COMPREHENSION BOOKLET 1 (INFERENCE AND DEDUCTION)
Our first set of higher-level multiple-choice comprehensions (5 exercises of 10 questions).
This set of 5 higher-level comprehensions have been created by an experienced teacher who is also an expert in modern literature. Every text extract is properly engaging and entertaining. Source material is clearly referenced and many of our students have chosen their next reading book this way (because they were so keen to know what happens next in the stories). For multiple-choice exam papers (Kent Test 11+ and ISEB Pre-test) the style of text extract is matched perfectly and the questions are tremendously challenging – as they are in the real exams. At first glance at least two of the possible answers appear correct, until students learn to recognise subtle sign-posting that has been woven into each one. For those working towards written comprehension tests, these exercises are best discussed aloud with adult support. The greatest challenge of unseen text on the day is that it has to be fully understood. No other set of resources focuses directly on the higher skills of inference and deduction expected of candidates, or offers such a quick and manageable opportunity for young readers to significantly raise their game.