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What does the 11+ cover, how can I help my child?

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Verbal reasoning is the ability to understand and reason using written and spoken language. It is a crucial component of many academic tests, including the 11+. The tests assess a child’s ability to understand and manipulate written and spoken language, including grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.

To help your child with verbal reasoning, firstly you can start by encouraging them to read widely and regularly. Reading books, newspapers, and magazines can help improve their vocabulary and comprehension skills. Encourage your child to ask questions and explain their thoughts and ideas in their own words.

secondly, you can practice exercises with your child. These can include activities like solving word puzzles, playing word games, and practicing comprehension exercises. Additionally, consider enrolling your child in a tuition centre that offers verbal reasoning tutoring to provide them with extra support and guidance.

Lastly, it’s important to remember that every child learns at their own pace, so be patient and supportive as they work on improving their verbal reasoning skills. With practice and perseverance, your child can improve their verbal reasoning abilities and succeed on tests like the 11+.

Verbal Reasoning tests your child’s knowledge of vocabulary and spelling. For the Trafford CEM test there will also be a comprehension test. To give your child the best chance in this test they need to practise as soon as possible.

How can you help?

The most obvious way to help your child is to get them to read! They can read independently and with you. The more they do this the faster they will read and their understanding and vocabulary will improve. You can help with this by discussing the books with them, reading along where possible. Asking questions about what is going on and why. There are lots of websites with book recommendations.

Your child should also try to improve their vocabulary.

These books should help. Call Chorlton tuition centre today.

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