PET 2020 Test 23 - Reading (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

12/10/2020 8:20:00 AM

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Anna remembers leaving her hat in Emma's car.
  • Anna isn't sure exactly where her hat is.
  • Anna wants Emma to return the hat she borrowed.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • It takes 15 minutes from the station to the airport.
  • The bus waits to collect passengers from the station.
  • The airport bus stops regularly at the station.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Someone is mending the shower at the moment.
  • It isn't possible to have a hot shower this morning.
  • Max will have to take a cold shower tomorrow.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Only come in if there is no red light showing.
  • The red light will come on when you enter this room.
  • Stay outside until the red light comes on.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • It is unlikely that we will be able to change your departure date.
  • Tell us of any change to your departure date at least three days in advance.
  • We'll change your departure date if you stay for at least three extra days.

The people below all want to find a book to read.

1. Ahmed enjoys reading about real people, especially if they tell their own story. He'd like to read a book by someone who's had to deal with difficulties in their life.

2. Pritti loves doing all kinds of sport. She'd like to learn as much as possible about top sportspeople from all over the world and how they've managed to achieve their goals.

3. Conal loves nature and enjoys writing about it. He wants ideas to help him further develop his writing skills and would love to have a career as a writer.

4. Elif likes reading books about adventures. She loves learning about people who did brave things in the past, and how their actions have influenced the way we live today.

5. Stefan enjoys traveling and is keen to discover more about other cultures. He also wants to learn how to make typical dishes from a variety of countries.

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


A. Being Me
This book is full of practical advice for anyone who wants to be fit and healthy. Famous sportspeople have contributed their favorite recipes, and you'll also find instructions for a daily exercise routine.

B. Endless Days
In this book, the novelist tells the true story of the first pilots to fly across the Atlantic. With plenty of photographs and a detailed discussion of the importance of these events for the modern world, the book successfully brings history to life for readers everywhere.

C. Action Plan
Action Plan is all about famous athletes, and there are some amazing photos of them competing. There are also lots of interviews about what they've done to succeed in their careers. You'll find out about things like the food they eat, the number of hours they train, and what they do to prepare for important competitions.

D. Memories
The prize-winning author of Memories is famous for his unusual writing style and exciting adventure stories. In this book, he takes us on a journey around the world and teaches us a lot about other cultures and their histories. He describes some of the world's most beautiful nature, as well as the many interesting people he has met.

E. Days in the Sun
In this book, a well-known author describes his happy early life growing up on a small Irish farm and how traveling around the countryside inspired him to become an author. He describes in detail how he improved his style, and his experiences will interest anyone who is hoping to get their own work published.

F. Parrots in Paradise
This newly published adventure story is about a young girl who's lost on a beautiful island with only birds and animals for company. The story deals with some of the difficulties she has, but there's also lots of excitement. If you love well-written fiction, this book's for you!

G. Night Light
In Night Light, the writer tells us how he became a world-class athlete. He talks about his life as a blind person and describes the challenges he faced on his way to the top in the world of sports. The book is written in an entertaining and amusing style, which makes it a very enjoyable read.

H. Our Lives
This is the perfect book if you're interested in how people live in different parts of the world. It also includes recipes for traditional meals from these places. There are wonderful photos, not only of the people but also of the wildlife and scenery in each location.

Decide which books would be the most suitable for the following people.

  • Ahmed
  • Pritti
  • Conal
  • Elif
  • Stefan

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

Dream Job

Since 1969, Mark Harris has worked for a well-known toy manufacturer designing cars. When he started, he was the only man in the department, but now he is in charge of a team of 35 designers.

Mark first got interested in cars during his teens. His dad was a football coach and one day he took a car magazine away from one of his players during a practice session. He brought it home and gave it to Mark. From that moment on, cars became the love of Mark's life. He went on to study car design at university and then worked for a car company designing actual cars, before being persuaded by a friend to join the toy company and set up their design department.

Of all the cars he has designed, his favorite is the Silver Sunrise. It may not have achieved such high sales as some other cars, but it is important to Mark because it was the first time he was allowed to make a model that looked like a real car. "Before that, the wheels on all the cars stuck out so they would go straight," explained Mark. "The Silver Sunrise was the first one where the wheels were under the body. It meant it didn't work so well on a race track but it looked amazing."

