KET 2020 Test 38 - Reading & Writing

5/6/2021 11:09:00 AM

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Stella is checking when Aaron will need his bike back.
  • Stella can't say exactly which day she will be able to return Aaron's bike.
  • Stella wants to know if she can borrow Aaron's bike until next weekend.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Bob and Simon will go to the factory together.
  • Bob and Simon will have lunch at the factory.
  • Bob and Simon won't go to the office on Monday.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • You can apply online for this job.
  • Only experienced people can do this job.
  • You must be free on Saturdays and Sundays to have this job.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

What should Tom do?

  • Go online to check if there are still concert tickets available.
  • Tell people that it is still possible for them to come to the concert.
  • Ask if his father can collect them after the concert.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

What does this notice say?

  • There are still some appointments available for today.
  • The dentist may see you if you haven't booked an appointment.
  • When you book an appointment, we can't tell you how much it will cost.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Amy is checking what time Ben's party finishes on Saturday.
  • Amy wants to know if Sarah's dad can give them a lift home on Saturday.
  • Amy is asking Sarah to travel back from the party with her on Saturday.

Read the article. Then answer the questions.

School boat festival


Our class heard about the school boat festival in our science class. Our teacher explained that we had to make several different boats so we could learn what makes boats float on water. First, my group made a sailing boat, but when we sailed it in the school swimming pool, it sank because there were holes in the wood! So, we decided to make a boat from old plastic bottles and that didn't sink under the water!


The boats our class built for the school boat festival were amazing. Our technology teacher showed us a video about how boats and ships are built. Then she told us to make a model of a ship using wood, plastic and metal. After that, we had to make a short film that explained how we made our model of a ship. Then we took our models to the local park and sailed them on the lake.


We were really excited and stopped talking when the headteacher told us about the school boat festival at our whole school morning meeting. We decided to make a model of a Viking longboat and give it to our English teacher because her husband is Danish and she's leaving at the end of the school year to go and work in his country. We didn't want to sail it on the river in case it sank! 

Whose teacher asked the class to make a boat from different things?
  • Elena
  • Astrid
  • Kumiko
Whose class was interested when they heard about the boat festival?
  • Elena
  • Astrid
  • Kumiko
Whose teacher told the students why they had to make boats?
  • Elena
  • Astrid
  • Kumiko
Whose class wanted to make a present for their teacher?
  • Elena
  • Astrid
  • Kumiko
Whose class recorded a video showing what they learned?
  • Elena
  • Astrid
  • Kumiko
Whose classmates built a boat that didn't work?
  • Elena
  • Astrid
  • Kumiko
Whose classmates didn't test their boat on the water?
  • Elena
  • Astrid
  • Kumiko

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

Celismar Guzman - a young swimming champion

If you look at 8-year-old Celismar Guzman, she doesn't look strong at all. That is until you see her in the water, Guzman has already won a gold medal in the National Swimming Competition. And, no, that 8 is not a mistake. She is E-I-G-H-T!

Guzman started swimming as a hobby, like all her friends. She has been swimming for only 18 months, but she's already been named National Swimming Champion in her age group in her country. She believes that she can do everything she wants to do in the world of swimming. It's already her life.

Her swimming coach, Morag Betz, explained that Guzman, known as Celi, didn't start as a champion. She had to practice a lot to get here.

A few months ago she also took part in the Junior Olympics and she improved her time by 4 seconds. She came home with four gold medals and one silver medal. "I did really well in all the races," she said. "Now I am second in the whole United States for my age group."

She also says, "I am pleased with everything I have done. Both of my parents were athletes. Sport is what my family does." So what comes next for this 8-year-old winner in the water? "I want to win in the next Olympics," she said.

(Adapted from Succeed in A2 Key)

What is unusual about Guzman?
  • She doesn't like water at all.
  • She is very strong for her age.
  • She is strong until she gets into the water.
What is swimming for Guzman?
  • The most important thing in her life
  • Just a good hobby
  • A way to have fun with friends
Betz says that Guzman
  • needs to practise more.
  • was a champion from the beginning.
  • is doing well because she works hard.
What happened to Guzman in the Junior Olympics?
  • She swam faster than ever before.
  • She won gold medals in all her races.
  • She didn't do as well as she wanted.
Guzman says
  • she is not sure what will happen next.
  • she wants to swim with her parents at the Olympics.
  • she is doing what her parents do.

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

Better ways to travel

Millions of us use our cars every day to get to work, college or school. Travelling by car is fast and comfortable, but not  for the world around us. So what should we do? One possibility is to car journeys. If you have neighbours who need to travel to the same as you, why not go together in one car? Two or three people travelling together is a more intelligent idea than two or three cars the same journey with only one person in each car.

Of course, cars are not the only way to travel. It's usually possible to travel by bus, tram or train, in a town or city. And if your journey is short, what about walking or going by bike? You'll get fit and money too!

(Adapted from A2 EXAM BOOSTER)

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

From: Jackson

To: Mum

We (0) are all having a great time camping in the forest. My class has got best place on the campsite, with a great view of the mountains.

Last night, rained really hard. Lots of people got wet, I was lucky my new tent stayed dry all night! I'm really glad we decided to buy it. It's much better my old one.

By the way, I forgot tell the football coach that I'm away the moment. Can you let him know that I can't come to practice this week?


(Adapted from A2 KEY FOR SCHOOL 1)

You want to go shopping on Monday with your English friend John. Write an email to John. In your email:

  • ask John to go shopping with you on Monday
  • say what you want to buy
  • tell John how you will get 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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