Đề thi thử số 5 Toefl Primary Challenge 2019 vòng 2 - Reading (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

11/28/2019 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

It is used in cooking. It is white or brown. It has a sweet taste. What is it?

  • salt
  • pepper
  • sugar

It comes when you get sick. It will make your body have a high temperature. What is it?

  • a runny nose
  • a fever
  • a cough

Lyly is a pretty girl. She doesn't look fat. She is tall and _____.

  • obese
  • short
  • thin

Jame won a gold _____ in the English Speaking competition last week because he was the winner.

  • metal
  • medal
  • badge

This is a part of my coat. I often put it over my head when I go outside. What is it?

  • a hood
  • a wood
  • a boot

My mom cooks pretty well. I love her food. It has a good taste and smell. It is so _____.

  • terrible
  • disgusting
  • delicious

If you want to go to the library, you don’t need to turn left, turn right or turn back. You just keep _____.

  • going straight
  • going around
  • going up

It lives in the sea but it is not a fish. It has a soft round body with eight long arms. Its name is _____.

  • octopus
  • seahorse
  • starfish

This weather condition comes with very strong wind, heavy rain, and often thunder and lightning. When it comes, a lot of trees may fall down. What is it?

  • an earthquake
  • a storm
  • a flood

Read the email. Then answer the questions.

June 15th 

Dear Mom and Dad, 

The camp is great! I am staying in Wolf Cabin. There are nine other boys with me. Our cabin is full, but all the other boys are fun to be with. Our cabin is also full of flies and mosquitoes! That isn't so fun. There are lots of animals around the campsite. Yesterday, I even saw a bear. I was scared when I first saw it. But, don't worry! I stayed safe in the cabin. We do fun crafts here, too. Tomorrow, we will make wolf masks! I hope they turn out OK.

Write soon 


(Adapted from Reading Starter 2 by John Thomas)

Which animal first scared Tommy?

  • A bear
  • A wolf
  • A raccoon

Which is true?

  • Tommy will go home tomorrow.
  • The camp isn't fun.
  • There are ten boys in Wolf Cabin.

Read the email. Then answer the questions.

June 17th 

Dear Tommy,

We just got your letter. Oh my! We can't believe you saw a bear! We're glad you stayed in your cabin. Please be careful around wild animals like that. 

It sounds like you are having a lot of fun. Last year, your sister enjoyed it, too. Please take plenty of pictures for us with your camera. We look forward to seeing your wolf mask! 

Well, your week at camp is almost over. Remember, we are picking you up on Saturday. Enjoy the rest of your time there

See you soon!


Mom and Dad

(Adapted from Reading Starter 2 by John Thomas)

What is the main idea of the parents' letter?

  • They hope he is having fun at camp.
  • His sister had fun at the camp last year.
  • They want him to take pictures of the bears.

What did Tommy bring with him to camp?

  • His sister
  • A camera
  • Plenty of pictures

Read the schedule. Then answer the questions.

A weekend schedule

The Smith family is a busy family. They always have things to do. This weekend, they have some special plans. They will help Grandma celebrate her 80th birthday.






  • Mom - pick up gift and card for Grandma


  • Mom - wake up and make breakfast
  • Dad - clean the kitchen and bedrooms
  • Mom and Dad - buy groceries at supermarket
  • Jenny - work on science project; Kelly do English homework


  • Dad: Sign Grandma’s card
  • Jenny and Kelly - wrap Grandma’s present
  • Birthday brunch with Grandma


  • Dad - mail letters


  • Cheer Dad on in bike race


  • Jenny and Kelly - study math


  • Jenny - swimming lessons; Kelly - dance lessons


  • Jenny and Kelly - out with friends (at Sarah’s house)


  • Go to the movies.

(Adapted from Reading Starter 2 by John Thomas)

What is this reading about?

  • Weekend plans
  • Spending time with family
  • A birthday celebration

What does Dad have to do on Sunday?

  • Write his name
  • Clean something
  • Ride a bicycle

What will the family NOT do together?

  • Watch a movie
  • Eat brunch
  • Make a present pretty

What does "out with friends" mean?

  • Doing something outside your own house
  • Eating in a restaurant together
  • Playing sports

Read the instruction. Then answer the questions.

Let's Make Blueberry Muffins!

