Đề số 27 Toefl Primary Step 2 - Reading (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

2/17/2021 10:25:00 AM

This is a kind of bird. It is often white. It is a symbol of peace. What is it?

  • Eagle
  • Dove
  • Penguin

This is a part of a house. It is the top of the room. It is opposite the floor. What is it?

  • Wall
  • Ceiling
  • Front door

When you go shopping, you need to _____ for payment. You need to _____ to receive awards from your teacher.

  • move
  • jump
  • queue

This is a kind of fruit. It has dark green skin and a big seed inside. This fruit is used to make salad or smoothies. What is it?

  • Coconut
  • Papaya
  • Avocado

This is a large area of land that has very little water and very few plants growing on it. There is a lot of sand here. What is it?

  • Desert
  • Ocean
  • Hill

This is a person who travels to unknown places in order to find out more about them. What is it?

  • Journalist
  • Explorer
  • Astronaut

This is the way you use to do something. When you want to improve your studying, you need to have this to know what you should or should not do. What is this?

  • Method
  • Source
  • Equipment

When you go far from home, you will _____ your home and your parents. If you get up late, you will _____ the school bus.

  • catch
  • miss
  • wait

If something is _____, it is easy to understand. When someone is considered _____, he/she is not special.

  • difficult
  • simple
  • flat

Read the email. Then answer the questions.

Dear Tam,

It's me, Betty. It is three months since the first day we became pen pals. Today, I would tell you about my ordinary day. I like sports and I play basketball with my friends every day. I want to go out now, but I can't because it's raining, so I'm watching TV with my brother. My sister is studying at the moment. She always does her homework in the afternoon. How about you? What are you doing now?

P/S: Now in the USA is 3:00 P.M. We are enjoying the stunning atmosphere at our porch. What time is it now in Vietnam, Tam?

Hope to hear from you soon.


Why is Betty writing this letter to Tam?

  • To celebrate a three-month relationship
  • To share with Tam a daily routine
  • To ask Tam about her time in Vietnam

When is the most suitable time for Betty's sister to learn?

  • At night
  • In the afternoon
  • At noon

Read the letter. Then answer the questions.

Hi Peter!

How are you? I'm going on holiday next week and I'm really excited! My friends and I are visiting Jersey in Channel Islands. We're staying at a campsite near the Durrel Wildlife Park. I'll really enjoy our visit to the Wildlife Park. I'm about to be a zookeeper for a day! In the morning, I'm going to feed the animals and clean their cages. In the afternoon, I'm helping the vets take care of the animals. They're going to let you handle a snake! It will be scary but amazing! How about you? Are you going on holiday somewhere? Write soon.



Who will Tim become in the park?

  • A guard who protects animals
  • A person who works in the zoo
  • A vet who feeds the animals

What can make Tim scared?

  • Cleaning animal cages
  • Handling a snake
  • Visiting the forest

Read the poster. Then answer the questions.

How many rules are there in this poster?

  • four
  • five
  • nine

When you are having an online, remember to _____.

  • always turn off your camera
  • always be punctual
  • always open the sound

If someone is presenting, you should _____.

  • listen
  • distract
  • follow

Which one is TRUE from the last row in the poster?

  • Be rude and freely talk
  • Use correct grammar
  • Learn online without preparation

Read the instructions. Then answer the questions.

Water Fireworks

What you'll need:
  • Water
  • Oil
  • Food Coloring (Any color of your choosing)
  • 500ml clear glass
  • Another 500ml clear glass
  • A Fork

How to make:

  1. Fill the tall glass almost to the top with room-temperature water.
  2. Pour 2 tablespoons of oil into the other glass.
  3. Add 2 drops of food coloring to the glass with the oil.
  4. Stir the oil into the food coloring using a fork. Stop once you break the food coloring into smaller drops.
  5. Pour the oil and coloring mixture into the tall glass.
  6. Now watch! The food coloring will slowly sink in the glass, with each droplet expanding outwards as it falls. Looks like fireworks! Right?

How many clear glasses should you prepare?

  • one
  • two
  • three

Which step is TRUE from the instructions?

  • Fill the cup till the top with cold water
  • Add 2 tablespoons of vinegar to another glass
  • Pour 2 drops of food coloring into the cup with oil

What is the fork used for?

  • To mix liquids in two glasses
  • To mix the oil with food coloring
  • To break the oil into smaller drops

Read the story. Then answer the questions.

There was a peacock dancing on a pleasant day who was very proud of his feather. While he was busy admiring his plumage, his rough voice reminded him of his own shortcomings. All the joy beaten out of him, he was almost in tears. Suddenly, he heard a nightingale singing nearby.

Listening to the nightingale’s sweet voice, his own shortcoming once again became very evident. He began wondering why he was jinxed in such a manner. At that moment, Juno, the leader of the Gods, appeared and addressed the peacock.

“Why are you upset?” Juno asked the peacock.

The peacock complained about his rough voice and how he was sad because of it. “The nightingale has such a beautiful voice. Why don’t I?”

After listening to the peacock, Juno explained, “every living being is special in his or her own way. They are and made in a certain manner that serves the greater purpose. Yes, the nightingale is blessed with a beautiful voice, but you are also blessed – with such a beautiful and glittering plumage! The trick is acceptance and making the most of what you have.

