*NEW* 8+ Inference Skills – for the comprehension section of the 8 Plus English exam
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We’ve just released the next pack in a new series designed to help students improve key inference skills:
What is inference and why is it relevant for the 8+ exam?
An inference is a conclusion that is based on evidence and reasoning.
The comprehension section of most 8+ exams will contain questions that test this skill.
These questions tend to be among the trickiest as they require students to form their own conclusions based on contextual evidence from the text.
Inference questions are often also worth more marks and can therefore make a large difference in a student’s overall English score.
Which 8+ exams assess Inference Skills?
Inference questions come up in 8+ English exams.
The question formats may vary from school to school but the core skills will be tested in every 8+ exam with a comprehension component, whether standard format or multiple-choice.
How will this new pack benefit my child?
Using our knowledge and experience of the 8+ exam, we’ve identified seven key forms of inference that students need to be aware of:
A. Deriving a contextual synyonym
B. Using logic to complete a sentence
C. Using context to infer a situation
D. Using context to choose a connector
E. Interpreting feelings and emotions
F. Choosing a homonym in context
G. Selecting the most appropriate word
We’ve created a series of tests to target these specific inference skills, helping your child to develop sharpness and build confidence.
As with all our resources, it’s designed to make your exam preparation targeted and efficient, focusing on the key skills and knowledge that will make the difference.
What’s included in the pack?
– 16 targeted practice tests, each with 20 questions
– A mix of multiple-choice and open-answer formats
– Available for download immediately after purchase
Click here to learn more and purchase.
We hope you find this new resource beneficial! If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.