In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in parts of UK)examen de ingreso para acceder a un grammar school
- And when I passed my eleven-plus I realised that history was also written by people who actually existed.
- The old eleven-plus put tremendous strain on middle-class families: success was thought essential, but failure meant a public school which most could not afford or, worse, the secondary modern.
- There may be more selection in schools now than when we first came to office, but never mind, we'll scrap the eleven-plus.
- When I passed my eleven-plus, she dragged me up to school, no bus fares, we had to walk.
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