Đề thi thử số 4 Toefl Primary Challenge vòng 2 - Reading (Có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

11/26/2019 5:42:00 PM
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

I really like Mary, my best friend. She is willing to share with me her food and give me her toys. Mary is very _____.

  • mean
  • generous
  • angry

You need to use this for washing your hair. It has different smells. It is a liquid. What is it?

  • conditioner
  • water
  • shampoo

When you read a fairy tale, you can see a large strong building where kings and queens live. What is it?

  • a house
  • a shelter
  • a castle

He will take a final exam tomorrow but he did not practice anything. He looks so _____ now!

  • wonderful
  • happy
  • anxious

This is the coldest season of the year with a lot of wind. At that time, snow may fall in somewhere. Which season is it?

  • winter
  • spring
  • autumn

When Mary went to her grandma’s house, she saw a baby cat. The baby cat can be called _____.

  • a puppy
  • a cub
  • a kitten

Peter’s bike is broken down. His father helps him to _____ it!

  • fix
  • buy
  • decorate

It is an Italian dish. It is a flat round bread with cheese, tomatoes, vegetables, meat, etc. on top. What is it?

  • pancake
  • pizza
  • hamburger

It is a small narrow river. We are able to walk across it. What is it?

  • a lake
  • a stream
  • a waterfall

Read the email. Then answer the questions.

Dear Kevin,

Last week I played my first baseball game. It was in the park. There were many people watching, so I was a little nervous. I stepped up to bat. I hit the ball! Wow! It went really far. Everyone shouted at me to run. I run and run. I run past first base, and then the second base. Everyone was cheering me on. I scored a homerun! My team was shouting and clapping. Our team won the game! I was very happy. I wish that we can play baseball together one day.

Your friend,


(Adapted from Reading Starter 2 by John Thomas)

What is this text about?

  • A boy's first day at school
  • A boy running and running
  • A boy playing baseball

Why was the team shouting?

  • They were angry.
  • They were teaching Tom something.
  • They were playing baseball.

Read the email. Then answer the questions.

Dear Sally, 

I have to go pick up your brother from basketball practice. I don't have time to go to the store. Could you please go to the store instead? We are going to make tacos for dinner. They are your dad's favorite! Here are the things we need to buy: 

  • 1 pound of ground beef 
  • 1 bottle of taco sauce 
  • 3 tomatoes 
  • 1/2 pound of cheese 
  • 1 package of 10 taco shells 
  • 1 onion
  • 1 head of lettuce 

I left two ten-dollar bills on the table. That should be more than enough to buy all the groceries. Thanks for your help, Sally! We'll all be home soon. 

I love you! 


(Adapted from Reading Starter 3 by John Thomas)

How much money did Sally's mom leave the table?

  • Two dollars
  • Ten dollars
  • Twenty dollars

How many people will be eating tacos tonight?

  • Two
  • Three
  • Four

Read the passage. Then answer the questions.

Mary loves all the cafés, but she has a favorite. Mary loves to have lunch at the Koala Café. This café is very popular with people. It has really good food and good prices. 

Some things are cheap. Some things are more expensive. Prices for lunch are around $5.00, but Mary usually spends about $6.00 on her meals. The café is also well known for its cheap ice cream. In the summer, Mary likes to buy ice cream cones from there. The café charges only 70 cents for a cone!


(Adapted from Reading Starter 2)

What is this reading about?

  • Mary's favorite dessert
  • The most popular café
  • Mary's favorite place to eat

How much does Mary usually spend at the café?

  • $4.00
  • $5.00
  • $6.00

Which is true about the cafés?

  • The food is expensive.
  • Ice cream is cheap.
  • Mary hates cafés.

What does the word "its" mean in the story?

  • The café's
  • The food's
  • the meal's

Read the instruction. Then answer the questions.

