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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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For questions 1 - 6, select a word from the left set of brackets which is an antonym for one word in the right set of brackets.

Remember, there that is only one possible pair.

 

(PLEASANT  RICH  NOISY)    (VIBRANT  PALLID  TRANQUIL)

For questions 1 - 6, select a word from the left set of brackets which is an antonym for one word in the right set of brackets.

Remember, there is only one possible pair.

 

(FEARFUL  NEW  EXCITING)    (TREPIDATION  POWER  VALIANT)

For questions 1 - 6, select a word from the left set of brackets which is an antonym for one word in the right set of brackets.

Remember, there is only one possible pair.

 

(BUSTLING  CALM  IRKSOME)     (TURBULENT  USURPING  MALEVOLENT)

For questions 1 - 6, select a word from the left set of brackets which is an antonym for one word in the right set of brackets.

Remember, there is only one possible pair.

 

(VIVACIOUS  ECSTATIC  CRASS)   (DISTRAUGHT  BRASH  DREAMING)

For questions 1 - 6, select a word from the left set of brackets which is an antonym for one word in the right set of brackets.

Remember, there is only one possible pair.

 

(UTOPIA  OCEAN  GARDEN)    (ROOM  HAVEN  HELL)

For questions 1 - 6, select a word from the left set of brackets which is an antonym for one word in the right set of brackets.

Remember, there is only one possible pair.

 

(ABRASIVE  FLEXIBLE  ROBUST) (LANGUID  SMOOTH  INTELLIGENT)

For questions 7 - 12, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group.

a) WAVES

b) SUN

c) TIDE

d) WIND

e) SEA

For questions 7 - 12, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group.

a) LOOK

b) VIEW

c) SCENE

d) SOUND

e) OBSERVE

For questions 7 - 12, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group.

a) LONDON

b) BIRMINGHAM

c) BRISTOL

d) DUBLIN

e) GLASGOW

For questions 7 - 12, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group.

a) SLOW

b) HURRY

c) HASTE

d) LETHARGIC

e) SLUGGISH

For questions 7 - 12, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group.

a) SILVER

b) WOOD

c) BRONZE

d) STONE

e) PLATINUM

For questions 7 - 12, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group.

a) INTERIM

b) VIBRANT

c) MANIFOLD

d) ENVELOPE

e) LUSTRE

In questions 13 - 18, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

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

 

She had been singing since she was a child when she was a soprano in the school (richo).

In questions 13 - 18, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

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

 

Although Jenny was good with standard equations, (bragela) still presented quite a challenge.

In questions 13 - 18, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

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

 

The guard dogs patrolled the (trimperee) of the old stately home.

In questions 13 - 18, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

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

 

The (chipskrew) had been at the bottom of the sea for over a hundred years.

In questions 13 - 18, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

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

 

Puff pastry is made by kneading alternate (syrale) of butter and dough.

In questions 13 - 18, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

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

 

Countries closer to the (quotare) tend to have hot and dry climates.

In questions 19 - 24, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

When baking, it is a good idea to follow a r _ _ _ _ e.

 

Give your answer as a full word.

In questions 19 - 24, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

There was a sinister a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ re in the old castle.

 

Give your answer as a full word.

In questions 19 - 24, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

It would be foolish to put on a play without a r _ _ _ _ _ _  al.

 

Give your answer as a full word.

In questions 19 - 24, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

He h _ _ _ _ _ _ ly packed his suitcase because he was worried about missing the flight.

 

Give your answer as a full word.

In questions 19 - 24, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

The restaurant aimed to provide customers with a go _ _ _ _ t fine-dining experience.

 

Give your answer as a full word.

In questions 19 - 24, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

Many people thought the doctor was ec _ _ _ _ _ ic because he wore colourful clothes.

 

Give your answer as a full word.

For questions 25 - 30, you should identify a word from the right bracket that is a synonym for a word in the left bracket. 

 

(LAZY, USEFUL CRY)    (SAD, SLEEPY, IDLE)

For questions 25 - 30, you should identify a word from the right bracket that is a synonym for a word in the left bracket. 

