PET 2020 Test 43 - Reading (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

9/22/2021 5:22:27 PM

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • You cannot pay the bus driver with a credit card.
  • The ticket office can give you change for the bus.
  • It is not possible to buy a ticket with a credit card.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • This office takes bookings up to one month before departure.
  • If you leave something on a train, you have one month to collect it.
  • Passengers can store property here for one month before they travel.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Students of any year group are able to come to the careers talk.
  • Students should go to the talk if they need help applying for a job.
  • Students must register quickly because places at the event are limited.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

Anyone interested in the job must ____

  • contact the family by email.
  • work twice weekly throughout the summer period.
  • have some gardening experience to be considered for the job.

What does Sandra need to do?

  • Let Paula know who's going to the party.
  • Send a party invitation to Paula.
  • Ask Paula who should be invited to the party.

The people below all want to join a sports class.

Chloe enjoys team sports but doesn't want to play in competitions. She needs a morning class. She doesn't have much money and can't afford to buy expensive equipment.

Mike isn't very fit. He would like to get fitter, but he finds exercise boring. He's looking for an evening class that is different every week. He'd also like to see how he is improving over time.

Sofia loves sport but is recovering from a serious injury. She wants to train in the afternoon with someone who understands her injury and can give her advice on exercises she can do at home.

Jack is very fit and is planning a challenging 200 km run. He wants to train at least twice a week and would like some personal training too. He wants to train indoors and outdoors.

Tara takes sport seriously. She plays hockey and tennis and wants to improve her skills and take part in competitions. She isn't free from Monday to Friday.

These are descriptions of eight sports classes for people wanting to join:

Sports classes

A. Sport for life
Weekly sessions in seven different sports, including squash, tennis and basketball. Do your favorite sport or try new ones each week. Classes take place on Thursdays 3-4 p.m. and Sundays 2-3.30 p.m. in Green Park and in the Park Gym. We don't believe in winners and losers, just in having fun! 

B. Top training
Our club offers individual training sessions in the gym, with a personal trainer. The class is ideal for people who enjoy training alone and are keen to improve their fitness or people who have particular difficulties with their fitness. Classes: every morning 9-11 a.m. 

C. Active plus!
This is a great class for people who enjoy playing sport with others in an informal way. Choose from a range of sports, including 5-a-side football and hockey. Classes are on Saturdays from 9-11 a.m. We provide balls, hockey sticks, etc. and a monthly report on how your fitness is improving. 

D. Water-cise!
Have fun and get fit at your local sports center! Classes every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8 p.m. No two classes are the same! We organize regular competitions and also offer individual fitness checks every month, plus the chance to gain progress certificates. 

E. Fitness for all:
If you're looking for a gentle, low-cost exercise class, Fitness for all offers exercises to improve your strength and confidence slowly. Our trainers are qualified to help with individual problems and can give you extra ideas to try outside the class. No equipment necessary. Classes: every Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m.

F. Sport for all
This class is for people who want to take up a sport such as football or tennis for the first time. It’s a great way to get fit in the fresh air. Classes start with training exercises, followed by a game or small tournament. Classes: every Tuesday and Thursday, 6-8 p.m. All equipment provided.

G. Rising stars
We believe sports are for winners! We offer training from professional sports coaches to help you become a more successful player. Choose from a range of team and racket sports. Players are encouraged to join local and national leagues. Classes: every Saturday and Sunday, or book an individual lesson with one of our trainers. 

H. Go for it!
This is a class for people who want to push themselves so they can compete against other people or themselves! Training takes place every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Classes involve a one-hour run in the park, followed by weight training in the gym. Individual coaching and advice on improving fitness at home are also available.

Decide which sports class would be the most suitable for the following people.

  • Chloe
  • Mike
  • Sofia
  • Jack
  • Tara

Read the text. For each question, choose the correct answer.

Ana Ronson

Singer-songwriter Ana Ronson grew up in Ireland. Although her parents weren't musicians, there was always music in the house. Her grandfather played the guitar and taught Ana and her brother to play.

The first time Ana tried singing in front of an audience was at school - she was so nervous that her teacher had to lead her off the stage. This teacher suggested that joining the school theatre club might make her more confident. After attending the club for a while, she happily sang with 50 other students at an end-of-term concert.

A year later, her brother, who was in a band, asked her to write a song for them, and so she wrote her first-ever song, Falling Stars. Writing it took just three days and she enjoyed it so much that she enrolled on a songwriting course run by a professional songwriter. Despite being the youngest student, she already knew more about music than many of the others. But Ana says the teacher didn’t listen to anything she said, and she wrote Something to Say about how annoyed this made her feel.