How to make Tacos

  1. Fry 1 pound of ground beef in a pan. Add some taco spices.
  2. Grate ½ pound of cheese and chop up 1 head of lettuce. Put the cheese and lettuce in separate bowls.
  3. Chop up 3 tomatoes and 1 onion. Put them on a plate. Put the taco shells on a plate.
  4. Now, put the cooked beef into a bowl. Put the bowls of meat, cheese, and lettuce on the table. Also, put the plate of taco shells on the table. Put a spoon into each bowl.
  5. In order to make a taco, put the meat in a shell first. Then, add some cheese. The hot meat will melt the cheese. Next, put in the tomatoes, onions, and lettuce.
  6. Put some taco sauce on the top. Enjoy!

(Adapted from Reading Starter 3)

What is the main idea of this reading?

  • How to make the shell of a taco
  • How to make lots of tacos for a party
  • How to make all the things in tacos

What should you do after you cook the meat?

  • Put the meat in a bowl
  • Add tomatoes and onions to the meat
  • Keep the shells in the pan

Which vegetables should be used for tacos?

  • Tomatoes and onions
  • Only onions
  • None of the vegetables

Read Charlie's story. Then answer the questions.

It's Charlie's birthday today, but he is feeling sad. No one has wished him a happy birthday. Even Charlie's mom seems to have forgotten his birthday. She just tells Charlie to play outside. After a while, his mom calls, "Come inside for lunch, Charlie!". Charlie slowly walks into his house. But the living room looks different. Charlie notices a big "Happy Birthday" banner. Then, he sees a birthday cake, balloons, gifts, and all of his friends. "Surprise!" everyone shouts. Charlie's face lights. He is happy and surprised. No one forgot his birthday after all!

(Adapted from Reading Starter 2 by John Thomas)

What is this story about?

  • Forgetting a birthday
  • Having fun at a friend's party
  • Celebrating a special day

Why is Charlie sad?

  • He doesn't like his party.
  • He doesn't like his gifts.
  • He thinks people forgot his birthday.

Why does the living room look different?

  • It is empty.
  • There are many decorations.
  • The lights are on.

Which is NOT true?

  • There are pretty things in the living room.
  • Charlie is happy all day.
  • No one forgot Charlie's birthday.

Read the story and then answer the questions.

Billy learned his lesson the hard way. He caught a really bad cold. He woke up today, and his nose is runny. He also has a fever, and he is coughing and sneezing. All of this is because he didn't listen to his mother! 

Yesterday morning, it was raining and cold outside. Billy's mother told him to take his raincoat. Billy didn't listen to her. He was stubborn and didn't put on his raincoat. He went outside into the rain without it. He played outside and got very cold and wet. Now, he is very sick. 

Billy now knows that his mother was right. Maybe next time, Billy will listen to his mother!

(Adapted from Reading Starter 3 by John Thomas)

Why did Billy get sick?

  • Because he was not dressed well to play in the rain.
  • Because he wore his raincoat on a snowy day.
  • Because he played in some water when he was at school.

What does the word "this" mean in the reading?

  • Sneezing
  • Coughing and sneezing
  • A runny nose, a fever, coughing, and sneezing

What did Billy's mother probably say?

  • "Don't go outside."
  • "Go to the doctor."
  • "Put on your raincoat."

When did Billy start coughing and sneezing?

  • When the rain started
  • The day after it rained
  • The morning it rained

Read the story. Then answer the questions.

Tracker was a little train engine. He lived in a small mountain town. His job was to haul coal. Every day, he would watch the other trains going far away. He wondered where they were going. One day, Tracker decided he wanted to do something new. He wanted to try new things.

He tried hauling circus animals. This will be fun, thought Tracker. The animals were fun to watch, but the elephants were too heavy. Next, he tried hauling soda. "This will be easy," he thought. Then the cans blew up and got him sticky and fizzy. Finally, Tracker decided to try hauling people. The people sure got mad when he was late!

Tracker felt useless. "I'm not good at anything!" he cried. He was sad and didn't know what to do. Soon, a big engine chugged up beside him. "Hey, aren't you that little engine from the coal town?" "I was," sniffed Tracker, "but-" "Well, come on!" said the big engine. "We have to take this coal to the coast. We need one more train, or we won't make it!"

