Cambridge Flyers 2020 Test 45 - Reading & Writing

1/30/2021 8:57:00 PM

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

sugar geography yogurt
an astronaut grapes maths
science pizza a film star
an engineer a king art
a waiter language history

Example: In this subject, you read about people who lived a long time ago. history

This person might live in a castle and his wife might be a queen.

These are small and good to eat. They are usually purple or pale green.

In this subject, you sometimes learn about the oceans and draw maps.

This is sweet and white. It looks like salt but doesn't taste like it.

At work, this person designs or builds machines, engines or electrical equipment.

You may add long numbers together when you study this at school.

This hot food is often round and usually has tomatoes and cheese on the top.

This brave person travels through space in rockets or spaceships.

If you enjoy painting and drawing, this might be the best lesson on your school timetable.

This person is often very famous because he or she acts in very popular movies.

Ben is talking to his friend, Sam. What does Sam say?

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

A. No never. I’m really excited.

B. No. I’m not happy.

C. In the forest near here.

D. Me too! My dad says it will be sunny this weekend.

E. We're going camping. (Example)

F. With my dad and my brother.

G. Will you go in the sea?

H. Thanks a lot.

Ben: Where are you going this weekend?

Sam: E

Ben: Where at?


Ben: Who are you going with?


Ben: Great. Have you been camping before?


Ben: I hope it doesn't rain.


Ben: Have a good time.


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

museum | dark | opened | show | dinosaurs | turned | traffic | excited | walking | old 

Last Wednesday, Michael went to the toy museum with his mum. He wanted to see some robots because robots are his favorite toy. When they arrived at the museum, Michael felt very .
But the museum was closed.
"Oh no," said Michael.
Then a woman opened the door of the museum and asked, "What are you doing here?"
"We wanted to visit the museum, but it’s closed," explained Mum.
She said, "I look after the museum and I can you some toys if you are interested."
"Yes please!" said Michael and his mum together.
They walked inside slowly. The museum was dark and Michael felt afraid. Then the woman on the lights and suddenly Michael saw lots of beautiful old toys.
"Look at the amazing robots!" he said.
The woman let Michael play with some toy trains and . He had a great afternoon and didn’t want to go home.

Now choose the best name for this story:

(Adapted from A2 flyers Three practice tests)

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


Camels have unusual shapes on their backs. These are called "humps".

are two kinds of camels. The first kind has one hump on back and the other kind has two humps. Most camels in the world live the weather is hot and dry - in places like deserts, for example. The people also live in these places might camels to carry all their heavy things on long journeys. These people have camels for thousands of years, too.

Camels can live without food or water for six months and most camels live forty and fifty years! About fourteen million camels live in the world at the moment.

It is easier for camels to live in deserts other animals because their bodies are high above the hot ground and their large feet help them quickly across sand. A camel can run across sand really fast. camels can travel 45 kilometers in one hour.

(Adapted from A2 FLYER 3)

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

Up a tree

Helen is a member of the volleyball team at school and she likes practicing at home, too. Helen's dad put up a volleyball net in their garden, so Helen can play there. One Saturday last year, Helen bought a new volleyball with red and white stripes. She wanted to try it, so she invited Katy to her house to play.

It was very windy when the girls started playing. "I'm sure that a storm is coming," Katy said, but Helen didn't mind. She was very pleased with her new ball and didn't want to stop. Then, Katy hit the ball really hard and a strong wind carried it to the top of a tree!

"I'll go and fetch it!" Helen said. She started climbing up the tree and Katy watched from below. The tree was tall, so Katy was worried. "Be careful, Helen!" she said. Then, when Helen was close to the ball, the wind got very strong. Now, Helen was too afraid to climb down!

Helen's parents weren't home, so Katy called the fire station for help. Half an hour later, a fire engine arrived and a firefighter carried Helen down. "You're lucky you didn't fall," the firefighter said. Months later, when the autumn came, the ball fell down, but Helen will never climb up that tree again!

(Adapted from SKILL BUILDER FLYER 2)

The ball Helen bought last year had on it.

Katy thought that was on the way.

Katy hit the ball so and a wind flew it to the top of a tree.

Katy felt because Helen had to climb very high.

Katy phoned because Helen's parents were away.

It took for the firefighters to get to Helen's house.

When it was , the ball fell from the tree.

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