The peacock understood how silly he had been in comparing himself to others and forgetting his own blessings. He realised that day, that everyone was unique in some way or the other.

What is the shortcoming of the peacock?

  • The dance
  • The plumage
  • The voice

Which animal does the peacock compare itself to?

  • The nightingale
  • The god
  • The swan

What can we learn from the story?

  • Live your best life
  • Trick others
  • Try to be better

What is the best title for the story?

  • The sad peacock
  • The god's advice
  • The wishes

Read the story. Then answer the questions.

The Ant and the Grasshopper

Once upon a time, there were two best friends – an ant and a grasshopper. The grasshopper liked to relax the whole day and play his guitar. The ant, however, would work hard all day. He would collect food from all corners of the garden, while the grasshopper relaxed, played his guitar, or slept. The grasshopper would tell the ant to take a break every day, but the ant would refuse and continue his work. Soon, winter came; days and nights became cold and very few creatures went out.

On a cold day of winter, a colony of ants was busy drying out some grains of corn. The half-dead grasshopper, cold and hungry, came up to the ant who was his friend and asked for a piece of corn. The ant replied, “We work day and night to collect and save up the corn so that we don’t die hungry on cold winter days. Why should we give it to you?” The ant further asked, “What were you doing last summer? You should have collected and stored some food. I told you as much before.”

The grasshopper said, “I was far too busying singing and sleeping.”

The ant replied, “You can sing all winter as far as I am concerned. You will not get anything from us.” The ant had enough food to last through the winter, without any worries at all, but the grasshopper didn’t and he realised his mistake.

The grasshopper and the ant _____.

  • are two friends
  • are two neighbors
  • are a couple

What did the ant do while the grasshopper just relaxed and sang?

  • Enjoy the day
  • Collect the food
  • Stay in the nest

What did the ant do when the grasshopper came and asked for food?

  • Gave him the corn
  • Refuse offering food
  • Teach him a lesson

In the end, the grasshopper understands that _____.

  • he needs to stay with the ant
  • he can have the food without working
  • he has to be harder in the future

Read the story. Then answer the questions.

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

In a village, lived a carefree boy with his father. The boy’s father told him that he was old enough to watch over the sheep while they graze in the fields. Every day, he had to take the sheep to the grassy fields and watch them as they graze. However, the boy was unhappy and didn’t want to take the sheep to the fields. He wanted to run and play, not watch the boring sheep graze in the field. So, he decided to have some fun. He cried, “Wolf! Wolf!” until the entire village came running with stones to chase away the wolf before it could eat any of the sheep. When the villagers saw that there was no wolf, they left muttering under their breath about how the boy had wasted their time. The next day, the boy cried once more, “Wolf! Wolf!” and, again, the villagers rushed there to chase the wolf away.

The boy laughed at the fright he had caused. This time, the villagers left angrily. On the third day, as the boy went up the small hill, he suddenly saw a wolf attacking his sheep. He cried as hard as he could, “Wolf! Wolf! Wolf!”, but not a single villager came to help him. The villagers thought that he was trying to fool them again and did not come to rescue him or his sheep. The little boy lost many sheep that day, all because of his foolishness.

What can we infer about the boy?

  • He was a good son.
  • He didn't care about his father.
  • He was quite lazy to work.

What did he think about to make some fun?

  • Raise the sheep to farther fields
  • Pretend there was a wolf coming
  • Spend time sleeping in the grass

What did the farmers intend to do to help the boy?

  • Feed the sheep
  • Protect the sheep
  • Hit the wolf

How did the boy feel when his sheep was really attacked by the wolf?

  • He was happy because of its fun.
  • He knew his mistake.
  • He felt sorry with his father.

Read the text. Then answer the questions.


Broadway is New York City's theatre district. There are more than 40 large theatres in this small area. The first theatre on Broadway opened in 1750, mostly putting on Shakespeare's plays. Others soon followed, and by the 19th century, it rivalled London's West End. The first musical, the Black Crow, premiered in 1866. It was a huge success, and since then, Broadway has become very famous for its big musicals such as Annie and Cabaret. Millions of visitors to New York, and New Yorkers attend Broadway shows every year.

How many theatres are there on Broadway?

  • around 19
  • over 40
  • more than 66

What made Broadway become famous?

  • The performance of Black Swan
  • The Black Crow
  • Shakespeare's works

Read the text. Then answer the questions.


The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a charity that was founded in the USA in 1980. This unique organisation makes "wishes" come true for children aged 3-17 with serious medical problems. For example, many children ask to meet a celebrity, travel abroad, or experience a day in a certain job. As long as it's safe, the organisation does its best to make every child's dream come true. Now, it operates in 45 countries around the world and grants around 15,000 wishes per year. Many parents have said that a wish come true has helped their children to fight their illness and has given them hope for the future. 

Who can receive the help from the Make-A-Wish organisation?

  • Healthy children
  • Sick children
  • Poor children

What can this charity help children?

  • Save them from illness
  • Turn every wishes true
  • Give them more hope in future