Cambridge Flyers Sample Test #1 - Reading & Writing

3/9/2019 11:47:00 PM

Look and read. Choose the correct words from the box.

a crayon a pilot stamps
an astronaut vegetables postcards
jam baseball a journalist
a biscuit a truck a waiter

Example: This person can fly to the moon in a rocket. an astronaut

This is made from fruit and you can put it on your bread with a knife.

Players in this game throw, catch and hit the ball on a sports field.

These have pictures on them and you can write on the back and send them to friends when you’re on holiday.

It is this person’s job to write about news in a newspaper.

You buy these and put them on your envelopes before you post them.

This person flies a plane and usually wears a uniform.

This is a small flat dry cake for one person, usually sweet, and baked until crisp.

It is a large vehicle for carrying heavy loads by road.

This is a coloured stick of soft coloured chalk or wax, used for drawing.

They are plants and people eat them to stay healthy.

Katy is going to go with her Aunt Emma to her office today. Katy is asking Emma some questions about her work. What does Emma say?

Read the conversation and choose the best answer. Write a letter (A–H) for each answer. You do not need to use all the letters. 

A. Sometimes I sit at my desk and sometimes I go out.

B. Yes, everyone did this time.

C. OK, but only when I am in a meeting.

D. No, there aren’t many cafés near the office.

E. Yes it is. I don’t want to be late. (example)

F. Usually when I’ve finished everything that I’ve got to do.

G. I take the bus if it’s raining.

H. Only a few. It’s a small business.

Katy: Emma, is it time to go to your office?

Emma: E

Katy: Do you always walk to work?


Katy: How many people work there?


Katy: Where do you eat your lunch?


Katy: Can I play on the computer in your office?


Katy: What time do you come home?


Read the text. Choose the correct word from the box to fill in each blank.

storm | fridge | pushed | restaurant | missing | ready | pepper | sky | cut

Last weekend, Harry and his parents went to a small hotel on an
island in a lake. On Saturday afternoon the hotel cook went by boat to the town to see a friend. But then suddenly a came, with rain and strong winds, and he couldn’t sail back to the hotel. At six o’clock everyone in the hotel went to the to have dinner, but it was closed. ‘What’s the matter?’ Harry’s mum asked the waiter. ‘The dinner isn’t ,’ he said, ‘because there is no one to cook.’

So Harry’s parents decided to do something. They went into the kitchen where they looked in the  and in the cupboards. They found some flour, tomatoes, cheese, and vegetables. Dad made pizzas and Mum the vegetables into small pieces for a salad. ‘That smells good,’ said the waiter. Harry ate a piece of pizza. ‘And it tastes very good!’ he said. Everyone loved the dinner and thanked Harry’s parents.

Now choose the best name for the story: 

Read the text. Choose the right word for each blank.

The Seasons

In many countries, there are four seasons in the year. These are called spring, summer, autumn and winter. season is about three months long and then a new season comes. In the north of our planet summer usually in June. It is the warmest time of the year and it sometimes does not get dark 10 o’clock at night. In September it gets colder and the trees their leaves. This season is called autumn. Winter comes in December it is usually very cold and a lot of countries have snow. On some winter days, it gets dark at about 4 o’clock the afternoon so the days are very and the nights are long. In March the weather gets warmer and plants and flowers start to grow . This season is called spring. In the south of the planet, the countries have the seasons, but they happen at different times the year. They have summer in December and winter in June.

Look at the picture and read the story. Write some words to complete the sentences about the story. You can use 1, 2, 3 or 4 words.

Mr. Park’s class visit a castle

Paul’s class at school are studying castles in history. So last week their history teacher, Mr. Park, took them to visit an old castle on a hill next to the sea. They went by bus and stopped at the bottom of the hill. Mr. Park pointed to the castle at the top of the hill and said, ‘There is no road up there so we have to walk.’ The children were tired and thirsty when they arrived at the castle. But Mr. Park had juice for all of them. It was very interesting because Mr. Park showed them all the different parts of the castle and explained its history. On the way down the hill, Paul’s friends said, ‘Let’s have a race.’ So Paul and his friends started to run. ‘Stop running!’ shouted Mr. Park. But the boys ran faster and faster and then Paul fell over and hurt his leg. It wasn’t broken, but he couldn’t walk very well. Mr. Park saw a farmer on his horse in a field. He went to speak to him and the farmer let Paul ride his big brown horse down the hill to the bus. ‘Sorry we didn’t listen to you on the hill,’ Paul said to Mr. Park, ‘but we listened in the castle. It was great! Can we come again?’

The castle that they visited was near and on a hill.

Mr. Park and the children went on a to a castle.

Mr. Park gave everyone when they arrived at the castle.

The children looked at the of the castle.

Some of the children had on the way down the hill.

Paul because he fell over when he was running.

Paul went back to the bus on a !

Read the diary and write the missing words. Write one word for each blank.

We are having a great time on this holiday. Today we’ve been visit the pyramids. My teacher told me about them in our Geography and she showed us some pictures of them, but in the pictures they looked much smaller they are. We went inside one and I lots of photos with my camera. We are going to go and see some camels tomorrow. I am very excited I have always wanted to ride one. Mum doesn’t want to go near them. She says camels are usually not very friendly.

Look at the three pictures. Write about this story. Write 20 or more words.

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A possible answer which would receive full marks:

An astronaut flew into space and made friends with an alien. The alien invited the astronaut to his house for dinner. The astronaut was hungry and accepted. He had a sandwich and some juice with the alien’s family.