PET 2020 Test 19 - Reading (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

9/30/2020 5:31:00 PM

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • If you have difficulty swimming, inform a member of staff before entering the pool.
  • Tell a staff member if you notice someone is in danger.
  • This pool is for the use of confident swimmers only.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Why has Michael written this note?

  • to remind Louise to tape a film for him tonight.
  • to recommend a film for Louise to watch tonight.
  • to ask Louise to return the video he borrowed.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • As this train is busy, all passengers must book before boarding.
  • Passengers must book before bringing bicycles onto the train at certain times.
  • There is no room for bicycles on this train when it is busy.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Who is going to play in Friday's match?

  • Greg and Kim
  • Greg and Ben
  • Greg and Dave

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • We want to see a copy of the repair form before we return your computer.
  • Customers should fill in a form before leaving their computer for repair.
  • Copies of original repair forms available if requested.

The people below all want to do a college course.

1. Maria is 19 years old and wants to qualify as a doctor. She wants to attend an older college and it is important to her that the college also provides accommodation.

2. Henry is a 20-year-old who would like to do management studies at a modern, city centre college. He is looking for a college that will offer him accommodation for his first year.

3. Anna is a 25-year-old who wants to do a degree course in physics. She would like to attend a college with good sports facilities that is situated in a city centre.

4. Philip is an 18-year-old who would like to prepare for a career in education. He is looking for a modern college in the countryside that offers good sports facilities.

5. Monica is a 30-year-old secretary who wants to study German part-time at college. She is looking for a college with sports facilities but doesn't need accommodations.


These are descriptions of eight courses for people wanting to join:

College Courses

A. Beckford: This city college has many part-time students and is well-known for its courses in European languages and medicine. All courses last four years instead of the normal three. There is no college accommodation but there are good sports facilities, including a recently built swimming pool, on site.

B. Hartfield: The college, founded in 1798, is situated in beautiful countryside. It offers a range of full and part-time courses and is well-known for its courses in education, languages and physics. There are no sports facilities but accommodation is available for all new students.

C. Alton: This is a new college in the city centre. There are no sports facilities but accommodation is provided on site and is available for all new students. There is a big business school here, offering various management courses, and also a recently built languages department. All courses are full-time. 

D. Kingston: The college, which dates from the seventeenth century, is three minutes from the city centre. There are no sports facilities on site, but almost 1,000 student flats are provided by the college. The courses in medicine, physics and management studies are popular with students and are available on a full or part-time basis.

E. Garton: This traditional old college is in beautiful countryside on the west coast and is popular for its wide range of sports facilities. It is well-known for its courses in management studies and science. Most courses are available on a full or part-time basis. All full-time students live on site.

F. Middleton: The college is in the very heart of the city. There is no student accommodation but the college offers an excellent, newly built sports centre. There is a full range of science courses, as well as courses in education and business. All courses are full-time and last three to four years.

G. Hampton: This modern college, in the centre of the city, offers both full and part-time courses. Its courses in modern languages and medicine are very popular. There are no sports facilities on site but over 700 student rooms are available and all first-year students qualify for accommodation.

H. Langford: This college, which was built in the 1990s, is situated in beautiful green fields, five kilometres from Hebden village. It has a large sports centre and offers comfortable student accommodation. It is a popular college, particularly for its teacher training and business courses.

Decide which courses would be the most suitable for the following people:

  • Maria
  • Henry
  • Anna
  • Philip
  • Monica

Read the text and questions below. For each question, choose the correct answer.

Imagine if everyone in your street suddenly came out into the road one day and started singing together. Singing teacher Ruth Black believes it would make everyone so friendly that they would never walk past each other again without saying hello.

Singing helps people live in peace together, she says. All over the world people have always sung together and in most places they still do, but in England, it is no longer traditional. Nowadays, says Ruth, people only sing together in churches and football grounds, although it could be done anywhere. Everyone is able to sing, she says, but most of us either think we can't or have forgotten what we learned as children.

However, as with everything musical, you need to practice and the same applies to your voice. Ruth believes that singing itself brings other benefits. It encourages good breathing, for example. Through singing, people often become more confident and also learn to control stress. But more than anything, it brings people together.

When Ruth first started singing, there was little opportunity to sing with others. Then, through a friend, she discovered an excellent singing class and became so keen that she started running her own classes. These are held twice a month for all singers, whatever their level, and are now enormously successful.