"The coast!" thought Tracker, "I've never seen the ocean. This will be great!" "Well, hurry. We can't make it without you." Tracker was excited. He was glad that he could help the big trains. They had a very important delivery.

The workers loaded up his train car with coal, and off they went. He went around mountains and over bridges. He went through towns and fields. He went to all sorts of new places! Tracker helped carry the coal all the way to the coast. He even got to see the ocean.

The ocean seemed to go on forever. The sun dipped into the water, and the day was done. Tracker had come such a long way. Tracker was very happy that he had tried new things. It was scary but fun! Most of all, Tracker found out what he was best at. He was best at hauling coal.

(Adapted from Tracker's Big Adventure by Brittany Corker)

What is this story mostly about?

  • How to transport coal to the coast.
  • Why trains are so important.
  • A small train engine that discovers what he is good at.

Why did Tracker try hauling circus animals?

  • His brother worked for the circus.
  • He wanted to try new things.
  • His parents forced him to haul circus animals.

How does his conversation with the big engine affect Tracker?

  • It makes him angry about having to leave.
  • It makes him sadder than he was before.
  • It cheers him up and makes him feel useful.

Where does Tracker take coal at the end of the story?

  • to the coast
  • to the mountains in Canada
  • to a small village down the road

Read the passage. Then answer the questions.

Have you been to a museum? If so, you may have seen dinosaur bones. These bones are fossils. This fossil shows us what this dinosaur used to look like. 

Fossils are the remains of past life. They could have been animals, such as dinosaurs, or they could have been plants

We find fossils underground. Scientists use tools to dig them out. It is important to dig for fossils. 

Fossils tell us about an animal. Let's pretend you find a T.rex fossil. With this fossil, you can guess its age and how big it was. You can guess how it died. You may guess more interesting things. For example, you can guess how the T. rex moved and how fast it moved. We gather all these good guesses together. Then we can imagine how the T. rex lived. 

With enough fossils, we can learn a lot about a place. For example, we can know which animals were eaten. We can also know which animals ate the other ones! And, yes, the T. rex was one of them! 

(Adapted from "What Are Fossils?" by Marvin Ferraz)

What kind of fossils are there?

  • only plants
  • only animals
  • plants and animals

What point supports the idea that fossils are hard to find?

  • Fossils are interesting to look at.
  • Fossils are buried underground and we need special tools to get them.
  • Fossils are displayed in museums.

Read the passage. Then answer the questions.

The tiny Middle Eastern nation of Qatar has a soccer team, but it has never played in soccer's greatest tournament, the World Cup. However, something amazing will happen in 2022, when Qatar will become the first nation in the Middle East to host the men's Soccer World Cup games. 

Some fans were confused about this choice. Where will the athletes compete? Qatar doesn't have any stadiums built yet. Also, the weather in Qatar gets extremely hot in the summer. However, Qatar has plans to fix those problems. The country has announced plans to build enough stadiums for the tournament. To keep everyone cool, each stadium will have solar-powered air-conditioning. Qatar is also building a new airport and train system. Because the stadiums will be so close together and connected by train, fans will be able to watch two games in one day. 

Qatar has big plans for its new stadiums. Game officials say that after the World Cup, they will take the stadiums down. The stadiums will be taken apart and sent to countries that don't have enough money to build their own stadiums. Qatar is very happy to be the first Middle Eastern nation to host the tournament. As the country's Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani said to the World Cup organization, "Thank you for believing in change. Thank for giving Qatar a chance." 

(Adapted from Active Skills for Reading - Intro by Neil J Anderson)

What is one problem that Qatar will address?

  • Their team is not good enough to compete.
  • It is very, very hot in Qatar in the summer.
  • Qatar's stadiums are very far apart.

What will happen to the stadiums after the World Cup in Qatar?

  • They will be used by the Qatar soccer team.
  • The stadiums will host musical concerts.
  • They will be given to other countries.