KET 2020 Test 33 - Reading & Writing

12/29/2020 5:48:00 PM

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Sally is telling Luke

  • why she is too busy to see a movie.
  • which homework she needs to complete.
  • when she will be available to see a movie.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Why did Margaret write this email?

  • to tell Billy that her uncle is coming for Christmas
  • to tell Billy that she's happy about her uncle's visit
  • to tell Billy that she saw her uncle ten days ago

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

What can't theatre customers do?

  • choose where they sit before they book.
  • get their money back on tickets.
  • ask for different seats after they've paid.

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  • New members of any age are welcome to join the club.
  • You must be able to swim to become a member of the club.
  • There is a special price for new members who join the club on Thursday.

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  • The sports centre manager is looking for students to do reception work.
  • There are summer jobs in the sports centre café starting from next week.
  • The sports centre has holiday jobs for students to work as sports coaches.

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  • Televisions have the biggest discount.
  • The shop will make you pay extra to take the appliance to your home.
  • All the appliances cost half price on Saturday.

Read the article. Then answer the questions.

My three favorite school subjects, by Annabelle Plume

A. Biology

I love biology because we discuss all kinds of important things. The time passes quickly in class and usually we don't finish our work before the end of the lesson. Then we have to take it home to do. That's OK because we download free videos and write notes about what we learn. Sometimes in class, we use special equipment to do tests. I really enjoy this activity because we're allowed to choose who we work with, and my two best friends and I can be together.

B. Geography

I've always loved geography because I'm really interested in different places in the world. We sometimes go into the playground to draw the countryside around the school, but it's a pity we can't do trips to places like the beach or the mountains. The teacher gave everyone in the group a textbook to take home, but we had to get our own coloring pens and pay for a software program for drawing maps.

C. History

I didn't use to enjoy the history that much, but now I love watching programs about the subject in my free time. So far this year, our group has been to two museums, and I think we'll visit a few other places before the end of the year. At the moment, we're studying the history of medicine and learning about some very strange medicines and equipment. The teacher gives us information and we have to write lots of notes in our exercise books. If we want, we can draw a few pictures for homework. 

Which subject offers students several trips?
  • biology
  • geography
  • history
Which subject includes working in small groups?
  • biology
  • geography
  • history
Which subject needs extra equipment that students have to buy?
  • biology
  • geography
  • history
Which subject has a lot of homework?
  • biology
  • geography
  • history
Which subject has some lessons outdoors?
  • biology
  • geography
  • history
Which subject teaches students about something unusual?
  • biology
  • geography
  • history
Which subject includes watching videos?
  • biology
  • geography
  • history

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

Giving food to poor people

Katie Stagliano was only twelve when she thought of a way to help give food to poor people in her city. Katie had been watching a cooking programme with her mum who works as a waitress in a restaurant. On the programme they were making soups out of different kinds of vegetables and they were showing people how to make lots of food cheaply.

Cabbage was one of the vegetables that they used and so Katie started to grow some. She grew a ten-kilo cabbage in her garden. That cabbage was big enough to make food for 275 people at her local soup cafe where people who are hungry can go and get free food.

Katie said, "When I saw how many hungry people had soup from my cabbage I thought that it doesn't have to be difficult or expensive to help people".

Katie adds, "It also gave me the idea for my business, Katie's Gardens, which builds vegetable gardens so that food can be grown and given to the poor. We don’t make any money but everyone working with us takes food for free. We grow lots of fruit and vegetables and take them to places all over the city."

Katie says that she wants to ask people to open more of these gardens all over the country. "I want them to be looked after by young people like myself. Then they will understand how important it is to help other people."

(Adapted from Succeed in A2 Key)

Where did Katie get the idea to help people from?
  • The TV
  • Her mum
  • A restaurant
Katie gives food to people who come
  • to her kitchen.
  • to her garden.
  • to a cafe.
Katie said that she understood
  • how to make difficult meals for people.
  • how to get free food for her family.
  • how she could easily make someone’s life better.
What does Katie say about her business?
  • She is making lots of money.
  • The workers get paid with food.
  • She grows all the food by herself.
What is Katie hoping to do in the future?
  • Get other people to do what she is doing
  • Grow food in her neighbor's garden
  • Start a business that sells food to shops

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

Walter Bonatti

Walter Bonatti, one of the greatest alpine mountain climbers of all time, was born in Italy in 1930. As a child, he his holidays in Bergamo with his uncles. He loved the mountains there, and at the age of 18, he to climb the highest and most difficult ones. He was one of the people to do this and he was very at it.

He went on to climb many other mountains, including the famous K2 in the Himalayas. At the age of just 35, he decided to his climbing career. However, he continued to work as a mountain guide and photographer. He also wrote several books about his climbing , which are read in all Italian schools.

(Adapted from A2 KEY 1)

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

Hi everyone. My name is Juan and I've joined this website because I'm looking for a penfriend. I come (0) from Mexico and I live in a town called Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean Sea, near the city of Cancun. It's not as famous Cancun but I think it is one of most beautiful places in Mexico.

Tourists come to Playa del Carmen from over the world because the weather's always warm and the food's great. fact, my friends and I go to the beach almost every day. It's brilliant!

Do you want know more about Playa del Carmen? you do, write to me soon.

(Adapted from A2 KEY FOR SCHOOL 1)

You would like to take a trip with your English friend Sam. Write an email to your friend. In your email:

  • say where you want to go
  • suggest what to do there
  • say if he needs to bring anything

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.