 

(HAIRY, TIMID, LONG)    (PROUD, CURLY, SHY)

For questions 25 - 30, you should identify a word from the right bracket that is a synonym for a word in the left bracket. 

 

(OLD, ANGRY, DELICIOUS)    (ANTIQUE, ECCENTRIC, DENSE)

For questions 25 - 30, you should identify a word from the right bracket that is a synonym for a word in the left bracket. 

 

(STURDY, WINDY, BEACH)    (HURRIED, SOUND, CLANGING)

For questions 25 - 30, you should identify a word from the right bracket that is a synonym for a word in the left bracket. 

 

(JUNGLE, GREEN, FERAL)    (WILD, AIRBORNE, FLORAL)

For questions 25 - 30, you should identify a word from the right bracket that is a synonym for a word in the left bracket. 

 

(REFRAIN, REFER, REVERT)    (AVOID, AVENGE, AVAIL)

In questions 31 - 39, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

What makes good blog writing? Firstly, you should opt for a subject that people will find __________ (1). Use the __________ (2) to research news websites and trending search words to see what people are reading about online. Keep your writing style __________ (3) and snappy. This will ensure that your reader doesn’t get __________ (4). This means they will read your __________ (5) blog-post and spend more time browsing your site. It’s vital that your spelling and __________ (6) are accurate to give your work a __________ (7) finish. This will help your audience to view your blog as a __________ (8) source of information. To improve your __________ (9) on search-engines, include links to other websites and online videos in your article.

 

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

TEDIOUS

INTIMIDATING

PLEASANT

INTERESTING

In questions 31 - 39, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

What makes good blog writing? Firstly, you should opt for a subject that people will find __________ (1). Use the __________ (2) to research news websites and trending search words to see what people are reading about online. Keep your writing style __________ (3) and snappy. This will ensure that your reader doesn’t get __________ (4). This means they will read your __________ (5) blog-post and spend more time browsing your site. It’s vital that your spelling and __________ (6) are accurate to give your work a __________ (7) finish. This will help your audience to view your blog as a __________ (8) source of information. To improve your __________ (9) on search-engines, include links to other websites and online videos in your article.

 

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

LIBRARY

GYM

INTERNET

BUS

In questions 31 - 39, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

What makes good blog writing? Firstly, you should opt for a subject that people will find __________ (1). Use the __________ (2) to research news websites and trending search words to see what people are reading about online. Keep your writing style __________ (3) and snappy. This will ensure that your reader doesn’t get __________ (4). This means they will read your __________ (5) blog-post and spend more time browsing your site. It’s vital that your spelling and __________ (6) are accurate to give your work a __________ (7) finish. This will help your audience to view your blog as a __________ (8) source of information. To improve your __________ (9) on search-engines, include links to other websites and online videos in your article.

 

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

LENGTHY

OPEN

STANDARD

SHORT

In questions 31 - 39, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

What makes good blog writing? Firstly, you should opt for a subject that people will find __________ (1). Use the __________ (2) to research news websites and trending search words to see what people are reading about online. Keep your writing style __________ (3) and snappy. This will ensure that your reader doesn’t get __________ (4). This means they will read your __________ (5) blog-post and spend more time browsing your site. It’s vital that your spelling and __________ (6) are accurate to give your work a __________ (7) finish. This will help your audience to view your blog as a __________ (8) source of information. To improve your __________ (9) on search-engines, include links to other websites and online videos in your article.

 

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

TIRED

BORED

ILL

ANNOYED

In questions 31 - 39, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

What makes good blog writing? Firstly, you should opt for a subject that people will find __________ (1). Use the __________ (2) to research news websites and trending search words to see what people are reading about online. Keep your writing style __________ (3) and snappy. This will ensure that your reader doesn’t get __________ (4). This means they will read your __________ (5) blog-post and spend more time browsing your site. It’s vital that your spelling and __________ (6) are accurate to give your work a __________ (7) finish. This will help your audience to view your blog as a __________ (8) source of information. To improve your __________ (9) on search-engines, include links to other websites and online videos in your article.

