PET 2020 Test 33 - Reading (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

7/21/2021 8:41:18 AM

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Why has Josh sent this message?

  • To ask George to go camping with him next weekend
  • To tell George about a new tent he's going to buy
  • To ask if George will lend him some camping equipment

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

This weekend, some trains _____

  • will be cancelled.
  • will take a different route.
  • will be late.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • The teacher is offering lessons to anyone interested in trying the drums.
  • You must intend to study for a certain period to have the free session.
  • To attend these classes, students must already be at a certain level.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Mack recommends a new club to his friends.
  • Mack wants to go clubbing before the exams.
  • Mack suggests going to a club after the exams.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Gerry is asking Paula to _____

  • check his pets when she returns on Monday.
  • buy a yellow bowl to use for the cats' water.
  • give his pets something to drink while he's away.

The people below all want to buy a music CD online.

Alina would like to buy her favorite band's recent CD and she is also interested in finding out more about the band's members. She cannot afford to spend a lot on the CD.

Toby collects CDs for a hobby and is looking for a recording that is not available in local high-street stores. He would also like to listen to some songs before buying the CD

Khalil has not shopped online for CDs before and is looking for a site that is easy to use. He would like a recent CD and he wants to read some personal recommendations to help him make a choice

Yolanda would like to get a concert ticket and a CD for her younger brother. She is looking for his favorite band's new CD to give him on his birthday, which is in two days' time.

Ravi would like to hear a few songs from some recent CDs before deciding which one to buy. He does not want to pay extra for the CD to be posted.

These are descriptions of eight websites for people wanting to choose:

A. Get Music
This is a popular music site that sells the latest CDs across a variety of musical styles, from rock to classical, so you need to know what you're looking for. It is possible to listen to selected songs before ordering and the site also reviews CDs that are about to go on sale. Prices are relatively low and delivery is free but takes five days. 

B. Meteor City
This site sells hard-to-find CDs from the 1980s and 1990s and includes an A-Z list of top-selling bands from that period as well as detailed biographies of band members. There are also reviews of these CDs online. Delivery is included in the cost of the CD. 

C. CD Universe
You can shop online here for all the latest CDs and music. It is an attractive, well-presented site that is also user-friendly. A range of customer reviews are available so you can check another customer's opinion of a CD you are interested in. These are updated regularly and are well worth a look. 

D. CD Now
This claims to be one of the largest online music stores and has over 15,000 CDs to choose from. You can also listen to video interviews with music industry stars on this site or buy concert tickets. The CDs are slightly more expensive than elsewhere and although delivery is free, it takes five days. 

E. Audioworld 
The site sells all the latest CDs and music videos online and is good for information about events in the music world. There are detailed lists of concerts and festivals happening throughout Europe as well as links to sites selling tickets. Delivery within 48 hours is available on all items for an extra charge. 

F. Amoeba Music
This is the website for an international company and some CD imports that are extremely hard to find are available here. It is possible to hear selected tracks from CDs before you buy and information about a wide range of musicians is also available. There are delivery charges on all items ordered from the site.

G. Music Zone
This well-presented site specializes in jazz recordings from the 50s and 60s and is popular with many collectors. You can also buy and sell instruments and sheet music on this site. Delivery within 48 hours is available on many items.

H. Netsounds
This online store offers a low-price guarantee on its huge selection of music, including all the latest CDs. The site is easy to use and all CDs are listed both by title and name of band. Detailed biographies of a wide range of musicians are also available on the site.

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

  • Alina
  • Toby
  • Khalil
  • Yolanda
  • Ravi

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

The businessman

There is a story going round at the moment about a well-known journalist who went to interview Jack Parrish at a smart New York restaurant. The journalist was late, but fortunately, when he arrived, he found the great man was not yet there. On the way to his table, the journalist noticed a colleague from his paper and stopped to chat to her. After fifteen minutes, a waiter approached him. "There's a young man at the door who says he's supposed to be having lunch with you. I think he's trying to be funny because he says his name is Jack Parrish!"

