Toefl Primary Step 2 Practice Test #39 - Reading (Có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

3/12/2021 8:30:00 AM
Bài thi thử phần Reading của vòng 2 Toefl Primary Challenge 2019, được biên soạn theo đúng cấu trúc chuẩn của bài thi Reading trong Toefl Primary Step 2

You bought a book from the book shop. The book belongs to you. Other people cannot legally take it if you do not agree. You ___ the book.

  • own
  • lose
  • borrow

It is something that you give someone, for example, to thank them or because you like them, especially on special occasions like their birthdays or Christmas. What is it?

  • friendship
  • gift
  • choice

People use this word to describe a question or an instruction that is easy to understand. People use this word to talk about the weather that is clean and fresh, without clouds or mist. This word can also describe eyes that are very pure in color. What is it?

  • clear
  • bright
  • clever

People use this word to talk about a customer who never seems pleased or satisfied. You use this word to describe a math problem that is tough for you. What is it?

  • proud
  • fair
  • difficult

You are going to have an important examination and you feel very nervous. Your friend tells you to become relaxed in order to achieve the best result. Your friend tells you to _____.

  • treat
  • calm down
  • go ahead

This is made from fruit and you can put it on your bread with a knife. What is it?

  • jam
  • sugar
  • honey

These have pictures on them and you can write on the back and send them to friends when you’re on holiday. What are they?

  • magazines
  • postcards
  • envelopes

Players in this game throw, catch and hit the ball on a sports field. What is the game?

  • baseball
  • basketball
  • hockey

This is a very dry place where there is usually sand on the ground. There are few plants living here. What is it?

  • a wood
  • a cave
  • a desert

Read the following email. Then answer the questions.

Dear Ken, 

Congratulations, Ken! You were one of our top picks for the Lincoln Tigers. From what we saw on the court Saturday, you seem to be quick on your feet. Our first team practice is this Monday, Nov. 9. It will start at 4:00 p.m and last about two hours, depending on the gym schedule. Our first basketball game is scheduled for Nov. 21. Get ready to work hard and have fun! 

If you have any questions, please stop by my office. I'm usually there in the afternoons. 

See you on Monday, 

Coach Park

(Adapted from Reading Starter 3 by John Thomas)

What is the main subject of this letter?

  • The coach is telling Ken the practice schedule.
  • Ken is asking about basketball practice.
  • The coach is telling the new team member about the team schedule.

According to the reading, which is true?

  • Ken shoots a basketball well.
  • Ken runs quickly.
  • Ken is an old player.

Read the following email. Then answer the questions.

Attention all students on teams! 

Basketball season will start soon, so practices are beginning next week. Boys' practice begins next Monday in Gym A, while Girls' practice will start the following day in Gym B. Remember that all students must have a check-up before joining any sports team. You must be healthy to play! The check-up must be done by a doctor. 

Don't forget to bring proof of your check-up to your first practice. In addition, students will also need to bring $25 for the sports activity fee. This money will be used to pay for new uniforms, sports lockers, and meals when teams are traveling. Good luck and have a great season! Go Tigers!

(Adapted from Reading Starter 3 by John Thomas)

What is the main subject of this announcement?

  • Being ready for sports
  • Being healthy
  • Meeting a doctor

What do students need to bring to practice?

  • A doctor's note and a uniform
  • A doctor's note and $25
  • $25 and a meal

Read the announcement and answer the questions.

There was a cookie-eating contest in the park on Saturday. Five students were in the contest. There were both girls and boys in the contest. They ate cookies for one minute. The winner got $25. Look at the graph. See how cookies each student ate. Who ate the most cookies? Who ate the fewest cookies? Who ate more than others?


(Adapted from Reading Starter 1)

What kind of contest was in the park?

  • A graph contest
  • A cookie-eating contest
  • A cookie-making contest

Who got the twenty-five dollars?

  • Jim
  • Amy
  • Sue

What is the same about Amy and Mike?

  • They both got $25.
  • They both ate 14 cookies.
  • They are both in grade 6.

Who ate fewer cookies than Ted?

  • Jim
  • Sue
  • Mike

Read the instruction and answer the questions.

Making a campfire

Ask an adult to help you. Together, look for flat dirt or sand.

Make a circle with rocks on that ground.

Find some wood for the fire. You need some very small sticks and some big sticks.

Find some dry leaves or grass. Put these inside the rock circle. Light them with a match

Put the small sticks on top of the burning grass. Wait for them to start burning.

Put the big sticks on top. Add more sticks to keep the campfire going. Remember, put out the fire before you leave!

(Adapted from Reading Starter 2)

What is this reading about?

  • How to camp
  • How to build a fire
  • How to make a rock circle

What is the best place to make a fire?

  • Under some rocks
  • On the grass
  • On some dirt

What is important to do at the end?

  • Add more sticks
  • Put grass in the circle
  • Put out the fire

Read the story. Then answer the questions.

Simon wanted to buy a musical instrument, so he stopped by a music store. He was excited when he went into the store. He saw drums, guitars, flutes, and many other kinds of instruments there. However, his feelings soon changed. All the instruments were too expensive. Then he had an idea. "I know," he said, "I'll make my own instrument!" 

