Đề số 29 Toefl Primary Step 2 - Reading (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

3/11/2021 5:45:00 PM

This is a large road vehicle. It is used for transporting goods. What is it?

  • delivery truck
  • bin lorry
  • caravan

You do this by giving money or goods to help a person or an organization. You do this without wanting anything in exchange. What is it?

  • please
  • return
  • donate

This is a ring made of flowers and leaves. It is used as a decoration or as a sign of respect and remembrance for a person who has passed away. What is it?

  • bouquet
  • wreath
  • garland

When you need to _____ all the toys after you play. You also need to _____ frequently to keep your room clean.

  • mess up
  • tidy up
  • put up

This is something strange or unknown that has not yet been explained. This can also be a book, movie, or play of a crime that is difficult to understand. What is it?

  • horror
  • legend
  • mystery

You often do this to say or shout something suddenly because of surprise, fear or pleasure. What is it?

  • exclaim
  • howl
  • cry

It is a part of a tree, from which its branches grow. It is often brown. What is it?

  • blade
  • trunk
  • flower

This is a feeling of happiness that something unpleasant has not happened or has ended. You have this feeling when you just need to pass the exam and you get it. What is it?

  • relief
  • emotion
  • shock

The view of Fuji Mountain is _____. There will be a _____ sunset tonight.

  • adventurous
  • fondly
  • spectacular

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Hi John,

How are things? I'd like to tell you about my best friend, Alex. He's sixteen and he's a good student. Alex is tall and has dark hair. He is very funny, but he can be shy sometimes, too. Alex and I study in the same class. At the weekends, we often play football but we sometimes go to the cinema. We like playing video games. He is a great person. What about your best friend? Write to me soon. 

Bye for now, 


What is the email mainly about?

  • To share about one day at school
  • To introduce a close friend
  • To ask about a daily routine

What can we infer about Alan?

  • He is tall and has dark-colored hair.
  • He is both humorous and timid.
  • He is around sixteen years old.

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Hi Tom,

I am going to finish college on Friday and I intend to fly to Manaus, Brazil on Saturday. But my plans are special. I am not going to stay in the city. I am going to help endangered animals in the Amazon jungle! I'm looking forward to taking photos of monkeys, snakes and even dolphins. I think you will see lots of interesting animals in Africa, too, and I'm sure you will take a lot of photos. Will you post them on your blog? I'll post mine on www.endangeredamazon.co.uk.

Check them out!

Kevin (19:47)

How old is Kevin?

  • About 5-8
  • About 9-15
  • About 16-30

Where is Tom going to?

  • College
  • Amazon jungle
  • Africa

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How often is the Fall Safety Day held?

  • Every month
  • Every year
  • Once a week

How long does the event happen?

  • On Saturday
  • 3 hours
  • From 19th- 23rd

What can families NOT experience at West Pierce Fire & Rescue?

  • Attend a tour to watch the fire engine
  • Directly use the fire hose
  • Ride the train home

For more details, you can contact _____.

  • at Station 21, Lake wood
  • via the phone number
  • visit FB page

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Tissue Paper Flower Bracelet Craft for Kids

What you'll need:

- Tissue paper in a variety of colors
- Single hole punch
- Scissors
- Pipe cleaner or Straw
- Optional: Beads (We used wooden beads similar to these, but any kind with a hole large enough for a pipe cleaner to fit through would work.)

How to make:

Step 1: Stack some small sheets of tissue paper together. The order you place the tissue paper in will determine how you flower looks. It’s fun to experiment with different patterns of colors! The more sheets of paper you use, the fuller your finished flower will be.
Step 2: Hold the entire stack together and cut out a small circle. Our circles had approximately a 2 inch diameter.
Step 3: Punch two holes in the center of your circles.
Step 4: Take a pipe cleaner and put one end through each punched circle. Try to do it evenly so both sides of the pipe cleaner are equal lengths after being put through the circles.

