11 Plus English Comprehension Tips

11 Plus English Comprehension Tips

  • Sometimes 11 Plus English Comprehension Tips are helpful to read the questions before the text
  • If you don’t understand a word, read around it and try to understand the context
  • Don’t just stop with simple answers. Depending upon the question marks, try to explain and put your points forward
  • Notice ‘in your own words’, ‘with specific reference to the passage’ or ‘use
    evidence from the passage to support your answer’ before answering a question
  • P-E-E => When answering try to follow the Point, Example, Explanation format
  • Skimming and scanning technique

11 Plus Tips to score good marks in Comprehension  :

  • Try to build vocabulary by reading as many books as possible
  • Reading: Make it as a habit. This will not only increase your vocabulary but will also help in understanding comprehension.
  • Use New Words: Use at least 5 new words every day. At school or with family/friends.
  • Vocabulary Note Book: keep a separate notebook for collecting Vocabulary words and revise regularly.
  • Roots: Once you learn a root, you’ll begin to understand more words that use the same root.

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