Cambridge Flyers 2020 Test 1 - Reading & Writing

1/17/2020 11:21:00 PM

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

a factory a key a hotel
snowballs mix a sledge
a tent pockets a giraffe
a storm speak since
lazy tights gloves

Example: You need this if you want to open the door of your house. a key

People can ride on this when there is a lot of snow.

You can have a room in this place when you are on holiday.

You can put this in a field and sleep in it.

When it snows, children make one of these and throw it.

This brings a lot of wind and rain.

People make things like cars or television here.

Some people put keys or money in these if they are wearing a coat or jeans, for example.

Women usually wear these on their feet and legs under a skirt or a dress.

These are often made of wool and people wear them on their hands in cold weather.

This animal is much taller than people. It has a very long neck.

Complete the conversation. Choose the correct answer A-H. There are three letters you do not need to use.

A. Thanks. Where are you having the party?

B. Why are you going there?

C. I’d love to. What are we celebrating?

D. What do you do there?

E. Well, I'm not sure about that.

F. It sounds like a lot of fun.

G. Is it difficult to surf?

H. Oh yes! This will be the first time for me.

Nick: Hi, Gino. Would you like to come to a party next Sunday?


Nick: It's Australia Day, our national day.


Nick: I know. I want you to enjoy it with us because you are a new Australian.


Nick: At Bondi beach. A lot of Aussies go to the beach that day.


Nick: We usually have some food and drinks, we swim and surf.


Nick: It is. It's a great way to celebrate our country!

Read the story. Choose a word from the box to fill in each blank.

excited | spoke | woman | heard | driver | opened | fun | invited | rode | headache

John's parents gave him a red drum for his eighth birthday. When John opened his present early that morning, he was very to see a drum inside! He started to play it very loudly. He played it all morning and then after lunch, he wanted to play it again. But his mum felt ill. She had a bad because John and his drum were so noisy. His dad said, "John, if you want to play your drum, go outside please". John went into the garden and played his drum here. After five minutes, he some lovely music. He went out into the street and saw lots of people here. It was the circus! They drove into town in their lorries and trucks. The of the first truck stopped when he saw John. John jumped on the back of the truck and into town with them. He played his drum all the way there!

Now choose the best name for this story:

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

History of schools

In the past, schools were very different from today. Poor children didn't always go school. Often worked in factories because their families needed the money. Girls sometimes go to school or if they did, they went to schools that were only for girls where boys go.

The classroom in the past looked different too there were no computers. some things were the same - children sat at desks and looked at what the teacher on the board. The subjects were the same too - children maths, English and science. Teachers were often unfriendly than they are today. If a child was naughty, the teacher could hit them they didn't obey.

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.

A good name for Katy's kitten

One day last month, Katy wanted to get a new pet so she went to the pet shop in town to buy a kitten. When she looked at all the kittens in the shop, she couldn't decide which one to choose.
"Which one do you like?" asked the man who worked in the shop. "It's very difficult," said Katy. "They are all lovely."
Then she saw a little black and white kitten, which was sitting in a corner of his cage, looking like he was sad.
"He's beautiful," said Katy. "But why is he so sad?"
"He was hiding up in a tree when someone found him," said the man. "We don't know where his mother is so we're trying to find him a new home."
Katy opened the cage and picked up the kitten, which had soft fur, big brown eyes, and a wet nose. He was very friendly and he looked happy to see Katy.
"I think he likes you!" said the man.
"I love him," said Katy. "I'll take him!"
"That's great," said the man. "What will you call him?"
"Well, he's black and white and he likes climbing trees. I think to call him Panda!" said Katy.
"That's an excellent name for him," said the man.

When Katy was looking at all the kittens in the shop, she couldn't which one to choose.

Then she saw a little kitten.

The kitten was sitting in his cage, looking sad.

Someone found the kitten hiding .

When Katy picked him up, the kitten was very .

Katy decided to call the kitten .

Katy chose this name because the kitten was black and white and liked .

Read the letter and write the missing words. Write one word in each blank.

Dear Paul, 

I won a competition at my school! I'm very excited because it’s the first competition I ever won. It was a spelling competition. The children in my class had to spell lots difficult words and our teacher wrote our names and how many words we could spell on a piece of paper. I spelled the words, so I won! The teacher said I could have a video game, but I don't know one to choose! 

I liked the competition. Spelling is my best subject because my mum gave a dictionary for Christmas. 

See you! 

Love from Kim