Muffins are pastries that were first popular in England, Germany, and America in the 1800s. Today, muffins can be both sweet and savory. Most people add fruits and vegetables to add flavor. These muffins are full of juicy blueberries and make a delicious breakfast meal. Here's what you need: 

  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose 
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 3/4 cup white sugar 
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cups of milk
  • 1 large egg 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries 

Makes 8 muffins 

  • a muffin tin 
  • an electric mixer 
  • cooking spray 

Step 1: Get the oven ready.

Heat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and spray the muffin tin with cooking spray 

Step 2: Mix the dry ingredients 

In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and 1/2 cup sugar together with a fork. When the ingredients are mixed well, make a hole in the center. 

Step 3: Brown the butter

Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. When the butter melts, use a spoon to stir it. The butter will start to brown and smell nutty When this happens, take the butter away from the stove. 

Step 4:  Make the batter 

Pour the butter and the milk into the hole you made in the flour. Mix everything together with the electric mixer. Add the egg and keep mixing. Then, add the vanilla Don't mix the batter too much, A few lumps are OK. Add the blueberries and use a spoon to stir. Be careful not to squish the blueberries 

Step 5: Get ready to bake 

Pour the batter into each section of the muffin tin. Sprinkle the remaining sugar over each muffin.

Step 6: Bake it! Bake for about 16 to 20 minutes. The tops of the muffins will be golden brown. Check that they're done by inserting a toothpick into the middle of the muffin. If it comes out with a few (quite dry) crumbs, they're ready. Let the muffins cool in the tin for a few minutes before serving.

(Adapted from Active Skills for Reading 1 by Neil J Anderson)

Which of these is NOT used in making blueberry muffins?

  • blueberries
  • butter
  • bacon

Which ingredient is melted?

  • salt
  • butter
  • vanilla

What ingredient goes on top of the muffins before baking?

  • baking powder
  • vanilla
  • sugar

Read the story about Sam's brother. Then answer the questions.

One day, Sam's father brought home a tree. Sam's father told Sam, "Let's go out to the yard and plant this tree together." As they worked, Sam's father told Sam, "This tree is young, like you. You will both grow quickly. This tree is like your brother". Sam takes good care of his brother. He watered it in the summer and took away its fallen leaves in the fall. Now, spring is here. Every week, Sam measures the height of the tree and writes it down on a piece of paper. Then, he measures his own height and writes it down on the same piece of paper. "Is your brother taller than you yet?" asks Sam's father. "Not yet," says Sam. But one day, the tree will be much taller than Sam!

 (Adapted from Reading Starter 3 by John Thomas)

What is the story about?

  • A boy and his brother
  • A boy and a tree
  • A boy and his mother

Which is true?

  • Sam's house is near water.
  • Sam's father planted the tree when Sam was born.
  • Sam cares for the tree.

What does Sam write down?

  • His father height
  • His height and the day of the week
  • The height of the tree

Over what time does this story take place?

  • A few months
  • Less than month
  • One week

Read the text. Then answer the questions.

Are you into skiing? Is winter your favorite time of year? If you like snow and ice, maybe you should stay at the Ice Hotel in Quebec, Canada. But, you can only check in to this hotel during the winter. Why? Because this hotel is made entirely of ice and snow!

This amazing hotel is built every December. It has 32 rooms, and 80 people can stay there each night. The hotel has a movie theater, an art gallery, and a church. Of course, all of these parts of the hotel are made of ice. In fact, all the furniture, art, lights, and even plates and drinking glasses are made of ice.

Because this hotel is so unusual, it has become very popular. People from all over the world come to the Ice Hotel to look at the fantastic ice art, drink and eat from designed ice dishes, and experience the unique atmosphere. Some couples have even gotten married in the hotel’s ice church.

However, all the guests keep their winter coats on! Because of all the ice, the temperature inside the hotel is always between -2 and -5oC.

Surprisingly, sleeping is not a problem in the freezing cold hotel rooms. Every guest gets a special cold-weather sleeping bag and some fur blankets. These keep them cozy and warm until morning.

(Adapted from Reading Challenge 1 by Casey Malarcher & Andrea Janzen)

What is the main idea of this reading?

  • How the Ice Hotel is built.
  • What makes the Ice Hotel special.
  • Why the Ice Hotel is made of ice.

What can you do in the hotel?

  • Watch a movie and eat an interesting meal
  • Get married
  • All of the above

Why is sleeping NOT a problem at the hotel?

  • The sleeping bags are warm.
  • The furniture is warm
  • The rooms are warm.

What do you think happens to this hotel in the spring?

  • It freezes.
  • It melts.
  • It stays open.

Read the story. Then answer the questions.

