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A2 Reading test

Read the following information about different pen pals.


1. Mary, 24 years old, comes from Scotland and would like to find a pen pal who comes from ast urope. She likes playing the piano and listening to !a"" music. She is interested in history but does not like discussing politics. 2. Kim Lee, 1# years old, comes from Seoul, South $orea. $im lo%es tra%eling and hopes to %isit &reat 'ritain in the future. (e would like a pen pal who is interested in discussing the differences between life in urope and life in Asia. (e lo%es listening to pop music and playing football in his free time. ). Pietro, 42 years old, comes from Argentina. (e is a businessman and would like to find a pen pal who is also a businessperson and li%es in *orth America. (e is married with three children and likes using the +nternet in his free time. 4. Helga, )1 years old, comes from &ermany and speaks ,rench, nglish and Russian. She would like a pen pal who is interested in e-changing ideas about language learning. She does not like using computers for learning and belie%es that language learning can only happen in a classroom. .. Jennifer, 1/, comes from *ew 0rleans in the 1nited States. She is interested in discussing the political differences between ast urope and *orth America. She lo%es riding her horse, 2ackie, and listening to !a"" music. 3. Alessandro, 2. years old, comes from Rome. (e is interested in finding a pen pal who speaks different languages and can e-change ideas on using the computer for learning purposes. (e likes playing tennis and football in his free time. Comprehension Questions 4hich pen pal is best for these people5 6hoose 0*78 0* pen pal for each person. Petr Vladovi , 1/, comes from Serbia and would like a pen pal who is interested in discussing the current political situation in the world. (e likes !a"" and playing tennis in his free time. 9he best pen pal for :etr would be ;;;;; !om "ynder, )3, is a businessman from 9oronto, 6anada. (e would like to find a pen pal from a different continent to discuss business practices and differences between his country and others. 9he best pen pal for 9om would be ;;;;; #lga, )2 years old, comes from <oscow, Russia. She is a historian and would like to find a pen pal who is interested in discussing the history of Russia before the communist regime. She is not interested in comparing different political systems. 9he best pen pal for 0lga would be ;;;;;

Ja $, 2=, is from 7ondon. (is fa%orite pastime is learning languages. (e goes to e%ening &erman and ,rench classes and uses his computer to impro%e his &erman and ,rench by %isiting +nternet sites. 9he best pen pal for 2ack would be ;;;;; "tuart, 22, is from >ublin. (e lo%es tra%eling and wants to %isit Asia in the near future and would like a pen pal who likes playing football and who can tell him about the differences between life in Asia and +reland. 9he best pen pal for Stuart would be ;;;;; %lisa&eth, ). years old, comes from Sydney, Australia. She likes learning languages, but does not like using modern technology. She is interested in finding a pen pal who also en!oys learning languages in a traditional manner. 9he best pen pal for lisabeth would be ;;;;;