She posted this song online, and it became a huge success. She was delighted when people left comments saying that they loved it and found new meanings in the words each time they heard them. Joss Alton, the owner of a recording company called Isotope Music, flew from his office on the other side of Ireland to ask her to join Isotope. At first she wasn't sure; she didn't know anything about the company and didn't want someone telling her what to sing. However, Joss persuaded her this wouldn't happen, and a short time later she performed at a concert in Dublin arranged by Isotope. They sold all the tickets very quickly and it was an amazing evening.

Ana says she's less interested in writing songs about when life's good; when it's not, there's more for her to say. One of her favorite songs is Decision, written about why her brother stopped singing for a while, and how unhappy it made him. While she hopes that fans will like her songs, her aim is to write about personal experiences that matter to her.

(Adapted from B1 Preliminary 1)

What helped Ana stop being scared of singing to an audience?
  • Practicing her singing with a band
  • Asking a teacher to stand on stage with her
  • Being in a drama group at school
  • Making sure she was not in the front row
How was the songwriting course useful for Ana?
  • She was able to meet some well-known singers.
  • The teacher's attitude gave her an idea for a song.
  • She learned a lot from other writers on the course.
  • The teacher gave her advice about the music business.

Ana decided to work with Joss Alton because _____

  • he promised to let her choose which songs to sing.
  • he offered to help her put on a concert.
  • she liked some other singers that he worked with.
  • he owned a company in her home town.

Ana most enjoys writing songs that ____

  • she is sure her fans will like.
  • deal with difficult times.
  • her brother can sing with his band.
  • help people remember their own experiences.
What would Ana write to fans in her blog?
  • Listening to my parents playing music on their instruments really encouraged me to become a singer myself.
  • Writing songs just gets easier with practice. Nowadays it only takes a week or so - it wasn't like that when I started!
  • I loved playing the concert in Dublin. I hope that next time we'll sell all the tickets - it was a shame to have some empty seats!
  • I read what people write about me online - it means a lot to me that they like listening carefully to my songs.

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've stayed out of the sea ever since.

B. But the next bite never came.

C. Six weeks later, I was back on my surfboard.

D. Two months ago, I went surfing alone.

E. I've always loved dolphins.

F. I know I was in his home, and he was protecting it.

G. I knew that I would survive the attack.

H. This time it bit my leg and pulled me off my surfboard.

Saved by dolphins

I've always loved the sea, and I started surfing when I was five years old. I live near the beach in California, so I try to get out on the waves every day.

It was a warm, windy day with some good waves. I was resting on my board and watching a group of bottlenose dolphins playing in the surf a short distance away, when suddenly a great white shark appeared. It was huge, but it moved so fast that I didn't see it coming.

The shark tried to bite me, but it couldn't get its teeth around me and the board. It tore a big chunk out of the board, but I wasn't hurt that time. Then the shark came at me again. I stayed calm even though I knew the next bite was probably seconds away. I looked up and saw the bottlenose dolphins swimming around me. They formed a circle around me and my surfboard, so the shark couldn't get near me. I was amazed. It was like something out of a film.

I knew a lot of stories about dolphins helping humans, but I never really believed them until it happened to me. Dolphins are very intelligent and they knew what to do to help me stay safe. They stayed close to me until I managed to get back on my board and catch a wave back to the shore, where I collapsed with relief. Someone who was at the beach called an ambulance, and I was taken to hospital.

I won't give up my favorite activity. I'm not angry with the shark. I'll always be grateful to the dolphins. They saved my life.

(Adapted from B1 Preliminary EXAM TRAINER)

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


Although Internet shopping is becoming more and more popular, you can't beat the real thing. People love meeting their friends, going to shops, clothes and looking for . There are all kinds of different places to go shopping, but many people like to go to shopping centres where everything is in one place. The first shopping centre in the US in 1922 and then, in the 1980s, giant megamalls appeared. The West Edmonton Mall in Canada had more than 800 shops, a hotel, amusement park, a miniature-golf course, a zoo and a 134-metre-long lake. Today, the Golden Resources Shopping Mall in Beijing is the largest shopping centre in the world. It has around 1,000 shops, hundreds of restaurants, children's playgrounds and a skating rink, and it at least two days to explore. So can you buy there? The answer is 'almost anything'! 

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


Rio de Janeiro's Carnival is the biggest festival on the planet and I been enjoying it with millions of people from around world. There are street parties all over the city organized by local community groups called "blocos". They write the songs, organize the dances provide the musicians.

The main event takes place in a special stadium called the Sambadrome. The audience sees samba schools from different parts of Rio present their samba, which is performed musicians and dancers and includes beautifully decorated floats. All these schools compete against other schools see which school can be judged the best. Schools prepare these performances for many months and the result is wonderful.

If you're planning to visit Carnival you should think about it well in advance as hotels and tickets sold out very quickly.

(Adapted from PET Collins 8 TESTS)