PET 2020 Test 29 - Reading (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

4/23/2021 6:07:00 PM

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Queue here unless you have already shown your train ticket to our staff.
  • Join the queue here to get your train tickets from our staff.
  • Wait here with your ticket until staff has prepared your train for boarding.

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What should club members do?

  • Come to the picnic with food to cook
  • Take lots of photos at the picnic
  • Tell Tom if they want to go to the picnic

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  • It isn't possible to use another of the lifts.
  • Only one of the lifts is working.
  • The lift by the front door is broken.

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  • We make ski equipment.
  • Buy your skis from us.
  • You can hire skis here.

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Kelly wants Emily to

  • remember to bring something for the trip.
  • find something to use for coking on the trip.
  • leave something they don't need for the trip.

The young people below are interested in joining a dance or drama group.

Maiko loves dancing and wants to learn new dance styles quickly. She'd like to meet successful dancers and also take part in competitions.

Marta and her younger sister would like to join an acting group at the weekend. They haven't done anything like this before, so their mum wants to go with them at first.

Eliana is quite nervous so would like the possibility of some drama training on her own at first. She's free during the week and hopes to act in a play one day.

Henri is an experienced dancer who enjoys entering competitions. He wants to concentrate on jazz dance and improve his drama skills too.

José wants to perform in plays and is interested in joining an acting course run by professionals with a diploma at the end.

These are descriptions of eight dance and drama groups. 

A. Let's go!

We offer classes for advanced dance and drama students who want to develop their talents to a really high level. Our expert teachers will work with you on your acting and your preferred dance style so that you are ready to compete against the best.

B. Mouse House

We welcome all levels of ability and experience and offer drama classes for children of all ages, led by professional performers. The activities are fun and great for building self-confidence, so you are soon ready to enter competitions. We meet every Saturday and parents are welcome to wait in the hall.

C. The Phoenix Group

With us, you'll take part in weekend drama workshops and receive a free ticket per term to watch a play at the local theatre. You'll have opportunities to perform for the public throughout the year. No experience is necessary, but you will need to book a term in advance.

D. Monster DC

This group is for young people under 16 who want to develop their acting ability, or for more experienced actors who want to teach others their skills. All our members are encouraged to take part in our annual show, and every month you can meet successful actors and get their advice on a career in acting.

E. Peppermint Performances 

Working with experienced theatre directors, you'll learn performance skills through a year-long program of workshops. The first term is a series of skills-based sessions covering a range of different performance styles, with certificates for successful students. In future terms, you'll take part in plays performed for the general public.

F. Moon Productions

In our classes, we teach jazz, tap, and street dance, and you'll soon be creating your own dances. We hold contests against other clubs and put on displays for parents every summer. Want to find out what a life as a professional dancer is like? Every term we invite a star to talk about their career.

G. The Focus Group

Classes are available every evening. You'll receive excellent training in dance and drama, and develop techniques and performance skills in no time. One-to-one tuition is offered, and it's possible to work towards a certificate. You'll also have the opportunity to take part in a professional play.

H. Bubble Company

Just come along with your friends and we'll do the rest. There's no need to have any experience, and we provide all the costumes and special dance shoes if you need them. We run small hour-long classes in dance or drama every evening after school, and family members are welcome to stay and watch.

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

  • Maiko
  • Marta and her younger sister
  • Eliana
  • Henri
  • José

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

My new hobbies - gardening

by Beth Collins

A garden is much more than just creating a beautiful environment. It can be a way to save or even make money and, more than that, it can be a place where you can express yourself. For me, it's a bit of all these things. I know it may sound strange for a 13-year-old to be interested in gardening but I always have been and I would love to make a career out of it.

I have learned many things these past few years I have been reading about and doing some gardening. So, here is my top advice about gardening. First, you do not need to spend a lot of money to have a beautiful garden. Some of the gardens I think are the prettiest are just lines of plants. There aren't many garden decorations and pathways. It's just beautiful plants loaded with fruits and vegetables. We can also find many useful things for free, from pieces of old wood to old pots and pans. Or, we can build things for free from materials that other people have thrown away.

If you just remember that planting way more than you need will take the stress away of losing some plants, you will save yourself a lot of worry, too. You need to ask yourself, which plants produce enough food to make them worth growing. I actually sat down and did the maths on that one this spring. It amazed me what some plants were worth. A tomato, for example, can produce £50-£150 worth of fruit. It takes up a lot of space but that's a lot of money coming out of a 50p seed! So if I had known sooner what each plant could save us, I would have told my parents to fill our garden with different plants.

