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Aptis Reading Test

Question 1
Dear Joan,
Thanks for the great day. I really had a (1) ________ time with you and your
family.
Your Dad is a fantastic guitar player and he played all of my (2) _____ songs.
I am (3)____________ this email at work because I couldnt stop thinking about
how much fun I had.
I am planning on (4)___________a barbeque at my house in a few weeks and I
would like it if you and your family (5) _________ come.
I better stop day dreaming and (6)________ back to work.
Thanks again and see you soon,
Karen
Answer:
1.

____________________

Choices:
a.

okay

b. bad

c. wonderful

2.

____________________

d. kind

Choices:
a. new
b. okay
3. ____________________

c. favorite d. nice

Choices:
a. talking

b. looking

c. reading

d. writing

4.

____________________

Choices:
a. having
5.

b. have

c. give

d. doing

____________________

Choices:
a. would
b. try
6. ____________________

c. like

d. get

c. try

d. went

Choices:
a. get

b. bring

Question 2
Put the following sentences in order
1.
2.
3.
4.

First, Michael sat at his desk and took a deep breath.


He then sharpened his pencils and organised his pens.
He then wrote notes describing the diagrams.
After this, he turned the lamp on, so he could see the equipment on his

desk.
5. Following this, he used the sharpened pencils to draw diagrams for his
homework.
6. Finally, he turned off his light, and went to bed.
Answer:
_____________________________________________________________________________

Question 3
Put the following sentences in order.

1. She collapses to the ground. It looks like the paramedics are rushing
out to the track.
2. Love seems to be unstoppable today. The rest of the runners are
3.
4.
5.
6.

fighting to keep up.


It looks like she may have a serious injury.
Three laps to go. Oh no, Love has seemed to be slowing down.
I don't think she'll be able to run in the next race.
Ready, Set, Go! The race is under way. It looks like Sandra Love is in

the lead and there seems to be a fight for second and third place.
7. Let's see the replay. She comes around and grabs her leg, and down
she goes.
8. The next day, the doctors said she has a fractured toe, and will be
unable to run for the rest of the season.
Answer:
_____________________________________________________________________________

Question 4
Drifting
(1) ____ is a trick with a car where the (2) ____ intentionally oversteers the
vehicle, causing loss of grip in the rear wheels or all tires, while maintaining
control of direction. Although the origin of drifting is not known, (3) ____ was
one of the earliest birthplaces places for drifting.
It was most (4) ____ in the All Japan Touring Car Championship races.
Moreover, motorcycling driver, Kunimitsu Takahashi, was the creator of (5)
____ techniques in the 1970s. One of the earliest recorded drift events
outside Japan was in 1996, at Willow Springs (6) ____ in Willow Springs,
California. Now there are many drifting events around the world. There are
typically two sessions, a qualifying/practice session, and a (7) ____ session. In
the qualifying sessions, drifters get individual turns in front of (8) ____ to try
to make the final 16. This is often on the day preceding the final. The second

session is a (9) ____ head to head where the drivers get points for his drifting
skills.
Complete the passage using the words below. Not all words will be
used.
final Japan popular wheel driver drifting drifting Raceway judges
race early
Answer:
(1)__________________ (2) __________________ (3) __________________ (4)
__________________
(5) __________________ (6) __________________ (7) __________________ (8)
__________________
(9) __________________

Question 5
Yes, have you not heard? Poor father has never been strong for years back,
but this has made him very sick. He only lies on his bed, and Dr. Willows says
that he is a wreck and that his nervous system is very bad. Mr. McCarthy was
the only man alive who had known dad in the old days in Victoria.
Question: (paragraph heading):
What is the most suitable heading for this paragraph?
1.
2.
3.
4.

Her father wrecked the car


Her father's car has broken down
A father's sickness
her father is very strong

Answer:

__________________________________________________

Question 6
1. _________Albert Einstein was a German-born physicist who developed one
of the most important theories within science. He is known as arguably the
smartest man who lived and is credited with showing the world the general y
of relativity, which is a theory explaining the universe.
2. _________He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921, but not for
relativity. His theories of special and general relativity are of great
importance to many branches of physics and astronomy. They have been
confirmed by many experiments and observations.
3. _________ Einstein is well known for his theories about light, matter,
gravity, space, and time. His most well known equation is . It means that
energy and mass are different forms of the same thing.
4. _________Einstein published more than 300 scientific papers and over 150
non-scientific works. He received honorary doctorate degrees in science,
medicine and philosophy from many European and American universities.
5. _________Near the beginning of World War II, he warned President Franklin
D. Roosevelt that Germany might be developing an atomic weapon. He
recommended that the U.S. begin nuclear weapons research. That research,
begun by a newly established Manhattan Project, resulted in the U.S.
becoming the first and only country to have nuclear weapons during the war.

6. _________Einstein often appears in movies and tv shows when characters


need help from a genius. Moreover, in popular culture, people are called
Einsteins if they suggest good ideas or show great intelligence.
Headings
A. Einsteins academic achievements
B. Who Albert Einstein was
C. Einstein in the media
D. Why Einstein is famous
E. Einsteins contribution to the Second World War
F. His early awards
Answer:
1. ______________________
2. ______________________
3. ______________________
4. ______________________
5. ______________________
6. ______________________