KET 2020 Test 24 - Reading & Writing

9/3/2020 4:14:00 PM

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • New students should go to Reception before they collect their books.
  • Course books will be available at Reception for students.
  • Teachers will meet the new students at Reception.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Why did Gemma contact Simon?

  • to tell him about a book she liked.
  • to ask him to return her book.
  • to offer to lend him a book.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Cristina says she might miss the meeting tomorrow.
  • Cristina wants to change the time of tomorrow's meeting.
  • Cristina is telling Molly not to wait for her tomorrow.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • The café is closed to students after 10 a.m.
  • Students who come early get lower prices.
  • Students cannot eat lunch here every day.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • People who have swimming classes can go on Tuesday.
  • The pool will be closed to all customers after Tuesday.
  • Swimming lessons will be in a new pool on Tuesday.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Why did Rachel send this message?

  • to offer to buy a concert ticket for Adam.
  • to find out more about the concert from Adam.
  • to tell Adam what the concert tickets cost.

Read the article. Then answer the questions.

How I became a tennis coach


I grew up in Germany, but when I was 17, I moved to Spain so I could go to a tennis centre there. It was hard to be without my family and friends, especially when I hurt myself or got ill. However, my tennis improved a lot. After three years, I left the centre and began my career. I started playing in big competitions around the world. I did OK but wasn't earning enough money, so I quickly decided to become a tennis coach instead. I now teach children who are just starting the game, which is fun.


When I was 14, my dad sent me to a tennis centre near my home in Italy. He thought I might become a top player like him, but I saw how much time he spent going from one country to another during his career, and I've never wanted that for myself. My favourite things at the tennis centre were spending time at the pool or having barbecues with friends in the evenings. I'm now a coach and teach young tennis stars at summer camps in Italy.


When I went to live in Spain so I could go to a famous tennis centre there, my dad came with me, and my mum stayed at home in Scotland. My tennis really improved during my two years there, but when I broke my foot it became clear that a career as a tennis player wasn't going to be possible. I went home for a year and then returned to the centre to do a coaching course. I now teach the best young players in Scotland.

Who didn't enjoy tennis as much as other activities at the tennis centre?
  • Petra
  • Bea
  • Sara
Who had to change her plans for the future after an accident?
  • Petra
  • Bea
  • Sara
Who says she missed people from home while she was at the tennis centre?
  • Petra
  • Bea
  • Sara
Who went back to the tennis centre to learn to become a coach?
  • Petra
  • Bea
  • Sara
Who doesn't like the idea of travelling a lot for her job?
  • Petra
  • Bea
  • Sara
Who moved to a different country with a member of her family?
  • Petra
  • Bea
  • Sara
Who teaches tennis to young people who haven't played before?
  • Petra
  • Bea
  • Sara

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

Jack Calder
Violin player Jack Calder plays in the Australian band, Ocean Blue

Jack Calder started playing the violin when he was ten. "My music teacher played and one day he asked if anyone wanted to learn. Some girls put up their hands and so did I. I didn't have a violin, but my uncle said I could use his. The lessons were really hard at first, but playing the violin soon became important to me."

After leaving school, Jack moved to Melbourne. For a time, he preferred listening to music to playing it. The rock music he listened to sounded very different from violin music, so he bought an electric violin, and started putting the things he liked about rock music into the music he played on his violin.

A year later, Jack met a small group of Melbourne musicians. "We all thought about music in the same way and started Ocean Blue together. A year later, we were playing lots of concerts, and our music was selling well. But we didn't want this to make us different people. We didn't want to stop being friends."

Jack meets many people who think playing the violin is an unusual career, but he doesn't agree with them. "I think it's the best thing in the world. I guess I'm lucky that way. The internet has changed music, but when I walk into a violin shop it's like entering another world - one where time has stopped. Someone has looked after these beautiful old instruments that are two or three hundred years old. I think that's amazing."

(Adapted from A2 KEY 1)

What do we learn about Jack in the first paragraph?
  • He was the only person at school to play the violin.
  • He learned to play on an instrument that he borrowed.
  • He enjoyed playing the violin as soon as he started leading.
What is the writer doing in the second paragraph?
  • explaining why Jack thought some music was easy to play
  • saying why only a few people liked the music Jack played
  • describing how Jack changed the kind of music he played
What does Jack say about Ocean Blue?
  • Nobody in the band liked traveling far to play in a concert.
  • The band members were interested in different kinds of music.
  • Everyone wanted to stay friends when the band became successful.
Why does Jack think he is lucky?
  • He meets lots of people.
  • He loves what he does.
  • He has an unusual career.
Jack thinks it is a good idea
  • to keep some things that people used in the past.
  • to make more music available on the internet.
  • to teach more people to play an instrument.

Read the text and choose the best answer to fill in the blanks.

Hi Louisa,

I'm having a great time Lisbon. I'm doing a course at a language school here. I love Portugal, the course is great and I've met of really nice people. We go to the beach, we visit places and of course, we practice Portuguese. Right now, I'm sitting in an internet café and I'm writing this email to you!

I've already learned a lot of Portuguese. I can order food in cafés and conversations with people. Portuguese is a great language and I'd love to more. I'm planning to come back to Lisbon and do another course some time.

Yesterday we went on a day trip to Spain. I don't speak Spanish as as I speak Portuguese now, but I enjoyed trying to communicate!

See you in a couple of weeks!


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

Welcome my blog! My name is Mark and I'm 23 years old. I was born in Australia, but I grew in France. the moment, I am working in Paris, as a photographer for a fashion magazine.

I live near my office and it only takes me ten minutes to get there. Sometimes I have to travel to other countries to work, example, last month I went to USA to take photos at a big fashion show.

I get to meet a lot of very interesting people. Leave me a message you want to ask me any questions.

(Adapted from A2 KEY 1)

You took part in a sports competition at the weekend. Write an email to your English friend, Robbie. In your email:

  • say which sport the competition was for.
  • explain how you felt at the start of the competition.
  • say how well you did in the competition.

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.