PET 2020 Test 18 - Reading (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

9/17/2020 4:06:00 PM

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Do not read our books while you are eating in the café.
  • Pay in the café for any books that you want to buy.
  • Do not take books which you haven't bought yet into the café.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Equipment is available for a maximum of 15 minutes at any time.
  • When the gym is crowded, there is a time limit for using the equipment.
  • At busy times you may have to queue to use the equipment.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • A new 22 bus will operate along Regent Street from 3 January.
  • After 3 January you can catch a 22 bus all day on Regent Street.
  • There will be a limited 22 bus service along Regent Street from 3 January.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Save us money by switching off fans when you finish using a room.
  • When you leave, please replace any fans you have borrowed from other rooms.
  • Please lock away all fans before leaving the room.

Choose the correct answer that goes with this text.

  • Be careful with this parcel as the goods might break.
  • Use the handle to pick up this parcel so the goods won't break.
  • Take care when wrapping parcels with breakable goods inside.

The people below all want to spend a day by the sea.

1. Philip and Jenny have two children who cannot swim. Jenny wants them to be able to play safely in the water. Philip wants to learn to sail. They need to park near the beach.

2. Marco and Sandra want to spend the day on the beach and have lunch in a café. Marco wants to go surfing, while Sandra wants to relax in the sun.

3. Remi and Claudia want to relax on the beach. Remi would also like to do some sports, while Claudia would like to buy some presents to take home.

4. Richard, Fiona and their seven-year-old daughter want to swim and go for a walk. They would also like somewhere that has a children's play area, and they plan to buy souvenirs.

5. Paul and Rachel want somewhere with lots of space where they can sit and enjoy the view. Rachel would not manage a difficult walk to the beach. They want to eat lunch in a café.

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


A. Hadwick: A sandy beach with lots of space and views out to Fishport Harbour. Surfing is not permitted but swimming is safe and there is a children's play area and a small shop. The nearest car park is two kilometers away. There are many pleasant walks along the coastal path.

B. Godstow: A narrow beach which is surrounded by high cliffs and is popular for sunbathing, surfing and sailing. It is safe to swim here. It is next to Winburn Golf Club but there is no car park and the only access is along the coastal path. No café or shopping facilities.

C. Amrith: A large beach which attracts quite a few visitors but doesn't get crowded because of its size. There are pleasant views out to sea and to Bedruth Island. Swimming is safe but surfing is not permitted. There is a café and parking but no shops.

D. Torsands: A very sheltered beach which is great for sunbathing. It is a popular surfing and sailing beach but swimming is dangerous. There is a café and a children's play area but there is no car park and visitors have a ten-minute walk across fields.

E. Portsea: The excellent views make this beach well worth a visit. There are shallow pools which are safe for children to play in. However, there are no roads to the beach and the only access is across fields, though this doesn't stop some keen surfers. There are no facilities here.

F. Halcombe: This is a small beach within easy reach of the town center and its many shops. It is very popular so there isn't much space. It is next to the Milgrove Golf Club, which is open to the public and has a restaurant. There is no children's play area, and surfing is not permitted.

G. Fishport: A small beach which never gets crowded because there are many steep steps down to the beach and there is no car park. There is a small shop but no children's play area or café. Swimming is good and there are pleasant walks along the coastal path.

H. Marple: Although unsuitable for surfing, this is a popular boating center. Swimming is good and the many pools of shallow water are safe for children. Ocean Watersports Centre, which offers lessons in sailing and water skiing, is next to the beach. There is a steep path to the beach from the car park.

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

  • Philip and Jenny
  • Marco and Sandra
  • Remi and Claudia
  • Richard, Fiona and their seven-year-old daughter
  • Paul and Rachel

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

It is well known that the building development company Cityspace wants to knock down the existing seafront sports club in Layton and replace it with a leisure centre that will consist of a multi-screen cinema, restaurants and an entertainment centre. But a local action group has promised to fight the £30 million redevelopment of the sports club, which has provided family facilities for over 25 years.

The action group was set up three weeks after the project was announced. Members of the group argue that the new centre will be too big and will totally change the way the town looks. They also dislike the removal of sports facilities from the centre and the change to less healthy activities such as video games and films. Apart from the size of the project, they say that the 550 parking spaces provided will be too few and parking will become more difficult as a result.

