KET 2020 Test 32 - Reading & Writing

12/17/2020 2:28:00 PM

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Svetlana is inviting Aleesha

  • to learn more about animals that fly.
  • to join the library.
  • to give a talk about bats and butterflies.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Mrs. Gray is not coming to the school until Friday.
  • Mrs. Gray's class is going to be on a different day this week.
  • Mrs. Gray isn't able to use her usual room at the moment.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • There are no lifts working at the moment.
  • This lift is only for people with children.
  • Customers should take the stairs or another lift.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Mum is asking if Joe's teacher

  • has changed his homework.
  • helped him to understand his homework.
  • needs to speak to her about his homework.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Buy a guidebook from the tourist office.
  • Collect a map from the tourist office.
  • Tours leave from the tourist office.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • David should be quiet and go to sleep.
  • David should be quiet because his sister is ill.
  • David isn't feeling well and wants to go to sleep.

Read the article about a best friend. Then answer the questions. 

What makes a best friend?

This is what some of our readers said ...

Katie: My name's Katie and I'm from New York. My best friend is in my class, so I see her every day. It's not a problem because we never argue! I like her because she's interesting and she always listens to me. I always tell her my secrets and other personal information and I know she doesn't tell other people.

Sarah: I'm Sarah and I'm from London. My best friend lives on the other side of town, so we don't meet often. She isn't perfect because she doesn't always listen to me. She can also be a bit boring because she doesn't like going out. I usually go to her house on Saturdays and sometimes stay until Sunday. She's funny though and we have a lot in common. For a start, we like the same singers and bands.

Mandisa: I'm Mandisa and I'm from Cape Town in South Africa. I've got a really special best friend. We go to the same basketball club, that's how I know him. He's friendly and knows a lot of people, but he's really kind and always has time for me. He's also very clever and often comes round to my house and helps me with my maths. 

Who sometimes has problems with schoolwork?
  • Katie
  • Sarah
  • Mandisa
Who goes to the same school as her best friend?
  • Katie
  • Sarah
  • Mandisa
Who enjoys listening to music?
  • Katie
  • Sarah
  • Mandisa
Who talks about herself to her best friend?
  • Katie
  • Sarah
  • Mandisa

Who visits her best friend at weekends?

  • Katie
  • Sarah
  • Mandisa
Who has a best friend who is very popular?
  • Katie
  • Sarah
  • Mandisa
Whose best friend prefers staying at home?
  • Katie
  • Sarah
  • Mandisa

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

Sophia Capaldi - Young Businesswoman of the Year

Sophia Capaldi has just won the Young Businesswoman of the Year competition. She is the youngest woman to have ever won it. She comes from quite a poor family and when she was a child her parents couldn't buy her things that her friends had. That is when Sophia started to look on eBay and in shops that sell used or second-hand things at very low prices.

Sophia soon thought that she could buy things very cheaply and sell them again at a higher price. "It started as a hobby," she said. "But then I quickly started to make money and I spent more time buying and selling things until I started to earn a lot of money."

She had always planned to go to university but she was making so much money that she soon changed her plans. She preferred not to spend three years studying to get a good job because she was already earning a lot of money. "I think university life would be fun but I believe there will be enough time for me to have fun in the future," she said.

When she won the competition, she couldn't believe it. She hadn't even heard of the competition before. She was very happy and she felt that she had done something that none of her friends had ever done.

Now she is planning to find one or two people to work for her in the next few weeks as there is too much for her to do on her own. Also, she thinks it will be good to have some company during the day in the office because it can be a bit boring being her own boss.

(Adapted from Succeed in A2 Key)

What problem did Sophia have when she was a child?
  • Her family didn't have much money.
  • Her parents didn't want her to have nice things.
  • Her friends laughed at her because she was poor.
What does Sophia say about the first time she sold something?
  • It was quite difficult.
  • She became rich with the first thing she sold.
  • She did it just for fun.
Sophia believes that she will
  • go to university when she is older.
  • be sorry that she didn’t go to university.
  • still enjoy life when she’s a bit older.
What did Sophia think about winning the competition?
  • She knew that she was going to win it.
  • She felt very special.
  • She didn’t understand why she had won it.
What is Sophia planning to do next?
  • find a new boss
  • look for staff
  • move to a new office

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

The Tasmanian devil

The Tasmanian devil is an unusual animal found only on the island of Tasmania in the southeast of Australia. people know the devil from the popular cartoon character, Taz, but this little animal is in fact a real animal. What does a real devil look ? lt is the size of a small black dog and just as cute. don't let its size fool you. The devil can bite! In the wild, it is a carnivore, which means it eat other animals. lt does not often kill the animals it eats though. Rather, it eats animals that have died from some other cause.

Like many other Australian animals, these little black animals are marsupials. This means that like kangaroos, for example, they carry their babies in a pouch. Surprisingly, the mother devil look after four little babies at a time!

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

From: Jenny
To: David

Hi David,

I (0) hope you're well. It's my brother Tom's birthday month, and I don't know to buy him for a present. Have you got ideas? He's the same age you and likes the same kind of things.


From: David
To: Jenny

Hi Jenny,

I think I can help you! Why not get Tom a book? I've just read Dragon Teeth, which was written Michael Crichton. He's such a fantastic author! I loved it, and I think brother would like it too.


(Adapted from A2 KEY 1)

Write an email to your friend to talk about a festival in your town. In your email, say:

  • When the festival is
  • What you do at the festival
  • What you eat

Write 25 words or more.

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

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.