PET 2020 Test 35 - Reading (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

8/11/2021 11:45:00 AM

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Emma wants Pete to bring her clothes home.
  • Emma wants Pete to give her a lift to the dry cleaners.
  • Emma has forgotten her ticket and wants Pete to collect it for her.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Guests should bring some food and drink.
  • Guests must dress up as a type of animal.
  • Guests might win something if they wear a costume.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • The school is looking for new people to join the basketball team.
  • The time of the basketball team's practice session has been changed.
  • There will be an extra practice this week for members of the basketball team.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Jenny is emailing to _____

  • suggest how Lara could do some sightseeing.
  • remind Lara that she needs to book some cheap train tickets.
  • invite Lara to visit some different places around the UK with her.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • You must use this exit because the road ahead is closed.
  • You can avoid possible delays if you travel on the motorway.
  • You may need extra time for your journey if you continue on this road.

The people below all want to spend their holidays camping in the UK.

Karl and Matthias are studying English at university. They want a cheap holiday, swimming and sunbathing, with some nightlife. They want to stay away from busy towns.

Carlos and Ana Alberola would like a relaxing holiday at a quiet campsite with beautiful scenery. They are both good swimmers and want to learn other water sports. They don't want to cook for themselves every day.

Mick and Jackie are interested in visiting historic buildings. Their nine-year-old son Steven likes looking after animals and playing on the beach.

Angela enjoys walking in the countryside and wants to try climbing in a group. As she will be in the open air all day, she needs to buy food to take with her.

The Dupont family want a seaside campsite where their children, aged five and eight, can join in organized activities, while the parents go walking in the countryside.

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

Campsites in the UK - Top Choices

A. Valley Camping
This campsite is in a peaceful location, within minutes of a safe, sandy beach, and an hour from a pretty market town. Inland, there are castles and churches to visit. Valley Camping has a swimming pool and supermarket on site.

B. Mountjoy Camping
Popular with couples and families with children, Mountjoy is a lively campsite all year round. The site leads straight onto the beach where a holiday club offers 5- to 10-year olds plenty to do, leaving adults free to enjoy themselves. Mountjoy is surrounded by fields, away from busy towns and villages.

C. Seaview Camping
Seaview has beaches, caves and islands to explore a short distance away. There is a lake for fishing and children can feed the ducks. The swimming pool has exciting waterslides and under-5s can use the nursery pool. Seaview has an ice cream café and juice bar on-site.

D. Lakeside
This luxury campsite offers something for everyone, and even has some fields for tents away from the main site which are less busy. There are countryside views, pony rides and a soccer camp for children. The lake offers canoe hire and water-skiing lessons, with a separate area for fishing. An evening bus service goes to the nearby town with its many bars and restaurants

E. Connolly's Camping
Definitely an excellent holiday spot for the sporty, Connolly's offers a swimming pool, bike hire and mountain walks led by experienced guides. The area is a dream for nature lovers with forests and wildlife. A snack bar and a small supermarket are on-site. Dining facilities at several nearby hotels. 

F. Parkside Holiday Village
This is a reasonably-priced campsite with superb, sandy beaches nearby. The main attraction is the pool with waterslides and waves. Along with evening entertainment, there are nightly discos in a hotel near the campsite. Inland, there are quiet villages for sightseeing

G. Freshwater Bay
This newly-opened campsite is located next to clean beaches with caves and rock pools to explore. Sunbathers can hire chairs for a small charge. Attractions include ancient castles, churches and pretty fishing villages. The campsite farm welcomes visitors, who can help with the cows, chickens and sheep. Fresh farm food is also on sale here. 

H. The Two Fountains
This is an inexpensive riverside campsite, a short walk from a busy ferry port. The town is lively during the day with pavement café and souvenir shops. However, there are few cultural attractions and little choice of evening entertainment.

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

  • Karl and Matthias
  • Carlos and Ana Alberola
  • Mick and Jackie
  • Angela
  • The Dupont family

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

Cyclist Vicky Harmiston

Reporter Mark Lewis writes about Vicky Harmiston, who has had a successful career as a track cyclist - a cyclist who races on special race tracks.

When Vicky Harmiston was a child, her parents gave her and her brother Jamie the freedom to decide what they did in their spare time. Vicky chose to do lots of different sports. She was a good swimmer, and the coach at the swimming club she went to thought she might be good enough to become a champion. But the club was a long way from her home so it was difficult for her to fit in the training around her schoolwork. When they were teenagers, Jamie, who loved cycling, bought himself a special track-racing bike and started taking part in competitions. Vicky thought it looked very exciting and decided to try it for herself. She says that was the best decision she ever made. Soon she was cycling every day and doing really well. The track was near her school, which meant it was no problem for her to attend training sessions after school every day.

