does not escape the oven and ____________ (2) the overall temperature. The best way to check if your cakes are cooked is to ____________ (3) press the sponge in the centre. If the cake ____________ (4) up afterwards with no fingerprint left behind, it is ready. ____________ (5), dig a skewer into the middle of your cake - if it comes out clean then your cakes are ready! It is also a good idea to let your cakes fully cool down before you ____________ (6) icing otherwise it may melt. Use can use sprinkles and chopped nuts to ____________ (7) your cakes and make them look even more ____________ (8). Store your cakes in an air-tight ____________ (9) to keep them fresh.

 

 

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

BORDER

PLATE

CONTAINER

FRIDGE

  • Question 1

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below.  For this first section (questions 1- 9) you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

Her First Ball- 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 2

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below.  For this first section (questions 1 - 9) you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

Her First Ball- 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 (lines 7-8).
  • Question 3

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below.  For this first section (questions 1- 9) you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

Her First Ball- 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 4

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below.  For this first section (questions 1 - 9) you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

Her First Ball- Katherine Mansfield.  Chapter 1.

 

 

Which of the following characters is Leila related to?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
d) All of the above
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is d. 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 5

COMPREHENSION

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the first extract.  For this first section (questions 1 - 9) you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

Her First Ball- 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 6

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- 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 7

COMPREHENSION

 

Read the passage below, which continues on from the first extract.  For this first section (questions 1 - 9) you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

Her First Ball- 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) Simile
d) Metaphor
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are a and d. 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 8

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- 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 9

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below.  For this first section (questions 1 - 9) you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

Her First Ball- 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 10

For questions 10 - 15, you should identify a word from the first bracket that is an antonym for a word in the second bracket. 

 

(SHARP, DELICIOUS, PUNGENT)   (SWEET, SOUR, CHEWY)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The correct pairing is SHARP and SWEET. The word 'sharp' can also mean 'sour'.
  • Question 11

For questions 10 - 15, you should identify a word from the first bracket that is an antonym for a word in the second bracket. 

 

(ENORMOUS, TINY, WIDE)      (EXPANDING, MINUTE, LUMINOUS)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer pairing is ENORMOUS and MINUTE. The word 'minute' is used to describe something small.
  • Question 12

For questions 10 - 15, you should identify a word from the first bracket that is an antonym for a word in the second bracket. 

 

(LITHE, JUBILANT, SILENT)      (TRANQUIL, GARGANTUAN, RIGID)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer pairing is LITHE and RIGID.
  • Question 13

For questions 10 - 15, you should identify a word from the first bracket that is an antonym for a word in the second bracket. 

 

(VIBRANT, HONEST, FACETIOUS)    (FLIPPANT, DEEP, ANCIENT)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The right answer pairing is HONEST and DISENGENUOUS.
  • Question 14

For questions 10 - 15, you should identify a word from the first bracket that is an antonym for a word in the second bracket. 

 

(FEARFUL, EMPHATIC, CYNICAL)    (OPTIMISTIC, HORROR, EXCITABLE)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The correct pairing is CYNICAL and OPTIMISTIC.
  • Question 15

For questions 11 - 15, you should identify a word from the first bracket that is an antonym for a word in the second bracket. 

 

(GREGARIOUS,AVID,LANGUID)  (APATHETIC,CORROSIVE,ELEMENTARY)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The correct pairing is AVID and APATHETIC.
  • Question 16

In questions 16 - 21, you need to look at the sentence below and find the 4 letter word that is hiding. 

 

It can be found by looking at the ends of one word and the start of another, for example: the atlas = HEAT.

 

Maria had a kiwi this morning. 

CORRECT ANSWER
c) WITH
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is WITH. It is hidden between the words 'kiwi this', with two letters on each side of the space.
  • Question 17

In questions 16 - 21, you need to look at the sentence below and find the 4 letter word that is hiding. 

 

It can be found by looking at the ends of one word and the start of another, for example: the atlas = HEAT.

 

The table and chairs were antique. 

CORRECT ANSWER
c) LEAN
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is LEAN. It is hidden between the words 'table and', with two letters on each side of the space.
  • Question 18

In questions 16 - 21, you need to look at the sentence below and find the 4 letter word that is hiding. 

 

It can be found by looking at the ends of one word and the start of another, for example: the atlas = HEAT.

 

Have a go at playing guitar.

CORRECT ANSWER
a) GOAT
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is GOAT. It is hidden in the words 'go at'.
  • Question 19

In questions 16 - 21, you need to look at the sentence below and find the 4 letter word that is hiding. 

 

It can be found by looking at the ends of one word and the start of another, for example: the atlas = HEAT.

 

In the classroom, the ventilation was poor.

