Amslink Cambridge Challenge 7th - PET - Reading and Writing

3/21/2019 10:24:00 PM

Đề thi thử được cung cấp bởi Amslink English Centre – Trung tâm đào tạo Tiếng Anh cho trẻ từ 5 đến 15 tuổi - được chứng nhận bởi Hội đồng khảo thí Cambridge English UK. Amslink là đơn vị tổ chức cuộc thi Amslink Cambridge Challenge hàng năm, và thường xuyên cung cấp đề thi cho CTH Edu đưa lên TiengAnhK12 sau mỗi lần tổ chức.

Look at the text in each question.

What does it say?

Choose the correct answer. 

After opening, keep in a refrigerator and use within two days.

  • This product doesn’t need to be kept cool.
  • This product can last for two days after you open it.
  • This product must be put in a refrigerator immediately.

The summer swimming timetable has changed. Please ask at reception for details.

  • You can get information about new schedules from the receptionist.
  • Tell the receptionist about any change in your details.
  • The swimming pool is open at the usual times.

The hotel dining room is available for private parties on Sundays.

  • You cannot eat here at weekends.
  • Hotel guests can have parties in their rooms.
  • It is possible to hire a dining room.

To: Jack
From: Emma
Did you phone the travel agent? Can I get an earlier plane?

What does Emma want Jack to do?

  • Arrange another holiday
  • Fly out to meet her
  • Find out about the flight times

Discount Day next Friday!

Hundreds of our most popular products will be reduced for one day only! Don’t miss it!

  • Everything in this shop will be cheaper on Friday.
  • There will be a discount on many items on Friday.
  • The shop’s most popular products will cost less after Friday.

The people below are choosing a video to hire for the evening. Decide which video would be the most suitable for the following people.


Sarah enjoys watching films that scare her if they are well made. She doesn’t like to be able to guess what’s going to happen.


Maria prefers serious films that are about people and relationships. She likes watching stories that take place in the past.


Simon has a stressful job and relaxes by watching a fun film that entertains him and is easy to understand. He likes to laugh and he likes to guess what’s going to happen.


Juan likes films that make him think but doesn’t like to be scared. He’s also keen on history and sport.


Sally enjoys well made and serious crime stories. She likes films that surprise her but isn’t keen on love stories. 


A. Going Home

When Marco returns to his home village in South America after two years away, he hopes to find his girlfriend waiting for him. Instead, he discovers she has been kidnapped. An old story with some new ideas and a shock ending! Don’t miss it!

B. The Lost Gold

In the middle of the desert, a group of people is searching for lost gold. When they find it, however, they also discover terrible 3 000-year old secrets! This frightening film is non-stop action with excellent acting and a clever story. You’ll never guess the ending! But be warned – don’t watch this film with lights out!

C. Worst Wishes

When Marcie wishes that the nasty girls at school would disappear, her wish comes true! She makes another wish and then another. Soon Marcie is controlling her school, her family and her town! This would be frightening if it wasn’t so easy to guess the story!

D. Lonely Lives

When ex-footballer Jack Powell returns home for a friend’s wedding, the memories of this thirteenth birthday come rushing back. Most of the film happens in the 1960s and it’s about a lonely boy who becomes friends with a lonely man. There are no surprises in the film, but it’s well-made and entertaining. 

E. Perfect Couple

Two people are pushed into a dangerous high-speed adventure when they find a suitcase full of money. They leave town and try to start a new life but somebody else has different ideas. This is a love story with a difference that may disturb you.

F. My father

Sam wants to play baseball, like his father before him. He’s the best player in his school, so why isn’t he picked for the team? Sam soon finds out that it’s his father who is stopping him for playing. What he wants to find out is why! This excellent story will keep you guessing to the end.

G. The Search

What do a teacher, an ex-criminal, a policeman and a dentist have in common? They’re all searching for a million dollars in cash! The only question is – who’s going to get it? A simple story with fast action and great comedy!

H. Arrival of a stranger

Amy lives in a quieter town where nothing happens. But when a stranger comes to town people suddenly start to disappear. A fast-moving comedy set in the 1970s, with a surprise ending! 


1. Sarah:  

2. Maria: 

3. Simon:

4. Juan: 

5. Sally:

Look at the sentences below about a trip to the Andes in Peru.

