Cambridge KET 2020 Sample Test 1 - Reading and Writing

12/17/2019 12:32:00 PM
Thời gian làm bài: 40". Source:

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • The bicycle that’s for sale was built for a child.
  • Some parts of the bicycle must be changed.
  • Debbie is selling the bike because she’s too big for it now.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Tim thinks Ben should look on the concert website.
  • Tim hopes that Ben will be able to come with him.
  • Tim wants to know if Ben can pay him back today.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • You get into the park by going this way.
  • It is more expensive to go here alone.
  • You will have fun if you come with friends.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Emma knows that Lynne can’t be at the party when it starts.
  • Emma wants to go to the party a bit later than Lynne.
  • Emma wants to go out with Lynne but not to the party.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • The ice cream shop is open for only 2 hours.
  • Two ice creams will cost the same as one.
  • You can get free ice creams all afternoon.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Why did Sophie write this message?

  • To check if Anna has completed her homework
  • To let Anna know what they did in class today
  • To ask Anna to contact her about the homework

Read the article. Then answer the questions.

Young blog writers 

Tasha: Last year I wrote for my college magazine, which I found really difficult, but I don’t think it’s hard to write a good blog. Mine is about things from daily life that make me laugh. My older brother also has a blog, but we’re writing about different subjects. We don’t discuss what we’re planning, but we read each other’s blogs sometimes. I like giving advice to people who write in asking for it – it’s good to know I’ve helped. 

Danni: I started writing my popular film blog because I love movies. I like it when readers send me articles by email about a film they’ve seen, and I put these on my blog for everyone to read. I’m still at college, so I’m careful about spending too long on my blog, which is difficult as writing well takes time. I don’t think I’ll write it for much longer. I’m busy, and it’s time to do something new. 

Chrissie: I began writing in a school magazine. I stopped after a few years, but I missed it, so I started my own – I’m still writing it now! The blog’s new to me, and I write about daily life. I get ideas from friends or my sister when I can’t decide what to write about – we always think of something interesting, sad or serious. At first, almost nobody visited my site, but now more do, I’ve had some lovely comments. 

Who writes both a magazine and a blog?

  • Tasha
  • Danni
  • Chrissie

Who says that studying and writing a blog at the same time can be hard?

  • Tasha
  • Danni
  • Chrissie

Who answers questions from other people who read her blog?

  • Tasha
  • Danni
  • Chrissie

Who plans to stop writing her blog soon?

  • Tasha
  • Danni
  • Chrissie

Who didn’t have many people reading her blog in the beginning?

  • Tasha
  • Danni
  • Chrissie

Who asks a member of her family to help her write her blog?

  • Tasha
  • Danni
  • Chrissie

Who says writing a blog is easier than some other types of writing?

  • Tasha
  • Danni
  • Chrissie

Read the following passage then choose the best answer to each question below.

A family of dancers 

The women in the Watson family are all crazy about ballet. These days, Alice Watson gives ballet lessons, but for many years, she was a dancer with the National Ballet Company. Her mother, Hannah, also had a full-time job there, making costumes for the dancers.

Alice’s daughter Demi started learning ballet as soon as she could walk. ‘I never taught her,’ says Alice, ‘because she never let me.’ Now aged sixteen, Demi is a member of the ballet company where her mother was the star dancer for many years. 

Alice’s husband, Jack, is an electrician. They met while he was working at a theatre where she was dancing and got married soon after. ‘When Demi started dancing, the house was too small for her and Alice to practice in so I made the garage into a dance studio. Now the living room is nice and quiet when I’m watching television!’ he says. 

Last month, Demi was invited to dance in the ballet Swan Lake. Of course, Alice and Hannah were in the audience and even Jack was there, which made it very special for Demi. Jack says, ‘I’m not that interested in ballet myself but it’s fantastic seeing Demi taking her first steps with Alice’s old company!’ Demi was wearing a dress that Hannah made for Alice many years before. 

‘It was very exciting for all of us,’ says Hannah. ‘Demi’s way of dancing is very like Alice’s. I know I’m her grandmother, but I think she has a great future!’

What is Alice Watson’s job now?

  • Dancer
  • Teacher
  • Dress-maker

Demi had her first ballet lessons ____

  • at a very young age.
  • at the National Ballet Company.
  • from her mother.

Jack helped his wife and daughter by ____

  • moving to a larger house.
  • letting them use the living room for dancing.
  • making a place for them to practice in.

What was the best thing about the Swan Lake show for Demi?

  • It was her first show with the company.
  • All her family was there.
  • She was wearing a new dress.

Hannah says that Demi ____

  • will be a star one day.
  • is her favorite granddaughter.
  • dances better than Alice did.

For each question, choose the correct answer.

William Perkin 

William Perkin was born in London in 1838. As a child, he had many hobbies, including model making and photography. But it was the of chemistry that really interested him. At the age of 15, he went to college to study it.  

While he was there, he was to make a medicine from coal. This didn’t go well, but when he was working on the problem, he found a cheap to make the colour purple. At that it was very expensive to make clothes in different colours. William knew he could make a business out of his new colour. Helped by his father and brother, William his own factory to make the colour. It sold well, and soon purple clothes very popular in England and the rest of the world.

For each blank, write ONE word.

From: Marian

To: John

I hope (0) you are well. I’m having a great holiday here in Thailand. Our hotel is very nice and there are a lot of good restaurants near it.   

Yesterday morning, we went to lovely beach. We had to leave before lunch because it was very hot. We went to a party the evening in the center the town. Everyone had a good time and we got back at midnight. Tomorrow, we want to on a boat trip or tennis. 

I’ll show you my photos I get back. 

 See you soon, 


You want to go swimming on Saturday with your English friend, Toni. Write an email to Toni. 

In your email: 

  • ask Toni to go swimming with you on Saturday 
  • say where you want to go swimming  
  • say how you will travel there. 

 Write 25 words or more. 

 (TiengAnhK12 chưa thể tự động chấm dạng bài viết đoạn tự do này. Bạn hãy làm phần này trên giấy và nhờ bạn bè/người thân/GV góp ý nhé).

Look at the three pictures.  Write the story shown in the pictures.  Write 35 words or more.

 (TiengAnhK12 chưa thể tự động chấm dạng bài viết truyện như này. Bạn hãy làm phần này trên giấy và nhờ bạn bè/người thân/GV góp ý nhé).