PET 2020 Test 44 - Reading (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

9/29/2021 1:03:50 PM

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Do not remove the equipment from the box before reading the instructions.
  • Read the instructions before using the equipment.
  • Put the equipment in the box after using it.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • When you have parked your car, you must take a ticket.
  • The machines at the car park exit will give receipts it required.
  • You should have the correct money ready to pay when you leave.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Olivia is encouraging Aiden to go running today.
  • Olivia wants Aiden to tell the group that she can't run today.
  • Olivia is letting Aiden know that the running group are expecting him today.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Sue will have to cook dinner for the guests this evening.
  • They need some extra ingredients in order to make dinner.
  • Mum won't be home in time for dinner tonight.

What is Shakeh doing in this card?

  • Offering Elsa her congratulations
  • Providing some new information
  • Thanking Elsa for her lunch

The people below are all looking for a museum to visit in London.

Amara and Nira love modern art and looking at interesting buildings. They don't really like traditional art and architecture. They would prefer to have lunch before they look around the museum.

Greg is very interested in history and especially anything to do with historical battles. Both his great-grandfather and grandfather were in the army during World War I and II.

Michael is excited by anything connected to planets and stars and space exploration. He'd like to visit a museum where there are things to do rather than just pictures and objects to look at.

Annabel likes to know the latest fashions and would like to be a clothes designer when she finishes college. She is always looking for ideas for her designs and she is a very good photographer, too.

Daniel is very interested in animals and the environment. He particularly enjoys museums that have more unusual things to look at. He loves reading books about explorers who have discovered new places full of strange animals and plants.

These are descriptions of eight museums for people wanting to visit:


A. Victoria and Albert Museum Highlights
Include the finest collection of Italian sculptures outside Italy. The Fashion galleries run from eighteenth-century clothing right up to modern designer clothes. The Architecture gallery has videos, models, plans, and descriptions of various styles and the famous Photography collection holds over 500,000 images.

B. The British Museum
Since it opened in 1759 - the first-ever national museum for the public - the British Museum has been displaying global objects discovered by British explorers, including the Rosetta Stone and the Parthenon sculptures. The museum has over eight million objects in its collection, 50,000 of which are on display. It also has a really good cafe if you want somewhere different to go for lunch.

C. Tate Modern
The Tate Modern is one of London's - and the world's - most famous art galleries. It has an international collection of modern artworks that few can beat, plus it is a historic piece of architecture worth visiting in its own right. On the top floor, there is a restaurant with wonderful views of The River Thames.

D. The Natural History Museum
is home to around 80 million plants, animals, and rocks. This exciting museum, which is also a world-class research institution, is full of natural wonders. Here, you will come face-to-face with moving model dinosaurs, a man-sized model of an unborn baby, a dodo, a giant sequoia tree, an earthquake machine, glow-in-the-dark crystals, and much more.

E. Science Museum
An incredible, hands-on museum that has seven floors of entertaining and educational exhibits, including a virtual reality space experience, old Nokia mobiles, and a sixteenth-century fake arm. This is where you can explore the incredible Information Age exhibition - which is where the Queen sent her first tweet, signed Elizabeth R.

F. London Transport Museum
It's home to old buses, early examples of tube trains, maps, transport signs and uniforms, as well as fantastic posters, artworks, and photographs showing London from 1860 to today. Once you've bought an entry ticket, you can visit anytime for an entire year.

G. Imperial War Museum
A powerful museum shining a light on people's experiences of war from the First World War to today. A few minutes' walk from Waterloo rail station, WM is made up of many permanent galleries, such as the amazing Curiosities of War exhibit, and temporary displays, exploring recent battles and attacks.

H. National Gallery
An excellent and completely free-to-enter artistic institution in the heart of Trafalgar Square. Founded in 1824, The National Gallery is home to more than 2,000 works from artists such as Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Turner, Picasso, Matisse, and Cezanne. You can even have a go at sketching in the galleries with the support of a gallery art teacher.

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

  • Amara and Nira
  • Greg
  • Michael
  • Annabel
  • Daniel

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

Steve Cummins talks about starting his own business

I'd worked for the company for almost ten years. They were good employers and the money wasn't that bad. They trusted in my ability and always left me to get on with my work. And I shared an office and met some lovely people, so I certainly wasn't unhappy there. But I just couldn't stop wondering how better my life would be if I had my own business and could make my own decisions. And so one year ago this week, I left my job.

