Cambridge Flyers 2020 Test 24 - Reading & Writing

4/2/2020 9:37:00 PM

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

an ambulance flour a giraffe
sugar salt a kangaroo
writers a dolphin glass
post office a dictionary clowns
journalists swan traffic

Example: A sea mammal that is large, smooth and grey with a long, pointed mouth. a dolphin

This is white or brown and you use it when you make cakes, biscuits and pasta.

These people write for newspapers or magazines. They also work for TV or radio.

If you can't spell a word, you might look for it in this book.

When people cook, they often put this in the food. It is white and you can get it from the sea.

This is the place which you should go to if you want to send letters.

These big birds are usually white. They have very long necks, and they live near rivers or lakes.

You usually see a lot of this on the roads when everyone is going to work or coming home.

Children laugh at these people. Their clothes are usually too big or too small.

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


If you are very ill and need to go to hospital, this can take you there.

Harry is asking his mother's friend, Katy, about her work. What does Katy say? 

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

A    A tape recorder and a dictionary.

B    No, I usually just have to work in the mornings.

C    In the newspapers.

D    About three weeks ago, I think.

E    Oh, I'm a journalist and I love my work. (Example)

F    Yes, it's the big one in Swan Street.

G    Sport and things that happen to people.

H    Sometimes it is and sometimes it's easy.

Harry: What kind of work do you do, Katy?

Katy: E

Harry: So do you work in an office?


Harry: And do you write all day?


Harry: And what do you write about?


Harry: It sounds very difficult!


Harry: Where can I read the things that you write?


Harry: Wow!

Read the story. Choose a word from the box. 

Last year, I had three very exciting days in a country where the weather is very hot. On the first day, we went to see the pyramids. We tried to climb to the of one, but it was too high and too difficult.

The next day, we went for a ride on some camels. That was very funny! The camels were very noisy. Mum was of hers but I loved sitting on my camel's back. The man who looked after them was very kind. He took us through the desert to a village where we had dinner inside a big .

On the third day, we went to a museum and saw some interesting things made of , like very old toys and even some cups
and bowls. I will never those three days. They were great.

Now choose the best name for this story: .

Read the text. Choose the right words and write them on the lines.

One hundred and fifty years ago, very few people had cameras. You had to go to a photographer your photos. The first famous photographer a man called William Talbot. His camera looked like a big heavy box. When he was taking photos, he to put it on something called a "tripod". This was like a small table with three legs. In those days, you couldn't take good photos of people or things when they were . There were no colour photos - photos were black and white.

A lot of people cameras today because they aren't very expensive. They are small and light and you can carry with you. Most people take a camera with them they go on holiday. Today, photos can be ready in just one hour. Most people go to shops to get their photos but some people need to do that - they can now see their photos their computer.

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.

What a surprise!

Last October, Fred and his parents decided to go and stay in the mountains for a week. They wanted to go on long walks there, so they put good walking shoes, maps and all the other things they needed in three big blue rucksacks, which they put on their backs. Then, they caught a bus to go to the station.

They were very excited when their train arrived in the mountain village. It was a cold but sunny day. The grass was very green and the mountains looked beautiful.

That night, they ate in the hotel and went to bed early. The next morning Fred woke up, jumped out of bed and ran to the window. The houses were all white!

"Quick!" he shouted. "Come and look at the snow!"

Fred's parents were very surprised. "Snow in October! That's very strange!" they said.

"What are we going to do?" Fred asked.

"Well," Fred's Dad said. "Let's get some skis and learn to ski at the ski school here!"

So they did, and Fred loved it. He fell over lots of times in his first lesson but he didn't mind. At the end of the week, he was very good at skiing. His mum and dad were too! It was a great holiday for all of them!


Fred and his parents went on holiday in the month of October.

The family wanted to go on in the mountains.

The family carried all their things in on their backs. 

Fred and his parents went to the station by

When the train got to the , the family were very excited.

They had dinner in on the first night of the holiday.

When Fred got up and looked at , he saw lots of snow.

Fred's mum and dad thought snow in October was very  weather.

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

Tuesday 31 July

Last weekend my friends, Nick and Paul, came to stay at my house.
On Sunday morning we went a walk near the river. Paul was us a story when we saw a sheep in the water. It couldn't swim.
Nick and I off our jackets and jumped into the river and we pulled the sheep of the water.
The farmer saw Nick and me with the sheep and he ran to help. Then he said, "Come back to my house, boys," and his wife gave some lemonade and snacks.

Look at three pictures. Write the story about an afternoon at the fire station in the pictures. Write 20 words or more.

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