Simon found two paper plates and some glue. He also had a string and some bells. First, he glued the paper plates together. Then, he made holes around the plates. He tied the bells to the holes with the string. Finally, he drew faces on the plates. He picked up his instrument and shook it. It made a wonderful sound! 

(Adapted from Reading Starter 3 by John Thomas)


What is this reading about?

  • Drawing faces
  • Making a musical instrument
  • Buying string

How did Simon feel in the end?

  • He became sad.
  • He felt tired.
  • He felt wonderful.

What does "it" mean in the reading?

  • A bell
  • Something Simon made
  • A paper plate

Why did Simon make an instrument?

  • He likes making things.
  • He didn't have enough money.
  • The store did not have the right instrument.

Read the story. Then answer the questions.

One day, a police officer was walking down the street. As he was walking, he saw a man with a penguin following him. "What are you doing with that penguin?" asked the police officer. "Nothing. I saw it in the street and then it started following me," replied the man. "Well, you should take it to the zoo," said the police officer. "Good idea," said the man, and off he went with the penguin behind him. 

The next day, the police officer saw the man on the street again, with the penguin still behind him. "I thought I told you to take the penguin to the zoo," said the officer. "Oh, I did," replied the man, "and today I'm taking it to the movies".

(Adapted from Reading Starter 3)


What is this reading about?

  • Where to go to see penguins
  • How to take care of a penguin
  • A funny problem in communication

Why does the man have a penguin?

  • It is his pet.
  • The police officer gave it to him.
  • The penguin just started to walk after him.

What does the police officer mean by "take it to the zoo"?

  • Show the penguin the zoo
  • Give the penguin to the zoo
  • Watch the penguins at the zoo

What happens to the penguin?

  • The man gives it to the zoo.
  • The penguin stays with the man.
  • The penguin stays in the street.

Read the story. Then answer the questions.

Sometimes I felt bored. Sometimes I felt restless. When I felt this way, I looked at the globe on my desk. I found North America, and then I found Nebraska. Finally, I found my hometown of Hastings. It wasn't exciting, that was where I lived.

I spun the globe around and looked at the other side. I wondered what life is like on the opposite side of the Earth. While I sleep, the people on the other side of the globe work and play. Kids like me go to school. What is their school like? What do they study? Do they learn reading, math, and science? Do they get bored as I do? Is their grass greener? Is their sky better?

I was going to find out. I found a shovel in my toy box, and I took it into the backyard. I dug and dug. I dug until I had a small hole. I kept digging.

Mom asked what I was doing. "I'm going to China," I told her. "That sounds like an adventure!" she said. I dug until the sunsets. My hole was still very small, and I was tired. I was about to give up. Clink! I hit something hard. Mom helped me dig it out. It was a big bone! 

"Maybe it's a dinosaur," she said. I asked if I could keep it, and she nodded. I had my very own dinosaur bone. When I lay in bed, I still thought about the other side of Earth. For now, I don't think my town is so boring.

(Adapted from The Globe on My Desk by Lauren Tunnel)

Why does the character decide to dig a hole?

  • The character wants to find a dinosaur bone.
  • The character wants to create a giant swimming pool in the yard.
  • The character wants to find out what it is like on the other side of the world.

What did the character find when he/she dug the hole?

  • A big bone
  • A small bone
  • A dinosaur body

Which word best describes the main character?

  • curious
  • sad
  • angry

What is this story about?

  • China is on the other side of the earth.
  • You can find adventure in your own back yard.
  • Hastings, Nebraska is very boring.

Read the non-fiction passage. Then answer the questions.

Helen Keller was born in 1880. At a young age, Helen caught a fever. As a result, Helen became both deaf and blind. However, she went on to live an amazing life. After her fever, it was difficult for Helen. She didn't know how to communicate with people. She could only use smell and touch. A tutor, Anne Sullivan, started working with Helen. This changed Helen's life. Anne taught Helen how to read and Helen learned how to communicate. After that, there was no stopping Helen. She studied hard. She went on to Radcliffe College, a famous women's school. She even wrote The Story of My Life, a book about her life and adventures. Helen Keller taught people to respect the blind and deaf.

(Adapted from Reading Starter 3 by John Thomas)

Why is Helen Keller famous?

  • She had many problems.
  • She was deaf but wrote a book.
  • Although she was deaf and blind, she did many things.

Which is false?

  • Communication was difficult for Helen.
  • Helen could not see or hear.
  • Helen is deaf from birth.

Read the non-fiction passage. Then answer the questions.

The life cycle of a frog begins with an egg. In the spring, a mother frog lays her eggs. She lays these eggs, sometimes up to 4,000, in ponds. After about 10 days, a tadpole comes out of each egg. Tadpoles have long tails and look a little like small fish. They swim around in the water and eat plants pond. But tadpoles don't look like fish for long. After about six weeks, they start growing back legs. Their tails get smaller and their legs get bigger. Then, front legs appear. The tadpoles slowly turn into adult frogs. This cycle finishes after about 14 weeks when the tadpole finally becomes a young frog.

(Adapted from Reading Starter 3 by John Thomas)


What is this reading about?

  • What frogs eat
  • How frogs change
  • Where frogs live

Which happens first?

  • Tadpoles get back legs.
  • Tadpoles get front legs.
  • Tadpoles lose their tails.