Đề số 9 Toefl Primary 2020 vòng 2 - Reading (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

7/3/2020 3:21:00 PM

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

This is a dish of many different types of fruit cut into small pieces. What is it?

  • Green salad
  • Fruit salad
  • Coleslaw

This is a place where planes take off and land. Passengers come here to get on the planes. Where is it?

  • A bus stop
  • An airport
  • A subway station

This is a relationship between friends. What is it?

  • Family
  • Co-workers
  • Friendship

This is an act of giving food to a person or animal. What is it?

  • Feeding
  • Planting
  • Living

This is something you earn by working. You can use this to buy things. What is it?

  • Money
  • Time
  • History

This is something you want to keep to yourself and not tell other people. What is it?

  • News
  • An announcement
  • A secret

This person works on a farm. He or she plants seeds, harvests crops, and grows fruits and vegetables. What is this person's job?

  • Farmer
  • Lawyer
  • Nurse

You don't like these problems. They can give you a headache. They are not easy to do. They are _____.

  • famous
  • normal
  • difficult
It is something that someone says officially, giving information about something. What is it?
  • News
  • An announcement
  • A secret

Read the email. Then answer the questions.

Dear Pilot, 

I think your job is very exciting. You travel all around the world. Also, you go up really high into the air all the time! I think flying is great fun. I also think your job is really helpful. People couldn't go across the ocean easily if there were no pilots. I am going to be a pilot when I grow up. Please write back and tell me how I can become a pilot!

Best regards,


Why does Sam write to the pilot?

  • To ask the pilot for advice
  • To tell the pilot he likes flyings
  • To try to meet the pilot

What is NOT a reason Sam wants to be a pilot?

  • He thinks the job is helpful.
  • He thinks the job is easy.
  • He thinks the job is fun.

Read the email. Then answer the questions.


You know that we are going camping this weekend. I have been making the plans all day and conclude that we have two choices for our trip. We can spend most of our time at the beach. This would be relaxing and we would all get to swim. The other option is hiking. There is a very famous trail and there are supposed to be lots of beautiful trees. We only have time for one of them. Which would you like to do?



Which is NOT a choice the family has for the trip?

  • To go swimming at the beach
  • To relax at a resort
  • To hike a trail

Who is making plans for the trip?

  • The mom
  • The dad
  • The son

Read the handout. Then answer the questions.

Field Trip Information

Make sure you bring all of this stuff!

1. Your notebook and a pencil

- We will be taking notes on the animals we see.

2. Comfortable shoes

- Do not wear sandals as we will be walking a lot.

3. Money from mom or dad

- You must buy your own lunch.

4. A camera

- If you want to take your own pictures.

The field trip is on Thursday.
We will leave at 9 a.m!

If you have any questions, make sure you ASK ME BEFORE Thursday. 

Mrs. Watkins

Why do the students need a notebook?

  • They will write about what they see.
  • They will draw pictures of animals.
  • They will stick pictures of animals.

When is the field trip?

  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

What do students NOT need to bring?

  • Money
  • A pencil
  • A reading book

Who wrote this announcement?

  • A student
  • A parent
  • A teacher

Read the instruction. Then answer the questions.

There is nothing more delicious than chocolate chip cookies! It is easy to make them. All you have to do is to follow the directions.

You need:

- Two cups of flour
- Some salt
- One cup of sugar
- Two eggs
- Chocolate chips
- Butter


1. Put the flour and salt in a small bowl. Mix them together.

2. Stir the sugar, butter, and eggs together in a larger bowl.

3. Now you need to mix the two bowls. Put everything in the larger bowl and add the chocolate chips. Then mix them together.

4. All of them are now mixed together. You need to put them onto a cookie pan. Make twelve cookies.

5. Put the cookie pan in the oven. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes.

6. Now, eat your delicious cookies! 

What is the purpose of this passage?

  • To show how to mix ingredients
  • To teach how to make chocolate chip cookies
  • To explain how to use an oven

What do you do after you mix the two bowls together?

  • Put flour and salt in a small bowl.
  • Add chocolate chips.
  • Stir the butter, sugar, and eggs in a large bowl.

When do you need a cookie pan?

  • After everything is mixed together
  • Just before you add the chocolate chips
  • After you put the cookies in the oven

Read the story. Then answer the questions.

One day Lucy and William decided to go for a walk in the desert near their house. It was summer and the day was hot and sunny. The children wore shorts and T-shirts and they had hats because they didn't want to be too hot. They wanted to have a picnic, so Lucy brought cheese and tomato sandwiches, and William brought biscuits and a big bottle of water

They walked for a long time. Then Lucy said, “I'm tired and my feet hurt. Let's stop behind these big rocks and eat our picnic”. After they ate their food, they saw an orange and green lizard which was running around the rocks. “What a beautiful lizard! Where is it going? Let's follow it!”, William said. 

They followed the lizard but it ran very quickly over the sand and rocks and soon they couldn't find it. The children looked around. “Where are we now?”, Lucy asked. They were in a new place. They didn't know where they were! “I'm thirsty”, said William, “And we drank all our water!”

Lucy said, “Well, I remember that hill. We're about two kilometres away from it”, “OK”, said William. “Look! There was a river here before, but now there is no water”. “But there might still be water below us”. They started kicking the sand and moving it with their hands. Soon they found some water and drank it. When their bottle was full again, they went home.

What did William bring along?

  • sandwiches
  • biscuits and water
  • tomatoes

Why did they stop after walking for a long time?

