Cambridge Flyers 2020 Test 5 - Reading & Writing

1/20/2020 9:21:00 PM

Look and read. Choose the correct words from the box and fill in the blank.

wood thousand a kangaroo
rainbows jam through
light over clouds
a camel sugar ice
meals glass postcards

Example: This comes from trees, and tables and chairs are often made from it. wood

This is usually made from fruit and you can eat it with bread.

You sometimes see these in the sky after it rains. They have seven colors in them.

People buy these to write and tell their friends about their holiday. They often have nice pictures on them.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all examples of these.

There is a lot of this in cakes, chocolate, ice cream, and sweets.

This animal usually lives in hot, dry places and it can walk for months without any water.

Windows are usually made of this. It is hard but easy to break.

Before it rains, you see a lot of these in the sky. They are white or grey.

This animal's baby lives in a pocket on its mother's stomach when it is small.

You can skate on this or put a piece of it in a cold drink.

Michael is talking to Sally. What does Sally say? Read the conversation and choose the best answer. Write a letter (A–G) for each answer. You do not need to use all the letters.

A. So do I! It’s horrible!

B. This afternoon? OK! I could show you my new computer then too!

C. Did you? I just watched TV all day.

D. Yes, they have. Thank you very much.

E. No. I had a terrible cold but it’s better now.

F. A few, I hope you’ll enjoy them.

G. Would you like to play it soon?

Michael: What was the matter? Did you have a sore head?


Michael: I hate being ill.


Michael: In our English lesson, we had to answer some questions about the story. 


Michael: I can come to your house after school if you like. 


Michael: Have you got any games that we can play?


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

called | street | making | quickly | upstairs | when | opened | wood | fire | said

My name’s Tom and I have a dog called Buster. One day last summer I was watching TV in my house Buster ran into the living room. I knew that something was wrong because Buster was jumping up and down and a lot of noise. When I asked Buster, “What is called wrong?”, he started running to the front door. I followed him outside. He wanted to get out of our garden so I followed him into the . He stood in front of the house next to ours. Buster started making a lot of noise again. Then I saw what the problem was. I could see a through the kitchen window. I ran back home and called my mum. My mum phoned for help and a fire engine soon arrived. The old woman who lives in the house wasn’t hurt. She was when the firefighters arrived. That night I gave Buster a big bowl of his favorite food!

Now choose the best name for this story: .

(Adapted from A2 Flyer Plus)

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.

Read the story. Write some words to complete the sentences about the story. You can use 1, 2, 3 or 4 words.

Vicky likes to play in the basement when the weather isn't nice. She also likes to read in the basement, and there is a bookcase with her favorite books there.

One day, it was very cold and foggy, so Vicky didn't want to play outside. She went to the basement and looked at the books, but she couldn't decide which one to read. Then she saw a book which wasn't hers. The book was blue and it said “The Queen's Cave” in gold letters. Vicky tried to pull the book off the shelf, but it was very heavy. Suddenly, the book fell out and the bookcase started to move! 

The bookcase moved to the left. Vicky saw an empty space in the wall behind it. She looked inside, but it was too dark to see. She ran upstairs to find her torch. When she looked inside again, she could see a little room. Carefully, she climbed into the room. “Wow”, she whispered. “I didn't know there was a queen's cave in my basement”. She looked around the room. It was full of treasure. 

There were boxes of gold and silver, old paintings, rings, and beautiful dresses and skins. Vicky laughed. “I'm rich!”, she shouted. She put on one of the dresses, which was a lovely purple color, and put on a few rings too. She danced around the room. Then she picked up the book that said “Queen's Cave” and started to read. It was a story about a queen who had to hide her things and run away from a monster, but one day the right person found everything again. Vicky smiled. “I always wanted to be a queen!”

Vicky didn't want to go out because the weather was .

The book was blue and the were gold.

The book was so it was difficult to move.

Vicky needed her torch to see inside the .

The room was full .

Vicky put on a and some rings.

 The queen in the story had to away from a monster.

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

Dear Uncle Michael, 

Thank you for inviting me to dinner last Saturday. I had a great and I think that Aunt Sarah cooked excellent meals. I liked her chicken a lot, and my mum wants to know you made that nice chocolate cake. 

I wanted to ask you something. Can you come to our house next week? I know we both like fish and my mum is very good at cooking it. My dad can catch some fish in the lake, so they will taste very good.

I can make an apple cake too, you like. I hope you and Aunt Sarah can come to dinner - it would great!

Love from Lucy