CORRECT ANSWER
e) EVEN
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is EVEN. It is hidden between the words 'the ventilation', with one letter on the left side of the space and three on the right.
  • Question 20

In questions 16 - 21, you need to look at the sentence below and find the 4 letter word that is hiding. 

 

It can be found by looking at the ends of one word and the start of another, for example: the atlas = HEAT.


Let yoga mend your poor posture.

CORRECT ANSWER
d) GAME
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is GAME. It is hidden between the words 'yoga mend', with two letters on the left side of the space and two on the right.
  • Question 21

In questions 16 - 21, you need to look at the sentence below and find the 4 letter word that is hiding. 

 

It can be found by looking at the ends of one word and the start of another, for example: the atlas = HEAT.


When you're older, you'll appreciate having such a fine education.

CORRECT ANSWER
c) NEED
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is NEED. It is hidden between the words 'fine education', with two letters on the left side of the space and two on the right.
  • Question 22

For questions 22 - 27, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
c) SOIL
e) STONES
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer pairing is SOIL and STONES. The other three things are all edible (can be eaten).
  • Question 23

For questions 22 - 27, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
c) MOUSE
d) ROUND
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer pairing is MOUSE and ROUND. The other three words describe size.
  • Question 24

For questions 22 - 27, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
LIBYA
UGANDA
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer pairing is LIBYA and UGANDA. The other three words are all European countries. LIBYA and UGANDA are African countries.
  • Question 25

For questions 22 - 27, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group.

CORRECT ANSWER
SING
FIND
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer pairing is SING and FIND. They are present tense verbs. The other three words are all past tense verbs.
  • Question 26

For questions 22 - 27, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
CAT
UMBRELLA
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer pairing is CAT and UMBRELLA. They are concrete nouns. The other three words are abstract nouns.
  • Question 27

For questions 22 - 27, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
JUDICIARY
ALIBI
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer pairing is JUDICIARY and ALIBI. They are words associated with law. The other three words are all medical words.
  • Question 28

For questions 28 - 33, select a word from the top set of brackets which is a synonym for one word in the bottom set of brackets.

Remember, there is only one possible pair.

 

(EXPOUND  EXPLAIN  EXPIRE) 

(DIE  QUESTION  LEAVE)

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer pairing is EXPIRE and DIE.
  • Question 29

For questions 28 - 33, select a word from the top set of brackets which is a synonym for one word in the bottom set of brackets.

Remember, there is only one possible pair.

 

(ENDEAVOUR  SUCCEED  ELEVATE) 

(FAIL  TRY  DREAM)

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer pairing is ENDEAVOUR and TRY.
  • Question 30

For questions 28 - 33, select a word from the top set of brackets which is a synonym for one word in the bottom set of brackets.

Remember, there is only one possible pair.

 

(ECCENTRIC  EMOTIVE  ENTHUSIASTIC)  

(ODD  SLOW  LETHARGIC)

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer pairing is ECCENTRIC and ODD.
  • Question 31

For questions 28 - 33, select a word from the top set of brackets which is a synonym for one word in the bottom set of brackets.

Remember, there that is only one possible pair.

 

(AGGRAVATE  IRRIGATE  CONGREGATE)

(GATHER  WEAR  START)

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer pairing is CONGREGATE and GATHER.
  • Question 32

For questions 28 - 33, select a word from the top set of brackets which is a synonym for one word in the bottom set of brackets.

Remember, there is only one possible pair.

 

(CATARACT  CATALYST  QUATRAIN)

(RESIST  COERCE  TRIGGER)

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer pairing is CATALYST and TRIGGER.
  • Question 33

For questions 28 - 33, select a word from the top set of brackets which is a synonym for one word in the bottom set of brackets.

Remember, there is only one possible pair.

 

(DELIBERATE  DEBATE  DEBONAIR)

(CONDEMN  COLLATE  CONSIDER)

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer pairing is DEBATE and CONSIDER.
  • Question 34

In questions 34 - 39, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

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

 

 

The play was two hours long with a twenty minute (nevrail).

CORRECT ANSWER
Interval
EDDIE SAYS
Once the word has been un-jumbled, it becomes INTERVAL. Make sure you use all letters, especially with plural words as it is easy to miss the 'S' off the end.
  • Question 35

In questions 34 - 39, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

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

 

 

A (ortsanihi) is someone who studies people and events from the past.

CORRECT ANSWER
Historian
EDDIE SAYS
Once the word has been un-jumbled, it becomes HISTORIAN. Make sure you use all letters, especially with plural words as it is easy to miss the 'S' off the end.
  • Question 36

In questions 34 - 39, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

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

 

 

The sun-drench beaches and cool evening breeze make Portugal an unforgettable holiday (natniotseid).

CORRECT ANSWER
Destination
EDDIE SAYS
Once the word has been un-jumbled, it becomes DESTINATION. Make sure you use all letters, especially with plural words as it is easy to miss the 'S' off the end.
  • Question 37

In questions 34 - 39, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

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

 

 

I made a (plutacide) copy of the document in case I lost the original.

