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Aptis

Reading
Practice
WORKBOOK
PRESENTS

Aptis Reading
Practice

Tasks:
1: Informal Emails
2. Sequencing
3. Gap-Fills
4. Paragraph
Headings

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Task1:

Informal Emails
Directions:Fillintheblankwiththecorrectwordfromthebrackets.

HiLucy,

How[1:are/is/am/be]__________you?Areyougoingtomeetmeforlunchtoday.Iwill
beveryhungry,solet'sgotoJohns'sBurgershack.Ireadvery[2:good/well/fine]
_____________reviewsaboutit,andmyotherfriendslikeit.Theyhavebigburgersand
giveyoualotoffries.Theyalsohavemilkshakesandlotsofdrinkstochoosefrom.If
youpreferanotherplace,wecangothere.
Foodisfoodafterall.Whatdoyouwanttodoafterlunch?Howaboutwe[3:visit/
visiting/visit]____________mycousinMarilynatherhouse?ShehasanewdogandI
wouldliketoseeit.Maybewecouldbringhersomefoodfromtherestaurantand
somethingforthedogtoo!Pleasemessagemeback,soI[4:willhave/have/had]
________________timetoprepare.

Kay

DearJamie,

TheplansarealmostreadyforKays
[1:graduation/graduates/graduating/finish]__________________party.The
balloonshavebeendeliveredandtheyarewonderful!Theyspellouther[2:name/is
name/nameis/nameare]___________________andthemanattheshopsaidthat
theywilllastforalongtimewhichisperfect.Thecakesarebeingmadeaswespeak.
I[3:hopes/amhope/hope/hoping]______________________theytasteasdelicious
astheylook.Oneofthecakesisintheshapeofagraduationhatandtheotherisinthe
shapeofabook.AllI[4:amneed/needing/need/hope]__________________youto
doisbringtheplatesandcups.Isthatok?

Cheers,
Michelle

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Task1:

Informal Emails
Directions:Fillintheblankwiththecorrectwordfromthebrackets.

HiJames,

IjustwantedtoremindyouaboutourtriptoBournemouthnext[1:months/previous
/week/settle]______________.It'sgoingtobegreat,somakesureyoubringallofyour
gear.Oncewearriveandget[2:extra/settled/home/arrive]_______________,were
goingtogostraighttothebeach,somakesureyoudon'tforgetyourswimmingsuit!There
willbeothersportsactivities,soyoumayneedan[3:extra/spare/exist/also]
________________pair.Susansaidthattheweathermaybealittlecoldduringthenights
somakesureyoubringasweateror[4:arrive/coat/heat/spare]_______________I
don'tthinktheroomshaveanyheating.Anyway,seeyouthere.

Cheers,
Bill

Himum,

I'mupdatingyouonmyreturnhome.I'llwaituntiltheendofthecelebrationstocome
back.Thisisbecause[1:around/thisis/therere/there's]_______________alot
happeningbeforethattime.I'vegottosellmycarandgetridofmystuff.Thatwilltakea
whileandIdon'tknowhow
[2:long/be/time/length]_______________itwilltake.Ialsoneedtogetclearanceto
leavemyworkplace.TherearemanychecksandformsIhavetofill.It'slikeI'mleaving
prison!Anyway,Ishouldflyin[3:around/about/over/bein]____________July8th
whichmeansthatdadwillhavetopickmeup.CanhebringhislargecarbecauseI'll
havealotofstuffwithme?Anyway,Ill[4:moment/Italk/speaking/speak]
_____________toyousoon,

Love,
Jen

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Task2
Sequencing
Directions:Orderthesentences(AF)belowtomakeastory.
Writeyouranswersintheappropriategapbelow.

A.Followingthat,wewaitedintheloungeuntilourplanearrived
1._______
B.Finally,weboardedtheplane 2._______
C.Firstwebookedourseatsonlineandchosewherewewantedtosit 3._______
D.Thenwecalledthetaxitotakeustotheairport. 4._______
E.Afterthat,welinedupatthecheckindeskandgotourpasses 5._______
F.Thenweshowedourpassesandpassporttoimmigration
6._______

A.Oncethecarstartedheputhisseatbelton 1._______
B.Thenheputthekeyintheignition 2._______
C.Hethenputthecaringearandpressedthegaspedal 3._______
D.Finally,hedroveoff 4._______
E.Firstheenteredthecar
5._______
F.Afterthat,hestartedhisengine
6._______

A.ThereceptionistgaveKayaticketnumberandtoldhertositdown
andwaituntilhernumberwascalled
1._______
B.Shethentoldthereceptionisthernameandthetimeofthe 2._______
appointment. 3._______
C.Finally,Kaywentintotheroomwherethedoctorwaswaiting 4._______
D.Kayenteredthedoctor'sclinic. 5._______
E.ThereceptionistcalledoutKaysnumber
6._______
F.Shethentoldthereceptionistthatshehadarrived.

