KET 2020 Test 12 - Reading & Writing

4/9/2020 8:50:00 AM

Choose the correct answer that goes with the text.

  • There will be more people in the Sports Hall than usual today.
  • Class 7A's lesson is happening at a different time today.
  • There isn't a PE lesson tomorrow.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

In the zoo, visitors can

  • feed animals
  • not give food to animals.
  • save the wildlife

Choose the correct answer that goes with the text.

Why has Mike written this message?

  • to tell Harry that Mike can't play basketball
  • to let Harry know about a change of plan
  • to ask if Harry wants to play basketball

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Why has Sara written this?

  • to tell Maria to buy a coat
  • to invite Maria to a party
  • to ask about something that she's lost

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Everyone can come to the celebration.
  • Korean debate is one part of the celebration.
  • The celebration is held in the evening.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Lenna _______.

  • passed the first round.
  • failed the second round.
  • wants Tim to congratulate her interview.

The Stories Behind Juvenile Crime

A - Max

Max is a 17-year-old boy in a juvenile detention center, which is something like a low-security prison for teenagers. Max got caught stealing a car last summer. The court sentenced him to six months. The judge thought it best that Max learn his lesson now before it's too late. Max told us about his crime. ‘It was the first time I had ever tried to steal a car and it was pretty scared. I think I was influenced by my friends. I felt like I had to do it to be cool, like them.’ Max is glad, he got away from that lifestyle before it really got him into trouble. ‘If I hadn’t got caught the first time, who knows what might have happened?’ Max said.

B - Sherry

Sherry calls herself an artist, a graffiti artist to be precise. She was arrested for spray-painting walls at her school last month. The police caught her red-handed when neighbors heard laughter coming from outside the school late at night. ‘I was creating a work of art and that shouldn’t be illegal!’ Sherry explained to us. ‘Most people don’t understand what I do. I paint beautiful images that express how teenagers really feel. Grown-ups just don’t realize how young people feel.’ Sherry thinks kids should be allowed, even invited, to paint on public walls. The law doesn’t agree, and Sherry was fined €500.

C - Ivan

Ivan is a shy, quiet boy of 15 who just moved to the area this year. He doesn’t have a lot of friends yet and usually keeps to himself. He was recently arrested for possessing a small number of drugs. Ivan told us his side of the story. ‘A couple of guys at school asked me to look after a package for them. I guess I should have asked more questions, but I said they could keep it in my locker. If I had known what was in it, never would have agreed. A teacher saw the package and the police were called.” Because Ivan is young and this is his very first offense, the judge gave him community service at a local hospital. Ivan feels it’s given him a good opportunity to make new friends in town. He's very grateful for the fresh start and promises he'll never do anything illegal again.

Which person today isn't understood by adults?

  • Max
  • Sherry
  • Ivan

Which person says peer pressure made him/ her turn to crime?

  • Max
  • Sherry
  • Ivan

Who says trusting people got him/ her into trouble?

  • Max
  • Sherry
  • Ivan

Who has to pay money for his/ her action?

  • Max
  • Sherry
  • Ivan

Who says what he/ she shouldn't be a crime?

  • Max
  • Sherry
  • Ivan

Who felt afraid when committing a crime?

  • Max
  • Sherry
  • Ivan

Who is positive about his/ her new start?

  • Max
  • Sherry
  • Ivan

Read the passage and answer the questions.

Letter from camp

Dear Mom, Dad, Violet, and Max, 

Well, I’m here at sleep-away camp. This is my third day here. I have five bunkmates. That’s what they call the kids who sleep in your cabin. My bunkmates are all pretty cool. One boy is named Pepe. He says his name is short for Pepperoni. I don’t believe him. He caught a snake with his bare hands, so I don’t care if he’s a liar. One kid is named Lincoln. He’s got one blue eye and one brown eye. He can ride a unicycle - at least, he says he can. Another kid is named Mike. He has the top bunk over mine. He seems normal except for one thing. He slept through the whole first night here. The rest of us stayed up and told ghost stories. One story was about a ghost who used to go to this camp. It’s probably not a true story. Another one of my bunkmates is named Justin. His last name is Case. He likes to say things like “Justin case, we get lost…”  Or “Justin case we get hungry…” I would not want to have the name Justin Case! 

Our cabin is number 42. It’s on a hill. It’s not too far from the latrine. That’s a camp word that means “bathroom.” There’s no bath. We have outdoor showers. I don’t think you can really get your feet clean on a mud floor. The cabin is a long walk from the canteen. That’s where we eat. Mom, I miss your cooking. Dad, I even miss your cooking. Last night, we had beans and some sort of green sauce. For dessert, we roasted marshmallows. 

I told everybody that I had a sister named Violet. They thought that it was terrible to be named after a flower. Actually, Justin Case was the one who made fun of it. But he has no right to talk about weird names. 

It’s really dark here at night. There are no lights. I mean it’s really, really, dark. The air smells funny like a mix of Christmas trees and dirt. I like it. 

I hope Max doesn’t miss me too much. He would love to run around here chasing chipmunks and things. Well, I’m going to sign off. Please write. Send food.                                  



(Adapted from

The hints that the camp is not fancy include all the following except
  • tents.
  • a lack of bathtubs.
  • mud-floored outdoor showers.
Cabin 42 is located
  • close to the "bathroom".
  • far from where the campers eat.
  • all of the above.
We can assume Justin Case probably
  • doesn't like the names of anyone else.
  • is not as pleased with his name as he pretends to be.
  • is lying about his name.
The second half of Alex's letter repeats the idea that
  • the other kids are very friendly towards him.
  • he is unhappy to be stuck in the wood.
  • he likes the food at camp less than the food at home.

What does "sign off" mean?

  • stop writing
  • go to bed
  • move

Read the passage and choose the correct word to fill in the blank.

The African elephants

African elephants are the (0) largest land animals on earth. They live together in family groups and move from place place looking for food and water. They do not sleep much and can walk an amazing 80km without a rest. Adult elephants eat up to 130kg of food a day. They eat plants of almost any size, from grass to trees.

Elephants must have water for cleaning themselves as well as for drinking, they prefer to live as close to rivers and lakes as possible. Female elephants have a baby four years. Other elephants in same group help the females to look after the babies. This shows family groups are very important for these wonderful animals.

For each question, write the correct answer. Write ONE word for each gap.

Mike and David eat very different things. Mike likes to eat healthy food, He doesn’t like food with lot of fat in it. He eats lots fruit and vegetables and drinks sugar-free drinks. He doesn't like cheese, so there's much of it in his house. David, however, loves cheese, particularly on pizzas and pasta. He eats few bananas, but really, there's not a of fruit in David's kitchen. And he won't have drinks without little sugar in them!

You are going to have a party. Write a note to a friend:

  • Ask your friend to come.
  • Say when and where the party is.

Write 25 words or more.

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

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Bạn có thể tham khảo hướng dẫn chi tiết và các bài viết mẫu tại đây.