The idea of the whole family coming round for Christmas lunch is highly appealing. But how will there be a quiet moment in the day to allow time to do a full Eleven Plus paper in the appointed time?
The answer is crackers.
None of the family will mind settling down to a rip roaring discussion on examination technique just before the arrival of the turkey. All will be enthralled by hearing that scores have reached over 70 on a range of eleven plus papers. The entire family will love to hear how `our’ eleven plus candidate knew something that no one in the rest of the class knew. By skilful persuasion I think that you could keep the family focused on the topic of the eleven plus for a full fifty minutes - just the time it takes to do a paper.
What will be on the famous `Eleven Plus’ cracker strips? Well warm the proceedings up with jokes as tasteless as these:
What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? Frostbite.
What dog keeps the best time. A watch dog.
Now add in your eleven plus questions:
Cattle is to l….. as s……… is to bleat.
What is the missing number? 2 5 9 14 29 …..
And finally …. What did the turkey say on the 23rd of December?
Oh, give it a break over Christmas.