Local hotel owners have welcomed the project, but the action group says that in general, it will only have a bad effect on the neighbourhood. According to one group member, it will result in up to 4,000 people being around Layton seafront late at night. "A lot of old people and families live nearby," he explained. A meeting is being held tonight to discuss the plans.

(Adapted from EXAM EXTRA PET)

What is the writer trying to do in the article?
  • show why the new leisure centre is needed
  • give her own opinion about the new leisure centre
  • describe the arguments against the new leisure centre
  • suggest where the new leisure centre should be built
What will the reader discover from the article?
  • how long it will take to complete the new leisure centre
  • how many members the action group has
  • how much it will cost to join the new leisure centre
  • how long the sports club has been in Layton
What does the action group think about the new leisure centre?
  • It will not be right for the area.
  • It will cost too much to build.
  • It will not attract enough people.
  • It will provide too little entertainment.
Which group of people is keen on having the new leisure centre?
  • People who do a lot of sport
  • People working in the tourist industry
  • People who come into Layton by car
  • People living near the seafront
What would be a good headline for the article?
  • Action Group changes its mind
  • Leisure plans under attack
  • Seafront invaded by crowds again
  • Good news for Cityspace

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. But it's always best to book in advance.

B. However, you will get this back if you buy any of the items you try on.

C. So the prices are the same whether you use the service or not.

D. This means you can take your time, even if the rest of the store is crowded.

E. Exchanging your unwanted items in this way makes shopping so much simpler.

F. Then perhaps one of our personal shoppers is what you're looking for.

G. Because of this, people generally find shopping less enjoyable than before.

H. This allows our shopping expert to find clothes within your price range.

Could a personal shopper help you?

Do you love shopping but can never find clothes that fit you or look nice? Or maybe you hate shopping and just want to get it done quickly? They have helped hundreds of customers, both men and women. People of all ages have enjoyed the benefits of their service, and it doesn't have to be expensive. We charge a small amount for your personal shopping appointment. So you will probably end up spending no more than if you were shopping alone.

Before you look at any clothes, our personal shopper will discuss with you what you are looking for. It's a good idea to think about money in advance and set a limit on the amount you want to spend. All our personal shoppers are trained to know what styles and colors will suit you best. Then comes the enjoyable part! You sit back and relax while your personal shopper looks at the huge choice of clothes in our store and selects items for you to try on. One advantage of having a personal shopper is that you get your own private changing room.

If you're interested in trying our personal shopping experience, why not come along to one of our stores and talk to us? On days when the store is quiet, one of our personal shoppers might be free to help you there and then. That way, you'll be sure you won’t be disappointed.

For this month only, if you book an appointment with a personal shopper, we're offering a 10% discount on goods in all our store's departments, including electronic items such as computers and tablets.

So what are you waiting for? Get yourself a new look, and make shopping fun!

(Adapted from B1 EXAM BOOSTER)

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

Emma Watson

The actress Emma Watson grew up near Oxford in the south of England and trained as an actress at the Stagecoach School in Oxford. Although she had only acted in a few school plays, in 2001, she was lucky enough to get the of Hermione in the Harry Potter film . This was the part which first her famous. She appeared in all eight of the Harry Potter films from 2001 to 2011. After the Harry Potter films, Emma to work in films, but also a few years studying English Literature at university. She acted while she studied, and since 2012 she has continued to develop her career and has appeared in very successful films.

(Adapted from B1 EXAM BOOSTER)

Fill in each blank with one suitable word.

Getting healthier

I have quite a healthy life these days, but I wasn't always so good! A few months , I realized that I needed to change my habits. I spending too much time online and not eating well. I decided to do something it.

The first thing I changed was my diet. My parents have always provided me with healthy meals, but I often ate unhealthy snacks like crisps and sweets in meals. I stopped doing this and immediately lost some weight. Then I started to do more exercise. of sitting at my laptop all evening, I went out for a short run. I ran a little further each week and feel so much better now! I also realized that I wasn't getting sleep because of staying up late surfing the internet. I've also decided to limit my time online. All this goes to show – anyone can change!

(Adapted from B1 EXAM BOOSTER)