 

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

ENTIRE

MANY

PARTIAL

TRAGIC

In questions 31 - 39, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

What makes good blog writing? Firstly, you should opt for a subject that people will find __________ (1). Use the __________ (2) to research news websites and trending search words to see what people are reading about online. Keep your writing style __________ (3) and snappy. This will ensure that your reader doesn’t get __________ (4). This means they will read your __________ (5) blog-post and spend more time browsing your site. It’s vital that your spelling and __________ (6) are accurate to give your work a __________ (7) finish. This will help your audience to view your blog as a __________ (8) source of information. To improve your __________ (9) on search-engines, include links to other websites and online videos in your article.

 

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

IMAGINATION

GRAMMAR

SPELLING

BULLET-POINTS

In questions 31 - 39, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

What makes good blog writing? Firstly, you should opt for a subject that people will find __________ (1). Use the __________ (2) to research news websites and trending search words to see what people are reading about online. Keep your writing style __________ (3) and snappy. This will ensure that your reader doesn’t get __________ (4). This means they will read your __________ (5) blog-post and spend more time browsing your site. It’s vital that your spelling and __________ (6) are accurate to give your work a __________ (7) finish. This will help your audience to view your blog as a __________ (8) source of information. To improve your __________ (9) on search-engines, include links to other websites and online videos in your article.

 

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

COMPLETED

VARNISHED

PROFESSIONAL

PROVERBIAL

In questions 31 - 39, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

What makes good blog writing? Firstly, you should opt for a subject that people will find __________ (1). Use the __________ (2) to research news websites and trending search words to see what people are reading about online. Keep your writing style __________ (3) and snappy. This will ensure that your reader doesn’t get __________ (4). This means they will read your __________ (5) blog-post and spend more time browsing your site. It’s vital that your spelling and __________ (6) are accurate to give your work a __________ (7) finish. This will help your audience to view your blog as a __________ (8) source of information. To improve your __________ (9) on search-engines, include links to other websites and online videos in your article.

 

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

SENSIBLE

RELIABLE

DECEITFUL

AMBIGUOUS

In questions 31 - 39, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

What makes good blog writing? Firstly, you should opt for a subject that people will find __________ (1). Use the __________ (2) to research news websites and trending search words to see what people are reading about online. Keep your writing style __________ (3) and snappy. This will ensure that your reader doesn’t get __________ (4). This means they will read your __________ (5) blog-post and spend more time browsing your site. It’s vital that your spelling and __________ (6) are accurate to give your work a __________ (7) finish. This will help your audience to view your blog as a __________ (8) source of information. To improve your __________ (9) on search-engines, include links to other websites and online videos in your article.

 

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

PREDICTIONS

RHYTHM

RESULTS

RESIGNS

In questions 40 - 45, 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.

 

It was a great omen for the future. 

 

What two words can the hidden word be found between?

PREDICTIONS

RHYTHM

RESULTS

RESIGNS

In questions 40 - 45, 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 cardboard box enslaved the poor mice.

 

What two words can the hidden word be found between?

PREDICTIONS

RHYTHM

RESULTS

RESIGNS

In questions 40 - 45, 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 staff understand my needs.

 

What two words can the hidden word be found between?

PREDICTIONS

RHYTHM

RESULTS

RESIGNS

In questions 40 - 45, 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.

 

Our waiter ushered us to the table. 

 

What two words can the hidden word be found between?

PREDICTIONS

RHYTHM

RESULTS

RESIGNS

In questions 40 - 45, 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.


Eggs and bacon make for a hearty breakfast.

 

What two words can the hidden word be found between?

PREDICTIONS

RHYTHM

RESULTS

RESIGNS

In questions 40 - 45, 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 exquisite Taj Mahal twinkles in the sun.

 

What two words can the hidden word be found between?

