KET 2020 Test 36 - Reading & Writing

4/8/2021 2:47:00 PM

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Mark is asking Suzy if he should visit her today.
  • Mark wants Suzy to help him complete their project.
  • Mark thinks Suzy should give the project to the teacher.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Entrance to the museum is free for children.
  • The science exhibition is open all week.
  • Adults pay a total of £12 to see the exhibition.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • See Mrs. Deeks if you can't find the books you borrowed.
  • Tell Mrs. Deeks if you plan to keep your library books until next term.
  • Speak to Mrs. Deeks if you don't know what to read during the holiday.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • This is a new campsite on a farm.
  • You can stay in this campsite all year round.
  • You can take your pet to this campsite.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Kari wants his mum to

  • take something he's forgotten to school.
  • meet him at the school reception with his sports kit.
  • come to his school to watch him play hockey.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • This service is not available at the weekends.
  • You can only get information by phoning.
  • People can ask for help at this phone number any time.

Read the article. Then answer the questions.

Computer Games

A. Star City 

Star City is a city-building game available for X-box, PlayStation, and Windows PC. Players have to build and look after a city in the future on another world. They have to decide what to do in an ever-changing city and be sure that the city and its people have everything they need to live. There are lots of problems and difficult things for the players to do but this makes the player think carefully so that they can make the best decision. This will probably help them in the real world. Players must be over eighteen years old to play this game.

B. Fast Drive

Fast Drive is a game that has lots of dangerous driving in it. Players are rewarded for driving on the wrong side of the road, driving into other cars or motorbikes, and creating problems all over a city. Parents of new teenage drivers might want to think about the fact that playing some racing games can make their children want to drive in such a way in real life. This game also has an online part that allows for chat, so each player will hear everything that other online players say.

C. Dinosaurs

What kid hasn't thought about how much fun it would be to have a pet dinosaur as a best friend, or maybe to go for a ride on the back of a fire-eating animal? Dinosaurs is perfect for children aged between 10 and 14. The players work with dinosaurs that they have found. The game is all about becoming friends with your dinosaur and it is like going on an adventure with a loved family pet that has big teeth. Sometimes the player has to repeat some actions too many times, which might be a bit boring, but most of the game is interesting.

Which game allows players to listen to other people?
  • Star City
  • Fast Drive
  • Dinosaurs
Which game is about having a strange friend?
  • Star City
  • Fast Drive
  • Dinosaurs
Which game tells players to do bad things?
  • Star City
  • Fast Drive
  • Dinosaurs
Which game asks players to help someone?
  • Star City
  • Fast Drive
  • Dinosaurs
Which game can be useful for players in their life?
  • Star City
  • Fast Drive
  • Dinosaurs
Which game is not very exciting sometimes?
  • Star City
  • Fast Drive
  • Dinosaurs
Which game is suitable only for adults?
  • Star City
  • Fast Drive
  • Dinosaurs

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

Peter Minor and his ideas factory!
by Sally Ward

Peter Minor, the well-known games developer, spoke to me recently about the success of his company. River Run, his latest computer game, will be in the shops on Monday.

I was lucky enough to be able to try it last week, and I believe it's even better than his last game, Underground, which is great fun, too. River Run has fantastic sound effects and the players get a lot of action.

At 28, he manages a team of more than 100 people, but Peter never dreamed of working with computer games when he was younger. It's unusual for him to work less than 12 hours a day, but he doesn't mind because he loves his job. Peter and his managers are always thinking of new projects.

Computer games developed by Peter's company are played all over the world, including Asia. His computer game Underground was very popular in Japan last year. I'm certain players everywhere will love River Run just as much. I know I can't wait to have it at home!

Peter comes up with ideas for new games all the time. But it takes about three years before the game can be sold in the shops. Many of his ideas come from 'testers'. These are young people in the town who are invited to come and try the games. Then they say what they enjoy about the games or what else they want to be able to do.

"In the past, I didn't have enough money to buy a new bike," he told me. "Now I've got my own plane! Everything is possible if you work hard. You can achieve whatever you want."

(Adapted from CE Key for School Exam Trainer)

River Run, Peter Minor's latest computer video game,
  • is already on sale.
  • will be on sale soon.
  • is very successful.
Sally thinks
  • Underground is easier to play than River Run.

  • Underground isn't as good as River Run.

  • Underground is more fun than River Run.

When Peter was a child,
  • he always hoped to work for a computer games business.
  • he didn't like playing computer games.
  • he didn't think he would have a job like he has now.
Last year, Underground
  • was more popular in Asia than in the rest of the world.
  • was the most successful game in Japan.
  • was played by a lot of people in Japan.
The people who test Peter's games
  • are local people who know how to play computer games.
  • help him make new games.
  • are Peter and his managers.

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

Sally Ride

Sally Ride was born on 26th May 1951, in California, USA. After high school, she went to Stanford University to study physics. While she was there, she saw an advertisement in her university newspaper women to join the US space programme. Six women, including Sally, were to become astronauts. On 18th June 1983, Sally became the first American woman to fly into space. Six days later, on 24th June, she to Earth.

When Sally working as an astronaut in 1987, she started teaching at the University of California. She wanted to find ways to get more people, girls, interested in studying science and mathematics. She also found time to write science books for children about space.

(Adapted from A2 KEY FOR SCHOOL 1) 

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

Hi Jackie!

I know you enjoy writing to penfriends like me. Do you want to email an Italian girl who lives with her parents and grandparents the south of the country? She loves windsurfing and sailing, the same you!

She hasn't got brothers or sisters so penfriends are important to her. Her favorite subject at school is science and she's really interested space travel! She's 14 and her name is Francesca! She sounds great, but I already started writing to her cousin, Lina.

Would you like to be her penfriend? She'd be so happy to have a new friend and you can practice Italian, too! Would you like me to send you her email address?

See you next week Daniel's party!

Dina

(Adapted from CE Key for School Exam Trainer)

Your English friend Jo goes running every day. You want to go running with Jo. Write an email to Jo. In your email:

  • say when you want to run with Jo
  • ask what time Jo goes running
  • offer to show Jo a nice place to go running.

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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