KET 2020 Test 30 - Reading & Writing

11/11/2020 5:31:00 PM

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Jack doesn't want to go to football practice today.
  • Jack won't be on time for today's football practice.
  • Jack can't go to football practice today because he's at the dentist's.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Leo wrote this message

  • to ask Ollie what time they need to do something.
  • to thank Ollie for doing something for him.
  • to explain to Ollie why he has done something.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • People must buy their food and drinks inside before they choose a table.
  • People may sit here if they are eating food bought in this place.
  • If you have brought your own sandwiches, you can eat them here.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Students can check the cost of joining a club by going online.
  • Students must decide what they want to do by the end of the week.
  • Students must not book a club before speaking to the college secretary.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • If you don't have a ticket, you can't get in here.
  • If you want a ticket for Sunday, you must wait here.
  • If you go to another entrance, you can get a ticket.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Why did Laura write this message?

  • to invite Sophia to see a film with her.
  • to check when she needs to meet Sophia.
  • to let Sophia know about a change of plan.

Read the article. Then answer the questions.

A great science teacher
Three teenagers talk about their science teachers.


Mrs. Philips was my science teacher when I joined my school and she still is, so I don't know what the other teachers are like. But I think Mrs. Philips is amazing. Her lessons always seem to go really fast - she gives us so much great stuff to do. Even when we think something is too hard for us, she says she knows we can all do it, and she's usually right! She also shows us drawings, photos and websites to explain how things work, which I love.


I have a fantastic science teacher called Mrs. Rhodes. She loves her subject - especially plants. She is able to draw wonderful pictures of them on the board, which helps us understand them. She never seems to get tired or bored when she's teaching. She takes time to get to know each student in the class so that she can help them better. I think she's the reason I want to be a science teacher one day.


In just one year, Mrs. James has become my favorite teacher. Until I joined her class, I was very bad at science, but she explained things so well that I soon understood them better. My marks went up almost immediately. She's always happy to spend extra time with us at the end of lessons if we're having problems. But it isn't just teaching that makes her great. She's also interested in our lives and gives advice on how to be a better person.

Who says his teacher helps with things other than science?
  • Joshua
  • Dan
  • Chris
Who says his teacher is really interested in what she teaches?
  • Joshua
  • Dan
  • Chris
Who says his teacher believes every student can be successful?
  • Joshua
  • Dan
  • Chris
Who says he has chosen his future career because of his teacher?
  • Joshua
  • Dan
  • Chris
Who says his teacher helped him to improve quickly?
  • Joshua
  • Dan
  • Chris
Who says he's only ever had one science teacher at his school?
  • Joshua
  • Dan
  • Chris

Who says his teacher is very good at drawing?

  • Joshua
  • Dan
  • Chris

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

Playing the drums

Beth Jones was only eight years old when she first tried playing the drums. This was during a lunchtime music club at school, which she only went to because it was cold and rainy. Also, her friends were in the playground playing hockey - a sport that Beth hated. Of all the musical instruments that the teacher had in the music room, the drums were the most interesting to Beth. She thought it was cool that there were many different shapes and sizes of drums and she wanted to hit them, to see what they sounded like.

Now Beth is thirteen and gives concerts around the country. She also has her own YouTube channel and gets over a million hits a year. What's amazing is that Beth hasn't ever been to a drum lesson. "You can learn anything on the internet, so I've never felt it was important for me to take classes," explains Beth. Giving concerts wasn't easy for Beth at the beginning because usually she only played drums alone in her bedroom when she came home from school.

At her first concert, she played in a band with adults. She could feel hundreds of pairs of eyes looking at her, and that made her feel frightened. So, does Beth enjoy being famous now? "I didn't plan to be famous," she says. "All I want is to show others what I love. I don't think I'm someone special. I just want everyone to have a great time at my concerts."

Why did Beth go to the music club at her school?
  • She was too ill to play hockey outside.
  • She wanted something to do one lunchtime.
  • Her friends were away from school on a sports trip.
What is the writer explaining in the first paragraph?
  • Why Beth chose the drums and not another instrument.
  • Why the music teacher wanted Beth to try the drums.
  • Why Beth thought the drums were so hard to play.
What does Beth say about drum lessons?
  • She is sometimes sorry she didn’t take lessons.
  • She thinks lessons can be useful for some people.
  • She has always thought she doesn’t need lessons.

What do we learn about Beth's first concert?

  • It was scary because many people were watching her.
  • It was easier playing in a band than at home alone.
  • It was difficult to be in a concert and do her schoolwork.
What do we learn about Beth in the final paragraph?
  • Being a young drummer makes her feel special.
  • She hopes people enjoy themselves at her concerts.
  • Her life has changed a lot since she became famous.

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

The London Marathon

In 1979, two British men called John Disley and Chris Brasher to run the New York Marathon. This 42-kilometer race goes through the city, past many of its famous tourist sights. Disley and Brasher found that it was very different from marathons in the UK.

At that in the UK, nobody was interested in marathons, but in New York, there were large of people watching. Afterwards, the two men had the of starting a similar race in London.

The first London Marathon was in 1981, and over six thousand runners part. Since then, the race has happened every year and has become popular with runners from all over the world. Over a million people have completed it, and it is on TV in nearly 200 countries.

(Adapted from A2 KEY 1)

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

From: Jenny

To: Kate

Thank you (0) for the letter and the photo. Your new house looks really nice. I can't wait come and visit.

My family is going on holiday for two weeks July. We are going to rent a house on an island. There are lots of places to swim and sunbathe.

We will stay near a small town. My mum and I are going to do a lot shopping there.

My dad and my brother don't like shopping, but will take a boat out and go fishing!

Would you to come with us? could go to the beach and swim in the sea, go shopping or to the cinema.

Please write soon.



(Adapted from Succeed in A2 Key)

You want to go to the shopping centre on Saturday with your English friend, Alex. Write an email to Alex. In your email:

  • ask Alex to go to the shopping centre with you on Saturday.
  • say what you need to buy.
  • explain how you will travel 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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