PREDICTIONS

RHYTHM

RESULTS

RESIGNS

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this section (questions 46 - 54), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

In line 1, the author uses the word 'great'. Which of these words best describes the meaning of 'great' in this context?

a) Ancient

b) Super

c) Enormous

d) Annoying

e) Persuasive

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this section (questions 46 - 54), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

Aside from 'three of four chairs', how many other pieces of furniture are there in the room of their house?

a) 3

b) 4

c) 2

d) 5

e) 10

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this section (questions 46 - 54), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

Find the word 'mighty' on line 10. Which word class is 'mighty' here?

a) Adjective

b) Adverb

c) Preposition

d) Noun

e) Pronoun

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this section (questions 46 - 54), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

Why was the grass not green?

a) Because the soil was poisoned

b) Because Dorothy didn't live on Earth

c) Because it had been burnt by the sun

d) Because there was ash in the air

e) It wasn't - Dorothy was just colourblind

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this section (questions 45 - 54), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

The words 'young' and 'pretty' in line 22 are adjectives. Which of the words below is also an adjective?

 

a) Holiday

b) Upon

c) Friendship

d) Maliciously

e) Golden

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this section (questions 46 - 54), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

Who is the only character able to make Dorothy laugh?

 

a) Toto

b) Aunt Em

c) Uncle Henry

d) Herself

e) Her imaginary friend

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this section (questions 46 - 54), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

On line 25, the author describes Aunt Em as 'gaunt'. Which of the words below is a synonym for 'gaunt'?

 

a) Veracious

b) Engorged

c) Emaciated

d) Ubiquitous

e) Superfluous

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this section (questions 46 - 54), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

Why do you think the author chooses for the characters to hear the storm coming before they see it?

a) To build tension

b) To create a cliffhanger

c) To avoid using too many words

d) To tell us more about Uncle Henry

e) Because there isn't actually a storm coming

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this section (questions 46 - 54), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

Read the sentence on line 32 and 33 that begins 'He was grey also...'. How many adjectives are there in this sentence?

a) 0

b) 1

c) 3

d) 5

e) 4

  • Question 1

For questions 1 - 6, select a word from the left set of brackets which is an antonym for one word in the right set of brackets.

Remember, there that is only one possible pair.

 

(PLEASANT  RICH  NOISY)    (VIBRANT  PALLID  TRANQUIL)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer pairing is NOISY and TRANQUIL.
  • Question 2

For questions 1 - 6, select a word from the left set of brackets which is an antonym for one word in the right set of brackets.

Remember, there is only one possible pair.

 

(FEARFUL  NEW  EXCITING)    (TREPIDATION  POWER  VALIANT)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer pairing is FEARFUL and VALIANT.
  • Question 3

For questions 1 - 6, select a word from the left set of brackets which is an antonym for one word in the right set of brackets.

Remember, there is only one possible pair.

 

(BUSTLING  CALM  IRKSOME)     (TURBULENT  USURPING  MALEVOLENT)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer pairing is CALM and TURBULENT.
  • Question 4

For questions 1 - 6, select a word from the left set of brackets which is an antonym for one word in the right set of brackets.

Remember, there is only one possible pair.

 

(VIVACIOUS  ECSTATIC  CRASS)   (DISTRAUGHT  BRASH  DREAMING)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer pairing is ECSTATIC and DISTRAUGHT.
  • Question 5

For questions 1 - 6, select a word from the left set of brackets which is an antonym for one word in the right set of brackets.

Remember, there is only one possible pair.

 

(UTOPIA  OCEAN  GARDEN)    (ROOM  HAVEN  HELL)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer pairing is UTOPIA and HELL.
  • Question 6

For questions 1 - 6, select a word from the left set of brackets which is an antonym for one word in the right set of brackets.

Remember, there is only one possible pair.

 

(ABRASIVE  FLEXIBLE  ROBUST) (LANGUID  SMOOTH  INTELLIGENT)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer pairing is ABRASIVE and SMOOTH.
  • Question 7

For questions 7 - 12, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group.

CORRECT ANSWER
b) SUN
d) WIND
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer pairing is SUN and WIND. The other three words all relate to the sea.
  • Question 8

For questions 7 - 12, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group.

CORRECT ANSWER
c) SCENE
d) SOUND
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer pairing is SCENE and SOUND. The other three words are all verbs related to seeing.
  • Question 9

For questions 7 - 12, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group.

