KET 2020 Test 29 - Reading & Writing

10/29/2020 3:41:00 PM

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Priscilla is excited because

  • she has never been on a plane before.
  • the flight is a couple of hours long.
  • she is traveling in a large plane.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Why did Fred send this email to Jeremy?

  • to tell Jeremy that he passed his exams
  • to tell Jeremy that he'll visit a university next week
  • to ask Jeremy to join him when he visits a university

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • The place guests will have lunch is not far away.
  • Guests can arrive at the church before 11 a.m.
  • Guests should leave the presents at the church.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Anybody can go to chess club.
  • Chess club is only for people who can play chess well.
  • The chess club meets once a week.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • The new smartphone has a special price at the weekend.
  • People studying have to pay less to buy the new smartphone.
  • The free gift is only available on weekdays.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Students

  • should write a story.
  • who write an online review may get a prize.
  • have not been to this museum.

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

A dancer's life

Priya
I work as a dancer, and I'm also studying part-time. I practice most days and have to do my college work, so I can't always go out with my friends at weekends, but that's fine. We text each other every day. I mostly dance in musicals, but in the future I'm hoping to start jazz dance. My mum always comes to watch me on stage. She's my biggest fan! Being a dancer isn't easy, but I want to do it as long as I can.

Zoe
There are dancers of all ages in my dance company and every year we go on international tours together. My cousin also dances with me. She's been a dancer for seven years and people everywhere know her now. She was a jazz dancer in the past, but loves what we do now. I don't usually feel worried before I dance in front of others - I know I'm good! But that's only because I try so hard. I spend about three hours dancing every day.

Heike
I come from a family of dancers so maybe it's not surprising I'm one too. I'm in a hip-hop group at the moment, but actually I can dance to any music - even jazz! I'm the youngest member of my dance group. Before each show, I think of everything that might go wrong, but I try hard to tell myself it'll all be OK. We dance all over the country, so I'm away from home almost every day and I miss my friends a lot.

Who practices her dancing seven days a week?
  • Priya
  • Zoe
  • Heike
Who feels scared before she goes on stage?
  • Priya
  • Zoe
  • Heike
Who would like to try a different type of dance?
  • Priya
  • Zoe
  • Heike
Who feels sad that she can't spend much time with her friends?
  • Priya
  • Zoe
  • Heike
Who says she has no plans to change her job?
  • Priya
  • Zoe
  • Heike
Who has a family member who is famous?
  • Priya
  • Zoe
  • Heike
Who says the people she dances with are older than her?
  • Priya
  • Zoe
  • Heike

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

My name's Zack and I'm 14. This summer my dad and I travelled to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain. My dad and I have climbed many mountains in Scotland since I was little, but, at 5,895 metres, Kilimanjaro was higher than anything I'd done before. Planning the trip took months, including a few weeks training in the mountains of Switzerland.

Over 20,000 people climb Kilimanjaro every year. Some do it because the countryside is very interesting, going from rainforest to snow at the top. Our reason was that you can get to the top without ropes and special climbing kit. There are also few storms on the mountain, but we only learnt that later.

Some UK travel companies only take people older than fifteen up Kilimanjaro. I thought this was strange because the youngest person to climb it was only seven. But a company in Tanzania with experience of climbing with kids allowed us to book their trip.

Climbing above 4,000 metres can be difficult because some people get terrible headaches. I was fine, but others in our group were sick, including Dad, so I had to look after him as we got near the top. The other problem was he lost his gloves. His hands got so cold, he couldn't feel them. This was dangerous, so I gave him my socks to keep his hands warm.

It took us six days altogether and it was my best experience ever. I'd do it again soon.

Where did Zack and his dad practice before climbing Kilimanjaro?
  • Scotland
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania
Why did Zack and his dad want to climb Kilimanjaro?
  • Not much equipment is needed.
  • The countryside is beautiful.
  • There aren't storms on the mountain.
What problem was there with booking the trip?
  • Not many UK companies offer climbing holidays.
  • It was hard to book with Tanzanian travel companies.
  • Some travel companies thought Zack wasn’t old enough.
What does Zack say about some of the other people in their group?
  • They were surprised by how cold it was.
  • They became ill as they climbed the mountain.
  • They weren't wearing the right clothes for climbing.
What is the best title for this article?
  • A difficult trip for me
  • My dad's first big climb
  • Helping my dad on the mountain

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

Philo T. Farnsworth

Philo T. Farnsworth was born in the USA in 1906. As a child, he was very interested in science and electricity and spent a lot of time about it. He also won a national for young engineers when he was just 13.

When he was 20, Farnsworth his own business. In 1927, he showed everyone his new idea: a of sending pictures using electricity. Many other people were working on ideas for a machine to do this, but Farnsworth's was the first that had no moving parts. In fact, it was the first true electronic TV.

After many business problems, Farnsworth had success in 1938 when another company him $1 million for his idea. He is not very famous these , but, as the father of electronic television, Farnsworth changed the world. 

(Adapted from A2 KEY FOR SCHOOL 1)

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

From: Rachel

To: Chris

We're back from our family holiday in the US. It was amazing! It's biggest country I've ever been to. We traveled from Los Angeles to Seattle car. It's nearly 2000 km and the trip took us very long time - nearly a week.

My family liked Los Angeles best, I didn't agree - Seattle was my favourite place. It's smaller Los Angeles, and the food was better. Seattle is near the sea and we ate lots of fish. The only problem was that rained almost every day!

Let's meet for a chat soon. I have a present for you!

(Adapted from A2 KEY FOR SCHOOL 1)

You want to ask your English friend Jack to go to a new sports center with you. Write an email to Jack. In your email:

  • say when you want to go
  • suggest what you can do there
  • tell Jack how you can travel there.

Write 25 words or more.

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