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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:35 am 
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I have just completed the Tutors Verbal Reasoning 'move a letter' test with my son and spotted several questions with ambiguous answers.

question 9 - sleep/sheep
question 15 - sting/singe
question 18 - ahead/heard
question 19 - boats/bloat
question 22 - slat/seat
question 29 - stems/steam
question 39 - sham/harm

ALL these questions were marked as 'wrong' when submitted for marking. I had to explain my son that he had in fact answered these all correctly, but the point is that papers should be crafted in such a way that there can only be ONE correct answer.

It is very disappointing to find such a high percentage of such examples in a product that you have to purchase. Where is the quality control?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:27 am 
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just had a look at my copy.

Move a letter type questions need to have BOTH words making sense after the letter has moved

9 their seep.
if you move the H to make sheep it leaves TEIR

15 stare sing
if sting is the correct answer the the first word would become SARE

22 frame head
if the A from frame is moved to give ahead, then the first word becomes FRME..


hope this helps.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:28 am 
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Hi,

Just had a quick look at my CD, had similar words.

When you move a letter, you have to have two correct words. Both the word with letter removed and word with letter added must be correct words, I think that solves most of the problems?

My number 9 is different to yours their/seep so sLeep is not an option, so heir/steep move "t" to make two correctly spelt words?


steve


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:09 pm 
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Time for a large slice of humble pie! I've fallen foul of the basic rule of not fully reading the instructions!

All makes sense now, and thank you very much for the replies to clarify matters.

Apologies to Tutors!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:11 pm 
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aha!

The golden rule, read the question
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:30 pm 
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Hi,

When I first went through this process a few years ago, I sat with my son and looked at papers and worked out how to do the questions. Later I discovered you can buy Method & Technique books. :oops: :lol:

I am still learning, welcome to the club. :)

steve


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