NEW ISEB PRETEST ENGLISH: READING COMPREHENSION
What is ‘NEW ISEB Pretest English: Reading Comprehension’?
It’s a set of 14 online practice tests that will help your child prepare for the Reading Comprehension section in the new ISEB Pretest English module.
These tests are designed to match the brand new ISEB format. This includes scrollable texts, paragraph numbering, unique question wording, source text variation and more.
Each of the 14 practice tests in this pack replicates every element of the new examination format across fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
You won’t find such accurate practice for ISEB Reading Comprehension anywhere else.
Who is it for?
These practice tests are specifically designed for students taking the NEW ISEB Common Pretest.
What’s new in this year’s test of Reading Comprehension?
The key changes have been listed below. All of these changes have been implemented in this product.
Number of Passages
In the old version of the ISEB Pretest, there was just one longer passage.
In the new test format, there will be multiple smaller passages of 300-500 words each.
In the older version of the test, the passage was either fiction or non-fiction.
In the new test format, the passages can be fiction, non-fiction or poetry.
In the older version of the test, the passage was on the left hand side of the screen and divided into sections. The questions and answer choices were on the right hand side of the screen in a column. Students had to click numbers underneath the passage to navigate between the sections.
In the new test format, the passage is in the centre of the screen and students may need to scroll down to view it all. The questions are underneath the passage. The answer options will be aligned in a row if they consist of one word only. If they are more than word, they will be aligned in a column, one under another.
In the older version of the test, the passage was numbered every five lines.
In the new test format, only the paragraphs or verses are numbered.
The new test format can have three types of question for Reading Comprehension, as confirmed by ISEB:
– Some questions will refer to specific paragraphs (or verses). This means you only need to refer to this section.
– Some questions will refer to specific sentences. These questions will repeat the sentence so you do not have to find it in the passage.
– Some questions will be about the whole text.
How will these tests benefit my child?
The NEW ISEB Common Pretest English module is divided into two sections.
Section One tests Reading Comprehension.
Section Two tests Grammar.
This product focuses on Section One: Reading Comprehension.
By analysing the Reading Comprehension section in detail, we’ve managed to identify all the key question types that will be included according to ISEB:
– Retrieval of information
– Making inferences.
– Explaining the meaning of words in context.
– Explaining how meaning is enhanced through choice of words and phrases (for example, choice of adjectives or literary devices: personification, alliteration, similes, metaphors). Summarising main ideas.
– Making comparisons (across the text, between characters, between formality).
The 14 practice tests included in this product are designed to target these question types so that your child:
– is familiar with every type of Reading Comprehension question and text type that could come up on exam day.
– can answer these questions accurately and efficiently.
– will face no surprises when taking the actual exam.
– can approach this section of the exam with confidence.
Detailed explanations are provided for every single question. This set of practice tests is the most accurate and efficient way to prepare for the Reading Comprehension section of the ISEB Common Pretest English module.
These practice tests will most likely introduce your child to all of the possible question types that could come up in the Reading Comprehension section of their exam. This means that their actual assessment will pose no surprises and that they will not only be familiar with the material but will also be equipped with the tools and techniques to deal with every question confidently, accurately and efficiently.
This product contains 14 practice tests.
The tests can be taken in any order.
Each test is designed to match the rules of the ISEB Pretest. For example, once a question has been answered, your child cannot go back and change their answer.
Once each test is complete, it is marked automatically. Your child will then be able to review the test, seeing which questions they got correct and incorrect.
Detailed explanations are provided for every single question so your child can learn and improve.
Ranking statistics are also supplied per test so you can gauge your child’s performance compared to their peer group.
Once purchased, these tests can be used immediately in your online dashboard.
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You may be interested in combining these Reading Comprehension tests with our other ISEB Pretest Practice Tests, Courses and Skill Practice products:
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- FULLY UPDATED FOR THE NEW ISEB PRETEST FORMAT
- 14 Practice Tests with Answers and Explanations
- Designed to improve Reading Comprehension skills
- All known question types covered across fiction, non-fiction and poetry
- Option to take with 25% extra time
- Ideal preparation for the ISEB Common Pretest
- Systematic, comprehensive, interactive and effective
- Build confidence and improve performance
- Developed by entrance test experts
- Available online immediately after purchase