KET 2020 Test 26 - Reading & Writing

9/15/2020 4:18:00 PM

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Missie is asking Tess to help her find a laptop to use.
  • Missie is offering to lend her laptop to a friend.
  • Missie wants to find someone to repair her laptop.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

The chess club is

  • on a different day this week.
  • in a different place this week.
  • at a different time this week.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Why did Dom send this message?

  • He is worried they'll miss some of the film.
  • He wants to eat something before the film.
  • He needs to tell Matt where the cinema is.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • You should pay for the cinema parking in the shopping center.
  • People who want to see a film must drive to the shopping center cinema.
  • Cinema visitors should use a different car park.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Why did Rob's dad write this note?

  • to ask if he can use Rob's laptop.
  • to tell Rob where he left his laptop.
  • to offer to check Rob's laptop.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • It's not possible to buy tickets on the bus.
  • Tourists must book both trips at 9.00 a.m.
  • Each sightseeing trip takes two hours.

Read the article. Then answer the questions.

Learning for fun

Meet three women who enjoy taking classes in their free time.


I work full time as a nurse and don't have much time for hobbies, but I've been interested in photography since I was a child. On my last holiday to India, I took lots of pictures, and everyone I showed them to said they were great. So I decided to do a course. At first, I was afraid I might not be good enough. After all, it was my first time as a student for ten years! But I loved it from the very first lesson.


When I was still at school, I started learning the violin. It was fun and I was quite good at it, but I didn't do it for long, because I had so many other hobbies. Then last year, I was having a hard time in my job, and my husband bought me a violin as a present. I started learning with a teacher again. All three of my children are learning to play instruments too, so now we can practice with each other!


Last year I moved to a new city because of my job. I didn't have anything to do in the evenings, so one of my colleagues said I should try a class at the local college. I immediately thought of cooking. My mum was a fantastic cook, and when I was a child I loved watching her in the kitchen, but I never learned how to cook myself. The other students on the course are around my age, and sometimes we go to restaurants together or even the cinema.

Who does her hobby with people in her family?
  • Paula
  • Sally
  • Kim
Who started classes after getting some good advice?
  • Paula
  • Sally
  • Kim
Who began her hobby after feeling unhappy at work?
  • Paula
  • Sally
  • Kim
Who did her hobby for a long time before starting classes?
  • Paula
  • Sally
  • Kim
Who has made new friends at her classes?
  • Paula
  • Sally
  • Kim
Who felt worried before starting her classes?
  • Paula
  • Sally
  • Kim
Who first had classes in her hobby as a child?
  • Paula
  • Sally
  • Kim

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

Travel writer

Tim Greenwood lives in Oakland, USA. He has written about Cambodia, Thailand and India.
At the moment he is writing a book about Nepal.

Tim, how did you start travelling?

We never travelled as a family, but when I was a teenager I saw movies like Lawrence of Arabia and they made me want to travel. I left college at the age of 21 and went to Europe alone. That trip didn't go well - I was too young and didn't know how to look after myself.

How did you start writing?

I've loved writing since I was ten - I've never wanted any other career. At 21, I wrote for my weekly college paper and then started writing travel articles. At first, none of the travel magazines I sent them to wanted to buy them, but that slowly changed. It took two or three years, I guess.

What do you find difficult about writing?

It is easy to spend all my time travelling and then not have time to open up my laptop and work! Also, it's hard to earn enough money. I'll never stop writing, but one day I may have to do a few hours a week teaching just to pay the bills.

What's the best thing about being a travel writer?

I get letters from young people who've read my books and articles and enjoy my work. I just love that!

(Adapted from A2 KEY 1)

As a teenager, Tim
  • went on trips with his parents.
  • became interested in seeing the world.
  • spent too much time watching TV.
What does Tim say about his trip to Europe?
  • He didn't have time to see everything.
  • It was more fun than college.
  • It was not a great success.
When Tim was 21, he couldn't
  • travel as much as he wanted to.
  • decide what to write about.
  • sell many of his articles.
In the future, Tim thinks he might
  • do some extra work.
  • earn more from writing.
  • change his job.
What does Tim like about being a travel writer?
  • hearing from his fans
  • giving advice to people
  • meeting other young writers

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


Camels are one of the only large animals that can live happily in the Sahara Desert. The hot weather and strong winds are not a for them. Also, they do not need to eat or drink every day, and this them very useful to the people who live there.

Camels begin working at the age of about four years old and don't stop until they are around 25 to 30. They can carry people or things a very long , and because of this they are sometimes the "ships of the desert".

These days, there are roads across some of the Sahara, so buses and lorries are often . However, in places where there are no roads, camels are still the only type of transport.

(Adapted from A2 KEY 1)

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

From: Bea
To: Tania

How are things? Are you busy (0) at the moment? you remember our conversation last weekend about going the theatre? Well, the play "Fathers and Sons" showing next week at West Theatre. Shall go and see it together? I've heard it’s very good!

From: Tania
To: Bea

That sounds great! would you like to go? I'm busy on Friday next week, but I'm free the other days. Shall I get the tickets? I can buy them online. We've both got student ID cards, so won't be too expensive.

(Adapted from A2 KEY 1)

Read the email from your friend, Alex. Write an email to Alex and answer the questions. 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.

(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).

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