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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2021 12:42 am 
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Hi, can anyone please advise on good sample tests for new format English for SET Stage 1? DS doesn't go to tuition and so far relied on Bond and CGP books. However I can't find anything on Amazon with the new format. Any help will be appreciated.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2021 6:07 am 
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Just sent a PM with the details hopefully this will help.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2021 8:26 am 
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I got some from exam papers plus but I don’t think they have it right, personally. The actual English SET typically has around 65 questions, with a lot of those quick ones most DC can do with very little thinking time (e.g. spelling, grammar, synonyms). The paper I got has 80 questions, 72 of them comprehension questions, which obviously take longer, plus there’s the texts to read. I know the publishers are doing what they can with the information they have, but I don’t think the SET will be as time-pressured as this and I also hope this doesn’t send DC doing these at this late stage and getting lower marks into a panic!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2021 12:16 pm 
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Oneoftwothings wrote:
I got some from exam papers plus but I don’t think they have it right, personally. The actual English SET typically has around 65 questions, with a lot of those quick ones most DC can do with very little thinking time (e.g. spelling, grammar, synonyms). The paper I got has 80 questions, 72 of them comprehension questions, which obviously take longer, plus there’s the texts to read. I know the publishers are doing what they can with the information they have, but I don’t think the SET will be as time-pressured as this and I also hope this doesn’t send DC doing these at this late stage and getting lower marks into a panic!
If only I had seen this before I purchased 4 of their papers. DS did one and couldn't complete it in time. He has been doing well in recent mocks and he hated the mock after leaving so many blank answers.

Also, no explanations/workings were given in their answers.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:17 am 
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I tried doing the new format SET and could not even complete it in time, it is ridiculous given the time restraints and the questions require you to go back and forth between 2 texts. They have also over complicated the questions.

Can I ask if anyone who has purchased the new papers which include Section D to let me know if they are worth it or not?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2021 11:56 am 
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Oneoftwothings wrote:
I got some from exam papers plus but I don’t think they have it right, personally. The actual English SET typically has around 65 questions, with a lot of those quick ones most DC can do with very little thinking time (e.g. spelling, grammar, synonyms). The paper I got has 80 questions, 72 of them comprehension questions, which obviously take longer, plus there’s the texts to read. I know the publishers are doing what they can with the information they have, but I don’t think the SET will be as time-pressured as this and I also hope this doesn’t send DC doing these at this late stage and getting lower marks into a panic!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:04 am 
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babs wrote:
I tried doing the new format SET and could not even complete it in time, it is ridiculous given the time restraints and the questions require you to go back and forth between 2 texts. They have also over complicated the questions.

Can I ask if anyone who has purchased the new papers which include Section D to let me know if they are worth it or not?


You won't find any negative comment from their website.


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