Do Reading Test 4 Year 7 to develop your reading skills.

Task 1. For questions (1—6) choose and circle the correct answer (a, b, c or d).

Long, long ago, on one Christmas Eve, spiders were banished from homes while people cleaned the houses and broke their webs. They had to move to the farthest corner of the attic. Young spiders wanted to see the decorated Christmas trees and the little Christ child. The elders tried to tell the younger spiders that they were not allowed inside the rooms but the young spiders were quite curious.

When the house was dark and silent and everybody was asleep, the spiders crept out of their hiding place and slowly reached the Christmas tree. They spent all night in the tree, examining its beautiful ornaments. They left pretty and delicate spider webs all over the tree.

In the early hours of the morning, the little Christ child came to bless the house. He was surprised to find little spiders and their webs on the tree. The Christ child gently touched the spider webs and made them sparkling and shining in silver and golden colours. The Christmas tree looked even more beautiful than before.

1. When were spiders driven out of people’s homes?

  •  At Christmas time.
  • On Christmas morning. 
  • At the weekend.
  • On the 24th of December.

2. Where did the spiders live?

  • In the bathroom.
  • Under the roof.
  • In the kitchen.  
  • Under the floor.

3. Who wanted to see the decorated Christmas trees and the little Christ child? 

  • The huge spiders.
  • The young spiders.
  •  The oldest spiders. 
  • The cleverest spider.

 4. When did the spiders go to look at the Christmas tree?

  • When the family was having dinner.
  • When everybody was dancing.
  • When the family was in bed.
  • When the little Christ child arrived.

5. The spiders left pretty and delicate spider webs … .

  • all over the house
  • all over the attic
  • all over the tree
  • all over the bedroom

6. The Christ child … .

  1. transformed the Christmas tree into gold
  2. changed the colours of the spider webs
  3. did nothing in the room
  4. removed the webs from the Christmas tree

 Task 2. Make the following sentences true to the text.

1. The spiders wanted to have a look at the Christmas tree and its decorations.

2. The young spiders didn’t take interest in the Christmas tree.

3. With the spider webs, the Christmas tree became worse than before.

Task 3. Read the text. Choose from (A—G) the one which best fits each space. There is one choice you do not need to use.

There are about a billion bicycles 1 __ , twice as many as motorcars. Almost 400 million bicycles are in China. Every year some 50 million bicycles 2 __ .

In 1985, John Howard, Olympic cyclist and Ironman triathlon winner from the US, set 3 __ for a bicycle when he reached 245,08 km/h cycling in the slipstream of a specially designed car. The record would stand until 3 October 1995 when Dutch cyclist Fred Rompelberg 4 __ of a dragster at 268,831 km/h, a record that still stands.

What is even more amazing is that Fred, who holds 5 __ , was 50 years old when he set the Absolute World Speed Record for Cycling. He is still 6 __ .

A. pedalled in the slipstream

B. a number of bicycle speed records

C. are produced

D. the world’s oldest professional cyclist

E. in the world

F. the world speed record

G. where he could drive fast