CORRECT ANSWER
d) DUBLIN
e) GLASGOW
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer pairing is DUBLIN and GLASGOW. All five are UK cities but the other three are all in England. Dublin is in Ireland and Glasgow is in Scotland.
  • Question 10

For questions 7 - 12, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group.

CORRECT ANSWER
b) HURRY
c) HASTE
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer pairing is HURRY and HASTE. The other three words are all synonyms for slow.
  • Question 11

For questions 7 - 12, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group.

CORRECT ANSWER
b) WOOD
d) STONE
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer pairing is WOOD and STONE. The other three words are all metals.
  • Question 12

For questions 7 - 12, you need to find the TWO words that do not belong in the group.

CORRECT ANSWER
b) VIBRANT
e) LUSTRE
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer pairing is VIBRANT and LUSTRE. These words have two syllables whereas the other three all have three syllables.
  • Question 13

In questions 13 - 18, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

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

 

She had been singing since she was a child when she was a soprano in the school (richo).

CORRECT ANSWER
Choir
EDDIE SAYS
Once the word has been un-jumbled, it becomes CHOIR. Make sure you use all letters, especially with plural words as it is easy to miss the 'S' off the end.
  • Question 14

In questions 13 - 18, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

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

 

Although Jenny was good with standard equations, (bragela) still presented quite a challenge.

CORRECT ANSWER
Algebra
EDDIE SAYS
Once the word has been un-jumbled, it becomes ALGEBRA. Make sure you use all letters, especially with plural words as it is easy to miss the 'S' off the end.
  • Question 15

In questions 13 - 18, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

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

 

The guard dogs patrolled the (trimperee) of the old stately home.

CORRECT ANSWER
Perimeter
EDDIE SAYS
Once the word has been un-jumbled, it becomes PERIMETER. Make sure you use all letters, especially with plural words as it is easy to miss the 'S' off the end.
  • Question 16

In questions 13 - 18, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

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

 

The (chipskrew) had been at the bottom of the sea for over a hundred years.

CORRECT ANSWER
Shipwreck
EDDIE SAYS
Once the word has been un-jumbled, it becomes SHIPWRECK. Make sure you use all letters, especially with plural words as it is easy to miss the 'S' off the end.
  • Question 17

In questions 13 - 18, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

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

 

Puff pastry is made by kneading alternate (syrale) of butter and dough.

CORRECT ANSWER
Layers
EDDIE SAYS
Once the word has been un-jumbled, it becomes LAYERS. Make sure you use all letters, especially with plural words as it is easy to miss the 'S' off the end.
  • Question 18

In questions 13 - 18, unscramble the word in brackets to make the sentence complete.  

 

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

 

Countries closer to the (quotare) tend to have hot and dry climates.

CORRECT ANSWER
Equator
EDDIE SAYS
Once the word has been un-jumbled, it becomes EQUATOR. Make sure you use all letters, especially with plural words as it is easy to miss the 'S' off the end.
  • Question 19

In questions 19 - 24, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

When baking, it is a good idea to follow a r _ _ _ _ e.

 

Give your answer as a full word.

CORRECT ANSWER
Recipe
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is recipe.
  • Question 20

In questions 19 - 24, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

There was a sinister a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ re in the old castle.

 

Give your answer as a full word.

CORRECT ANSWER
Atmosphere
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is atmopshere.
  • Question 21

In questions 19 - 24, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

It would be foolish to put on a play without a r _ _ _ _ _ _  al.

 

Give your answer as a full word.

CORRECT ANSWER
Rehearsal
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is rehearsal.
  • Question 22

In questions 19 - 24, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

He h _ _ _ _ _ _ ly packed his suitcase because he was worried about missing the flight.

 

Give your answer as a full word.

CORRECT ANSWER
Hurriedly
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is hurriedly.
  • Question 23

In questions 19 - 24, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

The restaurant aimed to provide customers with a go _ _ _ _ t fine-dining experience.

 

Give your answer as a full word.

