Reading Apply a Diagram Birthday Cakes
This Reading Module has 8 questions similar to the kinds of questions that you can expect to find on an actual CELPIP Test. Practice Celpip Test Reading Apply a Diagram Birthday Cakes
Directions: Read the following advertisement. Answer the questions by choosing the best word or phrase to complete the sentence, referring to the ad when necessary.
Ingredients: cream cheese, raspberries, graham crackers, sugar, eggs
|Black Forest Cake
Ingredients: cocoa powder, sugar, eggs, cherries, oil, whipping cream, flour, chocolate flakes
|Diary Queen Ice Cream Cake
Ingredients: chocolate ice cream, vanilla icing, smarties
|Banana Nut Cupcakes
Ingredients: bananas, walnuts, sugar, eggs, flour, icing
I hope your first week in Germany has gone well! It’s sad that you will be gone for Arlene’s birthday party next weekend. Today I bought balloons and birthday candles for the party. Arlene has invited 12 of her friends, but two of them might not be able to make it. We were going to have the party outdoors, but the forecast is for snow, so I guess we’ll just stay inside to keep warm. Anyway, since you’ve helped me make her birthday cake for the past 16 years, I thought I would write you an email asking for your input.
I’m thinking of switching things up a bit this year instead of just making the same chocolate cake we always do. I’m looking at some different recipes here. The first option I was considering is making a raspberry cheesecake. The raspberries in our garden are looking great! My only concern with the recipe is that 1. ________ . Another option I was thinking of is a Black Forest cake. It would definitely be big enough for everyone to get a piece, but 2. ________ Arlene loves ice cream so I was thinking of ordering a custom-designed ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. My only concern with that option is that 3. ________ The last option I was considering is making banana nut cupcakes. I know they’re not 4. ________, but the recipe makes two dozen, so that would be enough for everyone to get seconds if they 5. ________ Do you know if her friends have any dietary restrictions?
Anyway, I hope you’re making some friends on campus there. I hope we can Skype soon.
A. Arlene’s friend is allergic to dairy.
B. there won’t be enough raspberries for the cake.
C. there might not be enough cake for everyone.
D. Arlene doesn’t like cheesecake
A. it would be too unhealthy.
B. there wouldn’t be enough for seconds.
C. it would not go well with ice cream.
D. it doesn’t look like a birthday cake
A. it would be too expensive.
B. they might spell her name wrong on the cake.
C. it might melt on the drive home.
D. it might be too chilly that day to eat an ice-cold cake
A. a traditional-looking birthday cake.
C. easy to make.
D. big enough to satisfy someone
A. cupcakes take too long to make.
B. some people are allergic to nuts.
C. they might burn in the oven.
D. they are too boring for a party
Directions: Answer the questions by choosing the best word or phrase to complete the sentence, referring to the ad and to the table when necessary.
Chloe and Arlene are 6. ________
Chloe is a 7. ________
A. party planner
Chloe and her mom 8. ________
A. always make Arlene’s cake together.
B. always buy a cake from Dairy Queen.
C. pick raspberries together.
D. like traveling together
CELPIP Reading Apply a Diagram Birthday Cakes Vocabulary
Not be able to make it (can’t come to the party)
Switching things up (doing something different)
Seconds (another piece of cake)
Dietary restrictions (can’t eat certain foods)
CELPIP Reading Apply a Diagram Birthday Cakes Answers
1. C – there might not be enough cake for everyone
2. B – there wouldn’t be enough for seconds
3. D – it might be too chilly that day to eat an ice-cold cake
4. A – a traditional-looking birthday cake
5. B – some people are allergic to nuts
6. C – sisters
7. B – student
8. A – always make Arlene’s cake together