Now in his 60s, Mark is approaching retirement. He finds it hard to imagine what that will be like. "I have expensive hobbies, so it might be difficult to continue with them when I am no longer earning! Plus, I like coming in to work. Ideally, I'd like to retire part-time and work part-time."

(Adapted from Target PET WB)

In this text, the writer is _____

  • giving information about how to become a toy designer.
  • describing the career of one successful toy designer.
  • persuading people to consider a career as a toy designer.
  • saying what qualities are needed in a good toy designer.

Mark became interested in cars _____

  • after reading about them.
  • while he was at university.
  • when his father began to talk about them.
  • by talking to someone from his football team.

Why does Mark like the Silver Sunrise so much?

  • It is his top-selling design.
  • It is very easy to play with.
  • It is the first toy car he ever designed.
  • It is more realistic than his earlier designs.
What does Mark say about retiring?
  • He has no plans to retire in the near future.
  • He would prefer not to give up work completely.
  • He is looking forward to taking up some new hobbies.
  • He has saved enough money to allow him to follow his interests.
What would Mark say about his job?
  • It wasn't easy taking over such a big department as a young man, but I'll miss everyone when I leave.
  • I'm proud of all the models I've designed. My only regret is that I never worked with real cars!
  • My degree and previous work experience have been very helpful to me in my job. It's great to see how the design department has grown over the years.
  • As soon as I saw the advertisement for this job I knew it was for me. Luckily the company agreed!

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. We didn't have to buy anything as so many people gave us chairs, tables, desks, etc.

B. However, the shop wasn't suitable for what we needed.

C. I love her very much but she talks all the time and makes a lot of noise.

D. As a result, people were very bored and it was difficult to make new friends.

E. The building was clean and bright so we didn't have to do anything to it.

F. She always behaves very well because she is shy and quiet.

G. The owner did not want to rent it to anyone and that's why he said we could use it permanently.

H. Some of the parents run a small café in the youth club, too.

Creating a youth club

Last summer our town achieved something quite special. We created a youth club in the town center. Before that, there was absolutely nothing for young people to do after school and at the weekends. It took a long time to finally open the youth club. First of all, we had to find a building that we could use. We put up posters all over the town asking people to help us find a place. We were very lucky because after a couple of weeks someone said we could have an old shop that had been closed for a year. Best of all, he said, we did not have to pay anything to use it. The only thing we had to promise to do was to keep it in good condition.

Once we had a building, lots of people came to help us paint the rather dirty rooms and put furniture in it. Then, a big business in the town gave us three computers and a large TV. The local football team gave us some sport and fitness equipment and they send a coach twice a week to do health and fitness classes with us. There we can buy drinks and snacks. My mother often bakes cakes for the cafe. We also do lots of art at the youth club. We put our pictures on the walls to make the place look really interesting and colorful.

I think the most important thing about our youth club though is that it is a place that young people can go to if they are feeling lonely and want someone to talk to. Also, there is a homework room where we can sit quietly and study. This is useful to me because I have to share a room with my little sister at home. Obviously that makes it hard for me to concentrate on my school work.

Creating the youth club, in my opinion, is the best thing that has happened in our town recently.

(Adapted from Simply PET Preliminary for School)

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

Studying abroad

More and more young people are (0) recognizing the advantages of living in country and are deciding to study abroad. They realize it's the best way to learn the customs and the way of life of other people. Student exchanges give teenagers the to live somewhere else for a school year. they are living abroad, they will eat new food, experience new traditions and learn the way people their own age live from day to day.

Students stay with carefully chosen hose families and attend a local school. student on the exchange programme has somebody who directly supports them the whole time they are abroad. To qualify as an exchange student, you be aged between 15 and 18 years and be good at a foreign language.

(Adapted from PET Practice Test 5 tests)

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

From: Harry
To: Oliver
Subject: Piano lessons

Hi Oliver,

Guess what? I've finally started piano lessons, like you! As you know, it's something I've wanted to do ever I was young. Anyway, a couple of months ago I saw someone playing the piano on TV - he was brilliant. And when I found out he'd only started playing quite recently, that encouraged to start lessons.

I've got a really good teacher, and I go to her house twice a week lessons. She's very patient. Every time I make a mistake, she explains what I did wrong. Also, I couldn't read music when I started. It's been hard to learn to read the notes on the page and decide which piano keys to use at the time! But when I finally play something that other people recognize, it really makes me happy. Maybe day, I'll become even better you are at playing the piano!

(Adapted from B1 Preliminary 1)