(Adapted from EXAM EXTRA PET)

What is the writer trying to do in this article?
  • explain why singing has become less popular everywhere
  • describe a teacher's ideas about the importance of singing
  • advertise a teacher's singing classes
  • encourage children to learn to sing
What can the reader find out from the article?
  • how singing is something anyone can do
  • where the best places to learn to sing are
  • why traditional singing has disappeared
  • how to improve your singing voice
Ruth believes the main benefit of singing with other people is that
  • you learn to breathe more easily.
  • you are able to improve your speaking.
  • you can get to know other people.
  • you become a confident musician.
What made Ruth start her own class?
  • She couldn't find a suitable class.
  • She was asked to teach people she knew.
  • She wanted to improve her own teaching.
  • She enjoyed going to a singing class herself.
Which is the best advertisement for Ruth's singing classes?
  • CALLING ALL SINGERS! Want an opportunity to sing with others? We need professional singers to join our group. Come along.
  • THE SOUND OF MUSIC! Our class wants individual singers for a neighborhood street concert. Come and join us.
  • SING WITH US! Think you can't sing? See how you improve with practice! Our popular class is for singers, both with and without experience.
  • SONGS FOR ALL! Can you sing? Try our "Singing for Everyone" class every week and find out! Make new friends.

Five sentences have been removed from the text below.

For each question, choose the correct answer from A-H. There are three extra sentences that you do not need to use.

A. She realized after a while that they were bees flying after her.

B. There were still a few bees in the room, but the cake had disappeared!

C. She opened the door and saw a huge number of bees.

D. The beekeeper told her that he couldn't remove such a large swarm.

E. She was very much looking forward to having a slice.

F. He arrived just half an hour later.

G. Although it wasn't damaged, Lisa didn't feel very hungry anymore!

H. The bees seemed to be attracted by the cake and followed her. 

Bees, bees, bees

Most people enjoy seeing bees in gardens and parks, but it can be scary when they're flying together in large numbers, and it can be even more frightening if they come a bit too close!

A few years ago, Lisa Turnbull was in her home in York. She had made a cake, which she had left on the kitchen table. But, as she opened the window to help the cake cool more quickly, she unfortunately didn't notice the large number of bees flying around in her back garden. Lisa left the cake in the kitchen and went upstairs. A few minutes later, she heard a loud noise coming from her kitchen, so she went back downstairs. They had left their old home and were looking for a new one. It seems that the queen bee, which controls all the others, had fancied a bit of cake and landed on it. She was followed by 15,000 others! 

Lisa calmly closed the kitchen door and called a local beekeeper, who removed the bees from her cake. Last summer, Jane Norton from Manchester had a similar experience. She was driving home from work when she noticed thousands of insects following her car. She stopped the car, hoping that they would continue and leave her in peace. However, they landed on it and stayed there. Feeling rather nervous, Jane used her phone to look online and find the phone number of a local beekeeper. It turned out that the queen bee had flown into the boot of the car while Jane was putting shopping into it. When she closed the boot, the queen was stuck inside, so when she drove off, the rest of the bees followed. Jane stayed in her car until the beekeeper had safely removed all the bees – which took over three hours! That’s a good excuse for being late home!

(Adapted from B1 EXAM BOOSTER)

Read the text and choose the best answer to fill in the blanks.

Traveling in the Glasgow area

The city of Glasgow has a modern underground rail network and plenty of buses and trains. It also has a few other forms of transport. The ferry across the river Clyde between Yoker and Renfrew is popular with tourists. There has been a ferry here for around 500 years. The takes about half an hour and it's an interesting way to see this part of the city. For a longer boat ride, you could try one of the cruises on the Clyde. The cruises at the Riverside Museum and sail down the river past some interesting historical parts of the city. If you trying something more adventurous, you could travel to the island of Mull on a seaplane. The are quite expensive, but it's an experience you won’t forget. Or why not try a helicopter flight? It's not cheap, but you get an amazing of the city.

(Adapted from B1 EXAM BOOSTER)

For each question, write the correct answer in the gap. Write ONE word or a number, a date, a time.

Making my clothes

I started making some of my own clothes last year and I'm really enjoying it. It was my mum first got me interested in learning to sew because she makes a lot of her own things. I started off by designing something quite simple – a T-shirt. It wasn't as easy I thought it would be, and it took me quite a long time. I was pleased the finished product, though, and I enjoyed sewing it. I liked it so much, fact, that I decided to study how to make clothes at college. I signed for a course earlier this year and started in July. So far on the course, I've learned all about making trousers and skirts and we're going to start looking at shirts quite soon. It's great, and I've saved loads money, as I've bought fewer clothes.

(Adapted from B1 EXAM BOOSTER)