Cambridge Flyers 2020 Test 33 - Reading & Writing

7/28/2020 4:28:00 PM

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

an elbow fog  a cave
a tortoise wings a knee 
a nest fingers fur
a storm a desert planets
toes castles  air

Birds have two of these, and they use them to fly. wings

This part of the body is in the middle of the leg.

These buildings are usually made of stone and they were the houses of kings and queens.

This kind of soft and thick hair keeps some animals warm in cold weather.

This is one of the slowest animals that lives on land.

This place is full of sand and very dry; it has few or no plants growing in it.

This is where most birds keep their babies, feed them and look after them.

In this kind of weather, it's difficult to see very far in front of you.

This is all around the Earth, and people, animals and plants can't live without it.

You have ten of these at the end of your feet.

These go around the Sun, and the Earth is one of them.

David has not seen his friend Holly because she was on holiday. David is asking Holly questions about her trip. What does Holly 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. The dinosaur park - their models were a little frightening, but it was very exciting!

B. It was a little. But we stayed at my Aunt's flat, so we didn't spend money on a hotel.

C. Dad wanted to drive, but Mum hates the traffic on the motorway so we flew.

D. Of course! It's an amazing city.

E. Sometimes we took the bus and sometimes we walked.

F. Oh, it was fantastic! I had so much fun! (example)

G. If you want! We could go next summer.

H. Yes, lots! We went on a tour that took us around the city center.

David: How was your trip to London, Holly? Did you enjoy it?

Holly: F

David: How did you get there?


David: Did you visit any interesting places?


David: Cool! Which place did you like best?


David: Was it expensive?


David: Would you like to visit it again in the future?


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

park | midday | gate | foggy | anyone | sound | pushed | path | winter | spoke

One day last April, I was walking my dog George in the park. It was early in the morning before school, and it was quite so I couldn't see very well. We were walking along a by the river when, suddenly, I heard the of something large falling into the water. Then, I heard a child shouting. "Help! I can't swim!" he said.

There wasn't around and I couldn't see where the sound was coming from, so I turned to George and said, "Go on, boy!" He ran past me and jumped into the river.

"My dog is coming to save you!" I said, "Hold onto him!" Soon, George was pulling a small boy out of the river. He was very wet and very scared. "You're safe now," I said to him.

Then I to George. He was very wet too, but very excited, "Good boy! I shall give you a sausage when we get home."

Now choose the best name for this story:

(Adapted from Skills Builder Flyers 1)

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

London Zoo

London Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the world. It was designed and built so people could wild animals. At first, there weren't many animals and only members of a special science club could visit it. Then, after 19 years the zoo people buy tickets to come in. That happened 170 years .

The zoo is in the of London, in a large park. It has many old buildings, which have animals in them. There is an elephant house, a giraffe house and a penguin beach, which has a famous old phone box as well the penguins. People can see something like 20,000 animals in London Zoo. The zoo had few animals that are now extinct in the past, too.

Now, are lions, polar bears, camels and many unusual animals, as well as special places for birds, fish, insects and snakes. London Zoo is famous around the world, and at the one million visitors go to see it every year.

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

Dino Saves the Forest

Dino was a friendly dinosaur, but he didn't have anyone to talk to. He lived in a cave by a forest. The forest had many other animals, but they all stayed far away from Dino. They were worried that he wanted to eat them. Actually, they didn't need to be afraid because Dino only ate fruit and vegetables! Sometimes, poor Dino felt really sad.

One day, Dino was collecting fruit in the forest when he saw a fire. All the animals were trying to leave as fast as they could. It was terrible! Dino started to run away too, but then he thought, 'I'm the only one that can help. I have to do something!'

He quickly ran to the river and took lots of water in his mouth. Then, he ran back to the forest, and threw the water over the fire. Dino did this again and again, and soon the forest stopped burning.

The forest animals were very happy because their homes were safe. Now, they knew Dino wasn't dangerous and they all wanted to be his friend. "Come and live with us in the forest," a bear said to him. So, Dino left his cave and went to live in the forest with the other animals. They even gave Dino a special job — the forest firefighter!

Before Dino saw the fire, he .

Dino was , but then he decided to stop and help.

Dino carried water from the inside his mouth.

He threw water lots of times.

Dino saved the animals' , so they were very happy.

A invited Dino to live in the forest.

Dino got when he moved to the forest.

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

Dear William,

I'm having a lovely (0) time here with my grandparents. I'm staying at their house in the countryside. Their house is small but I don't . Every day we do something different. We a lot of time outside.

Yesterday, we went to a castle. It was on the top of a big hill. There were of stairs to climb, but the view from there was great. Today, we are going to a farm. I wait to see all the animals. I've been so busy, I haven't turned the TV once.

Bye for now,


(Adapted from Skills Builder Flyers 1)

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

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