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new booksFor this exercise about new books, you answer seven questions about three short texts on the same topic. You have to match each question to one of the texts. This provides practice for Reading Part 2 of the A2 Key examination.

About 5-10 minutes.Reading comprehension.Developing stages of learning English.
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Read the text about new books and then choose the correct answer to the questions.

The Long Journey
This book by Simon Cameron is his first book. Simon became a writer after teaching English for several years. Sheila is a nurse in northern Australia, where she works in a small hospital. One day a baby is so ill that Sheila has to drive all night to get to the nearest big city. They have a lot of problems getting there.

Hard Job
This exciting story is Liz Brown's tenth. Hard Job is about Jojo who works with his father, a carpenter, in Thailand. They work long, hard hours, making tables and chairs, but they do not have any money. Then one day a man dressed in black buys the most beautiful table in the shop.

Hospital or Cinema?
Melanie Smith, who studies English in Manchester, wrote this story earlier this year. Elena is a young Russian woman whose dream is to be a doctor. She goes to London to study English and medicine, but one day she meets a man who asks her to go to the USA with him to become a film star. What will Elena do?

1. Which book is about somebody who works with doctors?

2. Which book is by somebody who has written a lot of books?

3. Which book is about somebody who is very poor?

4. Which book is about somebody who would like to work in a hospital?

5. Which book is by somebody who worked in a school?

6. Which book is about a man and his son?

7. Which book is by a student?


A2 Key Part 2,A2 Key Reading Part 2Here are the words and phrases covered in this A2 Key Reading Part 2 exercise about new books:

  • beautiful table
  • carpenter
  • doctor
  • exciting story
  • film star
  • Manchester
  • northern Australia
  • several years
  • small hospital
  • young Russian woamn
  • writer
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In addition, we add listening and speaking exercises in order to practise for this part of the A2 Key test.

Part 1 - Listen to conversations and choose the correct answer.

Part 2 - Listen to a monologue and complete gaps in a page of notes.

Part 3 - Listen to a conversation and choose the correct answer.

Part 4 - Listen to  conversations and choose the correct answer.

Part 5 - Listen to a conversation and choose the correct answer.

The more words you encounter and understand, the broader your day-to-day vocabulary will become. Our word games and puzzles are an excellent way to help to reinforce spellings in your mind.
Especially helpful are exercises that are focussed on a theme or topic as these provide word retention practice so you can be confident to read, write, speak and listen successfully.

Cambridge English Examinations:

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.

A2 Key | B1 Preliminary | B2 First

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