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making jamFor this exercise about making jam, you have to read the text and choose the correct answer to each of the five questions. This provides practice for Reading Part 3 of the A2 Key examination.

About 5-10 minutes.Reading comprehension.Developing stages of learning English.
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Read the article about making jam and answer the questions.

making jamWhen Emma left school at the age of sixteen, her aunt Rose gave he £750 for her birthday. Most of Emma's friends decided to go to college, but Emma used her aunt's money to start her own business. She bought fruit, sugar and some glass jars and began making her own jam. She sold the jam for £2 a jar to her friends, and she soon doubled her aunt's £1500.

At first, her parents didn't want Emma to spend her time making jam, and they thought that she should study instead. They hoped that one day she would be a teacher or a doctor. But Emma didn't listen to them. She just kept on making jam. After a few months, Emma started selling it to the local market. Then she started making orange juice. She sold this to a school where one of her friends worked.

After two years, her business was very large, and her parents were very pleased with her. She made all kinds of food which she sold to shops and supermarkets. She was so busy that she had to get some people to work for her.

1. Why did Aunt Rose give Emma some money?

2. Why did Emma make jam?

3. When Emma left school, her parents wanted her to

4. Emma sold orange juice to

5. After two years, Emma


A2 Key Part 2,A2 Key Reading Part 2,A2 Key Reading Part 3Here are new words and phrases from the making jam reading comprehension for A2 Key Reading Part 3:

  • business
  • college
  • doubled
  • left school
  • orange juice
  • parents
  • selling
  • shops
  • sold
  • supermarkets
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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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