TOEFL Junior Mock Test 2020-2021 #1 - Reading Comprehension

10/24/2020 7:53:00 AM

Đây là bài thi thử lần 1 cho các em học sinh luyện tập phần thi Reading của bài thi Toefl Junior, chuẩn bị sẵn sàng cho vòng sơ loại cuộc thi Toefl Junior Challenge năm 2020-2021. Bài thi gồm 42 câu hỏi theo đúng cấu trúc chuẩn.

Bài thi thử lần 2 của Toefl Junior sẽ về Listening, được mở trong tuần thứ hai tháng 11. Tìm hiểu kế hoạch tổ chức các đợt thi thử dành cho các học viên tham dự Toefl Challenge 2020-2021 tại đây.

Read the following flier and answer the questions.

English Summer Camp Activities


- Students must attend all scheduled activities, unless they have a valid excuse, such as an illness. Any student who misses one activity must see the camp leader. Any student who misses more than one activity will be sent home immediately.

- Students must stay in the camp area at all times. Any student who is found outside of camp will be sent home immediately.

What is the purpose of the flyer?

  • To remind students to pick activities
  • To tell students about the camp rules
  • To stress the importance of being on time
  • To inform students about the camp schedule
Which teacher has the most activities?
  • Jim
  • Sara
  • Laura
  • Curtis
Where is Michelle at 5:30 p.m.?
  • The theater
  • The library
  • The cafeteria
  • The art room

The word "valid" is closest in meaning to _____.

  • funny
  • good
  • strange
  • interesting

Students must go home directly if  ___________

  • they see the camp leader more than one time.
  • they miss at least 2 activities.
  • they are punished by the camp leader.
  • they just stay in the camp area.

Read the following e-mail.

Dear Mr. Bellman,

I have a reservation at your restaurant for Saturday, September 21 at 1:00 p.m. There will be ten people there, and some of them have special diets. It is also a birthday lunch for my best friend. So, I have some special requests.
I looked at your menu on your website. All your lunch dishes have meat. My friend David does not eat beef, chicken, or pork. But he can eat fish. Can your chef make a lunch dish with fish? Also, my friend Anna is allergic to peanuts. And another friend is allergic to corn and tomatoes. Can you tell me which dishes are safe for them to eat?
Since it is a birthday lunch, we need dessert. Can your chef make a chocolate cake with vanilla frosting? We would also like to have strawberry ice cream. In addition, my friend Peter can’t eat white sugar. Can your chef make him a special fruit salad? That way, he can have dessert, too. Thank you for your time. I hope to get a reply from you soon.
Martha Campbell
What is the e-mail mainly about?
  • What foods Martha cannot eat
  • The restaurant’s special desserts
  • Special food for a birthday lunch
  • How to make a reservation for lunch
What is true about the birthday lunch?
  • It is for Martha’s birthday.
  • All the guests are on diets.
  • Twenty-one people will be there.
  • It will take place on the weekend.

What is NOT true about David?

  • He only eats fish.
  • He is allergic to fish.
  • He does not eat chicken.
  • He does not want a dessert.

Why does Martha mention Peter in the email?

  • to offer a chocolate cake with vanilla
  • to offer a dessert without sugar
  • to offer a special fruit salad
  • to offer a strawberry ice cream
What dessert does Martha NOT ask for?
  • fruit salad
  • chocolate cake
  • strawberry ice cream
  • cake with fruit on top

Read the following story. 

Charles and Pam received two brochures in the mail. One was for a summer music camp in Australia and the other was for an art camp in Italy. They thought it would be a great idea for their twin daughters, Lauren and Karen, to go to two different camps this year. The girls had never been apart from each other. They did everything together. Charles and Pam thought that living in different places for the summer would teach the twins how to live and solve their problems individually.
Later that night, Charles and Pam showed the girls the brochures. Even though the girls thought the camps looked like a lot of fun, they didn’t want to be separated
“What if I need Lauren?’’ Karen asked.
“What if I need Karen?’’ Lauren cried.
Their mother put her arms around both of them. “You girls will always have each other. You’ll always be twins,” Pam said. “But you’re two separate people. You can’t always do everything together.”
Lauren, you want to be a painter,” said Charles. “And Karen, you want to be a pianist. This is the perfect chance to do what you love for the entire summer!”
“So...” Pam said. “What’s your decision?"
The girls looked at each other in the eye and nodded. They both knew what to tell their parents.
What is the best title for the story?
  • Lauren and Karen’s First Fight
  • Lauren and Karen’s Big Decision
  • The Twins’ Mysterious Summer
  • The Adventures of Lauren and Karen
What is true about Lauren and Karen?
  • They have never been to camp.
  • They live in different countries.
  • They do not live with their parents.
  • They have never been apart from each other.
What do Charles and Pam want their daughters to learn this summer?
  • How to play the piano
  • How to live in the wild
  • How to paint and draw
  • How to be independent
Why do the girls not want to go to different camps?
  • They do not want to study abroad.
  • They think the camps do not look fun.
  • They think they might need each other.
  • They do not want to make new friends.
What does Lauren love to do?
  • painting
  • camping
  • writing stories
  • playing the piano

Read the story and answer the questions.

