Đề số 31 Toefl Primary Step 2 - Reading (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

3/30/2021 2:05:00 PM

This is an animal. It has a long, narrow, soft body without arms, legs, or bones. What is it?

  • fly
  • worm
  • rat

This is an object in Art class. It is a small stick of colored wax used for drawing or writing. What is it?

  • easel
  • drawing paper
  • crayon

When you have to take a test that is not easy to do, it is _____. When we learn _____ lessons, we need to pay more attention.

  • difficult
  • different
  • determined

This is a part of a vehicle. It is a black and round object that helps cars or bicycles move on the street. What is it?

  • wheel
  • steering
  • pedal

This is a sticky thing. It is used to join things together like paper or DIYs. What is it?

  • oil
  • glue
  • cloth

This is a light container. It is often made by wood, metal or plastics to carry things like fruits, clothes. What is it?

  • packet
  • racket
  • basket

When you are given permission to do something, you are _____ to do that. When your mom agrees to let you go outside, you are _____ to do it.

  • allowed
  • ordered
  • advised

You need to pack this up when you go abroad. Before you get off the plane, you also need to check this first. What is it?

  • wallet
  • information
  • luggage

This is a kind of tree. It has many horns. It often grows in the desert. What is it?

  • cactus
  • aloe
  • pine

Read the email. Then answer the questions.

Hi Mary,

You won't believe what happened to us last weekend! On Saturday afternoon, it was raining heavily. My mom was reading a book while my brother and I were playing a board game. My dad was watching TV when we heard our dog, Missy, barking loudly. We got up and went into the kitchen to see what was happening. There was water everywhere!
My mum called the fire brigade quickly. They arrived at our house in 10 minutes and pumped the floodwater out.

It was a shocking experience!


What is the email about?

  • A long weekend
  • A shocking Saturday
  • A lovely experience

Who helped them pump the floodwater out?

  • The father
  • The dog
  • The fire brigade

Read the email. Then answer the questions.

Hi Mary, 

I'm Laura. I live in Newport, Wales. I'm almost 14. My parents are doctors. My brother studies at university. He wants to be a lawyer. We live in a flat on the third floor. I love History and Spanish. Right now, I'm getting ready to go out with my friends. They are waiting for me. Be my e-friend.


What does Laura's brother do?

  • He works in hospital.
  • He is now a student.
  • He is about to be a lawyer.

What does Laura like?

  • Going out with friends
  • Learning a foreign language
  • Living in an apartment

Read these instructions. Then answer the questions.

Spanish Omelette

What you'll need:

- 4 eggs
- 4 potatoes
- 1 onion
- 3 teaspoons of olive oil
- 4 teaspoons of salt

(These ingredients serve best for 2 people)

How to make:

Step 1: Peel the potatoes, then put then in a pan and boil them for 5 minutes.
Step 2: Chop the onions and slice tomatoes and potatoes into even pieces.
Step 3: Beat the eggs and add a little salt. Mix everything in a bowl.
Step 4: Fry the mixture in a pan with some olive oil until cooked on both sides. Alternatively, you can bake it on the oven.

How many people does this dish serve?

  • four
  • six
  • two

What should you do with the onion?

  • Boil it in 5 minutes
  • Peel if before cutting
  • Chop it into small pieces

Instead of frying the mixture in the pan, you can _____.

  • bake it in the oven
  • cook with olive oil
  • use a bowl to mix

Read the poster. Then answer the questions.

What kind of film does "Mr Popper's Penguins" belong to?

  • Science fiction
  • Comedy
  • Animation-Comedy

What time is Sherlock Holmes on?

  • 7:00 pm
  • 8:00 pm
  • 9:00 pm

What is the main content of "Cowboys and Aliens"?

  • About an adventure of a spaceship
  • An businessman and six pets
  • An astronaut is caught in a trap

Who is the actor of the film "The Hobbit"?

  • Daniel Craig
  • Jim Carry
  • Ian McKellen

Read the story. Then answer the questions.


One day, a cat hiked on a mountain. When he reached the peak, he met a fox. They began talking about how they get away from their enemies.

“I am very smart. I have billions of ideas. I can carve a tiny hole in a tree, and then climb in,” the fox said. He added, “I have a lot of friends. If I am in trouble, I can call them to lend their help. I can escape an entire army if I have to!”

Then, the fox asked, “What are your potential plans?” The cat said, “I have only one plan.” The fox said, “I hope you have good fortune, then! Do you want me to be your tutor? I can teach you many things.” The cat said, “I guarantee that my plan works every time. We can quit talking about it.”

Soon, they saw a group of wolves. It was an emergency. The cat quickly used her plan. She ran up a tree. The fox could not decide which plan to use. “What should my initial move be? Should I consult my friends?” The fox felt intense anxiety. All he could do was spin in a circle. The wolves caught the fox. The cat was full of pride. This is proof that having a good plan is better than having many bad plans.

What is this story about?

  • Why cats have good fortune
  • How you make guarantees about plans
  • Why you need a good plan in an emergency

Why did the fox feel intense anxiety?

