‘Demonstrate understanding of words and their meanings in context’ is a question type that commonly appears in 11 plus exams.
Example Question 1:
‘Lydia was a stout, well-grown girl of fifteen with a fine complexion and a good-humoured countenance; a favourite with her mother, whose affection had brought her into public at an early age. She had high animal spirits, and …’ (Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen)
Question: What do you understand by the word ‘countenance’?
Answer: Expression on a face
Explanation: The word ‘countenance’ refers to Lydia’s facial expression – which shows that she friendly and cheerful.