KET 2020 Test 47 - Reading & Writing

8/23/2021 8:43:13 AM

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Olga has written to ____

  • ask Tommy to help her with her sister's birthday present.
  • tell Tommy to lend her money to buy a present for her sister.
  • invite Tommy to her sister's birthday party on Sunday.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

What should Jake do?

  • Go to the cinema on London Road
  • Tell Tim if he can join him later
  • Buy tickets to see the film

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Why did Zhang send this message?

  • He wants to know what Jo is writing about.
  • He wants to tell Jo about the homework.
  • He wants to know why Jo missed class.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • The time of the dance class has changed.
  • The place of the dance class has changed.
  • The day of the dance class has changed.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • You will be able to practise before the competition starts.
  • You should get 30 minutes' practice before Tuesday.
  • The diving competition will last half an hour.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • It's more expensive to go in a helicopter on your own.
  • The offer is only on for a few days.
  • The helicopter ride for two takes half an hour.

Read the article. Then answer the questions.



My parents play in a band so there is always music in our house. I started playing the piano when I was six after I heard a very young girl play at a concert. She was just five years old but she was as good as an adult professional pianist. My first concert was at the age of nine. I'll never forget how scared I was, but once I was at the piano I relaxed and just thought about the music. 


My parents are both doctors but they really enjoy listening to music. My mother played the piano when she was young so she asked me if I wanted to learn to play something. I chose the violin but it isn't easy. Sometimes I get angry when I can't play the right way. I don't know if I'll keep playing it. I also play tennis three times a week and it's a bit tiring doing everything, so I guess I'll have to choose. 


I've always loved music since I was a little child. My father told me I started dancing as soon as I heard classical music on the radio. That's why when I was four, I started piano lessons. However, my teacher wasn't very friendly. I sometimes got bored with the exercises he gave me, so a year later I asked my parents if I could have singing lessons instead. I really enjoy singing. I often sing with my brother, who plays the guitar. It's so exciting! 

Who felt afraid before performing in front of other people?
  • Fred
  • Olga
  • Brian
Who may decide to stop playing a musical instrument?
  • Fred
  • Olga
  • Brian
Who isn't always happy with the way he/she plays?
  • Fred
  • Olga
  • Brian
Who doesn't play an instrument anymore?
  • Fred
  • Olga
  • Brian
Who started playing after listening to someone playing?
  • Fred
  • Olga
  • Brian
Who enjoys making music with another family member?
  • Fred
  • Olga
  • Brian
Who was introduced to music by a parent?
  • Fred
  • Olga
  • Brian

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

Archie Campbell talks about computer games

I started playing computer games when I was seven years old. My parents didn't let me have a computer so I used to go to my cousin's house and play games on his computer when his mum and dad were at work. My parents would have been very angry if they had known that.

My cousin Freddie showed me how to play games that older children usually play and he said that I was much better than most of his friends who were three years older than me. I was going to ask my parents again for a computer but he told me to wait for another year, at least.

Then I started to have computer lessons at school. That was when everything changed. I learned how to make programmes and I started to make my own games with my cousin's help. From that time, I knew that making games was all I would ever want to do.

I didn't say anything to my parents for a long time. Freddie's parents didn't know what we were doing, either. Then one evening it was parents' day at my school and my computer teacher told them that I had a brilliant future making computer games.

Now I am 20 and I enjoy student life. I have already sold one game to a small computer company but I don't have much time to make games now because I have a lot of exams soon. However, two computer companies have said they want to talk to me as soon as I leave university because they want me on their team.

(Adapted from Succeed in A2 Key)

Archie played computer games only at his cousin's house because ____

  • his cousin had two computers in his house.
  • his parents hadn't bought him a computer.
  • his mum had asked him to do so.
What did Freddie say to Archie?
  • That he was very clever
  • Not to waste his time playing games
  • To ask his parents to buy him a computer
What happened when Archie had computer lessons at school?
  • He stopped playing computer games.
  • He didn't want to go to his cousin's house anymore.
  • He understood what job he wanted to do in the future.

Archie's parents found out about his computer games from ____

  • his computer teacher.
  • Freddie's parents.
  • his cousin.
What does Archie do now?
  • Work for a computer company
  • Continue to earn money making games
  • Study computers at university

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

Bodega Cats

There are many types of cats, and many of them live with us, but there is a very special type of cat that is very popular in New York city, and that is the Bodega Cat. 

But do you know what a Bodega Cat is? These are cats that live in convenience shops sell food, sandwiches and soft drinks. They are as a type of pest control, or in other words, to rodents from coming into the stores. But is this legal? Not exactly. In order to pass a health inspection, there can be no live animals in a place that serves food. But most health inspectors in New York accept bodega cats as the option to keep the rodents controlled. 

These types of cats are becoming a beloved in New York. There have been many articles, blog posts and even social media accounts dedicated to them. 

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

Dad, I have sports after school today and I forgot my trainers. Can you bring to school for me, please? Mrs. Letts, the receptionist, says please leave the trainers her. Also, I forgot my snack, and I haven't got money. Can you bring a snack, or some money as well, please?


Again?! OK, Matt, I'll drive to school. I'll leave trainers and some money at the reception. you want those new pencils for your art class? are on your bed.

Read the email from your English friend Wendy. Write an email to Wendy and answer the questions. 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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