CORRECT ANSWER
Duplicate
EDDIE SAYS
Once the word has been un-jumbled, it becomes DUPLICATE. Make sure you use all letters, especially with plural words as it is easy to miss the 'S' off the end.
  • Question 38

In questions 34 - 39, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

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

 

 

The (renairt) is rough so you should bring sensible footwear.

CORRECT ANSWER
Terrain
EDDIE SAYS
Once the word has been un-jumbled, it becomes TERRAIN. Make sure you use all letters, especially with plural words as it is easy to miss the 'S' off the end.
  • Question 39

In questions 34 - 39, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

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

 

 

The teacher (midisseds) the class early as it was the end of term.

CORRECT ANSWER
Dismissed
EDDIE SAYS
Once the word has been un-jumbled, it becomes DISMISSED. Make sure you use all letters, especially with plural words as it is easy to miss the 'S' off the end.
  • Question 40

In questions 40 - 45, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

 

Angela preferred javelin to other at _ _ _ _ _ _ s events.  

 

Write the missing word out in full.

CORRECT ANSWER
Athletics
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is athletics.
  • Question 41

In questions 40 - 45, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

 

Fiona ap _ _ _ _ _ _ _ d because she'd upset her mother.  

 

Write the missing word out in full.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Apologised
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is apologised.
  • Question 42

In questions 40 - 45, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

 

The school is pr _ _ _ _ _ _ _ us.

 

Write the missing word out in full.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Prestigious
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is prestigious.
  • Question 43

In questions 40 - 45, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

 

Honesty and loyalty are a _ _ _ _ _ _ le qualities in a person.

 

Write the missing word out in full.

CORRECT ANSWER
Admirable
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is admirable.
  • Question 44

In questions 40 - 45, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

 

If you make a p _ _ _ _ _ e, it is important you keep it.

 

Write the missing word out in full.

CORRECT ANSWER
Promise
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is promise.
  • Question 45

In questions 40 - 45, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

 

The flowers had a beautiful fr _ _ _ _ _ _ e.

 

Write the missing word out in full.

CORRECT ANSWER
Fragrance
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is fragrance.
  • Question 46

In questions 46 - 54, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

The key to perfect cupcakes is not opening the oven ____________ (1) until at least the last 3/4 of the cooking time.  This will ensure that the hot air does not escape the oven and ____________ (2) the overall temperature. The best way to check if your cakes are cooked is to ____________ (3) press the sponge in the centre. If the cake ____________ (4) up afterwards with no fingerprint left behind, it is ready. ____________ (5), dig a skewer into the middle of your cake - if it comes out clean then your cakes are ready! It is also a good idea to let your cakes fully cool down before you ____________ (6) icing otherwise it may melt. Use can use sprinkles and chopped nuts to ____________ (7) your cakes and make them look even more ____________ (8). Store your cakes in an air-tight ____________ (9) to keep them fresh.

 

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
DOOR
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is DOOR.
  • Question 47

In questions 46 - 54, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

The key to perfect cupcakes is not opening the oven ____________ (1) until at least the last 3/4 of the cooking time.  This will ensure that the hot air does not escape the oven and ____________ (2) the overall temperature. The best way to check if your cakes are cooked is to ____________ (3) press the sponge in the centre. If the cake ____________ (4) up afterwards with no fingerprint left behind, it is ready. ____________ (5), dig a skewer into the middle of your cake - if it comes out clean then your cakes are ready! It is also a good idea to let your cakes fully cool down before you ____________ (6) icing otherwise it may melt. Use can use sprinkles and chopped nuts to ____________ (7) your cakes and make them look even more ____________ (8). Store your cakes in an air-tight ____________ (9) to keep them fresh.

 

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
DECREASE
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is DECREASE.
  • Question 48

In questions 46 - 54, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

The key to perfect cupcakes is not opening the oven ____________ (1) until at least the last 3/4 of the cooking time.  This will ensure that the hot air does not escape the oven and ____________ (2) the overall temperature. The best way to check if your cakes are cooked is to ____________ (3) press the sponge in the centre. If the cake ____________ (4) up afterwards with no fingerprint left behind, it is ready. ____________ (5), dig a skewer into the middle of your cake - if it comes out clean then your cakes are ready! It is also a good idea to let your cakes fully cool down before you ____________ (6) icing otherwise it may melt. Use can use sprinkles and chopped nuts to ____________ (7) your cakes and make them look even more ____________ (8). Store your cakes in an air-tight ____________ (9) to keep them fresh.

