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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:19 am 
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Excellent english, Clever comprehension 1&2 - by victoria olubi

Have you used these books? How did you find them? Author seems to be 11+ and 13+ tutor in West London area.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:25 am 
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I have purchased them and looked at the texts. They are too straightforward for final prep for the North London super selectives market but would be fine as starter texts. DG


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:14 am 
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Thanks DG.
The reviews on amazon were good so I thought it may be more challenging than other materials in the market.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:02 am 
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It is possible that the parents of her students have written reviews. They are certainly worth using but not as final preparation for North London super selectives. I would recommend Habs, St Pauls, Manchester Grammar and Consortium past papers. DG


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:15 pm 
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Thanks DG. Yes, the consortium papers are good, however, they don't have answers.


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Yes, because there is not one right answer, there are lots. In order to have one right answer you have to select far less challenging texts and deal with them on a basic level which is the problem with this set. DG


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Not sure how the CSSE English paper compares with those for the London schools, but they manage to have mainly single-answer questions and are not generally thought of as particularly easy.

http://www.csse.org.uk/index.php?option ... &order=ASC

The 2008 entry paper is the one which DS1 took, scoring 36/50. DS2 scored 39/50 on the 2014 entry paper (not available for free on the website). The format of the exam changed for 2015 entry but the comprehension is similar.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:55 am 
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ToadMum, thank you very much for the link.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:55 am 
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Daogroupie wrote:
Yes, because there is not one right answer, there are lots. In order to have one right answer you have to select far less challenging texts and deal with them on a basic level which is the problem with this set. DG


Yes, I see your point.


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