CORRECT ANSWER
Gourmet
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is gourmet.
  • Question 24

In questions 19 - 24, identify the word that is missing in the sentence below.

 

Some letters have been provided to help you.

 

Many people thought the doctor was ec _ _ _ _ _ ic because he wore colourful clothes.

 

Give your answer as a full word.

CORRECT ANSWER
Eccentric
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is eccentric.
  • Question 25

For questions 25 - 30, you should identify a word from the right bracket that is a synonym for a word in the left bracket. 

 

(LAZY, USEFUL CRY)    (SAD, SLEEPY, IDLE)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The correct pairing is LAZY and IDLE.
  • Question 26

For questions 25 - 30, you should identify a word from the right bracket that is a synonym for a word in the left bracket. 

 

(HAIRY, TIMID, LONG)    (PROUD, CURLY, SHY)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The correct pairing is TIMID and SHY.
  • Question 27

For questions 25 - 30, you should identify a word from the right bracket that is a synonym for a word in the left bracket. 

 

(OLD, ANGRY, DELICIOUS)    (ANTIQUE, ECCENTRIC, DENSE)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer pairing is OLD and ANTIQUE
  • Question 28

For questions 25 - 30, you should identify a word from the right bracket that is a synonym for a word in the left bracket. 

 

(STURDY, WINDY, BEACH)    (HURRIED, SOUND, CLANGING)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The right answer pairing is STURDY and SOUND.
  • Question 29

For questions 25 - 30, you should identify a word from the right bracket that is a synonym for a word in the left bracket. 

 

(JUNGLE, GREEN, FERAL)    (WILD, AIRBORNE, FLORAL)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The right answer pairing is FERAL and WILD.
  • Question 30

For questions 25 - 30, you should identify a word from the right bracket that is a synonym for a word in the left bracket. 

 

(REFRAIN, REFER, REVERT)    (AVOID, AVENGE, AVAIL)

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The right answer pairing is REFRAIN and AVOID.
  • Question 31

In questions 31 - 39, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

What makes good blog writing? Firstly, you should opt for a subject that people will find __________ (1). Use the __________ (2) to research news websites and trending search words to see what people are reading about online. Keep your writing style __________ (3) and snappy. This will ensure that your reader doesn’t get __________ (4). This means they will read your __________ (5) blog-post and spend more time browsing your site. It’s vital that your spelling and __________ (6) are accurate to give your work a __________ (7) finish. This will help your audience to view your blog as a __________ (8) source of information. To improve your __________ (9) on search-engines, include links to other websites and online videos in your article.

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
INTERESTING
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is INTERESTING. This word is most appropriate given the context of the sentence.
  • Question 32

In questions 31 - 39, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

What makes good blog writing? Firstly, you should opt for a subject that people will find __________ (1). Use the __________ (2) to research news websites and trending search words to see what people are reading about online. Keep your writing style __________ (3) and snappy. This will ensure that your reader doesn’t get __________ (4). This means they will read your __________ (5) blog-post and spend more time browsing your site. It’s vital that your spelling and __________ (6) are accurate to give your work a __________ (7) finish. This will help your audience to view your blog as a __________ (8) source of information. To improve your __________ (9) on search-engines, include links to other websites and online videos in your article.

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
INTERNET
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is INTERNET. This word is most appropriate given the context of the sentence.
  • Question 33

In questions 31 - 39, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

What makes good blog writing? Firstly, you should opt for a subject that people will find __________ (1). Use the __________ (2) to research news websites and trending search words to see what people are reading about online. Keep your writing style __________ (3) and snappy. This will ensure that your reader doesn’t get __________ (4). This means they will read your __________ (5) blog-post and spend more time browsing your site. It’s vital that your spelling and __________ (6) are accurate to give your work a __________ (7) finish. This will help your audience to view your blog as a __________ (8) source of information. To improve your __________ (9) on search-engines, include links to other websites and online videos in your article.

