For this exercise about a family castle, you have to read the text and choose the correct answer to each of the five questions. This provides practice for Part 3 of the A2 Key examination.
Family Castle: A2 Key Reading Part 3
My name is Will, and our family decided that we all wanted to live together, so we looked online. We eventually found a castle we could buy. There are 20 of us altogether, including my aunts, uncles and grandparents, and we all have a room each. The castle is huge - it takes about ten minutes to walk from one side to the other. It's really cold inside the castle, especially in winter. My gran wears a coat inside as it's so cold. We had no heating at first and only one toilet when we moved in either!
When I lived in Manchester, the shops and the school were very near. Here at the castle, the nearest village is 10 minutes away, and it takes 30 minutes to get to the nearest town to do our weekly shopping. At first, I took the bus to school, but it took too long. Now my mum takes me there as she has just got a job at the school.
The best thing about living in the castle is that there is a lot of space - I can ride my bicycle all day in our large ground. I don't play online games so much as I did. We now have heating and bathrooms along with a modern kitchen, so things are much better than they were. I love living in a castle with my whole family, and I hope to stay here for a long time.
Cambridge English exams are designed for learners at all levels from the elementary level Cambridge English: Key (KET) to the very advanced level Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE). These exams give candidates proof of their ability to use English in a wide variety of contexts, relevant to work, study and leisure activities.