PET 2020 Test 41 - Reading (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

9/14/2021 5:15:06 PM

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Staff can pay less for their shopping.
  • Staff only get a discount on some goods.
  • Staff discounts are unavailable here.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Mark is letting Ben know ____

  • they are not going to play tennis because of a change of plans.
  • they will go to the cinema in a few hours, so he must get ready.
  • there is a chance they might not play tennis, depending on the weather.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Get £10 off all sales.
  • Offer lasts two weeks.
  • Spend up to £50 and save £10.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Aisha wants David to ____

  • lend her a book.
  • go into town with her.
  • give her the name of a shop.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • These people are selling things to get money for travelling.
  • These people sell toys, furniture and bicycles for funds.
  • These people don't want to take all their furniture to their new home.

The people below all want to do a part-time course.

Noriko has painted for many years and would like to improve her skills. She is interested in a daytime class that will allow her to paint pictures in the countryside.

Sophie's main hobby is reading and she wants to learn more about the work of important modern novelists. She can only attend a class in the evening.

Hari has always been interested in art and he would like to learn more about the work of well-known artists from the past. He is only free to do a class in the afternoon

Monica has always enjoyed reading novels and one day she would like to write her own. She is looking for a daytime course that will help her improve her writing skills

Carlos would like to take an art course. He is interested in learning a variety of techniques and he needs an evening class that is suitable for beginners.

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

A. This course provides students with a broad understanding of the history of art from ancient times to the present day. Students may choose Italian Renaissance painters or 19th-century French Impressionists as an area of individual study. The course is on Saturdays from 1 - 4.30 p.m. and includes talks by professional artists and visits to museums. 

B. No experience is necessary on this basic painting and drawing course, which includes both demonstrations and practical advice. Students have the opportunity to draw animals, flowers and people in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere and are shown various ways of using watercolors and oil paints. Classes are from on 7.30 - 9.30 p.m. Fridays.

C. What can we learn from the writing of the past? This course explores the work of 16th-century English writers such as Shakespeare and is aimed at students who wish to study the literature of period in depth. Classes are from 6.30-9.30pm, Mondy to Friday, and include some theatre trips.

D.  This advanced course is suitable for anyone hoping to make progress with their painting. It includes trips to local gardens and forests where students have the opportunity to work outdoors. It is led by an experienced artist, who provides help in different techniques. Classes are from 1 - 5 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays.

E.  This course helps you understand the work of some of the greatest writers in the world today. You are encouraged to think about the writer's main message and are given help with understanding difficult texts. There is also the opportunity to choose writers that interest you for further study. Classes are on Tuesday and Friday from 7.30 - 9.30 p.m.

F.  On this course, you study the history of art from the earliest cave paintings to modern-day sculpture and you learn to understand art as a product of the time in which it was made. The course is on Thursday and Friday evenings and some classes include visits to local museums.

G. With the help of an experienced author, you learn how to create characters and use descriptive language in your work. You are encouraged to develop a personal style and you gain practice in specific areas such as the short story. Classes are on Tuesday and Thursday from 1 - 3 p.m.

H. This course is for experienced artists who would like to develop their skills and experiment in a range of creative areas including drawing, sculpture and printing. Classes are on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2-5pm and take place in the college's art studio. There are also organized trips to art galleries to see the work of well-known artists. 

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

  • Noriko
  • Sophie
  • Hari
  • Monica
  • Carlos

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

Basketball player
Luka Horvat writes about his early career.

My dad was a professional basketball player in Germany, as his father had been before him, and I went to watch many of his games when I was a kid. You might think that seeing so many matches would give me a love of the sport, but it actually had the opposite effect. I loved telling my friends how good my dad was, of course, especially when he won a game, but I used to take a book with me to read instead of watching.

Starting secondary school, I was still two years away from being a teenager but was already two meters tall. Seeing my height, my sports teacher asked if I'd be interested in training with the basketball team. Even though I enjoyed the session, I thought I'd need to develop my skills before I took part in a real match, but the teacher had more confidence in me than I did. It took me a while to agree, but a few weeks later I found myself playing against a team from another school. Mum and Dad coming to watch didn't really help - it made me more nervous. But it was OK in the end!

For the next four years, I practiced every day and did really well, even joining an adult team before I moved abroad to a special sports academy in the USA when I was fifteen. The coach there trains Olympic basketball players, and it was fantastic to work with him. However, I can't say I enjoyed my first experience of living far from my parents. At home, I'd never been able to spend much time with my friends due to all the training, so that wasn't such a change for me. I got used to everything about my new life in the end, though, and my English improved quickly too!