Vicky went on to have a successful career in track cycling and won several competitions. Then, when she was 28, she retired from competitive cycling. Vicky told me: "For years I'd loved winning competitions but I began to get a bit tired of the whole thing - and when the excitement stops, there's no point. Luckily, I went on to have a new career."

Vicky got a job with a charity called CycleZone. "We work with young people who have never enjoyed sport," she says. "The first thing we do is teach them to ride a bike. We want them to learn to believe in themselves and their own abilities. CycleZone does a great job, and it gets young people together so they’re part of a wider group."

The charity uses celebrities to advertise the work they do. Vicky says, "I know some people aren't sure whether the support of a celebrity is always positive for a charity. They say the celebrities are only doing it to push themselves forward, which prevents the public from seeing the real work of the charity. But if famous singers and actors, for example, can help, I think they should."

(Adapted from B1 Preliminary 1)

When Vicky first started cycling, _____

  • she had a very good coach.
  • her parents gave her helpful advice.
  • she could get to a race track easily.
  • her brother gave her a great bike.
Why does Vicky say she stopped cycle racing?
  • She felt she was too old to do it.
  • She was becoming bored with it.
  • She had won everything she wanted.
  • She was preparing for a new career.
What does the charity CycleZone do for young people?
  • It teaches them how to do track racing.
  • It supports those who have talent.
  • It offers them the chance to try a variety of sports.
  • It helps them become more confident.

According to Vicky, some people believe that celebrities can _____

  • take attention away from what a charity does.
  • help people understand a charity's work.
  • make the public care less about a charity.
  • encourage more people to become involved with a charity.
What would Vicky say on her blog?
  • As a child, I always knew what I wanted to do when I grew up. But I never expected to become so famous.
  • If you join CycleZone, you'll get to meet celebrities and learn how they've become successful.
  • Although track cycling is not the only sport I've been good at, I've never regretted my choice of career.
  • In my spare time I love going to schools and helping groups of children learn to ride bikes.

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 made sure that all of them were pet owners.

B. I decided to travel to Chicago with Banjo.

C. It took 20 drivers four days to reunite Banjo with his family.

D. I asked the dog if it wanted to come home with me.

E. I hope he won't go wandering again.

F. His owners, Tina and Dan, were amazed to hear from me.

G. It was clearly hungry, and needed to rest.

H. I didn't know who the dog belonged to.

An Amazing Journey

I was walking my dog near my home in San Francisco last spring when I saw a large black Labrador on its own. It was wearing a blue collar, but there was no sign of an owner anywhere. I was only joking, but it came running to me and stood by my side, ready to leave. I knew that this was someone's lost pet.

I fed and bathed the dog and checked its collar. There was a tag on it with a phone number. It turned out that the dog's name was Banjo, and sure enough, he had an owner and a home. The trouble was that his home was in Chicago - over 2,000 miles away! Banjo had been missing for over a year, and they had no idea how he had got all the way across the country. They also had no idea how to get him back again because they had a newborn baby at home and couldn't make the long journey to San Francisco.

I used social media to ask for help. It wasn't long before we had a long list of volunteers who wanted to help Banjo to get home. It was important that they knew how to take care of Banjo. Banjo set off on his journey and met new people in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri before he reached his home state of Illinois.

Banjo was delighted to meet the new baby and to be back home. His owners were thrilled to have him back. Banjo's story just goes to show what people can achieve when they all work together!

(Adapted from B1 Preliminary EXAM TRAINER)

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

The Galapagos Islands

These amazing islands, (0) which are 1,000 km off the coast of South America in the Pacific Ocean, were once volcanoes. They cooled down a long period of time to become the rocky islands that we see today.

The Galapagos are home to a wide variety of animals that do not live anywhere else. The climate is just right for them and the ocean all the food they need.

The Galapagos are now a national park. This makes it possible to protect their natural beauty and the wildlife living there. Most of the islands have no human inhabitants and to them is limited. Tourists are allowed to visit the islands by boat but cannot stay there overnight. group of tourists has to be accompanied by a park guide. They can take photographs they are there but they must not anything from the islands.

(Adapted from PET Practice Test Plus 2)

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

How shopping has changed

I guess most teenagers have completely given going to the shops to buy things and instead we are using the internet to shop online. are many reasons for this. Firstly, we have so much to do that there is very time to walk around the shops for what we want. Also when the shops are open, we are usually at school so we can't get to them except during our school holidays. These days we also use credit cards than we use cash, so it is very easy to pay for whatever we want to buy over the internet. But my mum says that these changes in our shopping habits have caused many shops on our high streets to close down. These days you can see empty shops everywhere, while in the most shops were busy and successful.

(Adapted from Simply PET Preliminary for School)