How to Pass Verbal Reasoning Tests: Tests Involving Missing Words, Word Swaps, Word Link, Hidden Sentences, Sentence Sequences and Verbal Logical Reasoning

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Verbal reasoning or literacy tests are commonly used for selection and assessment purposes in order to establish how competent candidates are in their use of English.
How to Pass Verbal Reasoning Tests will help you prepare for such tests and gain the confidence you need to succeed. Containing hundreds of questions, it includes the following types of test: missing words; word swap; word link; hidden sentences; sentence sequences; verbal logical...

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How to Pass Verbal Reasoning Tests: Tests Involving Missing Words, Word Links, Word Swap, Hidden Sentences and Verbal Logical Reasoning

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Overview

Verbal reasoning or literacy tests are commonly used for selection and assessment purposes in order to establish how competent candidates are in their use of English.
How to Pass Verbal Reasoning Tests will help you prepare for such tests and gain the confidence you need to succeed. Containing hundreds of questions, it includes the following types of test: missing words; word swap; word link; hidden sentences; sentence sequences; verbal logical reasoning.
How to Pass Verbal Reasoning Tests will prove invaluable to school leavers, further education college students and those applying for clerical/administrative posts.

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"Will help readers to improve their skills and test technique." - www.onlinerecruitment.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749456962
  • Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 1,214,117
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Harry Tolley was a Special Professor in the School of Education at the University of Nottingham as well as a researcher, author and freelance consultant. He is the co-author of many best-selling titles such as How to Pass Numeracy Tests, How to Pass the Police Selection System and How to Succeed at an Assessment Centre (all published by Kogan Page).
Dr. Ken Thomas is the Managing Director of Nottingham Education and Training Services Ltd. He was formerly a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Nottingham. He is the co-author of How to Pass Numacy Tests (also published by Kogan Page).

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 A brief guide to tests 4

What are tests? 4

Why do employers use tests? 6

How can tests help you? 6

Do tests discriminate? 7

What are practice tests? 7

What types of practice tests are available? 8

What skills are being tested in different types of test? 8

Which versions of English are assessed in verbal reasoning tests? 10

How important is it to do well on selection tests? 11

2 How to prepare for tests 12

Can practice tests make a difference? 12

How to perform to the best of your ability on tests 13

How to use the practice tests 14

What do your practice-test scores mean? 16

How to make use of feedback from practice tests 18

Other things you can do to improve your verbal reasoning skills 18

Online testing 21

3 Taking real tests 23

What to do when taking real tests 23

How to record your answers 24

4 Verbal usage tests 26

Introduction 26

Verbal usage tests 28

5 Word swap tests 60

Introduction 60

Word swap tests 61

6 Word links tests 72

Introduction 72

Word links tests 73

7 Hidden sentences tests 81

Introduction 81

Hidden sentences tests 83

8 Sentence sequence tests 90

Introduction 90

Sentence sequence tests 92

9 Text comprehension tests 111

Introduction 111

Text comprehension tests 113

10 Verbal logical reasoning tests 142

Introduction 142

Verbal logical reasoning tests 146

Answers 162

Verbal usage tests 162

Word swap tests 163

Word links tests 165

Hidden sentences tests 168

Sentence sequence tests 170

Text comprehension tests 173

Verbal logical reasoning tests 174

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    This book help me improve my practice test score by 15%. Recomme

    This book help me improve my practice test score by 15%. Recommend!

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  • Posted November 23, 2010

    Limited Recommendation

    Pros:
    Includes lots of practice tests

    Cons:
    No explanations for/about the answers (so you cannot learn from your mistakes unless you figure it out on your own, which for some sections is readily doable).

    Be aware that the English is British English, not American English which results in "wrong" answers.

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