Academic Reading Test 4 Part 1

Questions 1-4
Complete the summary below.
Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the passage for each answer.
Write your answers in boxes 1-4 on your answer sheet.

Story of Emil and the Detectives
The story concerns a boy called Emil who has to deliver money to 1 in Berlin. He lives with his mother, who is a hairdresser and not well-off. On the journey, he meets someone who he thinks is strange, and while Emil is 2 , the money disappears. When he gets to Berlin, he meets some 3 and they help him to find the person who took the money. He does not want to report this theft because he is worried about some damage that he did to a 4 and thinks he will get into trouble for that. and thinks he will get into trouble for that.

Questions 5-7
Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.
Write the correct letters in boxes 5-7 on your answer sheet.

5 What point does the writer make about Emil and the Detectives in the fourth paragraph?

6 The writer says that children particularly like fiction which

7 The writer says that a feature of the book that was new at the time was

Questions 8-1 3
Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading passage 1?
In boxes 8-13 on your answer sheet (page 163), write

TRUE if the statement agrees with the information
FALSE if the statement contradicts the information
NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this

8 The book is unusual because it has more than one narrator.

9 Some readers found it hard to understand the slang used by some characters.

10 Local dialect is a positive feature of some of the characters.

11 The film of the book had features that were unusual at the time.

12 Kastner based the whole story on real events in his life.

13 Kastner wrote the story and then sent it to a publisher.

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