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CEM 11+ Verbal Reasoning 10-Minute Tests (Ages 10-11)

  • Created By: CGP
  • Product Code: EN1686
  • Targeted at Year 6 children (Ages 10-11).
  • Tailored for CEM 11+ Grammar School & Independent entrance exams.
  • Standard Delivery within 2-3 working days.
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Steven Purdy

Great learning material and think the 10 minute revision book useful

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Outstanding

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Quick delivery and high quality resources.

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About the CEM 11+ Verbal Reasoning 10-Minute Tests (Ages 10-11)

Are your children training for their ultimate battle, the 11+ grammar school entrance exams? They can become masters at verbal reasoning with our 'CEM 11+ Verbal Reasoning 10-Minute Tests (Ages 10-11)' published by our allies at CGP. This action-packed 140-page book will keep the young ninjas enthralled, as it's filled with exciting verbal reasoning tests to help them get their black belts in academics.

Tucked inside this book are over thirty 10-minute tests designed to sharpen their stealth academic skills. Each test combines a variety of topics, to ensure a well-rounded training experience. And just like a secret map leading to hidden treasure, this book comes with full step-by-step answers included in a pull-out booklet. Perfect for immediate self-assessment!

Plus, there’s even more. The book is combined with an online English test, so your little ninja can take a 10-minute break from the dojo to practice their skills in a different environment. The free online edition is accessible on a PC, Mac or tablet – a perfect way to turn screen time into study time.

  • 📚 Packed with targeted practice to boost verbal reasoning skills
  • 🕹️ Includes free online edition accessible anywhere
  • 🕐 Test format complements the busy schedule of young learners. Ten minutes a day will lead to black belt mastery!
  • 💯 Answers included for immediate self-correction and learning
  • 🚀 Helps children soar above academic hurdles
Product Code Publisher ISBN 13
EN1686 CGP 9781789081855
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Krystle

We love this series. It really helped to get our daughter into the school she wanted. The whole series is well contacted and laid out, covering a huge variety of questions needed for the 11+. This book is a proper paperback with a separate detachable answer book. There are 32 10 minute tests, each covering an individual subject. These range from cloze tests to quick comprehension tests, vocab tests to antonyms/synonyms. There are also fun puzzles to do covering various subjects scattered around the book. The text is clear and all together, this is a great addition to the arsenal of 11+ material Recommended

Scottie

As a private tutor, teaching children ages 6-15, I have always found this series of books very helpful. Both because of their content, and the familiarity of students to the series themselves. The way the book is laid out, being easy to read and understand means that students don't go into a blank stare but can be actively engaged in their education. In this edition, the 30 papers provided have the same structure and a similar, providing a clear path for practicing, understand and developing your verbal reasoning for the 11+ test. There is an answer book at the back if the questions prove too challenging, as well as for explanation. This can be removed or kept inside the back sleeve. Puzzle pages throughout the book provide some variety and fun as well. This books is really very useful, not only for 11+ preparation but in general for English skills for pupils aged 10-11.

Dottie

This book is set out very clearly and gives a lot of puzzles and tests to work through, all at quite a challenging level suitable for children getting ready to take the 11+. These tests will give them practice and get them working quickly, and give them confidence with the type of work required in an 11+ test, in terms of their verbal reasoning. There are a couple of non verbal reasoning questions in here too - we did spot a little bit of numeracy work too but the bulk is on verbal reasoning including work on the meanings of words, working out letter based codes, verbal logic puzzles, filling in missing letters or selecting the correct word for a context or puzzle. The 10 minute test format means that you can do work in bursts without over whelming the child. Overall it's great (This review is for the non CEM version)

Verline

Just what I wanted to help students with timing issues and a very good mix of questions in each test.

Annetta

Excellent book for revision and study. My son struggles academically due to autism, however he has a very enquiring mind and this book has been perfect for boosting his confidence. Set out in an easy to read format the book has various exercises and quick 10 minute tests to help the student see where they are in their ability to recall facts. Loved it and have ordered a few more by CGP as we liked the layout.

Jude

Excellent, small exams, rip out answer booklet with explanations to the answers.

Wendie

Verbal Reasoning is what I think of as Comprehension+Reading to Absorb Meaning+Attention To Detail+Common Sense. This books provides clear questions covering all of the above, but no examples to start off with, together with clear answers plus explanations as to how those were reached. It will therefore allow a child to take the tests alone, or with a parent's help, but unlike other publications in this range, it is not strictly a 'teaching' book. It does provide tests that are as close as possible to those of the CEM (Durham Uni) testing system, for which past papers are not made available, so it is a very valuable tool. There are 32 tests in this booklet, with 6 puzzles that are a more light-hearted/fun way of learning, as the same principles are simply being worked on in a more relaxed setting. The book is meant for children of ages 10-11, but tbh, some of my Yr4 teacher son's class could do a fair bit of the exercises, and most could do some of them. He was impressed with the book, that he plans to use to challenge them. I am currently helping my friend's 9yo son study for entrance exams, and this range has proved invaluable.

Jetta

Helped our son improve on his 11+ performance. Great 10 minute tests.

Telma

great

Jasmine

THIS IS THE CEM BOOK. IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT CEM IS OR IT HAS NOT BEEN MENTIONED OR WRITTEN ANYWHERE YOU DON'T NEED THIS BOOK...INSTEAD LOOK FOR THE OTHER BOOKS THAT LOOKS EXACTLY THE SAME. I am a teaching assistant in a primary school and have a child in year three. I have taken a number of these books to review so sorry if all the reviews are very similar as I am copying and pasting big chunks where relevant. Remember never write in the book! photocopy and reuse is the name of the game (or scan/print). This book is not a study book, it is the test practice (with a few educational games in between) although you go get an answer guide in the back which explains what you should be doing...for a TA/ISA/Tutor this is enough detail for your to bring to the front of your mind they way you need to do specific tasks if you forget. For a parent I think that it depends on how long it is since you were at school! But It does make sense if Junior has said at school they kinda do it like this but they're not sure of the whole thing because Thingy was doing something silly and they missed the end.

Ileen

Great for a quick 'daily dose' to prepare for CEM style 11+ exams.

Shavon

If your child is doing the 11 plus exams, you will know that this book should be in your armoury of books. Essential short pieces which are great before school, before and/or after dinner and before bedtime. (only kidding)

Josephina

I am so very impressed with these 10 minute test guides! Clearly written. Great type face. Easy to read. This book is full with 30 + 10 mins tests for the 11+ exam of Verbal Reasoning. While it has been many years since took the 11+ it has been great today to re look at this subject. There are some great cartoons also included which help make the work book interesting. On going I can see that an 11 + student would gain much from this book and the whole series. There is a detachable guide and much more. Very impressed.

Bella

Good text book. I like it as it just gives you 10 mins of questions which I. Basically 20 to 26 questions. My son has slow processing so he would take longer. I am going to use this to time him and then gradually allow him to work faster. Answers at the back is a pull out book that also gives a short explanation for the answer. I get

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