Cambridge Flyers 2020 Test 32 - Reading & Writing

7/22/2020 4:19:00 PM

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

an ambulance a bridge a sledge 
autumn a taxi rockets 
a stadium golf a match
tyres  a century a race
months an airport winter

People build this over a river so they can travel across it. a bridge

These machines can travel into space!

This is another word for a hundred years.

You can find four of these on a car - on the outside of the wheel.

When there's snow on the ground, children sit on this and go down hills.

People go to this place to watch football and other popular sports.

This takes very ill people to the hospital very fast.

At this time of year, it's usually cold and, in some countries, it snows.

The fastest person wins in this sports competition.

There are twelve of these in every year.

You give money to the driver of this car to take you where you want to go.

Complete the conversation between two friends. What does Frank say to Clare? Write the correct letter (A-H) for each blank. You do not need to use all the letters.

A. That's right. There are so many things to do.

B. Don't worry. My dad will be there.

C. Yes. We can both go.

D. Well, why don't you?

E. Not far, we'll be back in ten minutes.

F. That's good. I'm going out by my car now. Do you want to come?

G. It's not mine. It's Dad's.

H. I can, but I need more practice.

Clare: Can you drive it?


Clare: Oh, I'd like to learn too, then I can get a car.


Clare: Lessons are quite expensive, and then there's insurance and petrol too. Mum says I can learn next year. 


Clare: I'd love to. Where are you going to go?


Clare: But who's going to drive? It's dangerous if you are!


Clare: Okay, but please drive slowly. 

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

lovely | torch | dark | visiting | arrived | sailing | rock | arriving | brave

Last year I was staying with my family in a lovely hotel by the sea. From our window, we could see a small island. And that's when Dad decided to get a boat! We took a picnic and a few blankets and then we were to the island. We weren't far from the island when it started to get windy and Dad hit a dangerous . That was the end of the boat!

We swam to the island, sat on the sand and ate our sandwiches. But then a storm came and it started to get so we went inside a cave. Dad had a with him so we could still see. He found somewhere dry and Mum put the blankets on the ground. And that's where we all slept for the night! The next day a big boat full of people on the island and our adventure was over!

Now choose the best name for this story:

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

The Sahara Desert

The Sahara Desert is the biggest of 22 deserts and is sometimes called the Sea of Sand. The temperature can be very high and there is very little water there it doesn't rain very often.

An "oasis" is like a lake in the desert. The water in an oasis comes from rivers the ground. There are many "oases" in the Sahara desert but people often to travel for many days to find one.

Although life is difficult in the Sahara, a lot of people live there. They move from one place to another to find the water they need and use camels to carry when they move. Camels have large feet which means that they can walk easily the rocks and sand.

Lots of animals and insects live in the Sahara too: snakes, lizards and spiders, for example. These animals get of their water from the plants they eat. the day small desert animals look for cool caves to sleep in and other animals lie down under trees. And did you that the Sahara is growing every year? 

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

Late for school?

From Monday to Friday, George wakes up at seven o'clock and catches the bus to school at eight. But today, he woke up at half-past seven! He quickly got dressed, brushed his teeth and left the house. He didn't have enough time to eat breakfast or say good morning to his parents.

George ran down the road to the bus stop, but he was too late for the school bus! 'I'll take the train,' he thought. 'It's realty fast, so I might still arrive at school before lessons start.'

He ran to the train station as fast as he could and bought a ticket. But when he walked onto the platform, the train was leaving! He read a timetable and found out that there wasn't another train for an hour!

Then, he looked at a clock in the station. It was already midday! There was nothing he could do now. 'Somebody, please help me! I need to get to school!' he shouted.

Then, George heard his mum. 'George, what's the matter? You're talking in your sleep,' she said. He woke up. 'I'm late for school, Mum!' he said. 'But it's Sunday, George. You don't have to go to school today,' said his mum. Suddenly, George understood - it was just a dream! He felt very happy and closed his eyes to sleep again. 

George left his house without speaking to .

He decided to after he missed the bus.

He got and then went to the platform. 

He had to wait for the next train.

woke him up.

George didn't need to go to school because .

He tried to go back after he spoke to his mum.

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

Dear Emma,

I can't wait until you come and see me next week. We'll a great time together. I know you're coming plane so I'll meet you at the airport with my family. There are of different things to do here so I know you won't be bored. On your first day we're to go into town to do some shopping. The is very rainy here in February so bring your umbrella!

See you very soon.

Lots of love, 

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

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