Welcome to the Aptis Reading Test.
The test has four parts.
You have 35 minutes to complete the test.
When you click on the "Start" button, the test will begin.
Task 1. Choose the right word to fill in the blank
How are things? I have a tennis tournament tomorrow, I boughtfoundbroke my racket two days ago and I need a good one to play the matches. Could I lendborrowtry yours? I'll be very meanpolitecareful and I'll give you back as soon as the tournament finishes. I can come to your house tonightnext daythen if it's OK. Let me know if you thinkknowagree Peter.
Task 2. Arrange sentences into meaningful paragraphs. Use left mouse to move the sentence
Task 3. Choose who gave the opinion.
It is important to keep money in perspective: you need some, but don’t need too much. Otherwise you'll spend your whole life chasing the Almighty dollar and that’s not a healthy relationship to money that you want to have. Some people try to impress with how much money they have, but I see that as a character flaw. If you can help those less fortunate, do it, by all means but realize that just handing out money is usually not an effective way to improve their lives.
I think of money as a tool that helps you build your life. Like a tool you need to know how to use it. One of the problems with money is there are far more people who know how to use a saw or a hammer than there are who know how to use money. For instance most people equate wealth to what you have. If you have a big house and fancy car you feel rich.
Money is something that can buy you everything in the world today. However, easy money makes you lose the opportunity to feel the joy of getting that after you’ve worked hard enough to earn it. Money is something that everyone needs unanimously. It ironically causes us to be united in our concordant need for it. Money is something that cannot buy you true happiness but not having any of it doesn’t give you that happiness either.
Money can buy most of the things but not all the things. When you don't have money, your supposed friends and relatives will not prefer to have you near them. However, if you have money, then they may feel jealous of you and find faults in you without any reason. Besides, having money has its limitations, you can buy expensive treatments, but not life. You can't buy respect, or admiration. However, money can help you to meet your day to day expenses.
Who thinks …Relations with friends are different if you are wealthy. Please SelectSpeaker ASpeaker BSpeaker CSpeaker D It is important to learn how you use your money. Please SelectSpeaker ASpeaker BSpeaker CSpeaker D You should help people who need it. Please SelectSpeaker ASpeaker BSpeaker CSpeaker D Money doesn't necessarily make you happy. Please SelectSpeaker ASpeaker BSpeaker CSpeaker D Some people feel rich just because of their possessions. Please SelectSpeaker ASpeaker BSpeaker CSpeaker D There are things that money can't buy. Please SelectSpeaker ASpeaker BSpeaker CSpeaker DThe only objective of some people's lives is money. Please SelectSpeaker ASpeaker BSpeaker CSpeaker D
Task 4. Choose the title that matches the paragraph.
1. Where can you find more animal species than anywhere else in the world? It’s not a zoo or the circus. It’s a very special type of ecosystem called a rainforest, and most rainforests can be found in tropical climates in the Southern Hemisphere. A “hemisphere” is a half of the earth, so the Northern Hemisphere is the northern half and the Southern Hemisphere is the southern half of Earth. They are divided by a line called the Equator. The Northern Hemisphere starts just above the equator and ends at the Arctic Circle. The Southern Hemisphere starts just below the Equator and ends at the South Pole in Antarctica.
2. The two most common climates in the Southern Hemisphere, temperate and tropical, both have lots of precipitation. The difference is that temperate climates have warm summers and cold winters, while tropical climates are warm all year long. Because there’s lots of rain and the temperature stays at about 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit year round, rainforests in tropical climates have optimal conditions for many animal species. Rainforest animals don't have to worry about freezing during the winter or finding shade in the summer. Plus, because it rains almost every day, animals rarely have to search for water. This makes tropical rainforests a suitable home for many species.
3. In addition to their tropical climates, another reason why rainforests are home to so many different types of animals is because they are some of the oldest ecosystems on Earth. Scientists think that some rainforests have been around since dinosaurs roamed the Earth at least 100 million years ago. There are fossil clues which indicate that these habitats were the home of a wide variety of extinct species. They reproduced, hunted and competed for survival in these lands thousands of years ago.
4. One of the rainforests in the world is the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. Jaguars, toucans, parrots, and tarantulas all call it home. Yet this is only a small sample of rainforest animals. Many other rare and often endangered animals can be found in rainforests, like the okapi. This beautiful creature has striped hindquarters and front legs like a zebra. Okapis also have tall perky ears, like a giraffe, and they mostly live in the Ituri rainforest of Central Africa. In fact, there are so many different types of animals in tropical rainforests that we haven’t been able to name all the species yet.
5. Rainforests are also home to some animals you might want to avoid, like flying snakes (although their name is actually a misnomer since they can only glide and not gain altitude) and spiders that eat birds. Other rainforest animals, like the coral snake and the poison arrow frog, produce a natural poison that protects them from harm. Get too close, and they could easily harm you with poison. Many of these species are endemic to tropical rainforests, meaning that rainforests are the only place they live on Earth.
6. Some species have had to adapt to their surroundings in the rainforest in order to survive. For example, toucans and parrots both have very large, strong beaks. These powerful beaks make it easy for them to crack open the tough shells of nuts that grow on many rainforest trees. Birds with small beaks, like robins and sparrows living in the Northern Hemisphere, probably would not be able to survive in the rainforest without being able to crack open hard nuts. Another way animals adapt to life in the rainforest is by camouflaging themselves to hide from predators. When some butterflies close their wings, they look identical to leaves, which masks them from predators.
7. Despite the biodiversity in the rainforests of the Southern Hemisphere, many species are quickly becoming extinct, as people cut down trees and destroy natural habitats. Other threats to species of the rainforest include illegally trading monkeys to sell them as pets and killing jaguars for their highly-valued skins. Pollution from mining has killed many types of fish as well. Because of the unique tropical climate in rainforests of the Southern Hemisphere, the animals within these ecosystems most likely cannot survive elsewhere if their habitats are destroyed. It’s crucial to take care of our planet, especially the rainforests, so that these animals can continue to thrive.
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