Toefl Primary Step 2 Practice Test #12 - Reading (Có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

5/20/2020 8:29:00 PM

Bài thi thử phần Reading của vòng 2 Toefl Primary Challenge 2020, được biên soạn theo đúng cấu trúc chuẩn của bài thi Reading trong Toefl Primary Step 2.

It is a thin flat round cake made from flour, milk, and eggs, that has been cooked in a flat pan and is eaten hot. What is it?
  • Pancake
  • Omelet
  • Grilled sausage
It is an area of land that is higher than the land around it. It is lower than a mountain. What is it?
  • Hill
  • Bank
  • Field
It is the direction in which the sun goes down in the evening. It is to your left when you face north. What is it?
  • West
  • South
  • East

It's a place in an airport or on a ship that sells alcohol, cigarettes, etc. without the tax that you have to pay if you buy them in a country. What is it?

  • Immigration
  • A duty-free shop
  • A travel agency
They are animals that eat meat. Lions and tigers are some of them. What are they?
  • Insects
  • Mammals
  • Carnivores

This happens when you are not sure about and try to guess what is true, what will happen. What are you doing?

  • Wondering
  • Thinking
  • Trembling
This is a machine that prints text or pictures onto paper. It is usually connected to a computer. What is it?
  • A printer
  • A shredder
  • A binder
This is someone who is not at all brave. Who is it?
  • A coward
  • A hero
  • A traitor

When two people do this against each other, they hit and kick the other person in order to hurt them. What are they doing?

  • Discussing
  • Yelling
  • Fighting

Read the letter. Then answer questions.

Dear Susan,

I'm going to stay in Miami during the summer vacation. I found a lovely beach house near Miami Beach. It has three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a dining room, a kitchen, and a garage.

I rented it for two months. So if you haven't set up any plans yet, you are more than welcome to stay with me. Talk to you later.



Where is the beach house?

  • Near Jennifer's house
  • Near Miami Beach
  • Near Susan's house

How long can Jennifer stay at the beach house?

  • For two weeks
  • For two years
  • For two months

Read the letter. Then answer the questions.

Dear Alex,

How are you doing? Do you like your new home? How's your new school? lt has been a month since you moved to your new city. Did you make many friends? We all miss you a lot. We talk about our best player (That's you!) when we play basketball after school. We had a tournament last week, and we came in second. If you were here, we could have won the whole thing.

Write to tell us how you are doing and what your new school is like. Let's keep in touch. Take care.

Your best friend,


What is true about Alex?

  • He likes soccer.
  • He moved to a new city.
  • He doesn't know how to play basketball.

Why did Michael write a letter to Alex?

  • To blame him for the game
  • To ask how he is doing
  • To tell him that he is moving, too

Read Lucy's bank record. Then answer questions.

What type of money did Lucy get on December 3rd?

  • Money her parents gave her.
  • Money she earned before.
  • Money she was awarded.

What did Lucy do on December 4th?

  • She got her allowance.
  • She bought some ice cream.
  • She went to school.

How much money did Lucy earn on December 11th?

  • Seventy cents
  • Seventeen cents
  • Seven cents

What is true about Lucy's last balance?

  • She has less than one hundred dollars.
  • She has more than one hundred dollars.
  • She has exactly one hundred dollars.

Read the instruction. Then answer the questions.

The library provides the materials and the quiet environment needed for scholarly work. Please respect the library by following these rules:

1. Students mustn't bring food into the library. 

2. Drinks (hot or cold) can be brought in to the library but only if they are in a container such as a sports bottle, travel mug or keep cup.

3. Mobile phones must be turned to "silent" mode.

4. Conversations on mobile phones must be held outside of the library.

5. The rule of silence must be respected and antisocial behaviour will not be accepted. 

6. All books and magazines must be returned to the shelves after use.

Students who do not follow these rules will be required to leave, and repeat ones will not allowed to use the library until they leave the school.

What mustn't students do in the library?

