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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:28 pm 
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How can we feel confident about DC vocabulary? I am asking this question because there is no end for vocabulary to learn. How can we determine what extent we have to make DC to be prepared for the 11+ vocabulary?

Hope some one can share their throughts to define what is the limit for the 11+ vocabulary


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:17 pm 
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I know how you feel so many words so little time. Give them vocab tests, there's a list of CEM words used in past papers and get your child to read good books and look up the words, you can't know every single word but its good to increase your vocabulary anyway.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:37 am 
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Hi target14 totally agree with MamaBear...its true you can't know every single word...what i tend to do with my Ds if he doesn't know the meaning of a specific word i get him to read the full sentence and then make a guess also does the word look similar to another word that your Dc knows :?:
Tbh i don't think there is a limit hth :)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:52 am 
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catwoman wrote:
Hi target14 totally agree with MamaBear...its true you can't know every single word...what i tend to do with my Ds if he doesn't know the meaning of a specific word i get him to read the full sentence and then make a guess also does the word look similar to another word that your Dc knows :?:
Tbh i don't think there is a limit hth :)



Working out the root word/finding familiar words within the given word, completely backfired for me with ds2 once; Einstein known for his idiosyncrasies became an "idiot". :lol:
Made worse by the fact that the word idiot is banned (although they still use it on one another) in our house, as it is such a cruel world to use as an insult.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:33 am 
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Yes i stumbled across that one a few days back 'idio what could it possible be?' 'something to do with idiot mum?' :)


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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 7:47 pm 
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Thanks for inputs..

We ensured to DC to go through following vocabulary resources

CEM past vocabulary list picked up in this forum
NFER list
AE Vocabulary
freerice

additional to these we are ensuring book reading aswell as DC like to read books. Any additional suggestions are welcome to gain confidence


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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 7:26 pm 
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Hi All,
I have searched a lot for link to CEM vocabulary. Can anyone help pls?
Is there a link to AE vocabulary as well? Thnx in advance.


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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 8:27 pm 
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AE is an exercise book isn't it? Very good for increasing vocab, shame I found out a little too late, otherwise I would have started earlier.


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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 3:09 pm 
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We did not find AE useful.

CEM past is good but super-selectives do ask for more ambitious words embedded in passage and questions.

I guesstimate the vocab to be 2.5K words. Please don't ask me for the list as I don't own it.


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