KET 2020 Test 15 - Reading & Writing

5/6/2020 11:04:00 AM

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Someone is looking for a vacuum cleaner.
  • A home help will be paid £6 per hour.
  • A cleaner has to pay £6 to find a job.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • There is a change in train schedule at Stevenage Station.
  • Passengers to Cambridge must start their journey by catching a train at Stevenage Station.
  • Passengers to Cambridge have to get off a train and get on another train at Stevenage Station.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • There will be a football match between 14-year-old children and 17-year-old ones.
  • Children will have 2 weeks to practice until the first match takes place.
  • Parents can contact Sue Harris to book the match tickets.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Lois Jones

  • wants to know what transport Taylor would like to use for their trip.
  • doesn't know whether they should visit Blackfort Castle or Walton Zoo.
  • is disappointed with the trip price this year.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Go somewhere else to see the show.
  • There are no more tickets left for the show.
  • The event has moved from Room 4 to the West Building.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.


  • The store closed for repairing.
  • The store closed for customers' convenience.
  • The store closure made customers inconvenient.

Read the three texts about sports experiences. For each question, choose the correct answer.


We did lots of team sports at school, like football, volleyball and hockey. But I’m not very fast or strong, so I couldn’t hit or kick a ball hard. Often, members of my team laughed at me, and so I stopped playing sports as soon as I could because it upset me. But later I learned that you can get exercise without other people around. Now I sometimes go cycling, swimming and running, but always on my own. Then no-one can get mad at me when I’m slow!


I used to do every sport I could when I was at school. I loved the exercise, and I also liked being a member of a team. We had some great times together. We travelled to matches by bus, and had parties when we won. Then I was in a terrible car accident three years ago, and I hurt my leg. It still isn’t better.  It’s made me really unhappy. The only sport I can do is fishing, and that’s so boring! But a friend of mine has suggesting going sailing. It sounds fun, so I think I’ll try that.


I don’t mind team sports. I’m quite good at baseball and cricket, but I prefer doing sports when there aren’t lots of other people making noise, laughing and telling jokes. That’s why I like surfing. It’s just me and the sea and a few other people who also like quiet, beautiful places. I think I would enjoy horse-riding and skiing too, for the same reason, but those sports are expensive. I already spend a lot travelling to different beaches with my board. 

(Adapted from

Who doesn’t have enough money to try sports that she’s interested in?

  • Jeanne
  • Laura
  • Thea

Who plans to try a new sport soon?

  • Leanne
  • Laura
  • Thea

Who is unable to do the sports that she enjoyed in the past? 

  • Leanne
  • Laura
  • Thea

Who only enjoys sports she can do alone?

  • Jeanne
  • Laura
  • Thea

Who made a lot of friends by doing sports?

  • Leanne
  • Laura
  • Thea

Who only enjoys playing sports with others if they aren’t too loud?

  • Leanne
  • Laura
  • Thea

Who had unhappy experiences when playing team sports?

  • Jeanne
  • Laura
  • Thea

Read the passage and answer the questions.

Out West

Eliza stared out of the back of the covered wagon. Fields of grass stretched for miles and miles behind them. Eliza thought she had felt every single bump of the wagon along the way. 

Riding in the back of the wagon was definitely not comfortable. She and her sister Martha were squeezed in among all of the family’s belongings. Wooden chests held clothes and blankets. Crates held her mother’s iron pots and pans. A barrel held bread and dried meat for the long journey.

Eliza sighed. She had been happy at their home in Ohio. But her father was eager to settle out west. There was rich farmland for the taking out there. He dreamed of a cabin and fields of corn. But Eliza missed her little house in Ohio. She missed her friends. She knew life on a farm was hard work. Would there even be a school out there?

Her father didn’t seem to care about these things. “The Civil War is over,” he said. “It’s time for a fresh start for all of us.” So they had packed up their belongings and joined the next wagon train out west. 

Eliza was relieved when the wagon came to a stop. The wagons in the train formed a circle. It was time to get out, stretch, and cook the evening meal. The men had killed some wild pheasants the day before, so dinner would be tasty, at least.

Eliza hopped out of the wagon. They were in the middle of a prairie. Colorful flowers grew among the tall grasses. They made Eliza smile. She still wasn’t happy about the move out west. But at least the flowers were pretty.

(Adapted from

The theme of this passage is
  • the beauty of nature.
  • the importance of family.
  • a new beginning.

What did Eliza think about the new place she would move to?

  • Whether she could make friends
  • Whether she could go to school
  • What she could do on the farm

We know that Eliza has arrived at the prairie because

  • there were colorful flowers.
  • the grasses were tall.
  • all of the above.

Which of the following does not tell the date of this story?

  • Eliza is moving away from her home in Ohio.
  • The family is traveling in a covered wagon.
  • The father mentions that Civil War just ended.
At the beginning of the story, Eliza is traveling in a covered wagon. At the end of the story, she is
  • helping her father build a cabin.
  • sleeping in the covered wagon.
  • sitting on the prairie waiting for dinner.

Read the passage and choose the best answer to fill in the blank.

California Sea Lions

Sealions (0) are found in the Pacific Ocean, from the north of California to Mexico. large animals live for up to 20 years and can grow to almost three meters long.

The best place to see sealions is Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. the winter, there may be as many as 500 animals there, lying in the sunshine or slowly swimming around in the water. They are very noisy too. Tourists enjoy them but they are less popular with fishermen they steal their fish and break their boats.

is easy to teach sea lions as they are intelligent than many other animals. That's why there are often sea lion shows at the zoos and animal parks.

Read the passage and fill in the blank with ONE suitable word.

A hobby makes you happy!

If you are bored of television every night, it’s worth having a new hobby. If you were sporty, you could gymnastics club or start learning to play a ball game. If you do a sport, you become fitter and make new friends. If you are not interested sports, perhaps you would have something creative, like art or woodwork. It’s worth trying a new hobby because there are lots of activities you can enjoy! Don't be afraid trying something new! You might find you have a talent!

(Adapted from Close-up A2)

Your friend has asked you to go swimming tomorrow evening. You can't go.

Write a note to your friend.


  • why you can't go
  • when and where you can meet your friend on another day

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.