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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:41 am 
DS2 is coming to the end of age 7-8 VR book and although on the whole it is quite easy I felt that some of the compound excercises were hard. Hubby who is a genius when it comes to English normally gets the answers within a split second - I take far longer :oops: - but even he has to stop and think.

Here were the examples on paper 20:

BIRD FOOD FRONT BED
BOAT TIME BELT LIKE
BERRY OUT BIRD MAIL
DRESS SHIP AXE FIELD

I know for a fact my son wouldn't have heard of Blackmail or Blackout and Battledress and Battleaxe. Does anyone think these are hard for a 7-8 year old?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:49 am 
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Hi t.i.p.s.y

If you look at the front cover of the books for the dates that they were first published you will find a clue as to why this vocabulary is present.

The vocabulary of post-war Britain extended through the 1970's and early 80's. Retired teachers who were writing after this time tended to continue using such vocabulary.

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Mike


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:07 am 
Thanks Mike - would this type of vocabulary be used in exams or standardised tests now? He sat a vocab test for entry to his brothers school and got age 13years and 1 month in his vocab. He has a good vocab but even I thought the test must be pretty basic to get a score that high. So then he does this age 7-8 paper and I think there is quite a bit of discrepancy in his vocab test and what he's doing in these papers. :?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:22 am 
:oops: Ok so I was wrong and he got them all without any help. Just his dumb mother who can't do them! :cry:


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