Đề số 13 Toefl Primary vòng 2 - Reading (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

9/9/2020 2:00:00 PM
It is a piece of soft thin paper. You can use it when you blow your nose or wipe something off your skin. What is it?
  • A blanket
  • A towel
  • A tissue
You do this when you look at something or someone carefully for a long time without moving your eyes. What are you doing?
  • Staring
  • Laughing
  • Sleeping
You have three times the amount of something. You have _____ the amount.
  • double
  • triple
  • half
People do this when they talk about something. They share their ideas and make a decision about something. What are they doing?
  • Discussing
  • Yelling
  • Fighting
It is a small brown insect. It can jump, and it makes a rough sound by rubbing its wings together. What is it?
  • A spider
  • A mosquito
  • A cricket
It is the direction from which the sun rises. It is to your right when you face north. What is it?
  • West
  • South
  • East
It is a type of weather condition. We say the weather is like this when there is too much fog. What is it?
  • Sunny
  • Cloudy
  • Foggy

You feel this way when you are sick and your body is achy. You feel _____.

  • Grateful
  • Calm
  • Horrible
It is a type of food in which eggs are mixed together with chopped vegetables. It is cooked in a hot pan. What is it?
  • Pancake
  • Omelet
  • Grilled sausage

Read the letter. Then answer the questions.

Dear Brian,

I want to apologize for breaking your window. As you already know, it was an accident. I accidentally threw the ball in the wrong direction. Unfortunately, it flew toward your house and broke your window. I know that my mom called your mom about replacing the window. I just want to say I am very sorry about this. I hope you are not too mad at me.

Your best friend,

Why did Daniel write to Brian?
  • To tell him about baseball practice
  • To ask him how to throw a ball
  • To say he was sorry
What was the accident?
  • Brian was hit by the ball that Daniel threw.
  • Daniel broke Brian's window.
  • Daniel lost Brian's ball.

Read the letter. Then answer the questions.

Dear Paulina,

I just want to say thank you for your help this semester. I was struggling a lot with math, but then my math teacher told me about the peer-to-peer tutoring program. I am grateful to have found someone like you who volunteered for the program. Thank you for teaching me how to solve all those difficult math questions. I got my report card today, and I got a B plus! I wouldn't have passed without your help.

I baked you some cookies as a token of my appreciation. I hope you enjoy them. Thank you again for all your help. I hope you have a great summer!


How did Ellie meet Paulina?
  • Through a school program
  • In math class
  • Through her homeroom teacher
Why did Ellie thank Paulina?
  • Paulina did Ellie's math homework.
  • Paulina helped Ellie study math.
  • Paulina made cookies for Ellie.

Read the price list. Then answer the questions.

What type of tickets is on the list?
  • One-day pass
  • One-week pass
  • Morning pass
How much should a 13-year-old boy pay for a one-day pass?
  • $48.00
  • $38.00
  • $28.00
When can a person with an evening pass enter?
  • Before 5 p.m.
  • After 5 p.m.
  • At 5 a.m.
What is NOT true about the given information?
  • You can buy annual tickets.
  • You don't need to bring any form of personal identification.
  • You can save time if you book tickets online.

Read the recipe. Then answer the questions.

How to make chocolate popsicles


1 cup of whole milk
1/3 cup of chocolate cream
3 popsicle molds
3 wooden popsicle sticks


Step 1: Prepare popsicle molds.
Step 2: Blend the milk and chocolate cream thoroughly.
Step 3: Pour the mixture into the popsicle molds.
Step 4: Insert the wooden popsicle sticks.
Step 5: Place it in the freezer for at least three hours.

Which ingredient is NOT needed?
  • Milk
  • Chocolate cream
  • Butter
What should you do after you blend the milk and the chocolate cream together?
  • Pour it into the molds.
  • Freeze it in a bowl.
  • Bake it for 15 minutes.
A popsicle is frozen liquid on a plastic or wooden _____.
  • stick
  • bowl
  • ladle

Read a story about Tina. Then answer the questions.

Tina went to her kindergarten. On the shoe cabinet, she saw a pair of shoes that she had always wanted. After class, she grabbed the shoes and tried them on. They looked very pretty. Then Sara came up to her with an angry look on her face.

"Hey, you are wearing my shoes," said Sara in a loud voice.

"I'm sorry. I just tried them on because they looked pretty," apologized Tina. The teacher came and asked what was going on.

"Tina had my shoes on," replied Sara.

The teacher asked Tina why she had tried them on. Tina explained that she did not mean to do anything bad.

"Well, Tina, when you want to use someone else's things, you should ask first. You cannot touch someone's things just because you like them. And Sara, you should not be so angry with your friend. Tina shared her paper and crayons with you when you forgot to bring yours, didn't she?"

Tina and Sara shook hands and promised to be nicer to each other.

(Adapted from TOEFL Primary STEP 2 - Practice Tests)

What happened first?
  • Sara became angry.
  • The teacher asked what was going on.
  • Tina tried on Sara's shoes.
Why was Sara mad?
  • Tina hid Sara's shoes.
  • Tina told Sara's secret to the teacher.
  • Tina tried Sara's shoes on without asking.
What did the teacher say to Sara?
  • That it is OK to touch other people's things.
  • That she should not be mad at her friend.
  • That it is OK to speak loudly.
Why did Tina and Sara shake hands?
  • To show that they are not angry anymore.
  • To show that they are fighting.
  • To show that they are playing a game.