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Task2
Sequencing
Directions:Orderthesentences(AF)belowtomakeastory.
Writeyouranswersintheappropriategapbelow.

A.Hethensharpenedhispencilsandorganizedhispens. 1._______
B.Hethenwrotenotesdescribingtheimages
2._______
C.Finally,heturnedthelampoffandwenttosleep.
3._______
D.First,Michaelsatathisdeskandtookadeepbreath.
E.Afterthis,heturnedonhislapsohecouldseehisequipmentonthe4._______
desk. 5._______
F.Followingthis,hestartedtodrawhisdiagramsforhishomework. 6._______

Draw a Sequencing Writeasentenceanddrawapicturetoshowthecorrect


orderofeventsfromthestory.

First
_________________
_________________
_________________
Next
_________________
_________________
_________________
Then
_________________
_________________
_________________

Last
_________________
_________________
_________________

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Task3

Gap-Fills
Directions:Completethereadingpassageusingthewordsinthebox.
Youwillnotneedallofthewords.

thestageitwaslevelscountriescoveredaverage

TheNorthSeaisapartoftheAtlanticOcean.ItliesbetweenGreatBritainand
thenorthernandnorthwesternmainlandofEurope.Seven___________
bordertheNorthSea:Germany,Denmark,TheNetherlands,Belgium,France,
NorwayandtheU.K.
TheNorthSeacoversanareaofabout200,000squaremiles(565,000square
kilometres).___________originatedafter___________lastIceAgein
Europe.AtthattimemostofWesternEuropewas___________withvast
sheetsofice.TheBritishIsleswereapartoftheEuropeanmainland.When
theicemelted,watercoveredlowlyingareasassea___________rose,thus
separatingtheBritishIslesfromtherestofEurope.Geologically,theNorth
SeaispartoftheEuropeancontinentalshelf.Ithasan___________depth
100meters.TheshallowestareaistheDoggerBank,whichisonly12metres
deep.

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Task3

Gap-Fills
Directions:Completethereadingpassageusingthewordsinthebox.
Youwillnotneedallofthewords.

giantaboutmorepassengerscoulddestinations
skiestheynoisethree

TheAirbusA380isthelargestpassengerplanethathaseverbeenbuilt.Itcan
carry___________passengersandcargothananyotherairplaneandits
designerssaythatituseslessfuelandmakeless___________.

TheA380isagiantintheskies.Itswingsspanis___________80metresand
ithasalengthof73metres.WhenfilledwithpassengerstheA380weighsover
500,000kg.Ithas___________deckstwopassengerdecksandonefor
cargo.Upto840___________canflyontheplaneifalltheseatsarebuiltinit.

Uptonow,thebiggestplanewastheBoeing747which___________carry416
passengers.Designershaveusedspecialmaterialstokeeptheplanelight.
Planemakerssaythattheenginesareverylowinnoise___________
produceabouthalfthesoundofotherengines.

TheA380canflyabout13,000kmnonstop.Theplanecanreach___________
onothercontinentswithoutrefueling.

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Task3

Gap-Fills
Directions:Completethereadingpassageusingthewordsinthebox.
Youwillnotneedallofthewords.

headachesbelievescorrectlyrelaxed
whichpopularstressthatthink

Formorethan4,000years,peopleinAsiahaveusedacupuncturetotreat
illnesses.ItisanoldChineseformofhealingin___________yourskinis
piercedwiththinneedlestolowerpain.Todayacupunctureisalsovery
___________inEurope,AmericaandAustralia.

Acupuncturecancontrolpainandsickness.Itcanalsobeusedifyouhave
___________orbackpain.Somedoctorsuseacupuncturealongwithregular
treatmentsforasthma,highbloodpressureor___________.Doctorshaveeven
usedacupuncturetostoppainduringanoperation.Somepeople___________
thatacupuncturecantreatdepressionandevenhelppeopletostopsmoking.
Manypatientsfeelmoreenergyafteratreatment,whileothersmayfeelmore
___________.

