KET 2020 Test 27 - Reading & Writing

9/29/2020 8:11:00 AM

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • The library is open for three hours.
  • Students of all ages can take part in the competition.
  • Adults can't take part in the competition.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Emma knows that James can’t go out before 8 p.m.
  • Emma and James will both have a free meal today.
  • Emma wants to meet James in the morning.

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Why have the train times changed?

  • More passengers prefer the train than the bus.
  • One platform cannot be used.
  • Buses will stop running at the weekend.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Jim will wait for Anna to take the next bus.
  • Jim wants Anna to tell the teacher about his delay.
  • Jim tells Anna that he will go to school on foot.

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  • The offer is available all week.
  • 2 kilograms of sweets cost £1.50 more than 1 kilogram.
  • You can buy chocolate at half its usual price.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Why did Marina write this message?

  • to ask Susan to help her find her school bag
  • to tell Susan what happened to her
  • to tell Susan that she has done her homework

Read the article. Then answer the questions.

Our Hobbies

A. Greg

I think a lot of people would say that my hobby is quite unusual these days. I collect stamps from all over the world. My hobby started many years ago when my uncle worked in many different countries. He sent letters and postcards to us with beautiful stamps on them. Also, my grandfather collects stamps and he helps me to make my collection bigger. I learn a lot about different countries because of my stamp collection and it has made me really good at geography. Actually, I am top of my geography class.

B. Susie

I only started gardening as a hobby a few months ago. I was watching a TV programme about a family that grow all their own fruit and vegetables and I thought it was a really good idea. I didn’t know it but I am really good at growing things. This month we have lots of salad vegetables and strawberries. Actually, we have too much food so I sell some of it to our neighbors. I am saving the money to buy some beautiful flowers for our garden. Sometimes gardening is really hard work but that's a good thing because it means that I don't need to go to the gym.

C. Alex

My hobby is snowboarding. I started snowboarding when | was very young. We were on holiday in Switzerland but I didn't like skiing with the rest of my family. I tried snowboarding instead and loved it. The big problem is that there isn't much snow where I live so I have to travel a lot and that is very expensive. My parents said I need to save my own money if I want to go snowboarding often, so I think I am going to find a new hobby very soon. But I am a bit sad about that.

Who says their hobby makes them money?
  • Greg
  • Susie
  • Alex
Who plans to stop their hobby soon?
  • Greg
  • Susie
  • Alex
Who has just started doing their hobby?
  • Greg
  • Susie
  • Alex
Who does their hobby with someone in their family?
  • Greg
  • Susie
  • Alex
Who pays a lot of money to do their hobby?
  • Greg
  • Susie
  • Alex
Who says their hobby makes them healthier?
  • Greg
  • Susie
  • Alex
Who says their hobby helps them with school work?
  • Greg
  • Susie
  • Alex

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

My life as an actor 
by Tanya Robinson

My mother is an actor and my father is a musician. When I was sixteen, I started to work as an ice-cream seller in our local theatre but I always wanted to be an actor. But neither of my parents wanted me to act. They wanted me to go to university and get a job that pays lots of money.

When I started primary school, my school didn't teach drama. My mother didn't have time to teach me and she said that I couldn't have lessons at a drama school for children. What she didn't know was that one of my friends had a drama teacher come to her house and her parents let me do the lessons with her. When I went to secondary school my drama teacher, Mrs. Burton, said: "I have never seen such a good actor at your age. You could be famous one day." It was the first time someone made me believe that I could do what I wanted to do.

After secondary school, I went to drama school. My parents were still not happy with my decision. My father said: "In the future, you will wish that you had listened to us." This made me feel very sad as I wanted my parents to be happy for me. I almost changed my mind but I knew acting was the right thing for me to do. Now of course I am famous. I have worked hard but I have also been lucky. Now my whole family agrees that I made all the right decisions when I was younger and my parents are very happy for me.

(Adapted from Succeed in A2 Key)

What did Tanya's parents hope she would do?
  • become an actor
  • get a job in a university
  • have a job that would make her rich
Tanya had her first acting lessons
  • from her mother.
  • with a friend.
  • at her primary school.
Mrs. Burton told Tanya
  • to believe in herself because she is good.
  • that she will never become a good actor.
  • that she should only be an actor if her parents agree.
Tanya's father
  • made her feel bad about having acting lessons.
  • made her change her plans.
  • made her feel happy about her decision.
What does Tanya say about her family now?
  • They don't think she is a good actor.
  • They are angry that they were wrong.
  • They are pleased that she did what she wanted to do.

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

The Olympic Games

Every four years, 200 or more countries send their best athletes to part in the Olympic Games. Millions of people from all around the world the Olympic Games on television. The Olympic Games began more than 2,000 years . The modern Olympics began in Athens, Greece, in 1896.

The number of sports played at the Olympics from year to year. Some of the most popular Summer Olympic sports are swimming, cycling, volleyball and horse riding. The Winter Olympic sports include ice hockey, and ski jumping.

Personal and team is the most important part of the Olympics. There is no prize money.

(Adapted from Succeed in A2 Key)

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

From: John
To: Sally

I'm on holiday with (0) my parents in Bali. The weather is great. I'm to play beach volleyball later. It is really nice here. The hotel is big and it got a large swimming pool.
I have taken of photographs which I will show you when I return home. It's such shame you couldn't come with us. I think you'll like this place well. Wish you were .

Love,
John

(Adapted from Succeed in A2 Key)

You want to go to the cinema on Saturday with your English friend Adam. Write an email to Adam. In your email:

  • ask Adam to go to the cinema with you on Saturday
  • say what film you want to see
  • say how you will get there

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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