Đề số 23 Toefl Primary 2020 Step 2 - Reading (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

1/11/2021 5:46:00 PM

When you try to give the best answer for something you do not know for sure, you do this. You also do this to know someone's age without asking them. What is it?

  • guess
  • guest
  • raise

When you take an oral exam, you can choose one among many questions. The questions are called _____ ones.

  • difficult
  • alternative
  • required

This is a body part. It is between the feet and the leg. What is it?

  • ankle
  • instep
  • thigh

This is a kind of furniture. You use it to cover your floor and keep your feet warm in the winter and decorate for the house. What is it?

  • carpet
  • curtain
  • cupboard

This is a type of material. It is made from cutting the old trees or plants. It is often used to make tables, chairs or beds. What is it?

  • leather
  • wood
  • wool

When you and your brother or sister were born at the same time to the same mother. You are called _____.

  • triplet
  • mates
  • twins

This is a system of vehicles, such as buses, trains or airplanes that help people travel from this place to others. What is it?

  • transit
  • transport
  • transfer

This is a group of people together in one place to watch or listen to a play, film or match. What is it?

  • audience
  • players
  • singers

This is a game in which two teams of six players use their hands to hit a large ball over a high net while trying not to let the ball touch the ground on their own side. What is it?

  • basketball
  • table tennis
  • volleyball

Read the letter. Then answer the questions.

Hi Paul,

I have just started working as a tour guide in Prague and I am having a fantastic time. Have you ever been to Prague? It is such an interesting place. Every day, I show five groups of tourists around the city and, for the past two days, I have been leading a night tour, too. It is called the Prague Ghost Tour, but I haven't seen a ghost yet!
Are you working at the moment? If not, Toby is going to visit me next weekend. Why don't you come too? You always say that you want to visit the world outside. Toby is going to fly from Gatwick Airport at 7 pm on Friday. There are still seats left on the flight, so let me know!

Your friend,


What is the letter mainly about?

  • To correspond with Paul after a long time
  • To tell Paul about Chris's life in Prague
  • To introduce with Paul about Prague's shows

What is the night tour called?

  • Gatwick
  • Fantastic Tour
  • Ghost Tour

Read the letter. Then answer the questions.

Hi Chloe,

Let me tell you what happened to me this afternoon, I checked the weather forecast carefully before I left the house but it did not say anything about the thunderstorm. While I was walking to the bus stop the sky was getting darker and darker, and I could hear thunder. Suddenly, a flash of lightning hit the ground right in front of me! I was so scared! Luckily, I read about lightning all that morning for a test and I knew that I had to get indoors quickly. I saw a shop and I ran inside. I stayed in there for over half of hour until the sky became a little brighter. I had never experienced lightning close like that before, and I never want to see it again!


What did Dawn do before he left the house?

  • Watch the weather forecast
  • Go to the bus station
  • Listen to the radio about the thunderstorm

How long did he stay in the shop to prevent the lightning?

  • less than 30 minutes
  • the whole afternoon
  • more than 30 minutes

Read the poster. Then answer the questions. 

Lưu ý: Về kí hiệu 9pm/8c. Ở Mỹ, người ta chia thành 4 múi giờ: múi giờ phía Tây (kí hiệu là Est hoặc không viết gì), múi giờ Trung tâm (kí hiệu là C), múi giờ vùng núi (kí hiệu là Mt) và múi giờ Thái Bình dương (kí hiệu là P). Vì vậy, cách viết 9pm/8c có nghĩa là 9 giờ tối theo giờ chung (giờ phía Tây), tương đương với 8 giờ tối theo giờ Trung tâm.

Which film is NOT shown on November 19th?

  • Home Alone
  • Angry Angel
  • Inside Out

When can you watch "Harry Potter Weekend"?

  • Nov 21
  • Nov 23
  • Nov 25

Which film can be seen on both Nov 29 and Nov 19?

  • Home Alone
  • Elf
  • Four Christmases

What time is "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" shown?

  • 6:25pm
  • 7:30pm
  • 8:30pm

Read the instructions. Then answer the questions.

Veggie Spring Rolls

Spring rolls, summer rolls, Vietnamese spring rolls. Whatever you call them, these veggie-packed bundles make the perfect meals for packing a huge amount of veggies into your diet.

What you will need:

- Rice paper wrappers
- Vermicelli rice noodles
- Lettuce
- Red bell pepper
- Cucumber
- Carrots
- Purple cabbage
- Sprouts

How to make:

1. Put the noodles in a pan of water and boil for 3 mins, then let it cool. Wash softly with water again.

2. Wash all the veggies. Cut the carrot into matchsticks using a knife or a mandoline. Cut the red bell pepper, purple cabbage and cucumber into thin sticks. Make paper wraps wet with fresh water for a few seconds.

3. Take a paper wrap. Add veggies prepared in then roll it up. Try to make it look neat and easy to bite.

Note: The rolls are served best with peanut sauce or Vietnamese traditional fish sauce with other spices. You can make your own Vietnamese sauce by mixing fish sauce, sugar, garlic, ginger, and chili to eat with the rolls.

What is the other name of spring rolls?

  • Summer rolls
  • Autumn rolls
  • Winter rolls

How many ingredients do you need to make the rolls?

  • six
  • seven
  • eight

What do you need to do right after boiling the noodles?

  • Cut carrots, cucumber and purple cabbage
  • Rinse noodles softly with fresh water
  • Make the paper wraps a little wet with water

Spring rolls are served best with _____.

  • Tomato ketchup
  • Fish sauce
  • Peanut sauce

Read the story. Then answer the questions.