Peoplewhopracticeacupuncturemusttakecoursestolearnhowtodoit
___________.Inmanyplaces,especiallyoutsideofAsia,onlydoctorsare
allowedtoperformacupuncture.

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Task3

Gap-Fills
Directions:Completethereadingpassageusingthewordsinthebox.
Youwillnotneedallofthewords.

pilotsninekilometreshundredsalmost
mostprivateproblemfamiliesbecomehave

Thejobofapilotisdifficultandrisky,buthighlyrespected.Airlinepilotsoften
travelthousandsof___________andcanfindthemselvesinadifferenttimeand
climatezoneeveryday.Theyseemanypartsoftheworldandgettoknownew
people___________ofthetime.Butpilotsalsofaceproblems.Theyoftensuffer
fromjetlagandcan___________tiredwhenflyingthroughdifferenttimezones.
Theyspendmanydaysawayfromhomeandtheir___________.

Althoughmanypeoplethinkitisarealdreamjob,___________mustbe
responsiblepeoplebecausetheyhavethelivesofuptoafewhundred
passengersintheirhands.Theyhavetohave___________ofhoursoftraining
beforetheycandotheirjob.Pilotsmustremaincalmindangeroussituationsand
___________tomaketherightdecisions.Theyalsoneedtoseeandhear
perfectly.About60%ofallpilotsflycommercialairplanes,therestflycargo,and
___________planes,aswellasairforceplanes.

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Task3
Task3
Gap-Fills
Directions:Completethereadingpassageusingthewordsinthebox.
Youwillnotneedallofthewords.

operatesselland1990sgraduallyseal
thousands2000foundedbut

Amazon.comistheworld'slargestInternetcompany.Itstartedoutasanonline
bookstoreinthemiddleofthe___________andgrewgraduallyovertheyears.
TodayAmazonsellsalmosteverythingfromCDs___________DVDsto
sportswearandelectricalappliances.Thecompanyalsoproducesitsown
tabletsandereadersandletsusersuploadtheirownphotosandotherfilesto
theAmazonbasedcloud.

Amazonoffersitsservicesallovertheworld.It___________itsownwebsites
intheUK,Germany,China,Australia,aswellasmanySouthAmericanand
Asiancountries.

Amazon.comwas___________byJeffBezosin1994.Itfirstoperatedoutofa
smallgarageinWashingtonstate.WithinayearAmazonofferedhundredsof
___________ofbooks.Peoplecouldnotonlyorderbooksfromanonline
cataloguebutalsowritetheirownreviews.In1997Amazon.comstartedtrading
sharesontheNASDAQstockexchange.By___________itmadeoverabillion
dollarsinsales.

AstimewentonAmazon.comgrew___________.Itboughtmanyofitsrivals
andtodaycooperateswithothercompaniesandletsthem___________their
productsviatheAmazonwebsite.

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Task4

Paragraph Headings
Directions:Matchtheheadingtothecorrectparagraph.

SIBERIANHUSKY
HEADINGS
1._________TheSiberianHuskyisamediumsized
workingdog.Itisveryquickandgraceful.Ithasa
compact,orthick,andfurrybody.Itsearsarepointed A.Advantagesof
andithasabushytail.Itscoatisusuallyamixofwhite, Huskies
blackandgrey.

B.TheHusky's
2._________Huskiesshowabalanceofpower,speed,
Appearance
andendurancewhichmeanstheycanrunforavery
longtime.Malesareusuallythickerthanthefemales.
Thismeanstheyareusedtotravelingacrosssnowand C.HuskiesintheMedia
iceinplacessuchasAlaskaandRussia.Thereare
evencompetitionsfeaturingHuskyraces.
D.TheHuskys
Personality
3._________ThepersonalityoftheSiberianHuskyis
friendlyandgentle.Itlovesgoingoutsideandcanstay
alertforlongperiodsoftime.Itlikestoexploredifferent
placesandisnotaggressivelikeotherdogs.These
qualitiesalongwiththeirintelligence,maketheHuskya
popularpet.

4._________Huskiesareoftenusedinthemedia.For
example,withthestoryofthe"GreatRaceofMercy,"
dogsBaltoandTogoweremadefamous.Huskies
usuallyappearinmoviesandcartoonsfeaturingtripsto
icyandsnowyplaces.Anexampleincludesthe
beginningofthe"Simpsons"movie.