"Take this telescope home and look at the night sky from your backyard. I want you to write down everything interesting you see and next week we will talk about it in class," Mr. Anderson said at the end of our astronomy class.

I asked my best friend Courtney if she wanted to come over to my house on Saturday to watch the stars with me. She agreed and we decided we would camp out all night.

"Tonight is going to be very clear," my mom said as she helped us set the tent up. We sat watching the sky for several hours.

"Adam, what is that?" Courtney asked, sounding very confused.

I looked into the telescope and saw that a large, circular airplane was getting closer and closer to us. It had thousands of rotating lights and I could see two small, green men leaning over the controls.

"It is coming right for us!" I shouted.

The flying saucer landed and the two spacemen got out with smiles on their long, flat faces. They shook our hands as we stood unable to speak.

"We are from the planet Kepron 12 and we have been sent to teach you about the universe," said the smaller of the two aliens with a very odd-sounding accent.

Courtney and I spent the rest of the night learning about the universe from our new friends until they had to leave.

"Good luck in your astronomy class next week." the taller alien said. "I hope that we can meet again and maybe you can visit our home."

We both said we would like to and waved to them as they flew away. The next couple of days went by slowly because we were excited to give our report. On Thursday, our chance finally came.

Mr. Anderson, however, laughed and said, "You guys have great imaginations! But your assignment was supposed to be on things that you actually saw." He would not listen to us and told us to repeat the task next weekend.

We didn't mind though. Courtney and I both knew that sometime in the future our friends would be back. One day, we will prove to everyone that we were right.

What is the best title for the story?

  • The truth about Kepron 12
  • A difficult astronomy assignment
  • Two students encountering two aliens
  • Teachers who don't believe their students

Why does Adam invite Courtney to his house on Saturday?

  • To meet his mom
  • To do schoolwork
  • To meet his friends
  • To camp out and eat pizza

The word "rotating" is closest in meaning to _______.

  • spinning
  • shining
  • flashing
  • passing

What is suggested about Mr. Anderson's opinion of the report?

  • It is creatively made up but not acceptable as homework.
  • It is similar to an assignment that he completed in high school.
  • It isn't unusual for students to present reports like this.
  • It might be true, but the students didn't use a telescope.

According to the story, all of the following are true EXCEPT ________

  • The shorter alien spoke with a strange accent.
  • Adam and Courtney visited Kepron 12.
  • Adam and Courtney learned about the universe from the aliens.
  • Mr. Anderson told Adam and Courtney to redo their work.

Read the passage and answer the questions.

A blizzard is a snowstorm that has strong winds. Usually, these winds are greater than 56 kilometers an hour. Blizzards also last for at least three hours. These two conditions make it dangerous to be outside during a blizzard. Even if people are indoors, they are not completely safe from harm.

During a blizzard, it is very hard to see anything. This makes it risky to travel by car. Drivers may crash into things because they cannot see what is ahead of them. In addition, the mix of winds and snow makes roads very icy. Cars can easily slip and crash. Cars can also get stuck in a blizzard. Drivers may have to wait in their car in the cold for hours until help arrives. So, it is best to stay off the road when there is a blizzard.

However, blizzards can be harmful even when people stay indoors. Snow, winds, and ice can damage wires outside. This can shut off electricity and telephone lines. Pipes may freeze and burst. This can leave people without heat or water. If a blizzard is very bad, people may be trapped in their homes for days. That is why people should keep emergency supplies, such as food, bottled water, and batteries, in the house.
What is the passage mainly about?
  • How to prepare for a blizzard
  • What conditions cause a blizzard
  • Why a blizzard can be dangerous
  • Where people should go in a blizzard
What is NOT true about blizzards?
  • They make it hard to see.
  • They have very strong winds.
  • They last for at least three hours.
  • They have at least 56 cm of snow.

What causes car accidents during a blizzard?

  • Icy roads
  • Stuck cars
  • Drivers who become cold
  • Too many cars on the road
What causes electricity to shut off during a blizzard?
  • Frozen pipes
  • Damaged wires
  • Overheated electronics
  • Broken telephone lines
What is NOT true about people who stay indoors during a blizzard?
  • They may not have heat.
  • They may not have water.
  • They may freeze and burst.
  • They may be trapped for days.
What is NOT an example of a blizzard emergency supply?
  • food
  • water
  • wires
  • batteries

Read the passage and answer the questions.

