This book contains intentionally difficult and unfamiliar vocabulary to encourage students to infer the meaning of new words from the context of the given passage (Classic or Contemporary). The Vocabulary in Context series contains four books which increase in levels of difficulty. This encourages consistent, long-term development of reading skills.
The purpose of this book is to develop the skill of reading in context and not for learning or memorising new vocabulary. 11+ students are not expected to know or learn all 375 words, but instead use a combination of the passage, the example sentences and the definitions to help deduce meanings of unfamiliar words.
This book targets the key skills involved in comprehension and is a unique form of study for the 11+. Other features of this book include an interesting word origin or idiom on each page. Extensively road-tested by Eleven Plus Exams, all 11+ Essentials tests are best used as real exam practice to benchmark a child’s performance and to identify areas for improvement. They are perfect for use both in the classroom and at home. The suggested time for each paper is based on data obtained from conventional classroom testing sessions.