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Task4
Paragraph Headings
Directions:Matchtheheadingtothecorrectparagraph.

NOKIA
HEADINGS
1._________NokiaisaFinnishmultinationaltechnology
company.Itwasfoundedin1865anditsheadquartersis
inEspoo,Uusimaa.
A.Overview

2._________NokiawascreatedbyFredrikIdestama
B.Nokiainthe
miningengineerin1865.Itstartedasapulpmillwhich TelecomsMarket
madeitemsliketoiletpaper.Itthenexpandedinto
makingelectricityandtelephonecables.Inthe1970s,it C.NokiaToday
startedmakingmilitaryequipmentforFinlandsarmy,
andin1981itopenedtheNordicMobileMDCTelephone D.HistoryofNokia
Servicewhichwastheworldsfirstinternationalcellular
network. E.NokiasEconomic
Facts
3._________Nokiapreviouslydominatedthemobile

phonemarketsandhelpedtodeveloptechnologies,such
asGSMandLTE.However,sincetheiPhone,Nokia
joinedwithMicrosofttomakeWindowsphones.In
September2013,MicrosoftboughtNokia'smobile
phonebusinessfor5.44billion.

4._________In2014,Nokiaemployedover61,000
employeesacross120countriesandreportedrevenues
ofaround12.73billion.Thismakesitthe274thlargest
companyintheworld.Itisapubliclimitedliability
companywhichislistedonthreestockexchanges.

5._________NowNokiafocusesonlargescale
telecommunicationsinfrastructuresandtechnology
licensing.Inearly2016,itboughtFrenchcompany
AlcatelLucenttoexpanditsnetworkequipment,wireless
technology,andservice.
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Task4
Paragraph Headings
Directions:Matchtheheadingtothecorrectparagraph.

ANTIGUA
HEADINGS
1._________AntiguaisanislandintheWestIndies,North
America,andisthemainislandofthecountryofAntigua
andBarbuda.ItwaspreviouslypartoftheBritish A.SizeandNotable
Features
Empirebutgainedindependencein1968.
B.Economyof
2._________AntiguameansancientinSpanishandwas theIsland
namedafteralocationinSpain.Ithasanothername,
Waladli,whichcomesfromthenativeswholivedthere C.TheNamesof
beforeitwasfoundbytheEuropeans. theIsland

D.Geographyof
3._________Becauseitisanisland,Antiguahasa
Antigua
coastlineof87Km2whileitstotalareaequalsonly281
km2overtwoislands.Thehighestpointisthemountain E.Populationof
BoggyPeakwhichstandsatabout402metres. Antigua

4._________Thoughtheislandsaresmall,thepopulation

isover80,000.Thelargestcityisthecapital,St.John's,
whichcontainsathirdofthepopulationat32,000.Interms
oftheethnicgroupsorraces,91%areblackAfrican,
4.4%areofothermixedraceswhile1.7%arewhite.

5._________Thecountryisheavilyreliantontourism.In
2011,244,000peoplevisitedAntigua.Therearemany
hotelsandresortsaroundthecoastlinesandnumerous
airlineshaveregularflightstoitsinternationalairport.The
countryalsomakesmoneyfrombankingandmedicalvisits
totheUniversityofHealthSciencesAntigua(UHSA)and
theAmericanUniversityofAntigua(AUA)Collegeof
Medicine.
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Task4
Paragraph Headings
Directions:Matchtheheadingtothecorrectparagraph.

ARCTICOCEAN
HEADINGS
1._________TheArcticistheoceanaroundtheNorth
Pole.Duringthewinteritiscoverediniceandsnow,and
thisremainingduringmostofthesummer. A.Accesstothe
ArcticOcean
2._________TheArcticOceanhasanareaofabout
B.Thesizeofthe
14,056millionkm2,whichmakesittheworldssmallest
ArcticOcean
ocean.Themiddleorcentralsurfaceisalwayscoveredby
about3metersofice.Italsohasaround45,389 C.Climateofthe
kilometresofcoastline,whichistheareaswhichtouch ArcticOcean
land.TheaveragedepthoftheOceanis1,038feet,while
thedeepestpointis5,450mattheEurasianBasin. D.NativeCreatures
IntheOcean
3._________Duetotheenvironment,theArcticisvery
E.Wherethe
difficulttogetto.Onlycertainvehiclescanenterand
ArcticIsLocated
moveacrossit.Anicebreakeroranuclearpowered

submarinecanusetheArcticOceantogobetweenthe
PacificandAtlanticoceans.

