Cambridge Primary Checkpoint 2017 - ESL - Reading and usage

2/25/2019 10:48:35 PM
Source: Cambridge Primary Checkpoint support material at cambridgeinternational.org

Read the sentences below about a mobile phone and choose the correct word for each space.

Example:

My parents ………… me a new mobile phone for my birthday.

A. gave B. put C. won

Read the sentences below about a mobile phone and choose the correct word for each space.

 My last phone didn’t ………… a camera, but this one does.

  • add
  • keep
  • include

Read the sentences below about a mobile phone and choose the correct word for each space.

 I’ve already ………… some great photos for my friends.

  • sent
  • arrived
  • brought

Read the sentences below about a mobile phone and choose the correct word for each space.

 Sometimes I forget to ………… off my phone in the cinema.

  • get
  • turn
  • take

Read the sentences below about a mobile phone and choose the correct word for each space.

 I’m going to download some songs ………… this afternoon.

  • already
  • then
  • later

Read the sentences below about a mobile phone and choose the correct word for each space.

 I’ll be really careful not to ………… this phone.

  • lose
  • miss
  • fail

Complete the email below. Write ONE word for each space. Example: (0)...you...

From: Ben

To: Ivan

Hi Ivan,

I'm writing to let (0) ...you... know that I have moved house! We now in a flat in the city. It’s better our village house. It’s got a (8) of rooms. We’re near a sports centre a cinema. I miss my friends from the village, but I’m glad we moved because I love city life. Now I don’t have get a bus to school. I walk there day with a new friend who called Kwame.

Write to very soon! I love to hear your news.

This is new address:

15b, Newfield House

London

Ben

Complete the conversation between two friends. What does Dan say to Milly?

Milly: Hi, Dan. Have you been away?

Dan: My grandparents took me to France for a week.

Milly: Lucky you! What did you do there?

Dan:  

Milly: Sounds lovely. You practised your French, I hope!

Dan:  

Milly: Great! I loved trying things like that when I went to France last summer.

Dan:  

Milly: Lots. They’re on my computer. How about coming to my house to look at them?

Dan:  

Milly: Is tomorrow evening OK for you?

Dan:  

Milly: OK. See you then! And bring your photos too.

 Look at the text in each question. What does it say?

Example:

A. This is a good place for students to discuss their homework.

B. Some of these computers can be used by students working together.

C. Students are not allowed to have conversations in this room.

Why has Monica written the email?

  • to check if Anna is going on the trip
  • to ask Anna to book places on the trip
  • to remind Anna about the date of the trip

What does it say?

  • Do not skateboard if other people are in the park.
  • Take care when skateboarding with other skateboarders.
  • Make sure you don’t skateboard outside the skateboarding zone.

What does it say?

  • Motorcyclists can try out the race course between 10.30 and 11.30.
  • Motorcyclists do not need to be at the track until 12.00.
  • Motorcyclists must be ready to start the first race at 10.00.

What does it say?

  • If students show their ID cards, they get a free DVD.
  • DVDs are on offer for the next few weeks.
  • Students can currently get DVDs at reduced prices.

Frankie is asking Tom to

  • go and watch John play in a match.
  • play in the match instead of John.
  • contact John about playing in the match.

Read the text below and answer the questions.

Anna Learns to Surf

Before I went to Australia, I did a beginner’s surfing course in Portugal. I travelled there from my home in Spain and hoped to learn lots. I wanted to be a good surfer by the time I got to Australia, where they are very advanced. But, I was no better at the end of the course! I was part of a group of four people and we spent five hours on both days practising on the beach, not in the water!

So, when I travelled to Australia I booked a course at Waves Surf School. The surfing teacher’s instructions were easy to follow and, after just three days, everyone in my group could stand on their boards and surf all the way to the beach. It was amazing! After a hard day, I returned to a lovely apartment and looked out at the sea. I then relaxed for a bit before going out for dinner.

The staff at the surf school were great. They told me about the best tourist places to visit and even drove me home to my apartment when I went clothes shopping and had too many bags to carry. While I was at the school, I learned more about Australia and its people than I did when I visited cities like Brisbane. I had a great time and it was really difficult to say goodbye when I had to fly home.

What level surfer was Anna after her course in Portugal?
  • a beginner
  • a good surfer
  • an advanced surfer
How long was Anna’s surfing course in Portugal?
  • 2 days
  • 4 days
  • 5 days
In Australia, Anna was surprised about
  • how heavy her surfboard was.
  • how long she spent in the water each day.
  • how quickly her surfing improved.
Anna had some help with
  • driving to places as a tourist.
  • bringing her shopping back.
  • buying the right surfing clothes to wear.
How did Anna feel at the end of her surfing course?
  • sad that she learned so little about the country
  • worried about going to Brisbane
  • unhappy to be returning home