I've observed that one of the biggest reasons why children don't succeed in their 11-plus school entrance exams is because of limited vocabulary.
This limitation can take various forms such as:
- Not knowing what certain words mean
- Struggling with synonym and antonym exercises
- Lacking the ability to use a varied range of vocabulary when writing stories, essays or articles
Because of this, many bright and highly capable students fail to pass their 11 plus.
I therefore always stress to my tutoring clients that they should encourage their child to work on vocabulary as much as possible.
When I run my annual 11+ summer course I usually do a fun exercise with the students. They love this activity and it's this very activity that inspired today's blog post: alternative words for said.
Feel free to download the image, print it out and use it with your child.
If you liked this post, leave a comment below and tell me, what's one area of the 11 plus that your child struggles with?
Have a brilliant day,