A little boy named John lives in a beautiful home with his parents. One day, his father finds him crying and asks if something is wrong. John says, “I have so many problems in life,” and talks about his ‘problems’.

John’s father patiently listens to him. Then he brings a bowl and places a potato, an egg and some coffee beans in it. He asks John to touch and feel the ingredients in the bowl, and tell what he feels about them. John describes how he feels about each of them on touching.

The father smiles and asks John to place them all in three different bowls and pour water in them. He then boils them all. After a few minutes, the father turns off the stove and places all the bowls on the table to cool them down.

When they have cooled down, John’s father asks him to touch them once again and feel the egg, potato, and coffee beans. John has a different answer this time. And he says, the potato’s skin is easier to peel as it has turned very soft, the egg has hardened, and there is a fresh coffee aroma coming from the beans.

Listening to John, his father smiles and tells him how the potato, egg, and coffee beans reacted to different situations. The potato has become soft, the egg turned very strong, and the coffee beans have changed their form completely during their testing time in the boiling water.

Why was John crying?

  • He couldn't have anyone to play with.
  • He was sad because he had many problems.
  • He did not feel happy when living with his parents.

What was NOT the thing John's father gave him?

  • Some coffee beans
  • A tomato
  • An egg

What did the father want to son to do with three ingredients?

  • Tell his feeling when touching them before and after boiling
  • Describe the color and shape of them before and after peeling
  • Learn about the same point of these three ingredients

What is the lesson John's father wanted to teach him?

  • To each problem, there are always many ways to act.
  • He should boil the potato before peeling it.
  • It is no need to worry about the difficulties.

Read the story. Then answer the questions.

In a faraway village, lives a hardworking farmer who has grape fields. Year after year his grapery gives a rich harvest, and the farmer becomes very successful. He has three sons, who are young and energetic but never bother to work. As the farmer grows old, he begins to worry about his sons’ future.

Then he falls very ill and realizes his death is fast approaching. He calls the sons and tells them, “Dear sons, I see my death nearing me, but before I bid goodbye to all of you, I want to share a secret. There is a treasure hidden under the fields. Dig the whole field after my death, to find it.”

The old farmer dies, and his sons try to do as the father told. The sons begin to dig for the treasure without leaving any part of the field but they find nothing. However, their digging of the field leads to a healthy crop and results in a huge amount of money. These earnings make the sons realize what their father meant.

Which fruit did the hardworking farmer grow?

  • grain
  • grass
  • grape

How were the farmer's sons?

  • They are young and tall.
  • They are young but lazy.
  • They are energetic but good.

What were the farmer's last words before he passed away?

  • Tell his sons to work hard
  • Tell them about the treasure
  • Tell them about his death

What is the best title for the story?

  • Hard work - the key to success
  • Love makes strengths
  • How to find the treasure

Read the story. Then answer the questions.

On the banks of a river, there is a tree where a swarm of bees set up their beehive. They remain busy the entire day buzzing on flowers and collecting honey. One fine day, a bee feels thirsty and goes to the river to drink some water. As the bee tries to drink, a wave of the water sweeps it away. The bee starts drowning.

Fortunately, a beautiful dove, who has been watching from a distance, rushes to help the poor bee. She picks a big leaf from a tree and flies towards the bee. The dove places the leaf near the bee. The bee climbs on the leaf and dries its wings. In some time, the bee finds the strength to fly away to safety.

A couple of weeks later, the dove is caught in a dangerous situation. As she is sitting on the branch of a tree, a hunter targets at her. The dove looks for an escape but sees a large hawk hovering around her.

That’s when her good deed returns to her. The bee comes to her rescue by stinging the hunter hard. By then the hunter releases the arrow, which misses the dove and hits the hawk, instead. The dove flies away to safety.

What did the bee fly to the river for?

  • To collect honey
  • To make a beehive
  • To drink water

Who saved the bee from drowning?

  • The deer
  • The dove
  • The hawk

Why couldn't the dove escape?

  • There was a hawk flying around her.
  • The deer came away.
  • The hunter released the arrow.

What did the bee do to help the dove?

  • To find the helper
  • To sting the hunter
  • To pick a leaf

Read the text. Then answer the questions.

Stacy was really hungry for a snack. She went over to the refrigerator and pulled out some ham and cheese. Next, she went to the cabinet and took out the bread. She was going to make her favorite ham and cheese sandwich. She took two pieces of bread out and laid a slice of cheese onto them. She then put the ham on top of the cheese. Then she put the sandwich in the microwave and cooked it. Finally, it was ready to eat!

What did Stacy do just before eating the sandwich?

  • Cooked the sandwich in the microwave
  • Put on the ham and cheese
  • Took two pieces of bread out

Where did Stacy get the bread from?

  • The refrigerator
  • The cabinet
  • The freezer

Read the story. Then answer the questions.

Siberian Husky

The unique wolf-like looks of this beautiful breed make the husky a very popular pet. There are different kinds of huskies, but most often they will be either black or grey and sometimes red. Huskies often have sky blue eyes. This breed is commonly used for sledding, whereby several dogs pull a sled to lessen the travel in cold areas covered with snow. Of course, huskies can be kept as pets in places that are not so cold, although it is recommended to still keep them very active. Because they are very curious, they can be taken on longer hiking trips. Even though they are quite big, these dogs are friendly and perfect for young children.

What are the color of huskies' eyes?

  • grey
  • red
  • blue

Which kind of weather condition is recommended for huskies?

  • Not so hot
  • Not so cold
  • Not so rainy