Reading and Writing Practice Test 4 [A2]

Part 1

– 6 questions –

For each question, choose the correct answer.

Part 2

– 7 questions –

For each question, choose the correct answer.

Part 3

– 5 questions –

For each question, choose the correct answer.

CHILD LABOUR

You don’t need to be an adult to help others. In November 1999, when she was just thirteen years old, Rosie Williams was looking for the sports section in the newspaper. A story about a girl, Armineh Ghafoor, caught her eye. Armineh Ghafoor, who lived in Afghanistan, had been forced to work long days in a carpet factory. She had worked fourteen hours a day, seven days a week, since she was six years old until she escaped. Her job was to tie knots in the carpets. The article shocked Rosie. Armineh Ghafoor was the same age as Rosie. Rosie couldn’t imagine what it was like to work all day, seven days a week and never have a chance to attend a school or play. Rosie tore the article out of the newspaper and put it in her rucksack. But she couldn’t get Armineh Ghafoor out of her mind. Riding the bus to school, Rosie took the article out of her rucksack and read it again and again. After school, she went to the local library, where she got a lot of information on child labour and exploitation. The next day, with the teacher’s permission, she told the class about Armineh Ghafoor and the thousands of children who were forced to work in plantations, mines and factories.

Part 4

– 6 questions –

For each question, choose the correct answer.

Part 5

– 6 questions –

For each question, write the correct answer.
Write one word for each gap.

Part 6

You have invited your Italian friend Matteo to stay with you next month, but now you have to put off this visit.
Write a card to Matteo.
In your card:

  • apologise to Matteo

  • explain why the visit has to be delayed

  • suggest a convenient time to meet.

Write 25 words or more.

Part 7

Look at the three pictures.
Write the story shown in the pictures.
Write 35 words or more.

Write the story on your answer sheet.