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
SHORT
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is SHORT. This word is most appropriate given the context of the sentence.
  • Question 34

In questions 31 - 39, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

What makes good blog writing? Firstly, you should opt for a subject that people will find __________ (1). Use the __________ (2) to research news websites and trending search words to see what people are reading about online. Keep your writing style __________ (3) and snappy. This will ensure that your reader doesn’t get __________ (4). This means they will read your __________ (5) blog-post and spend more time browsing your site. It’s vital that your spelling and __________ (6) are accurate to give your work a __________ (7) finish. This will help your audience to view your blog as a __________ (8) source of information. To improve your __________ (9) on search-engines, include links to other websites and online videos in your article.

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
BORED
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is BORED. This word is most appropriate given the context of the sentence.
  • Question 35

In questions 31 - 39, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

What makes good blog writing? Firstly, you should opt for a subject that people will find __________ (1). Use the __________ (2) to research news websites and trending search words to see what people are reading about online. Keep your writing style __________ (3) and snappy. This will ensure that your reader doesn’t get __________ (4). This means they will read your __________ (5) blog-post and spend more time browsing your site. It’s vital that your spelling and __________ (6) are accurate to give your work a __________ (7) finish. This will help your audience to view your blog as a __________ (8) source of information. To improve your __________ (9) on search-engines, include links to other websites and online videos in your article.

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
ENTIRE
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is ENTIRE. This word is most appropriate given the context of the sentence.
  • Question 36

In questions 31 - 39, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

What makes good blog writing? Firstly, you should opt for a subject that people will find __________ (1). Use the __________ (2) to research news websites and trending search words to see what people are reading about online. Keep your writing style __________ (3) and snappy. This will ensure that your reader doesn’t get __________ (4). This means they will read your __________ (5) blog-post and spend more time browsing your site. It’s vital that your spelling and __________ (6) are accurate to give your work a __________ (7) finish. This will help your audience to view your blog as a __________ (8) source of information. To improve your __________ (9) on search-engines, include links to other websites and online videos in your article.

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
GRAMMAR
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is GRAMMAR. This word is most appropriate given the context of the sentence.
  • Question 37

In questions 31 - 39, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

What makes good blog writing? Firstly, you should opt for a subject that people will find __________ (1). Use the __________ (2) to research news websites and trending search words to see what people are reading about online. Keep your writing style __________ (3) and snappy. This will ensure that your reader doesn’t get __________ (4). This means they will read your __________ (5) blog-post and spend more time browsing your site. It’s vital that your spelling and __________ (6) are accurate to give your work a __________ (7) finish. This will help your audience to view your blog as a __________ (8) source of information. To improve your __________ (9) on search-engines, include links to other websites and online videos in your article.

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
PROFESSIONAL
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is PROFESSIONAL. This word is most appropriate given the context of the sentence.
  • Question 38

In questions 31 - 39, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

What makes good blog writing? Firstly, you should opt for a subject that people will find __________ (1). Use the __________ (2) to research news websites and trending search words to see what people are reading about online. Keep your writing style __________ (3) and snappy. This will ensure that your reader doesn’t get __________ (4). This means they will read your __________ (5) blog-post and spend more time browsing your site. It’s vital that your spelling and __________ (6) are accurate to give your work a __________ (7) finish. This will help your audience to view your blog as a __________ (8) source of information. To improve your __________ (9) on search-engines, include links to other websites and online videos in your article.

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
RELIABLE
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is RELIABLE. This word is most appropriate given the context of the sentence.
  • Question 39

In questions 31 - 39, complete the cloze questions by selecting the relevant word to fit into the passage.

 

What makes good blog writing? Firstly, you should opt for a subject that people will find __________ (1). Use the __________ (2) to research news websites and trending search words to see what people are reading about online. Keep your writing style __________ (3) and snappy. This will ensure that your reader doesn’t get __________ (4). This means they will read your __________ (5) blog-post and spend more time browsing your site. It’s vital that your spelling and __________ (6) are accurate to give your work a __________ (7) finish. This will help your audience to view your blog as a __________ (8) source of information. To improve your __________ (9) on search-engines, include links to other websites and online videos in your article.

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
RESULTS
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is RESULTS. This word is most appropriate given the context of the sentence.
  • Question 40

In questions 40 - 45, 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.

