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 Post subject: Synonym and antonym
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:24 pm 
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Is Synonym and antonym are multiple choice in the Birmingham test??


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 Post subject: Re: Synonym and antonym
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:26 pm 
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No, Shital it's cloze.
Dc will have to fill in the blanks for each word.
For example,
Big: la rge


Multiple choice appeared in the previous exams.


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 Post subject: Re: Synonym and antonym
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:59 pm 
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Thanks DIY mum.
It will be even harder for childre, With multiple choice at list they can guess the word.


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 Post subject: Re: Synonym and antonym
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:42 pm 
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Hi

I'm confused :? . According to the sample exam paper on the KE website, they are multiple choice. Could someone please clarify?

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 Post subject: Re: Synonym and antonym
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:26 am 
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Houseful, the sample paper on the website is the same one that has been there for several years and was sent to us last year after we applied. However, the familiarisation sheet they sent to parents this year after we had applied to the test is different and instead of showing multiple choice vocabulary, it has the example DIYMum has given. This is why we are assuming that the layout of this section is likely to be different this year.

Unless of course it was a rouse to throw us all off scent ....... (but I doubt it) :D .

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 Post subject: Re: Synonym and antonym
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:51 am 
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Hi

In previous years, are the questions in the actual B'ham KEGS exam in the same format as the familiarisation sheet i.e. cloze in familiarisation sheet is a syn/ant question therefore highly likely that the actual exam will be in this format?
The familiarisation sheet does clearly state that: 'This sample sheet is NOT definitive and the inclusion of any question types does not imply that they will be found in the final assessment.'
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 Post subject: Re: Synonym and antonym
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:44 pm 
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For the English (and NVR) section- most likely it will appear as stated although much harder.

The maths section, imho, is quite deceptive (no data interpetation questions have ever appeared in the sample sheet but there are lots in the real exam and are extremely complex). :!:

At the end of the day, be prepared for the unexpected. There will always be some areas (like last year's jumbled words) that are thrown in.


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 Post subject: Re: Synonym and antonym
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:54 pm 
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Any opinions on the level of complexity for the cloze vocabulary?

I don't doubt that it is going to be more difficult than the sample but surely it can't be as difficult as the level of words they have had in the past for the multiple choice sections? I made up a few multiple choice vocab exercises for practice, but for cloze vocab I have kept the lists simpler : DS will hopefully remember what words like gregarious or sociable mean, but it seems a bit much to expect a 10 year old to spell it too. What about flamboyant - that came up last year : I am not even sure if I have spelt it correctly!!!!!

Ok, panic is setting in now......

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