Step 5: Twist the pipe cleaner ends together right below the tissue paper circles to hold it in place.
Step 6: Now it’s time to make your tissue paper flower. Gently separate the top layer of tissue paper and pull it up and crumple it a bit. Do this with each following layer.
Step 7: Once you separate each layer, you can play around with the finished flower until you like how it looks.

Step 8: You can leave the bracelet as is or add beads to the pipe cleaners for more details. We used colorful wooden beads and threaded them onto each side.
Step 9: Leave a bit of extra room at the end of each pipe cleaner and twist the ends together to secure your bracelet. Snip off the ends.

How many materials do you have to prepare at least?

  • Five
  • Four
  • Three

What is TRUE with the information referred to in Step 1?

  • Set small sheets of tissue paper with only one color
  • Cut two small circle in the middle of the tissue paper
  • You should use colorful sheets of paper for your bracelet

What will a pipe cleaner be used for?

  • To hold the paper tissues in place
  • To secure your bracelet
  • To separate the top layer of tissue paper

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The Seven Cities of Gold

Many years ago, a Spanish officer named Coronado heard the story of seven great cities. “The walls of these cities are made of gold,” his friends told him. “The people eat meat from golden plates and dress in nice clothes,” they said. They called these cities the Seven Cities of Gold. Were the cities real? Coronado never considered asking his friends.
Coronado thought to himself, “The things in these cities must be worth a lot of money.” So he went to find the Seven Cities of Gold. He took along three hundred men, many horses, and extra food. They headed west. Coronado wanted to achieve his goal very badly.
Coronado and his men rode for many days. Then they saw some cities. “We found the Seven Cities of Gold!” his men yelled, but Coronado wasn’t happy. He had a different opinion. “These can’t be the Seven Cities of Gold,” he said. “Look, they’re made of dirt!”
Coronado was right. The cities weren’t bright and golden. They were dirty and brown. The people didn’t eat meat from golden plates. They ate vegetables from regular bowls. They wore the most basic clothes.
Coronado regarded the cities as ugly places. “What happened to the cities of gold?” he thought. “Did someone destroy them? Was there a war? Did someone already come and take the gold?”
That night, the people of the cities entertained Coronado and his men and served them food. They advised Coronado to go home. “There is no gold here,” they told him. Coronado was angry. Did his friends lie to him?
He left the next morning. He looked back at one more time. The sun reflected light dirt houses. Coronado thought he saw a bit of gold. Were his friends right after all? “No,” he told himself. “It’s just the sun.” Then he turned away and went home.

(Adapted from 4000 Essential English Words 1)

What is this story about?

  • A man who achieves his goal
  • An officer who looks for cities of gold
  • Men who destroy cities

What did Coronado NOT consider asking his friends?

  • How much money the cities were worth
  • If the people of the cities ate meat
  • If the Seven Cities of Gold were real

Why was Coronado unhappy when he saw the cities?

  • They were not made of gold.
  • Someone destroyed them.
  • He had already been to the cities.

What did the people of the cities advise Coronado to do?

  • Eat basic vegetables
  • Return to his homeland
  • Talk about his opinion of the cities

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The Crazy Artist

Frenhofer was the best artist in the world. Everyone loved him. The quality of his paintings was very high. He always used the best materials. He made a big profit from his paintings. He had delicious meals with his rich neighbors. He taught art classes. Life was good.
Then his attitude changed. He stopped selling paintings and teaching. He tried a new method of painting. He stayed alone in his apartment all day. He worked all day and all night, rarely eating. Soon Frenhofer became very thin. But he kept working on the same painting for many years. He worked as hard as he could.
Finally, he finished the painting. He was very happy and invited other artists to see it. “I want your professional opinion,” he said. He wanted them to judge it and compare it to other paintings. Everyone was very excited as they went up the stairs to his apartment. Frenhofer was excited to show his painting, and the artists were excited to see it. “They’ll love it,” he thought. But they did not.
They were surprised by his painting. There was no white anywhere. Frenhofer filled the whole painting with lines and colors. There was no space for a normal picture. It was full of strange shapes. It looked bad to the other artists. He used symbols, and they didn’t understand them. They thought it was terrible. “Why did you paint this strange picture?” someone asked. They didn’t understand its beauty.
But after some time, many people began to like his painting. People wrote articles about it in magazines. They said it was his best work. They loved his strange symbols. They loved his strange colors. Frenhofer’s painting reminded everyone that just because something was new didn’t mean that it was bad. He also helped them to realize that sometimes it takes people a little time to understand great things.

