YLE: FLYERS READING and WRITING TEST #1

Welcome to your YLE: FLYERS READING and WRITING TEST #1

There are 7 parts in Cambridge English Flyers Reading and Writing test.
You have 40 minutes for 44 questions.

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Part 1


Look and read. Choose the correct words and write them on the lines. There is one example. Some people write in this at the end of every day. (A diary)


Here are the variants: a diary, a businessman, calendar, a desert, a waiter, tyre, ocean, caves, a dentist, a postcard, a dictionary, engine, motorway, woods, an ambulance.

1. These are dark cold places inside mountains, and sometimes bats live in them.

2. A driver takes people who are very ill to see doctors in hospital in this. 

3. If you can’t spell a word, you can look for the meanings and spellings of different words in this. 

4. This person carries meals on plates to people in restaurants. 

5. This is a very dry place where there is usually sand on the ground.

6. If you go for a walk in these, you see some trees and perhaps birds, too. 

7. You go and see this person if you have a hole in your tooth. 

8. This is something you write on and send to a friend when you are on holiday. 

9. This is a kind of road where you can travel very quickly from city to city. 

10. You find this round and black thing on the wheels of cars and motorbikes. 

Part 2


Michael is talking to Sally. What does Sally say?
Read the conversation and choose the best answer. Write a letter (A–H) for each answer.



You do not need to use all the letters. There is one example.


1. Michael: What was the matter? Did you have a sore head?
    Sally:

2. Michael: I hate being ill.
    Sally:

3. Michael: In our English lesson, we had to answer some questions about a story.
    Sally: 

4. Michael: I can come to your house after school if you like.
    Sally:

5. Michael: Have you got any games that we can play?
    Sally:

Part 3


Read the story. Choose a word from the box. Write the correct word next to numbers 1–5.


Here are the variants: decided, piece, felt, air, bridge, built, sure, ready, key, nicer.


There is one example: David’s parents ……decided…… to move to a new house.

But David didn’t want to live in another town and he (1) sad about leaving all his friends. Last Tuesday, David’s family drove to their new house. David was unhappy. He just sat quietly and looked out of the window.

When they arrived at the house, David’s dad gave him a (2) . ‘Go and open the front door with this, David,’ he said. ‘Mum and I will bring in some of the boxes.’

David went inside. The house was much (3) than their old one and from a window upstairs he could see some boys in a park.

He could see a forest too and a (4) across a river.

‘I can play football in that park and go for great walks in that forest, and perhaps I can fish in that river,’ he thought. There was no park, forest or river near his old house. David began to smile. ‘I’m (5) I’m going to be happy here!’

6. Now choose the best name for the story.

Part 4


Read the text. Choose the right words and write them on the lines.


THE HIPPO


Here is one example: This kind of animal has ....an.… interesting name. 

1. We call it a hippo, but its long name is ‘hippopotamus’. Hippopotamus ...... ‘river horse’

2. It has that name because hippos spend lots ...... time in the water and their ears look like horses’ ears.

3. They like ...... grass too.

4.  But hippos are much bigger ...... horses.

5. The only animal in the world that ...... a bigger mouth is a whale!

6. A hippo is sometimes a dangerous animal but it is not always brave. It will often run to the water ...... hide.

7. When it’s swimming, its nose, eyes and ears are above the water ...... it can still smell, see and hear.

8. When a hippo decides to go under the water, it closes its nose and walks on the bottom of the river ...... it can find plants to eat.

9.  It’s easy for a hippo to stay under the water ...... eight minutes!

10. Hippos ...... not eat meat. Their favourite food is river plants and different kinds of grass, and they usually only eat at night.

Part 5


Look at the picture and read the story. Write some words to complete the sentences about the story. You can use 1, 2, 3 or 4 words.


SARAH'S NEW FRIEND!


Sarah and her parents and two younger brothers live in the jungle. Early every morning, she runs to her favourite mango tree and climbs it, so she can bring five mangoes from the top of the tree for her family to eat for breakfast.
One morning, she was sitting in the tree when she saw an enormous tiger below her. ‘Go away!’ she called. ‘I can’t come down until you go!’ But the tiger didn’t go away. It looked up at her and said, ‘Why?’ Sarah was very surprised! ‘Tigers don’t speak!’ she said. ‘Well, I do,’ the tiger answered. ‘I’m not dangerous. Climb down. Those mangoes look heavy. I’ll help you get home. You can ride on my back.’
Very slowly and very carefully, Sarah climbed down the tree. When she was on the ground again and looked into the tiger’s kind eyes, Sarah didn’t feel frightened. It was fun to ride on the tiger’s back. It stopped just outside the village. ‘I shouldn’t come near the houses,’ it said. ‘People are afraid of me!’
Sarah understood. She thanked the tiger and said goodbye.
‘You’re back quickly!’ her father said.
'Yes!' Sarah smiled. ‘I rode a tiger home!’
No-one believed Sarah but she didn't mind. She knew she had an exciting and really kind new friend, the tiger, and that made her very happy.


Here is an example: Sarah climbs …a mango tree… early every morning.

1. Sarah’s parents and brothers have mangoes for their .

2. When Sarah was in the tree one morning, she saw a  on the ground.

3. Sarah didn’t want to from the tree until the tiger went away.

4. Sarah was when the tiger spoke to her.

5. Sarah rode the tiger until they were and then the tiger stopped.

6. The tiger said the village people were it.

7. Sarah thought her new friend, the tiger, was

Part 6


Read the diary and write the missing words. Write one word on each line.


FRIDAY


Here is one example: Today ….was.… very interesting.

1. Peter Face, the famous actor, came to talk to us  our school!

2. Peter is in some great television programmes. Mum and I always like him on TV.

3. He has an actor since he was about 17. He talked about his new film, ‘Pirate Gold’, too.

4. It will be in cinemas month.

5. He was very friendly. When he left, he gave our teacher three DVDs of his films our teacher is going to show in film club.

Part 7


Look at the 3 pictures and write a story about. Write 20 or more words.