  • Bring mobile phones
  • Read books and magazines on the shelves
  • Bring drinks without containing in bottles

What does the rule 4 mean?

  • Students cannot chat on phones.
  • Students have to go outside to answer the phone.
  • Students cannot chat about the library.

What will happen if students break the rules more than once?

  • They cannot use the library any more.
  • They have to pay money.
  • They have to leave outside the library.

Read the story. Then answer the questions. 

In a busy bus station, there is a little girl sitting all alone on a bench. She stares at the floor as all the busy travelers rush around her. She does not move.

Some of the people are in such a big hurry that they do not notice her. Other people look at her, but they think, "She is not my daughter. She is someone else's responsibility. I am sure her mother and father must be close." They continue running to where they need to go.

After some time, a man stops next to the girl. He is very tired after a long day of work, and he just wants to get to his home as quickly as possible so that he can be with his family. But he cannot just leave this little girl alone. He cannot see her parents anywhere. The little girl is no older than his own little daughter!

The man walks up the girl. "Hello," he says. "Are you all right? Are your parents here with you?"

The little girl does not even look up at him. He gently sits down next to her and touches her shoulder. Now she lifts her head, and he can see that she is crying. He feels terrible!

But he gives her a very warm smile and holds out his hand. She looks scared, but she takes his hand and lets him lead her to the bus station information desk. He helps her sit down on a chair next to the desk and explains the situation to the security guard.

The guard makes an announcement over the speakers. "Attention: a young girl is waiting for her parents at the information desk. If you are looking for your daughter, please come immediately! Thank you."

A couple of minutes later, a woman comes running toward the desk. As soon as she sees the little girl, she shouts and runs up to her. She lifts the girl into her arms and holds her very tight. Then she separates herself from her daughter and looks at her face while she says, "I am here, Andrea. Everything is okay. I love you, honey."

Then she turns and greets the man. "Thank you so much, sir," she says. "We got separated in the crowd earlier. My daughter is deaf, so I could not make an announcement over the speakers for her. I was looking for her everywhere. I was so worried!"

Now the man understands why the little girl did not look at him until he touched her shoulder. He feels happy that he has helped. It must have been very scary for little Andrea and her mother! He smiles and thinks of how he will tell his family about this. He is a father, too. He knows how important it is to love and help all children.

(Adapted from

What do other people do when they see the girl?

  • They run to find her parents.
  • They don't care about her.
  • They try to talk to her.

How does the man help Andrea find her mother?

  • He leads her around the bus station.
  • He leads her to the bus station information desk.
  • He sits down and waits for her mother.

Why doesn't the girl answer the man when he talks to her?

  • She is scared.
  • She is crying.
  • She couldn't hear.

What can be the best title of the passage?

  • Love and help children
  • A day in a bus station
  • How to find your parents when getting lost?

Read the passage and answer the questions.

Out West

Eliza stared out of the back of the covered wagon. Fields of grass stretched for miles and miles behind them. Eliza thought she had felt every single bump of the wagon along the way. 

Riding in the back of the wagon was definitely not comfortable. She and her sister Martha were squeezed in among all of the family’s belongings. Wooden chests held clothes and blankets. Crates held her mother’s iron pots and pans. A barrel held bread and dried meat for the long journey.

Eliza sighed. She had been happy at their home in Ohio. But her father was eager to settle out west. There was rich farmland for the taking out there. He dreamed of a cabin and fields of corn. But Eliza missed her little house in Ohio. She missed her friends. She knew life on a farm was hard work. Would there even be a school out there?

Her father didn’t seem to care about these things. “The Civil War is over,” he said. “It’s time for a fresh start for all of us.” So they had packed up their belongings and joined the next wagon train out west. 

Eliza was relieved when the wagon came to a stop. The wagons in the train formed a circle. It was time to get out, stretch, and cook the evening meal. The men had killed some wild pheasants the day before, so dinner would be tasty, at least.