4._________TheArcticOceanhasapolarclimate.This
meansthatthenightsarecold,theweatherisstableand
theskiesareusuallyclear.Theaveragetemperatureis
justabovethefreezingpointofseawaterat1.8C.
Howeverrecently,thetemperaturehasrisencausingthe
icetomelt.

5._________Therearemanyanimalswhichliveinthis
region.Thereareendangeredanimals,suchasthe
walrusandwhales.Incontrast,thereareveryfewplant
species.OneofthemisPhytoplankton,whichisvery
importanttooceanlife.
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Task4
Paragraph Headings
Directions:Matchtheheadingtothecorrectparagraph.

ALBERTEINSTEIN
HEADINGS
1._________AlbertEinsteinwasaGermanbornphysicistwho
developedoneofthemostimportanttheorieswithinscience.Heis
knownasarguablythesmartestmanwholivedandiscreditedwith
showingtheworldthegeneralyofrelativity,whichisatheory
explainingtheuniverse. A.EinsteinsAcademic
Achievements
2._________HereceivedtheNobelPrizeinPhysicsin1921,but
notforrelativity.Histheoriesofspecialandgeneralrelativityareof B.WhoWasAlbert
greatimportancetomanybranchesofphysicsandastronomy.They Einstein
havebeenconfirmedbymanyexperimentsandobservations.
C.Einsteininthe
3._________Einsteiniswellknownforhistheoriesaboutlight, Media
matter,gravity,space,andtime.Hismostwellknownequationis
E=MC2.Itmeansthatenergyandmassaredifferentformsofthe D.WhyEinstein
samething. IsFamous

4._________Einsteinpublishedmorethan300scientificpapersand E.Einsteins
over150nonscientificworks.Hereceivedhonorarydoctorate Contributiontothe
degreesinscience,medicine,andphilosophyfrommanyEuropean SecondWorldWar
andAmericanuniversities.
F.HisEarlyAwards
5._________NearthebeginningofWorldWarII,hewarned
PresidentFranklinD.RooseveltthatGermanymightbedeveloping
anatomicweapon.HerecommendedthattheU.S.beginnuclear
weaponsresearch.Thatresearch,begunbyanewlyestablished
ManhattanProject,resultedintheU.S.becomingthefirstandonly
countrytohavenuclearweaponsduringthewar.

6._________EinsteinoftenappearsinmoviesandTVshowswhen
charactersneedhelpfromagenius.Moreover,inpopularculture,
peoplearecalledEinsteinsiftheysuggestgoodideasorshow
greatintelligence.

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Task4
Paragraph Headings
Directions:Matchtheheadingtothecorrectparagraph.

TIGERS
HEADINGS
1._________TheTigerisacarnivorousanimalwhichmeansiteats
meat.Itisthelargestmemberofthecatfamily,whichincludes,
Lions,Leopards,housecatsandJaguars. A.TheTiger's
Appearance
2._________TigersonlynaturallyliveinAsiancountries,suchas
India,China,andSiberia. B.TheTiger'sDiet

3_________BengalTigersliveinthejunglesofSundarbansin C.OverviewofTigers
BangladeshandWestandBengalIndia.Theyarealsofoundinother
southeastAsiancountries. D.LocationofTigers

4._________Theyhaveorangefurwithblackstripesandawhite E.SizeofTigers
belly.Theblackstripesusuallyreachthewhiteunderside.The
stripesareusedtokeepthemhiddenorcamouflagedwhilehunting. F.ThePresent
Eachtigerhasadifferentpatternofstripes.TherearealsoTigers SituationofTigers
withdifferentcolours.Somearewhiteandcanhaveblueorgreen
eyes. G.HabitatsofTigers

5._________Tigersvaryinsize.Siberiantigersarethelargest.
Malescangrowto6feetlongandweigh500lb.Femalesareslightly
smaller.

6._________Tigerseatdifferentkindsofprey,mostlyotherlarge
mammals.someexamplesaredeer,monkeys,wildpigsandother
Asiananimals.Sometigersmayeatupto50poundsofmeataday.
Tigerskilltheirpreybyholdingdownonthepreysthroat.Thismeans
thatthepreycannotbreathe.

7._________Tigersarebecomingveryrarebecausepeoplehunt
themfortheirskin.Thereareonly3,500BengalTigersinthewild,
andthereareonly20or30SouthChineseTigersremaining.

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