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Advent Calendar Day 19: When Christmas Came Early (Verbal Reasoning)

On the 17th day of Better Tuition’s winter activity advent calendar, we have a fun Verbal Reasoning challenge. Verbal Reasoning can really help attune the brain to paying attention to detail.  In particular you will want to hone your verbal reasoning skills if you … Continue reading

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Advent Activity Calendar – Day Ten: Verbal Reasoning Cloze

Welcome to Day Ten of our Advent Activity Calendar.  Today we have a Verbal Reasoning Cloze activity for you. Choose the best word to fill in the gaps. Cloze activities enhance and assess vocabulary and comprehension.  They also feature in … Continue reading

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Free and Low-Cost Downloads from Better Tuition

We have recently updated our download store so that it’s even more straightforward to use. If you haven’t visited it yet, do take a look: you will find FREE practice entrance exam/ 11 plus papers, covering maths, English, verbal and … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar: 5th December – Santa’s Verbal Reasoning Challenge

Santa loves our Better Tuition advent calendar so much he has created a fun Verbal Reasoning challenge for all those year five students who are busily preparing for Trafford’s Entrance Exams. Each Christmas Eve, Santa’s elves must prepare the reindeer for the night to come.  Santa is very particular about the order … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar: 4th December – Verbal Reasoning Shuffled Sentences

It’s day 4 of our Advent calendar and we have a verbal reasoning challenge for you. At Better Tuition, Urmston, we have been trying to read this weather forecast but each sentence has been shuffled. What’s more, an extra word … Continue reading

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22nd December: Santa’s Verbal Reasoning Challenge

Santa loves our Better Tuition advent calendar so much he has created a fun Verbal Reasoning challenge for all those year five students who are busily preparing for Trafford’s Entrance Exams. Each Christmas Eve, Santa’s elves must prepare the reindeer for the night … Continue reading

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Entrance exams: what you need to know (part 3 of an occasional series)

Verbal Reasoning (VR) is a key component in all of Trafford’s state grammar school entrance examinations, bar one (Urmston Grammar).  VR tests understanding, and ability to reason through words.  Question types include: 1.  Identifying opposites, e.g. Choose the word which is most … Continue reading

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Entrance Exams: what do I need to know? Part 1 of 3

This post aims to give an overview of Trafford’s entrance exam system and give an idea of what you should be doing now if you are the parent of a Year 5 child. There are seven grammar schools in Trafford: … Continue reading

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