  • Because he tried to spin in circles.
  • Because he did not know what his initial move should be.
  • Because he could not find a tree in which to carve a tiny hole.

Why was the cat full of pride at the end of the story?

  • She had proof that her plan was best.
  • She did not let the fox become his tutor.
  • She loved to hide in the trees.

According to the passage, all the following are true EXCEPT _____.

  • the cat did not get caught by the wolves
  • the fox said he could consult his friends if he got into trouble
  • the fox decided to quit thinking of plans and just use one

Read the story. Then answer the questions.

It was the worst morning ever. When Carl woke up, he realized that he didn’t do his astronomy and chemistry homework. Also, the forecast called for rain and that would affect baseball practice. Suddenly, his mother yelled, “Take out the garbage right now!” When Carl returned from taking the garbage outside, he was all wet. “What a terrible day,” he said.

He walked to class. He put his umbrella on the shelf and sat in the third row. But the teacher asked why Carl’s umbrella was on the floor. He told her not to blame him. But she sent him to the principal out of spite.

Next, he took a geography test. Despite studying, Carl didn’t know the answers. He started drawing lightly on his paper.

Carl drew a huge dinosaur. What if it were real? He saw it in his mind. Carl’s class said he was a genius for having a dinosaur. It could interfere with math class, too! Soon, Carl’s fame spread through school.

He taught his dinosaur to be very gentle and put it on exhibit. But admission would only be given to those classmates who paid him a fee. His idea was super.

“It’s time to turn in your tests,” the teacher said. Carl looked at his paper. As he was dreaming in class, he hadn’t finished the test!

What is this story about?

  • A wet classroom
  • A boy who is a genius
  • A day that was not super

What does Carl think his dinosaur can do?

  • Make money for him on admission fees
  • Take the blame for failing geography
  • Reach things on the top shelf

What did Carl do at school?

  • Break a jar at breakfast
  • Draw lightly on his test paper
  • Stay after school for being late

When the time was up for the test, what happened?

  • His teacher was not gentle with him.
  • The exhibit did not earn him any fame.
  • He did not do well on his geography test.

Read the story. Then answer the questions.

Once there was a farm. Many animals lived there. One day, they had a contest in the yard. They were going to race from the barn to the farmer’s garage. The barn and the garage were far apart. It would be a long race. The winner qualified to win a bag full of apples as an award.

But the race did not start well. The cart with all the apples was not stable, and the animals had to repair it. Then the pup knocked over the apples. The pig yelled, “We are going to slip! We must clean up this mess.” The pup felt bad, and she began to cry. The dog gave her a tissue to wipe her tears.

Then the race resumed. But the duck tried to rob them and take all the apples. The cat said, “I will have you arrested!” The duck said, “You can’t convict me! You can’t prove I took it.” The race stopped yet again.

The animals tried to race one more time. Then they heard an alarm coming from the barn. There was a fire! They got buckets of water to put out the fire. A journalist came to write a story about the festival and the race. The horse told her, “I am a special breed of horse. I would have won the race easily.” The pig said, “It was somewhat hard to have the race. But we had fun. That is what’s important!”

What is this story about?

  • How a special breed of racehorse would’ve won the race
  • Why animals have to repair things on a farm
  • How animals had trouble during a race

When the cart with the apples fell over, why did the animals stop running?

  • Because they did not want to slip on the apples.
  • Because they did not want to resume the race.
  • Because the yard was far apart.

What did the duck do wrong?

  • He was arrested and convicted of stealing a bag of money.
  • He stole the bucket.
  • He tried to steal the award.

According to the passage, all the following are true EXCEPT _____.

  • the alarm sounded when there was a fire
  • the animals were somewhat angry
  • a journalist wrote about the festival

Read the text. Then answer the questions.

Cumulus is one of four types of clouds that are big and fluffy. They look like balls of cotton wool on the top of the other. People can call them "fair weather clouds" and we can see them in the middle of the sky when the weather is good. Sometimes, they are white, other times they are grey.

How many types of clouds are there?

  • One
  • Four
  • Uncountable

How can we guess the weather with Cumulus?

  • It's rainy.
  • It's fair.
  • It's good.

Read the text. Then answer the questions.

Last summer, my family and I went on a sailing holiday in the Bahamas. It was sunny weather and we were having a wonderful time. One morning, we decided to sail our yacht to a small island.
We were enjoying our trip when, suddenly, the sky got dark. Soon, it was raining heavily and the wind was blowing.
The boat was rolling from side to side. "Quick!" my dad said. "Take down the sail." We didn't have time. The wind overturned the boat and we fell into water. We were screaming in panic when a fishing boat appeared.
They threw us ropes, pulled us aboard and took us back to the port. We felt shocked but relieved. We had a very lucky escape!

What happened with them after they sailed to a small island?

  • The weather became more wonderful.
  • The trip was so enjoyable.
  • The sky got darker and has strong winds.

They were safe thanks to _____.

  • a fishing boat
  • a port
  • a yacht