Cambridge Flyers 2020 Test 37 - Reading & Writing

9/30/2020 8:13:00 AM

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

pockets a screen a spoon 
a job a waiter an engineer
a bracelet a belt a bank
an office trainers a crown
butter skyscrapers a college

Example: This is the work that people do for money. a job

This may be gold or silver and you wear it on your arm.

You hold this in your hand when you eat food like soup and cereal.

You can find many desks in this place of work.

These are very tall buildings, and you find them in big cities.

This person designs machines.

This person works in a restaurant, and he brings you food and drinks.

You can keep your money safe in this place, or borrow some.

Many clothes have these, and you use them to put things in.

This is the part of your TV or your tablet where you can read or watch something.

People usually wear this to keep their trousers up.

William is a journalist and he is talking to Richard, a firefighter. William is asking Richard some questions about a fire. What does Richard 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. No, we don't. We are still looking for some information.

B. No more than fifteen minutes. We were really fast.

C. Yes, I can talk now. (example)

D. It was a businessman. His shop is on the opposite side of the street.

E. At 7 am. We got a phone call about a restaurant on fire.

F. It hasn't started yet.

G. In Pepper Street. Near the park.

H. In August, two months ago.

William: Can I ask you a few questions about the fire?

Richard: C

William: When did you hear about the fire today?


William: Where was the fire?


William: Who called the fire station?


William: Did it take long to get there?


William: Do you know how it started?


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

tent |  collected | manager | club | alone | group | lifted | enormous | designer | way

Last Sunday, Sophia's dad brought her to the circus. Sophia felt very excited when they walked inside the circus tent. It was the circus's first day in town, so there were lots of people there.

First, a of clowns appeared. They were really funny and Sophia couldn't stop laughing at them! There was also a man who could eat fire and an elephant which could play a drum!

When it was the end, Sophia and her dad left the circus. Then, on their  to the car park, they walked past some cages with animals from the circus.

"Wow! That's the elephant we saw!" Sophia said. The of the circus heard Sophia and walked over to her. "Yes, she's called Emma. I think she likes you. Do you want to take her for a ride?" he asked.

Next, he let Emma out and Sophia onto her back. Then, Emma walked slowly around a field. "This is amazing!" Sophia said loudly.

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.

Online universities

What would you like to be when you're a grown-up? Would you like to be an astronaut and travel space or perhaps a pilot and fly around the world? Well, for of these jobs, and for many others, you first need to go to university!

When they finish school, a lot of students go to university that they can get the job they want. But what if you live from a university? Well, then you can join an online university!

Today, everywhere around the world, people are in online universities. You can learn about many different subjects maths, business and languages, and all you is a computer and the internet. The best thing is that you can learn at time you want!

This doesn't mean that online lessons are than in a normal university. You'll need to do many projects and read of books, but after you finish, you might be ready to get the job of your dreams!


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

A place for skateboarding

Robert's dad worked in the park in their town. He looked after the park, and he grew all the flowers there. The flowers looked wonderful every summer, and hundreds of people visited the park to see them.
Robert and his friend Paul loved skateboarding around the park. But there was a problem. They had to be careful of the people who were walking on the paths, and when the park was busy, the boys couldn't go skateboarding there because it was too dangerous.
Last spring, Robert and his dad were talking. 'We need a special place for skateboarding in the park,' Robert said. Dad agreed, but added 'I'm sorry, Robert, the park hasn't got enough - money for that.' 'We'll get the money!' said Robert.
Robert and Paul collected hundreds of old plastic cups from the park's café and grew flowers in them. Robert's dad helped them. Then, every Saturday, they sold them to all the people who came to the park. The boys collected lots of money, but not enough.
Then, in July, a journalist wrote a story about Robert and his friend in their town's online newspaper, which she worked for. A very rich businesswoman read the story and thought it was fantastic. She gave the park enough money to build a brilliant place for skateboarding.
(Adapted from A2 FLYER MINI TRAINER)


Robert's dad grew flowers for the park.

A lot of people went to the park in the summer to see the flowers.

Robert enjoyed skateboarding around the park with .

It was to go skateboarding in the park when it was busy. 

Robert's dad liked the idea of having a skateboarding at the park.

Robert and his friend decided to make money by selling flowers in lots of that they got from the park's café.

Every , the boys sold the flowers. 

The who wrote about the boys was from the town's online newspaper.

A businesswoman who was gave some money for the skateboard park.

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

Thursday 15th March
School was really good today. This morning we not have a geography lesson. We practiced for the concert tomorrow instead because our school band is going to play in the concert. I think playing the drums is more fun having a geography lesson! lunch, we had a maths lesson. I'm good at maths, so it's favourite subject at school. The teacher gave us a test with 25 difficult questions in it. I a prize because I was the only person in the class who answered all of them right.

(Adapted from A2 FLYER MINI TRAINER)

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

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