Eliza hopped out of the wagon. They were in the middle of a prairie. Colorful flowers grew among the tall grasses. They made Eliza smile. She still wasn’t happy about the move out west. But at least the flowers were pretty.

(Adapted from

The theme of this passage is
  • the beauty of nature.
  • the importance of family.
  • a new beginning.

What did Eliza think about the new place she would move to?

  • Whether she could make friends
  • Whether she could go to school
  • What she could do on the farm

We know that Eliza has arrived at the prairie because

  • there were colorful flowers.
  • the grasses were tall.
  • all of the above.

Which of the following does not tell the date of this story?

  • Eliza is moving away from her home in Ohio.
  • The family is traveling in a covered wagon.
  • The father mentions that Civil War just ended.

Read the story. Then answer the questions. 

Starting at a new school 

 By Anna Gray, age 11 

I’ve just finished my first week at a new school and I’d like to tell you about it. Like other children in my country, I went to primary school until I was eleven and then I had to go to a different school for older children. I loved my primary school but I was excited to move to a new school. 

It was very strange on our first day. There were some kids from my primary school there, but most of the children in my year group were from different schools. But I soon started talking to the girl who was sitting beside me in maths. She lives near me so we walked home together. We're best friends now. 

When I saw our timetable there were lots of subjects, some were quite new to me! Lessons are harder now. They're longer and the subjects are more difficult, but the teachers help us a lot.  

At primary school, we had all our lessons in one classroom. Now each subject is taught in a different room. It was difficult to find the classrooms at first because the school is so big. But the teachers gave us each a map of the school, so it's getting easier now. 

The worst thing is that I have lots more homework to do now. Some of it is fun but I need to get better at remembering when I have to give different pieces of work to the teachers!

How did Anna feel about moving to a new school?

  • Worried about being with lots of older children
  • Happy about the idea of doing something different
  • Pleased because she was bored at her primary school

What does Anna say about the timetable at her new school?

  • It includes subjects she didn't do at primary school.
  • She has shorter lessons than she had at her old school.
  • It is quite difficult to understand.

Why couldn't Anna find her classrooms?

  • She couldn't read a map.
  • There was little time between lessons.
  • The school building was very large.

What does Anna say about the homework she has now?

  • She gets more help from some teachers than others.
  • She thinks it is the hardest part of school life.
  • She remembers everything she's told to do.

Read the passage. Then answer the questions.

Paper folding

People have been making things out of paper since the Chinese invented it, over 2,000 years ago. In China, when someone died, they made houses, tables and chairs, and all kinds of other things out of paper. Then they burned them so that the smoke from them could go to "the next world" where the dead person could use them.

Sometime in the 7th century, people in Japan started folding paper to make things. The Japanese called it "origami", and today they still make many beautiful things from folded paper. They make not only birds and ships, but insects and other kinds of animals.

Some very famous people have been very good at origami, for example, Leonardo da Vinci, the artist, and Lewis Carroll, the man who wrote “Alice in Wonderland”.

(Adapted from New century readings Book 1)

The Chinese made paper houses to _____.

  • live in
  • help dead people
  • put on their tables

Lewis Carroll was very good at _____.

  • origami
  • making tables
  • making paper

Read the passage. Then answer the questions.

Britain is rather small, only 242,000 sq km. It is 500 km wide and nearly 1000 km long. Great Britain is the largest island in Europe and the eighth largest in the world. Britain is an industrialized country. There are many parks in Britain. National Parks and conservation areas cover 20% of the land. There are two parts in Britain, including Highland Britain and Lowland Britain. The highest mountain is Ben Nevis in Scotland, one of the mountainous regions of the UK. It is 1,343m high. The largest cities in Britain are London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow.

Britain is divided into 2 main parts which are _____. 

  • Highland and Lowland
  • Conservation areas and cities
  • Mountainous regions and cities
Why has the writer written this?
  • To talk about the highest mountain in Britain
  • To introduce Britain
  • To discuss about the nature of Britain