 

It was a great omen for the future. 

 

What two words can the hidden word be found between?

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is ATOM. It is hidden between the words 'great omen', with two letters on each side of the space.
  • Question 41

In questions 40 - 45, 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 cardboard box enslaved the poor mice.

 

What two words can the hidden word be found between?

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is OXEN. It is hidden between the words 'box enslaved', with two letters on each side of the space.
  • Question 42

In questions 40 - 45, 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 staff understand my needs.

 

What two words can the hidden word be found between?

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is FUND. It is hidden between the words 'staff understand', with one letter on one side of the space and three on the other.
  • Question 43

In questions 40 - 45, 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.

 

Our waiter ushered us to the table. 

 

What two words can the hidden word be found between?

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is RUSH. It is hidden between the words 'waiter ushered', with one letter on the left side of the space and three on the right.
  • Question 44

In questions 40 - 45, 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.


Eggs and bacon make for a hearty breakfast.

 

What two words can the hidden word be found between?

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is SAND. It is hidden between the words 'Eggs and', with one letter on the left side of the space and three on the right.
  • Question 45

In questions 40 - 45, 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 exquisite Taj Mahal twinkles in the sun.

 

What two words can the hidden word be found between?

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is HALT. It is hidden between the words 'Mahal twinkles', with three letters on the left side of the space and one on the right.
  • Question 46

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this section (questions 46 - 54), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

In line 1, the author uses the word 'great'. Which of these words best describes the meaning of 'great' in this context?

CORRECT ANSWER
c) Enormous
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is c. In this context, the word 'great' is referring to the size of the plains and describes how big they are.
  • Question 47

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this section (questions 46 - 54), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

Aside from 'three of four chairs', how many other pieces of furniture are there in the room of their house?

CORRECT ANSWER
d) 5
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is d. There are five piece of furniture in the room other than the chairs. These are a cooking stove, a cupboard for dishes, a table, and TWO beds (one for Uncle Henry/Aunt Em and the other for Dorothy).
  • Question 48

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this section (questions 46 - 54), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

Find the word 'mighty' on line 10. Which word class is 'mighty' here?

CORRECT ANSWER
a) Adjective
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is a. The word 'mighty' is an adjective because it describes the 'whirlwinds' (a noun).
  • Question 49

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. 

For this section (questions 46 - 54), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1

 

Why was the grass not green?

CORRECT ANSWER
c) Because it had been burnt by the sun
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is c. Like everything else on the prairie, the grass had been turned grey by the sun.
  • Question 50

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this section (questions 45 - 54), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

The words 'young' and 'pretty' in line 22 are adjectives. Which of the words below is also an adjective?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
e) Golden
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is e. The word 'golden' is an adjective.
  • Question 51

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this section (questions 46 - 54), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

Who is the only character able to make Dorothy laugh?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
a) Toto
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is a. Toto is able to cheer her up. The author tells us this on line 34.
  • Question 52

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this section (questions 46 - 54), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

On line 25, the author describes Aunt Em as 'gaunt'. Which of the words below is a synonym for 'gaunt'?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
c) Emaciated
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is c. Both 'gaunt' and 'emaciated' mean that someone is thin and underfed (or look as if they are).
  • Question 53

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this section (questions 46 - 54), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

Why do you think the author chooses for the characters to hear the storm coming before they see it?

CORRECT ANSWER
a) To build tension
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is a. The author describes the sounds of the storm before it arrives to build tension as, at this point, we (the characters and readers) do not know how bad it will be or how much damage it will cause. We may even worry that someone might get hurt.
  • Question 54

COMPREHENSION 

 

Read the passage below. It continues on from the previous passage.

For this section (questions 46 - 54), you will be asked questions to demonstrate your understanding of the text. 

 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 - extract 2

 

Read the sentence on line 32 and 33 that begins 'He was grey also...'. How many adjectives are there in this sentence?

CORRECT ANSWER
d) 5
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is d. There are five adjectives in this sentence. These are: grey, long, rough, stern and solemn.
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