But of course, it was. The twenty-four-year-old is becoming famous for the fact that he doesn't look like the owner of one of the world's most successful computer companies. His manner is polite, his voice is quiet and his clothes are clearly not expensive. Two years ago, when he started his own company, no one had heard of him. Friends say that he hasn't changed at all. He hasn't even moved out of his parents' house. So what does he do with his money? It's all used for business. But some people in the computer world are getting nervous - and they are right. It won't be long before someone in another company picks up the phone to hear that quiet voice saying that he's the new boss.

(Adapted from Pet practice tests plus 1)

How did the journalist pass the time while he was waiting?
  • He phoned his office.
  • He talked to another journalist.
  • He talked to a man at the next table.
  • He interviewed a woman in the restaurant.

The waiter thought the young man at the door of the restaurant _____

  • was a journalist.
  • was behaving rudely.
  • was not as old as he said he was.
  • was pretending to be someone else.
What is the writer's attitude to Jack Parrish?
  • He doesn't care much about his appearance.
  • He is a good example for young people.
  • He should be more careful how he runs his business.
  • He would be an interesting person to work for.

The reader could find out from this text _____

  • how Jack Parrish runs his business.
  • what Jack Parrish said in an interview.
  • how to get a job in Jack Parrish's company.
  • what the writer thinks Jack Parrish will do next.
Which of these headlines does the writer expect to see soon?
  • Too much success too fast - was that the end of Parrish's luck?
  • Jack Parrish doesn't worry about money - he gives it away to old friends.
  • And the new owner of our top computer company is Jack Parrish!
  • SPEND, SPEND, SPEND - how Jack furnishes his new million-dollar home.

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. I thought that was pretty unlikely, though.

B. But that was also when the weather would be really bad.

C. It wasn't very difficult to achieve.

D. It would depend on the weather conditions, for one thing.

E. We wanted somewhere with no light pollution from buildings or vehicles.

F. We couldn't even get a good view of the stars.

G. For that reason, I'd wanted to see them for myself ever since.

H. However, I wasn't disappointed with the results I got.

The Northern Lights in Iceland

What's the most exciting holiday you've ever been on? For me, it was a trip to Iceland with my family to see the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights - strange, different-colored lights that can appear in the night sky. I first became interested in the Northern Lights after watching an amazing video years ago. And now I finally had the chance.

I knew we might not be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights during our visit. But I'd also read that people have a better chance if they find a place with totally dark skies. As a result, going to Iceland during its long, dark winter months seemed a great idea, as there'd be very little sunlight. So that meant temperatures could easily fall to well below zero, which would be difficult to cope with.

However, we weren't going to let any of that spoil our trip. Dad decided it was best to go far away from any cities and stay in the countryside. Anyway, after a long search on the internet, we finally found a hotel miles from anywhere, where the night sky was so dark that we could hardly see anything at all outside!

But then one evening, we suddenly saw the most amazing display of colorful dancing lights in the sky - white, green, and even purple in some places. I managed to take some videos even though my hands were almost too cold to operate the camera. So now I have a record of one of the most amazing experiences of my life. And the bonus is that I've visited a really beautiful country, too.

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


Robots can work in places humans can't easily (0) get to. These include deep oceans, on planets or on sites with bad pollution. Robots are also used in factories they can work more quickly and accurately than a human, and without needing to rest.

Improvements in technology over the past 50 years have meant that scientists are now able to create very clever robots. The most complicated of these can make for themselves, learn new things, and with problems. However, while robots that look like people are very common in science fiction films, they are very in real life. Making a machine that can balance and move on two legs is a real and is unnecessary for most of the jobs we need robots to do for us. However, a Japanese robot known as Asimo does walk on two legs and can even climb up and downstairs.

(Adapted from TARGET PET WB)

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

Emergency Services

There are many types of emergency services, but the three main the police, fire and ambulance. If you need any of these services in the United Kingdom, you to dial 999 and tell the operator what service you want. The operator will then put you through to the control room for that service. All the emergency services operate 24 a day, 7 days a week.

Whatever service you request, their aim is to get to the scene of the emergency within 8 minutes. Sometimes this is possible especially if the situation is in the middle of the countryside, far from the city. emergency service has their own special vehicles with all the equipment they need. They are all trained to drive at very fast speeds very safely. This includes driving red lights.

(Adapted from Simply PET Preliminary for School)