I turned professional at the age of eighteen, three years after arriving in the USA. I'd been taller than most players in the professional league since I was fifteen, but had been much too light for my height, so had to get that right first. My coach already knew a team that would take me while I was still at college, so I joined them and have never regretted it.

(Adapted from B1 Preliminary 1)

What does Luka say about his childhood?
  • He had a great interest in basketball.
  • He enjoyed watching his father play basketball.
  • He felt proud of his father's success at basketball.
  • He knew he wanted to become a basketball player.
How did Luka feel before his first match at secondary school?
  • He wasn't sure that he would do well.
  • He was pleased that his parents would be there.
  • He wasn't happy about his teacher's attitude.
  • He was delighted to be part of the team.

Luka thinks the most difficult thing about moving to the USA was ____

  • learning a new language.
  • being away from his family.
  • getting a good coach.
  • missing his friends.
What did Luka have to do before he became a professional player?
  • Complete his studies
  • Find a suitable team
  • Reach a certain height
  • Put on weight
What would be a good way to introduce this article?
  • Luka Horvat has always been as interested in reading as in basketball. Here, in his own words, he explains why.
  • Luka Horvat tells us how he became the latest member of a sporting family to become a professional basketball player.
  • Professional basketball player Luka Horvat explains how luck has been so much more important than hard work in his career.
  • Even though he only started playing basketball as a teenager, Luka Horvat still managed to become a professional by the age of eighteen.

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. They start by making sure the hive is kept clean and tidy.

B. So most of the bees die during the summer.

C. Then they'll act as nurse to newborn bees.

D. They do this by controlling the temperature.

E. Slowly they move further and further away from the hive.

F. But you should always take care around worker bees.

G. She can live for five years and lays eggs for future generations.

H. They will make sure that only bees in the family enter.

Honey Bees

Honey bees are incredible insects and the worker bee perhaps the most interesting of all. You can be forgiven for not knowing about the lifestyle of these creatures while you enjoy your honey at breakfast. So here are some facts to consider the next time you buy a jar.

We all know that activity in the hive focuses on the queen. But it's the workers, who have much shorter lives during the summer period and may only survive for up to six weeks, who do all the work.

Worker bees are female and during the first few weeks of their lives, when they are referred to as "house bees", they will take on many different duties. For example, they'll clean the cells where they were born and make sure bees that have died are removed. Finally, they'll make sure the needs of the queen bee are met.

Towards the second half of their lives, the focus of their duties changes. They'll begin by acting as guard to the hive. Then they'll move on to becoming "field bees" when they'll leave the hive to collect nectar. However, this journey doesn't start until they have made sure they'll recognize the hive on their return.

They start by taking a short flight in front of the hive, flying backwards and forwards, up and down, getting a clear idea of where the hive is and what it looks like. This careful approach is probably very wise as their search for nectar will take them a long way from home.

(Adapted from PET Collins 8 TESTS)

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

Body Language

Many people believe the way to really know somebody is to understand what they mean when they're saying at all! This is the science of body language. In fact, learning how to recognize body language and how to use it to communicate your own message, is big business. there are hundreds of books written on the subject.

Experts are even going into companies to talk to employees about how to perform better. They suggest that this can be done with a changes in their body talk. Welcoming body language, for example, to include giving a friendly nod to say hello and leaning forward slightly to show you want to listen. The problem is, the more we understand body language, the more able we are to change it if we want to. This means that realizing when somebody is a lie is more difficult than it used to be!

(Adapted from PET Practice Test 5 tests)

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

A person I admire
by Lea Carson

People are always trying to do things never achieved , and Ross Edgley is definitely one of the few who are brave to try to do the incredible. Ross, a thirty-three-year-old fitness expert, is the first person in history to swim the 1,792-mile journey around Great Britain. His amazing journey of 157 days even recorded in a weekly internet series, "Ross Edgley’s Great British Swim". 

Although he may best-known for this achievement, he has done plenty of other extraordinary things, ranging from running a marathon while pulling a 1.4 tonne car completing an Olympic Distance Triathlon carrying a 100-Ibs tree.

The reason I admire Ross, however, is so much that he is one of the fittest men alive, but for the fact that he wishes to teach us that the human body is much more powerful than our minds often lead us to believe.

(Adapted from Simply PET Preliminary for School)