Cheesecake is David's favorite food. He likes lemon cheesecakes. He likes pumpkin cheesecakes. And, he loves chocolate cheesecake. Every kind of cheesecake is delicious. Sometimes, he makes his own cheesecakes.

First, he butters the cake pan. Then, he pounds graham crackers. He mixes the crumbs with butter and puts them in the pan. This will be the cheesecake's crust. He breaks four eggs. He puts them in a bowl.

He adds sugar, cream cheese, and salt. He stirs, and he stirs, and he stirs. His arm begins to hurt. He stirs some more. Finally, it is smooth and creamy. David pours the creamy mixture into the pan.

Mom helps David put the cake in the oven. It bakes for one hour. Now, it is time for the cake to come out of the oven. David puts it in the refrigerator. Then, he goes to bed.

The next morning, David looks at what he has made. 'The cake looks cool and firm', he thinks. He puts it on the table. David pours strawberry jam on the cake. He spreads the jam with a knife.

He tops the cake with berries. He puts on strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. He dusts the top of the cake with sugar. The cheesecake is ready to eat. David cuts himself a slice. It is delicious. It tastes sweet and creamy!

(Adapted from David’s cheesecake by Lauren Tunnell)

Who thinks, "The cake looks cool and firm"?

  • David
  • The person telling the story
  • David's mom

Why does David put graham crackers on the bottom of the pan?

  • David's mom really likes graham crackers.
  • They will be the crust of the cheesecake.
  • David really likes graham crackers.

What kind of writing is this?

  • a review of a restaurant that serves cheesecake
  • a story about making cheesecake
  • a list of the kinds of cheesecake

How long it takes to bake the cheesecake?

  • 3 hours
  • 2 hours
  • 1 hour

Read the passage. Then answer the questions.

Malaysia's national sport is sepak takraw (sepak means kick, and takraw means woven ball). This fast-moving game is like both soccer and volleyball. 

In sepak takraw, players move the ball like they do in soccer and volleyball. Two teams (of three players each) compete by hitting a small ball across a net (like they do in volleyball). Players can use their heads, feet, shoulders, or knees to pass the ball to the other team. But like in soccer games, players cannot use their hands. 

Playing sepak takraw is a little like playing tennis, too. Like a tennis match, there are three sets in a game. If one team drops the ball, the other team gets a point. The first team to get 15 points wins a set. The winner of two sets wins the whole game. 2 The people of

The sport of sepak takraw is more than 1,000 years old. Originally, the native Malays played it. Later, the sport spread to other countries in Asia, including Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Today, it is one of the most popular sports played in the Asian Games. There are also sepak takraw clubs in North America and Europe.

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

Sepak takraw is played very ____.

  • slowly
  • quickly
  • often

The people of _____ first played sepak takraw.

  • Thailand
  • The Philippines
  • Malaysia

Read the passage. Then answer the questions.

Four funny inventions

Time Temp Glasses 

Have you always wanted to keep an eye on the time and temperature at the same time? Then you'll love the Time Temp Glasses! These special glasses show the time above your right eye and the temperature above your left eye. It is certainly easier than wearing a wristwatch, and you'll never have to guess the temperature again. 

Alarm Fork 

Do you eat too quickly? Do you eat too much? The Alarm Fork can help you. This special fork has two lights: one green and one red. When the green light is on, it's OK to take a bite of food. The fork knows when you take a bite, and the red light will go on. Then, you must wait for the green light to come on again before you take another bite. This will help you eat slowly and eat less as well!

Smell This 

How do you know when you have bad breath? Your friends probably don't want to tell you, and it's hard to smell the air that comes out of your own mouth. Now you can avoid embarrassment with the Smell This machine. It covers your nose and your mouth, so you can always smell your own breath. So does it smell nice or do you need a piece of gum?

Crash Wing 

Riding a motorcycle can be an awesome experience, but it can also be a dangerous one Make your ride safer with the Crash Wing. This safety device is worn on your back like a backpack, with part of it attached to the motorcycle if you are thrown from your bike, the Crash Wing opens, spreading 30 its wings. The wings lift you up into the air and help you float safely back to the ground With Crash wing. you can ride your motorcycle with confidence!

(Adapted from Active Skills for Reading 1 by Neil J Anderson)

Which invention should you use if you're trying to lose weight?

  • Time Temp Glasses
  • Alarm Fork
  • Smell This

Which invention should you use before talking to people?

  • Time Temp Glasses
  • Crash Wing
  • Smell This