One way to exercise your brain, and to expand your vocabulary at the same time, is to try making shorter words from longer ones. That’s what this section of quizzes is all about. But it’s not just an exercise – trying your hand at these puzzles will prepare you for facing these kinds of question if you come across them in your 11+ Verbal Reasoning exam.
After each question you will be shown four possible answers and asked which one means a certain thing. If you do not know the answer, don’t despair. You’ll find that you can often work it out through a process of elimination. Look at the options and rule out any that you do know the meaning of – unless they match the meaning given in the question of course!
Take your time and don’t rush through the quiz. For example, if you are looking for a 6-letter word make sure you don’t click on one with 5 or 7 letters! You would be surprised just how often candidates in exams make simple mistakes – make sure you don’t fall into that trap!