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Verbal Reasoning practice for the CEM 11+

ISBN 978-0-19-872651-7. ;A4 paperback;  153pp.  Price: £9.99

Published by Beaconsfield School of English, Verbal Reasoning practice for the CEM 11+ is ideal preparation material for children in Year 5. The book is divided into 10 Sections, each containing an engaging multiple-choice Reading Comprehension passage, Jumbled Sentences practice, Antonyms, Synonyms and Spelling practice. The book has 70 practice exercises in all, including grammar practice. The content reflects recent CEM 11+ exam content.

Verbal Reasoning is an important part of the CEM 11+, accounting for around 50% of the total marks awarded. Boost your child's Verbal Reasoning skills with this 5*-rated practice resource for the CEM 11+.

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There are sample 11 Plus Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Numerical Reasoning practice questions on this website:

BBC Bitesize is a very useful resource for 11 Plus maths practice. The link below will take you to the Maths topics page in the Key Stage 2 section of the website:

BBC Bitseize KS2 Maths

Bond Online has free 11 Plus practice resources for children of different primary school ages. To access these free 11 Plus resources, you will need to register for Bond and then login with a Username and Password. To register for free, go to the Bond Online website and sign up for Bond

Beaconsfield School of English also recommends the following resources for 11 Plus preparation:

Farquhar's 11+ Verbal Reasoning Vocabulary Flashcards

For a one-off fee, the School's online practice test portal offers access to more than 50,000 11 Plus questions. It offers unlimited 11 Plus test practice in English, Vocabulary, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

11 Plus Practice Online

CEM 11 PlusEnglish Language study resources

General English

Click on the link to access free English practice activities from the popular New Headway series from Oxford Univeristy Press.


Free IELTS resources from the British Council.

Cambridge English: First

Free Cambridge English: First resources resources from Cambridge English Language Assessment.

Cambridge English: Advanced

Free Cambridge English: Advanced resources from Cambridge English Language Assessment.

Learning resources from OUP

OUP's Learning Resources Bank has the full range of Oxford University Press's free online learning resources.

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