Read the text to decide if each sentence below is TRUE or FALSE.

Exploring Peru

Our tour will introduce you to the most beautiful parts of Peru, starting with the capital of the country, Lima. Here you can visit some excellent museums and eat in the world-famous restaurants. You will also visit the mountain of Cusco, which is a magical place with a relaxed atmosphere, colorful markets, and a lively nightlife.

There are opportunities for you to explore the city at leisure, or you can choose to go sightseeing with our excellent guides. There is also a chance to go hiking, mountain biking, white water rafting, horse riding, paragliding, and hot-air ballooning. Our guides will help you choose and book any activity as soon as you arrive.

From Cusco, you can take a train ride through the mountains of the Andes. This is the high point of your tour and we have carefully chosen a route that will allow you to visit local villages and eat in local restaurants. There is also a visit to the ancient city of Macchu Picchu. The full cost of this mountain trip is included in the price of the tour.

We offer two choices of hotel grades for most of your stay. The nights in the mountains are spent together in local hotels. All our hotels are of the highest quality.

Days 1 – 3: Mid-morning flight from London Heathrow to Lima. You will be met on arrival at Lima airports and taken to your hotel. Just enough time to eat and sleep, and the next day you can join a sightseeing trip and spend your time getting to know the capital.

Days 4 – 6: Take an early morning flight to Cusco and explore the magical city.

Days 7 – 9: Take an unforgettable train ride through the mountains. Stay in a village and see a typical Inca home. There are plenty of beautiful local clothes and pots for sale. Listen to a traditional Peruvian band, who will give you a demonstration and an explanation of the musical instruments of the Andes. Visit the ancient city of Macchu Picchu.

Day 10: Return to Cusco for another day to explore the beautiful city. Perhaps try one of the adventure sports on offer.

Day 11: Take the morning flight to Lima. Visit the famous Gold Museum.

Day 12: Return flight to London.

This tour of Peru begins in the capital city.

  • True
  • False

There are organized trip in Cusco.

  • True
  • False

All sporting activities must be booked before arrival.

  • True
  • False

The train ride through the mountains is non-stop.

  • True
  • False

You need to pay more for the train ride.

  • True
  • False

There is a choice of hotel for the whole trip.

  • True
  • False

There is a chance to go on a trip as soon as you arrive in Lima.

  • True
  • False

There are opportunities to buy local goods in the mountains.

  • True
  • False

The mountain trip includes a talk by musicians.

  • True
  • False

There is time to do an activity on the final full day in Lima.

  • True
  • False

Read the following passage then choose the best answer to each question below.

Night work

Can you imagine what it would be like working at night? You’d start your day when everyone else was going to bed, and you’d go to bed when everyone else was getting up. Is that really a natural way to live?

These days more and more jobs need to be done at night. Most big hotels offer 24-hour room service, and need staff at reception and working in the bars. Many companies have 24-hour call centers to deal with emergency inquiries. There are 24-hour supermarkets, and of course, there are the workers for emergency services such as fire-fighters, the police, and hospital workers.

However, few people can work well at night. This is partly because we cannot easily change our sleeping habits. Some people can manage on a little as three hours’ sleep while others need as many as eleven hours – you’re either a ‘short sleeper’ or ‘long sleeper’. If working at night stops you from getting the amount of sleep you need, you will damage your health.

The best part of the day everyone is around lunchtime and the worst point is between 2 a.m and 4 p.m. So if you’re driving home at this time or doing something important at work, things are far more likely to go wrong!

Humans are used to sleeping at night and being awake during the day, and they’ll never be able to do things the other way round. The problem is that today’s 24-hour society isn’t going to slow down which means that night-workers will remain.

What is the writer’s main aim in writing the text?

  • To describe the importance of work
  • To say how working at night can be bad for you
  • To suggest how people can change their way of life
  • To recommend people spend more time sleeping

What does the writer say about night jobs?

  • Everybody needs the same amount.
  • It is easier that working during the day.
  • It is easier to demand better working conditions.
  • There is a variety of them.

What would a reader learn about sleep from the text?

  • Everybody needs the same amount.
  • It’s difficult to change your sleeping needs.
  • People sleep better in the early morning.
  • Many people need more than 11 hours’ sleep.

What does the writer say about the future?