What is this story about?

  • A painter whose neighbors judge his art as poor quality
  • An artist who teaches art classes in his apartment
  • A thin man who eats meals with friends

Why does Frenhofer want the artists to see his painting?

  • He wants them to judge his materials.
  • He wants them to give their professional opinion.
  • He wants to compare his new method to theirs.

What is true of Frenhofer’s painting?

  • It is made with low-quality materials.
  • It is full of strange colors and shapes.
  • It does not have any symbols in it.

Where do the other artists see his painting?

  • It is alone in the space used for art classes.
  • They go to Frenhofer’s apartment.
  • Frenhofer takes it to their apartment.

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The Doctor's Cure

James Fry was a fantastic doctor. His surgeries helped many disabled people overcome their injuries. He also wrote for a popular medical journal. James was very busy. His son, Steve, rarely saw him.
One day, James was walking and inspecting a patient’s file. There was water all over the floor. James slipped on the liquid and fell. He fell on a broken glass tube. He was hurt.
Steve came to visit him in the hospital. James said, “It will be tough for me to stay in bed. But I can hardly bend my legs.”
“Then let’s watch a movie.” Steve said. It made them laugh together. Steve said, “I have to leave, but here’s some fiction to read.”
James started to recall fun parts of life. He marveled at small things, like food. He was too busy to notice them before. “Steve,” he said, “you get more nutrients when you chew slowly. But I think it makes food taste better, too!”
Weeks later, James said, “Steve, I haven’t spent enough time with you. I regret this. Even my soul feels better when you visit. But I have spent sufficient time here. We should go home.”
Outside, there was a warm breeze. James watched a flag blow.

Finally, James said, “I’m not ready to work. I’m going to take a long bath. And then we’ll watch a movie together.”

(Adapted from 4000 essential English words 2)

What is this story about?

  • A doctor who needs surgery
  • A boy with a fantastic comedy video
  • A doctor who recalls fun things

What does James notice now that he isn’t busy?

  • Food tastes better when you chew it slowly.
  • He regrets not working more.
  • His soul feels worse than before.

How did James get hurt?

  • He didn’t get enough nutrients.
  • He slipped and fell on a broken tube.
  • He slipped on liquid after a bath.

What does James do when he leaves the hospital?

  • He inspects a patient’s file.
  • He watches a flag blow in the breeze.
  • He marvels at the taste of food.

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Watershed High School in Colorado, USA, takes schoolwork out of the classroom and into the real world! Students learn all the usual subjects like maths and English but in ways that bring the subjects to life! Most classes are actually "learning expeditions". This means that students take trips to local companies to learn about business studies or they go hiking in forests to leam about geography. At Watershed, the world is your classroom!

What is the difference at Watershed High School?

  • Students learn strange subjects like maths and English.
  • Schools bring usual subjects to daily life.
  • There are many trips for students to join in.

Students who learn about business can _____.

  • go hiking in forests
  • visit local companies
  • regard classrooms as the outside world

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One night, Jane and her dog Frankie were in the living room by the fire. It was freezing cold outdoors but Jane was warm in her jumper. Suddenly, there was a strange noise outside.
Jane looked out of the window but there nothing but snow. She put on her coat and went to the door. Frankie followed her. They were in the garden when they heard the noise again. It was much louder this time. 
Terrified, Jane went to the back of the house. The next moment, some snow fell off the roof! Frankie ran up to it barking furiously. Jane felt relieved. It wasn't a burglar - only the snow!

Where did Jane hear the noise louder?

  • In the living room
  • Out of the window
  • In the garden

The noise was _____.

  • from the dog barking
  • from a burglar
  • from the snow falling down