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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 12:15 pm 
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Please could you list any multiple choice comprehension books you know of that are of a good standard for 11 plus prep. Multiple choice only please. Full title, publisher etc please.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 9:31 pm 
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Tutor Master Helps You with Comprehension Practice: Multiple Choice Set One


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:33 pm 
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Hi mystery,

Have you tried CGP English books?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:12 am 
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Thanks. Where do I find tutor master?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:38 am 
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The forum shop sells it. Personally I think it is a bit of a ripoff with lots of empty pages to write your comprehension in. We can all get paper, we don't have to pay ten quid for books with empty lined paper to write in. DG


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:43 pm 
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Hi Mystery,
Did you find something you liked? I'm using Bond 9-10, but it's not multiple choice and my son has not enjoyed the texts so far*. I'm assuming the comprehension part in 2016 will be multiple choice. Who knows!

*(I do like the grammar part, though)
Thanks!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:52 pm 
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First past the post


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:16 pm 
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Thanks! Any idea about how long the papers are? I'm looking for something which takes no longer than 30 minutes. I got the app from this site and the passages are classic literature. (Dickens, etc) My son found them quite difficult and long. I hear the Kent comprehension part wasn't so difficult.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:10 pm 
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You could have a look at the papers on the CSSE website, if you haven't already?

http://www.csse.org.uk

Bear in mind, though, that these are for an 'opt in' area rather than a fully selective one such as Kent.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:35 am 
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Thanks you so much. I guess the 40 minutes allowed would include reading time? I read recently that the average person reads 250 to 300 words per minute. That would mean that you'd need about 5 minutes to read the passage for an adult. I can imagine that reading speed must vary so much among children.

Does anybody know what average speed the testers expected a child to have?


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