The vocabulary section of the Comprehension paper is worth five marks – almost 15% of the content marks available. As such, students who do well for this section tend to do better overall.
When compared to the AQ and the summary, the vocabulary section is a significantly quicker way of earning marks, for these questions often take the least time to complete.
But how do you get them right if you have no idea what the word means?
Two words: contextual clues.
Here are some helpful links which deal with using contextual clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words:
Once you’re familiar with the various contextual clues that writers use, test yourself, with these online tests: