Cambridge Flyers 2020 Test 9 - Reading & Writing

2/11/2020 8:31:00 AM

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

an envelope a journalist a torch
an umbrella a fireman a tent
a card a mechanic weekend
a key a pilot a holiday
a stamp a diary  a present

Example: This person works at an airport and flies planes. a pilot

This person writes stories for newspapers.

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

You need one of these if you want to open the door of your house.

You can put a letter inside this.

This person can help if there is a problem with a car.

People use one of these when it rains.

People give one of these to their family and friends at Christmas.

When it is dark outside, you can see with this.

You need to buy one of these if you want to send a postcard.


We work or study five days a week and on these two days, we play.

Mr West works in a shop and is talking to Emma. What does Emma say to Mr West? 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. It’s on Saturday at half past three.

B. One which has pictures of animals in it.

C. I was about five I think, but it’s difficult to remember.

D. Yes, please. I’m looking for a book.

E. Yes, they are. I’d like to buy it, please.

F. She might, but it’s too expensive.

G. My mother. It’s her birthday soon.

H. Yes. My family reads a lot. We all love books.

Mr West: Hello. Can I help you?

Emma: D

Mr West: What kind of book?


Mr West: That’s easy. We’ve got lots of those. Who’s it for?


Mr West: Well, books are always good presents.


Mr West: So do I. Will your mum like this one?


Mr West: This one’s cheaper, and the pictures are lovely.


Mr West: Good. I’ll put it in a bag for you.

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

farmer | wings | garden | matting | lying | dangerous | forest | minutes | watch | brave

There's a river at the end of our garden so I fish there sometimes. Across the river is a farm so I can sit and the animals in the fields too. There are usually cows there and sometimes sheep.

One afternoon, I was on the grass, reading a comic when suddenly I heard something. Mr. Hide, the was in the field opposite. "Hello!", I shouted across the river. "What are you doing?", "I'm going to make a bridge, Jack. Would you like to help?", "Wow! Yes, please!", I answered.

I couldn't swim across the river because it was too , so I had to ride to the farm. It took a long time to get there on my bike! But now we have a little bridge over the river, it only takes two ! I often help at the farm now. I can sit on the bridge and look at the swans and catch much bigger fish too!

Now choose the best name for the story: .

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

Last year, Betty won a competition in a bookshop. She had to guess the number words in one of the books. The book was long, and she decided that the answer was about ten thousand words. A days later, Betty got a letter from the bookshop. It said, "Well done! You guessed the correct number of words in our competition. you like to come to the bookshop to get a present?". Betty felt very happy, and the next day she to the bookshop again. There were a lot of people there because a famous TV actress was visiting the shop. She gave a book to Betty, and said, "This is you. It's a book the English countryside that I have just written". Betty thanked her and said, "It very interesting and the photos are beautiful. Please you write your name here for me? I want to show all my friend at school. I've enjoyed it today. Thank you very much!".

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

One day Lucy and William decided to go for a walk in the desert near their house. It was summer and the day was hot and sunny. The children wore shorts and T-shirts and they had hats because they didn't want to be too hot. They wanted to have a picnic, so Lucy brought cheese and tomato sandwiches, and William brought biscuits and a big bottle of water. 

They walked for a long time. Then Lucy said, “I'm tired and my feet hurt. Let's stop behind these big rocks and eat our picnic”. After they ate their food, they saw an orange and green lizard which was running around the rocks. “What a beautiful lizard! Where is it going? Let's follow it!”, William said. 

They followed the lizard but it ran very quickly over the sand and rocks and soon they couldn't find it. The children looked around. “Where are we now?”, Lucy asked. They were in a new place. They didn't know where they were! “I'm thirsty”, said William, “And we drank all our water!”

Lucy said, “Well, I remember that hill. We're about two kilometres away from it”, “OK”, said William. “Look! There was a river here before, but now there is no water”. “But there might still be water below us”. They started kicking the sand and moving it with their hands. Soon they found some water and drank it. When their bottle was full again, they went home.

They ate lunch behind some .

The lizard was in color.

The lizard ran more than the children.

William thought: "Oh no! We haven't got any more ".

They were kilometres from the hill.

The children found a which was dry.

When they moved away some of , they found water to drink and to put in the bottle for the walk home.

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

Dear Emma,

I am having a lovely time on holiday.

Mummy, Daddy and I went to a castle yesterday. In the garden, saw some beautiful flowers, we wanted to look inside the castle too. Dad told me about flag on the castle. This flies the Queen is in the castle. We waited for a long time but we never saw her. I very sad.

See you soon.