Read a story about Mark and his dog. Then answer the questions.

Mark has a dog named Spotty. Mark and Spotty are best friends. Mark's dad brought Spotty home when he was still a puppy. Every day, Spotty waits at the corner of the yard for Mark to come home from school. Spotty wags his tail when he sees Mark. Spotty knows that Mark does not like to sleep alone in the dark, so Spotty jumps on Mark's bed and accompanies him every night. Mark takes Spotty everywhere, and they always have fun together.

One day, Spotty was waiting for Mark on the yard, just like every other day. Spotty waited and waited, but Mark did not come home. He kept on waiting until Mark's dad pulled him inside the house.

"Mark had a car accident, so he has to stay in the hospital for a few days," said Mark's dad.

Spotty did not understand, but he knew something was wrong. Spotty would not eat or sleep for days. Every day, Spotty would wait for Mark at the same corner on the yard.

A few days passed, and one afternoon, Mark's mom's car pulled into the driveway.

"Spotty, I'm back! Did you miss me?" said Mark as he got out of the car.

"Woof, woof!" Spotty got up instantly and ran to Mark.

Mark was using crutches, but he hugged Spotty with a little help from his mom.

"l was hit by a car, so I had to stay in the hospital. Now, I am all right. I missed you so much. I should be more careful when crossing the street next time," said Mark.

Spotty rubbed his head against Mark. He was glad that Mark was finally home safely.

(Adapted from TOEFL Primary STEP 2 - Practice Tests)

Spotty is Mark's _____.
  • dog
  • mom
  • classmate
What do Mark and Spotty do together?
  • Clean up
  • Do homework
  • Sleep
What happened to Mark?
  • He had a fight with his friend.
  • He had an accident.
  • He lost his dog.
How does Spotty feel about Mark?
  • He loves Mark very much.
  • He does not care about Mark.
  • He often gets annoyed with Mark.

Read a story about April. Then answer the questions.

April's school went to the international culture fair. There were many booths of different sizes. Exhibitors came from all over the world to introduce their countries and cultures. Some booths had hung up huge flags and photos of their countries. Some exhibitors showed the students how to make their national food and others showed them video clips of the landscape.

April walked around and stopped at one of the booths.

"Egypt?" she wondered aloud. Just then, someone came and greeted her.

"Hello, my name is Hassan. What's your name?" asked the man.

"Hi, Hassan. My name is April. Are those words?" April asked, pointing at some written messages on the wall.

"Yes, those are Arabic words. Arabic is our national language. Some people think Arabic letters look cute because they look like little worms. I can write your name in Arabic, too," replied Hassan.

"Really? Could you write my last name in Arabic?" asked April.

"Sure. What's your last name?" asked Hassan.

"It is Hope," said April.

"Hope? You have such a nice last name." Hassan picked up a postcard with a photo of Egypt and wrote Hope in Arabic.

"Hope in Arabic is Amal," said Hassan, handing the postcard to April.

"Wow, this is wonderful! Thank you so much," replied April.

On the way back to school, April kept looking at the postcard, repeating her new name to herself.

"Amal...l love my new name." 

(Adapted from TOEFL Primary STEP 2 - Practice Tests)

In the story, the word "exhibitors" means
  • people who represent their works or products to the public.
  • people who come to visit a new country.
  • people who buy services or products.
Which country's booth did April visit?
  • England
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
What is Hassan's national language?
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Arabic

What does "Amal" mean in English?

  • Dream
  • Challenge
  • Hope

Read the passage. Then answer the questions.

Did you know that water is not always liquid? Water on the earth is heated up by the sun. When the temperature is high, it becomes a gas. When water becomes a gas, we cannot see it. Then where does the gas go? It moves in the air. If the air is warm, the water vapor rises. If the air is cool, the water vapor turns back into small droplets of liquid. Sometimes these droplets form a cloud, and when the cloud becomes too heavy, waterfalls down to earth as rain or snow. The water that falls back to the earth is then heated by the sun, and the cycle repeats. This is called the water cycle.

(Adapted from TOEFL Primary STEP 2 - Practice Tests)

When does water become a gas?
  • When the temperature is high.
  • When the temperature is low.
  • When the cloud becomes heavy.
What is the water cycle?
  • It shows how to make ice cream.
  • It tells why we need water to survive.
  • It explains how water evaporates.

Read the passage. Then answer the questions.

Money is something we use to buy things. It includes different types of coins and paper bills. People work to earn money to live and enjoy their lives. It is not like
we can just receive money from other people anytime we want, so we work to get paid. Some people save money to use it later. Others spend it to meet their needs or wants. They buy food and pay for their housing or leisure activities. Then what is the difference between needs and wants? Needs are things that people must have in order to live, such as food, clothing, and homes. However, wants are things that we would like to have but are not necessary for us to survive, such as going to the movies, buying an extra pair of shoes or applying for extra channels on TV. It is best for you to balance your budget and spend your money wisely. It is also very important to think before you spend money so you do not waste it. You should also save money regularly.

(Adapted from TOEFL Primary STEP 2 - Practice Tests)

What does "needs" mean?
  • Things that you don't have to buy.
  • Things like leisure activities.
  • Things that you must have.
What is the best way to NOT waste money?
  • Spend it before you think.
  • Spend it whenever you can.
  • Save some of it regularly.