Cambridge Flyers 2020 Test 36 - Reading & Writing

9/15/2020 11:27:00 AM

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

fingers a hill a gate
a stamp a key an oven
caves a pond an elbow
a university an ocean salt
a knee glue a dictionary

Example: You need to find a lot of information to do this kind of homework. a project

Some people continue to study in this place after finishing school.

This is made of metal and if you lose it, you can't get into your house.

This is a small kind of lake, which some people put in their gardens.

You can find this part of your body in the middle of your leg.

Animals like bats and bears live in these dark places.

This looks like a cupboard with a glass door, and you can cook food like pizza in it.

This is a kind of door outside which swings so you can open and close it.

This high piece of land is smaller than a mountain.

You use this when you want to put a picture on a piece of card.

You must put one of these on the envelope when you post a letter.

Betty is talking to her best friend Sarah. Betty is asking Sarah some questions about her first day at university. What does Sarah 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. Oh, yes! Some have come from different countries around the world!

B. It was full of them.

C. I usually walk, but sometimes I take the bus.

D. Yes, it's fine. Some days are full but Wednesdays aren't very busy.

E. Great! The lessons are so interesting! (example)

F. Something simple. My striped sweater and jeans.

G. Yes, a volleyball club. But I might also join the chess club.

H. My brother gave me a lift in his car. I didn't want to be late! 

Betty: How was your first day at university?

Sarah: E

Betty: How did you get there?


Betty: What did you wear?


Betty: Do you like your timetable?


Betty: Are there many students in your classes?


Betty: Did you join any clubs?


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

envelope | surprise | space | actor | sore | happens | time | unhappy | manager | arrives

Last Saturday, Harry's mum asked him to go to the post office to send a large envelope to London. Inside, it had a present for his aunt's birthday. "l really hope this before Katy's birthday," Harry's mum said.

Harry started walking to the post office, but outside the cinema, he saw a poster about a new film. Harry's favorite was in it, so he really wanted to see it. He looked at his watch. "l have lots of ," he thought. "I'll send the present later." So, he bought a ticket and went inside.

When the film was over, Harry walked to the post office, but it was closed! Harry felt terrible. "Mum will be really with me," he thought.

But when he got home, Harry got a big . Aunt Katy was there! "Harry, I came for a visit," she said. "l hope you haven't sent my present yet!" Harry smiled. "Of course, not," he said. "l knew you were visiting today!"

Now choose the best name for this story:

(Adapted from SKILL BUILDER FLYER 2)

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


Eagles are one of the most amazing animals on our planet. There are around 60 different kinds of eagles live in places around the world. Most eagles live in the wild, but you can see them in zoos, too.

Eagles are very big birds heavy heads and strong legs. They can fly very fast. Actually, eagles can fly 50 kilometres an hour! Also, they have really eyes. This means that they can see small animals that they want to catch five kilometres ! Eagles usually fish or small animals like mice and rabbits. When they catch an animal, they don't come down to the land.

Instead, they catch an animal, keep flying and bring to their nest.

Around the world, eagles are very important to people. This is why people put them on the flags of many towns, cities and countries. Eagles are fantastic creatures. It's amazing to see flying high up in the sky!


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

The clown costume

Last Saturday evening, Sarah went to a birthday party. On the invitation, her friend, Alice, told everyone to come in a costume. Sarah decided to dress up as her favorite singer. She wore a beautiful spotted dress with a long white scarf. 

Sarah arrived at the party before anyone else and helped Alice to get the snacks ready. Alice chose a pirate costume. She wore a striped black and white T-shirt, and had a toy parrot on her shoulder!

Sarah knew most of the people at the party. A lot of them were members of the volleyball club where she and Alice played. But there was one boy with funny clothes who she didn't know at all. He had long curly red hair and big glasses, and his shoes and trousers were too big for him. He was alone, so Sarah decided to say hello.

"That's a great costume! You really look like a clown," Sarah said. But the boy didn't say anything. He just turned around and walked away. Then, Sarah heard Alice laughing behind her.

"Sarah, that's my brother William! He's studying this evening and he came downstairs for a glass of milk. He always looks like that!"

"Oh no! I've made a horrible mistake!" Sarah said. But Alice couldn't stop laughing. "Don't worry, Sarah. I'll explain it to him later," she said.

(Adapted from SKILL BUILDER FLYER 2)


Alice sent an invitation to Sarah with information about a party.

Sarah's clothes made her look like her favorite singer.

When Sarah arrived, she prepared with Alice.

There sitting on Alice's shoulder.

Sarah and Alice played volleyball in .

Some of the boy's were too big for him.

Sarah went over to the boy because .

Alice started after she heard Sarah speaking to the boy.

William stopped studying to get .

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

Mum woke me up today with a big surprise. I was going to London with Aunt Helen and I had to get quickly! The ride on the train three hours, and our hotel is in the centre. I am staying in a room myself! When we arrived, we had a quick snack then we went to the Science Museum. It was amazing! I learned what being an astronaut in a spaceship is like! Tomorrow, we're going to go on a tour. I've brought my camera, so I'll take lots of photos!

(Adapted from SKILL BUILDER FLYER 2)

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