We don't have a spare room at home, so the kitchen table has been my office. It was difficult to begin with, but I soon got used to working in this way. I started by visiting small businesses in the area to see if I could interest them in my services. My proudest moment was making my first sale, a website for a local cake shop. Soon after, I started getting calls from other people asking for help with websites of their own, and I found myself getting quite busy.

Of course, there have been challenges. I'm not earning quite as much as before, but it's enough, I don't have to pay for transport to work anymore, so that means I'm not spending quite so much. My biggest problem has been managing my time. There's no boss to tell me what to do, and I'm sometimes a little I have this rule that work stops on a Friday afternoon, so I can spend time with the family at weekends, so I need to pay more attention to this.

So, I wouldn't say it's been easy, but I don't regret my decision at all. I've enjoyed being my own boss and I'm quite hopeful about the future. During the next 12 months, I plan to rent some office space as I'd like to be able to separate work from my home life. I'm going to need to earn more money to pay for it, but I think it will help me to focus on my work.

(Adapted from PET Collins 8 TESTS)

Why did Steve leave his job?
  • He didn't like attending meetings.
  • He wanted more control of his work.
  • He had a great idea for a product.
  • He wanted to earn more money.

Steve's greatest pleasure so far has been ____

  • getting his first customer.
  • not having to drive to work.
  • having his own office.
  • not having to answer the telephone.
What does Steve say is the most difficult about working for himself?
  • Working hard enough
  • Not having a regular salary
  • Feeling lonely
  • Working at the weekend

In the next year, Steve thinks ____

  • he will get an office job.
  • he will earn less money.
  • he might not need to work in his kitchen.
  • there will be much more competition.
What would be a good introduction to this article?
  • In this article, Steve Cummins explains the problems of starting your own business and dealing with difficult customers.
  • Thinking of starting your own business? Steve Cummins did just that and now wishes he had done it sooner.
  • Steve Cummins made a big decision last year to leave his job. Read on to find out about the ups and downs of being your own boss.
  • Steve Cummins explains below how he dealt with not enjoying his job by leaving his employer and starting his own business.

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. Surprisingly, this is quite usual.

B. It's strange, don't you think?

C. We choose to always be identical in appearance.

D. Gina is terrified of water.

E. We don't wear the same clothes most of the time, either.

F. And, of course, it is not that common.

G. I'm not afraid of being in deep water, even in the sea.

H. Mine are both the same color.

Identical Twins

I look in the mirror and I see my sister. Why? Because we look exactly alike. We have the same face, hair, height, and build. The only difference is her eyes. She has one green, one blue.

Most people think that twins run in families. In fact, this is untrue. Although there are families who have more twins, this is not due to something "special" in the family. It is complete chance or just good luck. Only thirty-three out of a thousand births are twins. And identical twins are even less. Only three in a thousand!

So what's it like being an identical twin? In other words, to look exactly the same as your brother or sister? Well, it can be great fun but it can be quite challenging, too. My sister and I are very close, to the point that we sometimes think exactly the same thing at the same time! But sometimes we are different, too. However, when we were little we dressed in the same way, which was fun because we got lots of attention, and teachers couldn't tell us apart.

Our main difference is in what we like eating and doing. Gina, my sister, loves sweet things, like cakes or honey. I, on the other hand, eat spicy food and mostly vegetables. Also, we are both sporty, but I'm a swimmer. Nobody can explain this fear. She won't even walk near the sea on a beach. She is great at tennis though and wants to be a tennis coach one day. We are so similar and yet so different.

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

Sue Lee is an acrobat. She works in a circus that travels around the world, so she stays in many different cities. Her daily is nearly always the same. Most days, she gets up at 7 o'clock, has breakfast, and gets to go to training. Depending on the city she is in, she walks or takes the bus to the theatre where that evening's take place.

Normally, Sue does eight or nine shows a week, sometimes two a day, so it's work. She has to make sure that she has a healthy , so she eats a lot of fruit, vegetables, and proteins to keep her body strong. In the afternoon, she has some free time and usually tries to in touch with family or friends on her laptop, although when she's in some countries the time difference can make it difficult.

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

Greetings from Cornwall, in sunny southwest England! This is my favourite place a holiday. I've stayed in the same village every year since I was a baby, and I always look forward to coming back.

Cornwall is very beautiful and there are a lot of things to do. you like walking, you can explore the coast or the wild moorland. Surfing is popular here. It's often windy that the waves are than two metres high.

The food in Cornwall is amazing. The famous example of Cornish food is the cream tea. That's fresh scones served jam and Cornish cream. It's really delicious. If you ever visit, you must try the fish and chips, too!

See you soon!


(Adapted from B1 Preliminary EXAM TRAINER)