Sigmund Freud was a well-known psychologist who was born in Austria in 1856. He is famous because he came up with psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis is a certain way of helping a patient with a troubled mind. Freud believed that people have many thoughts and ideas deep inside, but they are taught to ignore them over time.

Psychoanalysts help people by searching for their secret ideas. They will ask the patient many questions about their dreams, desires, and childhood. Then they will try to find out what all of this means.

Freud believed that a person's personality was not caused by genetics, but was formed by things that happened to the person as a child. For example, if a grown woman is very shy, Freud would say that something happened when she was a child that made her that way. He believed that the way parents and siblings treated a child affected them as adults.

According to Freud, each person's mind has three parts: the id, ego, and superego. The id is the part of the mind that only wants pleasure and cannot think about bad consequences. The superego is a person's sense of doing what they are supposed to do. The ego is the part of the mind that balances the id and the superego. Freud believed that if these parts of the mind were explored, a person could be cured of their psychological sickness.

What would be the most suitable title for the passage?

  • Id, Ego, and Superego
  • Psychoanalysis in Austria
  • The Famous Ideas of Freud
  • Freud's Psychology of Shy People

What can psychoanalysis do?

  • Help a patient
  • Scare doctors
  • Make a decision
  • Change psychology

The word "They" in paragraph 2 refers to _______.

  • patients
  • psychoanalysts
  • id, ego, and superego
  • parents

What did Freud believe about people's personalities?

  • They aren't very useful.
  • They are based on individuals' genetics.
  • They are sometimes different by country.
  • They are the result of childhood experiences.

In paragraph 4, the phrase "cured" is closest in meaning to _______.

  • caused
  • treated
  • diagnosed
  • helped

All of the following are true about Freud EXCEPT ________.

  • He had a very powerful id.
  • He had ideas about personality.
  • He was born in 1850s in Austria.
  • He came up with the id, ego, and superego.

What does the superego do for a person?

  • Make their personality
  • Balance their id and ego
  • Try to find them pleasure
  • Tell them what is right and wrong

What was probably true about Freud?

  • He wrote many books.
  • He enjoyed doing surgery.
  • He liked to spend time with doctors.
  • He believed parents influence a child.

Read the passage and answer the questions.

Narwhals are a kind of whale that not many people have ever seen. That's because they live in the coldest waters on Earth, the Arctic Ocean. This sea water is so cold that much of it has turned into ice. Narwhals eat fish that live on the ocean floor and can dive 1,500 meters to find their prey. It's very cold down there, but the narwhal's body is built to withstand extremely cold temperatures.

Narwhals are smaller than other whales but they are still large. They can weigh up to 1,600 kilograms and are 4 to 5 meters long. They are usually white and black colored. As they get older, their skin gets lighter. Narwhals have something very special. Each narwhal has a tusk that grows straight out into a spear. These tusks can be over 2 meters long. These long, sharp tusks make the narwhal look much longer than it is.

Narwhals have been used as food by people for a long time. For native people in the Far North called Inuits, they are a good source of fat during the cold winters. Inuit people used to hunt them with spears from small boats. Now, they have a different way of hunting them. Many use modern motorboats to chase them and rifles to kill them. When a narwhal is caught, the entire whale including its tusk is used. The narwhal's tusk is a very valuable possession.

What is the main topic of the passage?

  • Life in the Arctic Ocean
  • Ancient Inuits' hunting habits
  • Value of narwhal whales' tusks
  • The narwhal whale in the Arctic Ocean

According to the passage, what do narwhal whales eat?

  • Plants that grow near the ice
  • Animals living on polar ice caps
  • Organisms that are good at diving
  • Animals that live on the bottom of the sea

In paragraph 1, the word "it" refers to ________.

  • the cold
  • the polar area
  • the sea water
  • the narwhal

In paragraph 3, the word "native" is closest in meaning to _______.

  • local
  • expert
  • foreign
  • ancient

What do narwhals NOT look like?

  • Whales with long spears
  • Animals with white and black skin
  • Dolphins with long sword-like tails
  • Sea mammals with very heavy bodies

Why are "Inuits" mentioned in the passage?

  • To show who use narwhals as food
  • To explain how they like to use the narwhal tusks
  • To give an example of people who worship the narwhal
  • To prove they were the first people to write about narwhals

In paragraph 3, the word "chase" is closest in meaning to _______.

  • call
  • cheat
  • follow
  • protect

What can be inferred about the narwhal's tusk?

  • It is very heavy.
  • It is worth a lot of money.
  • It has special powers.
  • People do not like to keep them.