 

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
GENTLY
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is GENTLY.
  • Question 49

In questions 46 - 54, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

The key to perfect cupcakes is not opening the oven ____________ (1) until at least the last 3/4 of the cooking time.  This will ensure that the hot air does not escape the oven and ____________ (2) the overall temperature. The best way to check if your cakes are cooked is to ____________ (3) press the sponge in the centre. If the cake ____________ (4) up afterwards with no fingerprint left behind, it is ready. ____________ (5), dig a skewer into the middle of your cake - if it comes out clean then your cakes are ready! It is also a good idea to let your cakes fully cool down before you ____________ (6) icing otherwise it may melt. Use can use sprinkles and chopped nuts to ____________ (7) your cakes and make them look even more ____________ (8). Store your cakes in an air-tight ____________ (9) to keep them fresh.

 

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
BOUNCES
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is BOUNCES.
  • Question 50

In questions 46 - 54, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

The key to perfect cupcakes is not opening the oven ____________ (1) until at least the last 3/4 of the cooking time.  This will ensure that the hot air does not escape the oven and ____________ (2) the overall temperature. The best way to check if your cakes are cooked is to ____________ (3) press the sponge in the centre. If the cake ____________ (4) up afterwards with no fingerprint left behind, it is ready. ____________ (5), dig a skewer into the middle of your cake - if it comes out clean then your cakes are ready! It is also a good idea to let your cakes fully cool down before you ____________ (6) icing otherwise it may melt. Use can use sprinkles and chopped nuts to ____________ (7) your cakes and make them look even more ____________ (8). Store your cakes in an air-tight ____________ (9) to keep them fresh.

 

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
ALTERNATIVELY
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is ALTERNATIVELY.
  • Question 51

In questions 46 - 54, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

The key to perfect cupcakes is not opening the oven ____________ (1) until at least the last 3/4 of the cooking time.  This will ensure that the hot air does not escape the oven and ____________ (2) the overall temperature. The best way to check if your cakes are cooked is to ____________ (3) press the sponge in the centre. If the cake ____________ (4) up afterwards with no fingerprint left behind, it is ready. ____________ (5), dig a skewer into the middle of your cake - if it comes out clean then your cakes are ready! It is also a good idea to let your cakes fully cool down before you ____________ (6) icing otherwise it may melt. Use can use sprinkles and chopped nuts to ____________ (7) your cakes and make them look even more ____________ (8). Store your cakes in an air-tight ____________ (9) to keep them fresh.

 

 

Select the best option for word (6) from the list below.

CORRECT ANSWER
APPLY
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is APPLY.
  • Question 52

In questions 46 - 54, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

The key to perfect cupcakes is not opening the oven ____________ (1) until at least the last 3/4 of the cooking time.  This will ensure that the hot air does not escape the oven and ____________ (2) the overall temperature. The best way to check if your cakes are cooked is to ____________ (3) press the sponge in the centre. If the cake ____________ (4) up afterwards with no fingerprint left behind, it is ready. ____________ (5), dig a skewer into the middle of your cake - if it comes out clean then your cakes are ready! It is also a good idea to let your cakes fully cool down before you ____________ (6) icing otherwise it may melt. Use can use sprinkles and chopped nuts to ____________ (7) your cakes and make them look even more ____________ (8). Store your cakes in an air-tight ____________ (9) to keep them fresh.

 

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
DECORATE
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is DECORATE.
  • Question 53

In questions 46 - 54, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

The key to perfect cupcakes is not opening the oven ____________ (1) until at least the last 3/4 of the cooking time.  This will ensure that the hot air does not escape the oven and ____________ (2) the overall temperature. The best way to check if your cakes are cooked is to ____________ (3) press the sponge in the centre. If the cake ____________ (4) up afterwards with no fingerprint left behind, it is ready. ____________ (5), dig a skewer into the middle of your cake - if it comes out clean then your cakes are ready! It is also a good idea to let your cakes fully cool down before you ____________ (6) icing otherwise it may melt. Use can use sprinkles and chopped nuts to ____________ (7) your cakes and make them look even more ____________ (8). Store your cakes in an air-tight ____________ (9) to keep them fresh.

 

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
APPETISING
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is APPETISING.
  • Question 54

In questions 46 - 54, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

 

The key to perfect cupcakes is not opening the oven ____________ (1) until at least the last 3/4 of the cooking time.  This will ensure that the hot air does not escape the oven and ____________ (2) the overall temperature. The best way to check if your cakes are cooked is to ____________ (3) press the sponge in the centre. If the cake ____________ (4) up afterwards with no fingerprint left behind, it is ready. ____________ (5), dig a skewer into the middle of your cake - if it comes out clean then your cakes are ready! It is also a good idea to let your cakes fully cool down before you ____________ (6) icing otherwise it may melt. Use can use sprinkles and chopped nuts to ____________ (7) your cakes and make them look even more ____________ (8). Store your cakes in an air-tight ____________ (9) to keep them fresh.

 

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
CONTAINER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is CONTAINER.
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