  • Fewer people will work during the day.
  • Some jobs will always be done at night.
  • People will demand fewer services.
  • People will work longer hours.

According to the passage, when is the best part of the day?

  • around lunchtime
  • around 2 a.m
  • around 4 p.m
  • between 2 a.m and 4 p.m

Which of the following could also be a title for this text?

Read the text below and choose the correct word for each blank.

Body Language

Many people believe the way to really know somebody is to understand what they mean when they’re saying  at all! This is the science of  body language. In , learning how to recognize body language and how to use it to communicate your  message, is big business.  there are hundreds of books written on the subject.

Experts are even going into companies to talk employees about how to perform better. They suggest that this can be done with a  changes in their body-talk. Welcoming body language, for example,  to include giving a friendly nod to say hello and leaning forward slightly to show you want to listen. The problem is, the more we understand body language, the more able we are to change it if we want to. This means that realizing when somebody is  a lie is more difficult than  used to be!

Here are some sentences about living abroad.

For each question, complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first.

Use no more than three words.


0. When I was a child my family lived in Spain.

=> My family used to live in Spain when I was a child.


1. Living abroad is more exciting than going on holiday.

Going on holiday isn’t as living abroad.

2. If you want to work in some countries, you need to have a visa.

You can’t work in some countries you have a visa.

3. When I started living there, my German improved.

My German improved as I started living there.

4. Traveling alone in a foreign country is difficult.

It isn’t to travel alone in a foreign country.

5. He’s too young to work abroad.

He isn’t old to work abroad.

You forgot your friend Paul’s birthday.

Write a note to Paul. In your note, you should

  • apologize for forgetting his birthday
  • suggest you take him out for a meal
  • say when you are free

Write 35 – 45 words on your answer sheet.

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Dear Paul,

I’m sorry, I forgot your birthday. I’m very stupid but I had a lot of homework to do. What about going to eat something? I should go to answer yes because I have also a program for have fun. I’m free only Saturday, so if you want to do this program, call me on Friday. See you soon.





Although all content elements are covered, Alessandro has written 60 words (the word limit is 45) and part of his message is unclear and unnecessary – he only had to suggest taking Paul out for a meal.

Write an answer to one of the questions (7 or 8) in this part.

  • Write your answer in about 100 words on your answer sheet.
  • Mark the question number in the box at the top of your answer sheet.


Question 7

  • This is part of a letter you receive form your English friend: "In your next letter, please tell me all about your home. Where is it? What do you like about it?"
  • Write your letter on your answer sheet.  Now write a letter answering your friend’s questions.

 Question 8

  • Your English teacher has asked you to write a story.
  • Your story must have this title:

A very unusual evening 

Write your story on your answer sheet. 

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Question 7 – sample answer

Dear Tom,

Thank you for your letter. Now I answer to you how is my house and where I live. Now I living in a flat in Bari near to a park. I live with my grandmother and with her dog: Cookie, a nice boxer. My family stays in my old town Palo del Calle. About my home, I like the terrace because it is covered and when cam a friend from school we can play in football or volleyball.

Today I go to sleep at 23:30 because I have a lot to study.

Bye, see you soon.




This is more than an adequate attempt. There are a number of errors, but they do not cause many problems for the reader, e.g answer to you, how is my house, came a friend. There is some attempt at organization and at linking sentences, e.g about home…… because and when …. and some range of vocabulary,

e.g flat, boxer, old town, terrace,….

 Question 8 – sample band 5


It was a warm evening in the summer. I was on my way to Andy. He had asked me to call in. As I had plenty of time I was walking slowly. It became darker. Suddenly I hear a cry. Not far away on a bridge, I recognized two people who were fighting. When I looked carefully I could see two boys. Then one of them pushed the other down the bridge into the water and ran away. By the time I arrived at the river, I saw that the boy in the water was unconscious. Without a second thought I sprung into the river I could catch him and bring him out of the water. I started with first aid. At first, I thought he was dead but then he started to move his arms and to breathe. He was alive.



This is a very good attempt, showing confident and ambitious use of language, for example As I had plenty of time, …..; There is a wide range of structures and vocabulary, for example without a second thought… good use of linking devices makes it well organized and coherent. Although there are a few minor non-impeding errors, for example, one of them pushed the other down the bridge, no effort is required by the reader