And finally, gardening doesn't have to be all or nothing. But then I guess that's more of a personality weakness than anything. I struggle with doing things a little at a time. Once I decide to do something, I usually devote every waking hour to it for a little while and then get tired. So it's okay to just have one tomato plant, and it's okay to have an off-year. It will save you a lot of stress.

(Adapted from Simply B1 Preliminary for School)

Beth wants to express
  • how designing your own garden should be hard work.
  • how gardens can mean different things to different people.
  • the importance of selling flowers to make money.
  • how gardeners have the best job when it comes to profit.
How does Beth describe her perfect garden?
  • decorative
  • colorful
  • simple
  • complicated
What advice does Beth give to future gardeners?
  • Spend lots of money to make your garden perfect
  • Use what you can find around you
  • Refuse to spend any money on your garden
  • Ask other gardeners to help you
How does Beth feel about gardening?
  • She wants to grow everything she eats.
  • She hasn't learned from her mistakes.
  • She needs to work harder in her garden.
  • She has learned plenty of useful tips.
What would Beth text her friend about gardening?
  • I'm so excited about my new hobby; it's not only fun but I hope I'll make money out of it one day.
  • Gardening is so hard; you have to spend a lot of money and it's stressful, too.
  • I'm now spending lots of time watching my parents do the gardening and it looks great.
  • Gardening needs lots of skills and money but it's certainly worth it. I love it.

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. As a result, they decided not to include football at the 1932 Games.

B. Another important change happened in 1992 in Barcelona.

C. This was surprising because it had been a very popular game in the UK in the early part of the 20th century.

D. Because of this, they didn't win the match.

E. It continued to grow after that and is now one of the most popular Olympic events.

F. They impressed everyone with their amazing display of skills.

G. The highest score in Olympic history was Denmark's defeat of France in 1908, 17 - 1.

H. This meant that the best professional players in the world could not compete.


Football was one of the first team games to become an Olympic sport. The first football games were at the Paris Olympics in 1900, but it wasn't a very big competition, with only three teams taking part: France, Great Britain, and Belgium.

However, in the 1908 London Olympic Games, the Football Association of England organized a proper competition with new rules. Six national teams took part this time.

The first South American team, Uruguay, took part in the Paris Games in 1924 and easily won the event. The Uruguayan side, which included the first Olympic black footballer, José Leandro Andrade, defeated Switzerland 3 - 0 in the final. Four years later, Uruguay won their second gold by defeating Argentina in the final. It was becoming very clear that South American teams were among the best in the world.

For many years, only amateur athletes were allowed to participate in the Olympic Games. But at the Berlin games in 1936, this changed and countries were able to include their top athletes in all their teams.

There was a new rule which said that the majority of players had to be under the age of 23. Only three players over this age could play in each team. The idea was that it would give African and Asian teams a chance against the big footballing nations in Europe and South America. This helped to make it possible for countries like Nigeria and Cameroon to win gold medals in 1996 and 2000.

Women's football, however, didn't become an Olympic sport until 1996. In 1920, an all-female match had attracted a huge crowd of 53,000 people in Liverpool. In the 21st century, women's football is becoming very popular again, and there are more opportunities for girls to learn to play.

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

James Cook

James Cook sailed around the world in the late 18th century and (0) became famous as an explorer. He first went to sea in 1746. Eleven years later, he the navy. He was a very good sailor and it was not long before he was given his own ship.

In 1768, the Royal Society a scientific voyage to Tahiti. Cook was asked to command the ship, Endeavour, and to take a group of scientists board. The voyage lasted three years. Cook made sure that his sailors ate fresh fruit. In this way, he was able to them from the terrible illnesses caused by a bad diet.

Cook was the first European to draw maps of New Zealand and to eastern Australia. He also sailed to Antarctica and drew maps of the Pacific and its many islands. In 1779, he died a fight in Hawaii.

(Adapted from EXAM EXTRA PET)

Read the text and write ONE word to fill in each gap.

Today I'm wearing black jeans, a white cashmere sweater, and trainers. I've had this pair of jeans for years - they're ancient. The cut is quite loose, a bit baggy. They're easy wear.

I like plain, good quality clothes that last for ages. I'm not keen patterns - well, maybe a striped tie or shirt, they can look quite smart. I don't follow latest fashion or enjoy dressing up. I'm much happier in jeans. I've got a beautiful lightweight woolen suit I hardly ever wear it. I like a classic, fairly relaxed look. I wear mainly black, white, cream and camel, sometimes a little bit of red or blue, nothing too bright.

As a chef, I spend a lot of time on my feet, so I have to look after well. I always buy the expensive shoes I can afford. Shoes are definitely my biggest luxury.