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Week 15 Tutor Doctor Buckinghamshire

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Non-Verbal Reasoning

Warm up

Look for the letter repetition. What shape repetition matches it? It might not be the first thing you think of! If it isn’t – try something else!

Top Box it...?


Bottom box...?

Top box is...?


Bottom box...?

Top box is...?


Bottom Box...?

Top box is...?


Bottom box...?

Top box is...?


Bottom box...?

Now do top code first, then bottom...





Helpful videos on Literary Techniques for 11+

Metaphors and Similes


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Practice similes and metaphors. Do parts 1 and 2.


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Practice personification.

1. The house -- -- -- on the hill.

2. The trumpet -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- the attention of the whole room.

3. Time -- -- -- -- -- for no one.

4. The fire -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- the trees in its path.

5. The wind -- -- -- -- -- -- -- through across the heath.

6. The lightening struck -- -- -- -- -- -- --

7. The bedclothes -- -- -- -- -- -- my body.

8. Spring -- -- -- --

9. The trees -- -- -- -- -- with the weight of the blossom

10. I wandered -- -- -- -- -- -- as a cloud

11. The answer -- -- -- -- -- -- out at me

12. Shadows -- -- -- -- -- along the hall

13. The bees buzzed -- -- -- -- -- -- -- among the flowers.

14. The computer -- -- -- -- -- -- -- to break down

15. The future -- -- -- -- -- -- --.

Word Bank: Waits, crept, decided, hugged, bowed, sat, hurried, happily, angrily, jumped, devoured, beckoned, lonely, demanded, woke




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Practice cliches

1. As cold as _ _ _

2. He has eyes like a _ _ _ _

3. Curiosity killed the _ _ _

4. Beauty is only _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

5. Always look on the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

6. Good things come to those who _ _ _ _

7. No use crying over _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

8. As fit as a _ _ _ _ _ _

9. As mad as a _ _ _ _ _ _

10. The boy who cried _ _ _ _

Word Bank:

Hawk, ice, cat, hatter, wolf, split milk, skin deep, fiddle, wait, bright side


The Highwayman

Read the fabulous poem, and check out the literary techniques used in this interactive resource using the link below.




Hades’ job was running the Underworld, the place where you went after you died, the Ancient Greeks believed.

The Underworld was a big place, believed by some at the time to be located at the edges of the Earth. Some parts of the Underworld were really nice. Elysian Fields was the best place to have your afterlife. It had the best land; your neighbours would all have been heroes on earth, or related to the gods. It was a bit like paradise.

But parts of the Underworld needed improvement. People who behaved badly on earth were sent to Tartarous, which is “so dark that the night is poured around it in three rows like a collar round the neck.” And your neighbours would be other people who behaved deficiently.

Hades didn’t do all this alone. He had people who helped him. He oversaw the people who decided if you were sent to a nice area, or a nasty area,

Rhadamanthys, Minos and Aiakos. You wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of any of these characters.

When he wasn’t managing the Underworld, Hades liked to have some fun with his beloved dog. Cerebrus was a three-headed dog. Hades and Cerberus would climb aboard a stolen golden chariot and race across the Underworld, knocking everyone else out of the way.

We no longer believe in Greek gods like Hades, but we do continue to enjoy the tall tales told about them. The very popular Percy Jackson books are based on Greek legends. We still make and enjoy films about the gods. Clash of the Titans is one of the most well known; there is a wonderful old version, and a good modern one with CGI. It’s as close to immortality as those gods are these days.

1) Who did Hades kill?
a) people who did bad things on earth
b) people who did bad things in the underworld
c) he didn’t kill anyone
d) his brother Poseidon

2) What is the afterlife?
a) Hell
b) Paradise
c) River Styx
d) where your soul went after you died

3) What did you have to do to get to the Elysian fields?
a) get directions
b) die
c) die as a hero
d) get to know Hades well

4) What was Tartarus like?
a) paradise
b) hell
c) earth
d) Elysian Fields

5) Who was the most powerful in the Underworld?
a) Hades
b) Tartarus
c) Cerebrus
d) Zeus

6) Who was Cerebrus?
a) Zeus’s dog
b) a guard
c) a dog
d) Hades’ dog

7) What was most unusual about Cerbrus
a) he was dead
b) he was Hades’ friend
c) he had three heads
d) he had four paws

8) Which is better, the old version on Clash of the Titans or the new one?
a) they are both rubbish
b) they are both wonderful
c) the old one is wonderful
d) the new one is good

9) What does this mean: ‘you wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of’ in paragraph 4?
a) You wouldn’t want to bring out the worst in
b) You wouldn’t want to be on the left of
c) you wouldn’t want to be on the right of
d) you wouldn’t want to be anywhere near

10) Was Hades a real God?
a) yes
b) he was to the ancient Greeks
c) never
d) No but Zeus was

11) Is this article:
a) Factual
b) Fictional
c) Rubbish
d) Biased

12) What is another word for managing, as used in the text?
a) Running
b) Coping
c) Bossing
d) ran

13) What is another word that could be used instead of ‘nice,’ in paragraph 2?
a) pleasantry
b) pleasantness
c) pleasant
d) pleasantly

14) What word could be used instead of the word ‘badly’ in paragraph 3?
a) deficiently
b) corrupt
c) insane
d) frantically

15) What sort of word is Underworld?
a) Proper noun
b) pronoun
c) common noun
d) abstract noun

16) What sort of word is Hades?
a) Pronoun
b) Proper noun
c) Common noun
d) Abstract noun

17) What types of words are these?
Sadness, enjoyment, charity, kingdom, love
a) Common nouns
b) Abstaract nouns
c) Proper nouns
d) Pronouns

18) What literary technique is used in ‘a bit like paradise’?
a) Metaphor
b) Alliteration
c) Simile
d) Onomatopoeia

19) What literary technique is used in ‘tall tales told about them’?
a) Alliteration
b) Personification
c) Rhyme
d) Onomatoepoeia

20) What does CGI mean?
a) Can’t get enough
b) Computer generated effects
c) Computer generated images
d) Can’t get it



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