  • Because they found a big rock.
  • Because they wanted to see a lizard.
  • Because Lucy's feet hurt.

What color was the lizard?

  • orange and green
  • orange and blue
  • green and yellow

What did they find after following the lizard?

  • another desert
  • rocks
  • a dried river

Read the story. Then answer the questions.

My school journey

Eleven-year-old Emily Jones lives on an island in the Orkneys. These islands are in the north of Scotland. Emily's island is very small and there are only about thirty people living there. There are no children of Emily's age, so she spends her leisure time fishing and exploring. But what about school? Emily can see her school from her garden. It's a few kilometres away. The problem is that the building is on a different island and the journey is very long. She travels by bike, by bus and by ferry to get there. The part of the journey she prefers is the ferry.

Like other children, Emily goes to school five days a week. The ferry sails every day in the summer, and Monday to Saturday in the winter. It's small and only has space for few passengers and cars. Sometimes Emily's the only passenger, but the crew are friendly and Emily likes them.

Occasionally, the weather is bad and Emily arrives late for school. The teachers understand this and classes like sport and music are never the first lesson. It's usually maths, and the teachers give her extra work or help her to catch up at lunchtime.

Sometimes the weather is fine in the morning, but then it changes in the afternoon. When this happens Emily doesn't go home. She sleeps at a friend's house.

What does Emily do in her free time?

  • play with other children
  • explore and go fishing
  • go to school

What did Emily like in the journey to school?

  • She is the only passenger.
  • She travels by ferry.
  • The ferry is large.

What subject does Emily usually study first at school?

  • music
  • maths
  • sport

Where does Emily live when she can't get home?

  • at the house of her friend
  • at school
  • at her neighbor's house

Read the text. Then answer the questions.


by Rachel Martin, aged 11

I've practised skateboarding for 18 months now, and I was the youngest person in a street skateboarding competition last year. I spend my free time at my town's new skatepark - I rarely stay at home and watch TV.

Before the new skatepark was built this year, the nearest skatepark was in a town 10 km away. Some of my older friends went there, but my mum wouldn't let me go because I wasn't old enough. The only place to skate was on the pavements, but then I fell and injured my arm. I wasn't popular with pedestrians either, so I stopped! Nowadays, though, I can use the new skatepark in the evenings - it's got huge lights, so you can use it even at night.

We've got a skatepark at our school now, too. It keeps us fit! The school skatepark is dangerous for smaller children like my little brother, though, as the teenage students also use their rollerskates or ride their BMX bikes there. I guess they prefer it because the skatepark in town is pretty busy.

I've always found schoolwork easy, but skateboarding is hard! My favourite trick is jumping over boxes. Doing things like that really makes you concentrate, which is a challenge, but it's something I really enjoy. My older sister works as a skateboard instructor, so one day I'd like to be like her. It's unusual for girls to skate around here, so although I love it, it's a bit lonely. I'd like more girls to join in!

Why was it hard for Rachel to go skateboarding last year?

  • There wasn't a skatepark near enough to her house.
  • None of her friends were able to go with her.
  • She was worried she would hurt herself.

What does Rachel say about the skatepark at her school?

  • It allows younger children to practise their skating.
  • It takes too many people away from other sports.
  • It is used for several different activities.

What does Rachel like about skateboarding?

  • having to think carefully
  • learning new skills from her sister
  • doing an activity with girls of her own age

What does Rachel want to do in the future?

  • a skateboard competitor
  • a skateboard instructor
  • a skateboard player

Read the passage. Then answer the questions.

Do you believe it?

There are different superstitions in different countries. In Britain, for example, many people do not like to walk under a ladder or to open an umbrella in a house. If they spill salt, they will often throw some of it over one of their shoulders.

When people marry, their friends often tie old shoes to the back of the wedding car. This is so the shoes can kick away bad spirits. Another wedding superstition is to throw small pieces of paper over the couple. This paper is called confetti. Some people believe that throwing confetti over the couple will help them to have many children. At one time people wanted to have many children, but nowadays people usually want only one or two children. However, we still throw confetti over the couple!

Most superstitions are very silly, but people still like to believe in them.

(Adapted from New century readings Book)

If superstitious people spill salt, what do they do next?
  • They get married.
  • They walk under a ladder.
  • They throw salt over one of their shoulders.
What do people do at weddings to help their friends have many children?
  • They throw paper at their friends.
  • They tie shoes to their friends' wedding car.
  • They throw confetti over their friends.

Read the following passage and choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.

The best film

One of the most famous film prizes in the world is the Oscar. Every year in the United States, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gives Oscars to people who have done well in films. There is an Oscar for the best film of the year, another for the best actor, and Oscars for doing many other things well in films.

Oscars are very important because people want to see films that have won them. They also want to see actors who have won Oscars. This means that films that have won Oscars make a lot of money. The Academy first gave prizes to films in 1927, but they were not called Oscars then. That happened four years later, most people think that Oscar was someone famous in films, but he wasn't. He was no one important. He was someone that a woman called Margaret Herrick knew. She worked for the Academy and one day she saw the prize on a table. She said, “He looks like my friend, Oscar."

From that time on the prizes were called the Oscars.

(Adapted from New century readings Book)

The Academy gives prizes to people who ____

  • pay the Academy money.
  • like films.
  • are good actor or actress

When did the Oscars get their name?

  • in 1927
  • in 1931
  • in 1923