New English File Intermediate - Unit 2

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New English File Intermediate - Unit 2 - Quiz

This quiz includes the following topics:
Present perfect and past simple.
Present perfect continuous.
Comparatives and superlatives.
You will also find some vocabulary questions on money, phrasal verbs, strong adjectives, transportation and traveling.
Choose the best answer and check your answers at the end of the test.
Have fun!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    My fiancée and me ... had a joint checking account for two years now.

    • A.

      Had

    • B.

      Has

    • C.

      Have

    Correct Answer
    C. Have
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have". This is because "have" is the correct verb form to use when referring to the subject "My fiancée and me" in the present tense. "Had" is the past tense form, and "has" is the singular form which does not match the plural subject. Therefore, "have" is the appropriate verb to use in this sentence to indicate that the joint checking account still exists in the present.

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  • 2. 

    Clint Eastwood's latest film isn't ... the last one I saw.

    • A.

      As good than

    • B.

      Better

    • C.

      As good as

    Correct Answer
    C. As good as
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "as good as". This is because the sentence is comparing Clint Eastwood's latest film to the last one the person saw. The phrase "as good as" is used to compare two things of equal quality, indicating that the person found the two films to be of similar quality.

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  • 3. 

    - How long ... for me? - For about half an hour.

    • A.

      Are you waiting

    • B.

      Do you wait

    • C.

      Have you been waiting

    Correct Answer
    C. Have you been waiting
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have you been waiting." This is because the question is asking about the duration of time that the person has been waiting. "Have you been waiting" is the correct present perfect continuous form to inquire about an ongoing action that started in the past and is still happening in the present.

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  • 4. 

    I've been practicing parachuting ... I was 20 years old.

    • A.

      When

    • B.

      Since

    • C.

      For

    Correct Answer
    B. Since
    Explanation
    The word "since" is the correct answer because it indicates that the speaker has been practicing parachuting starting from the time when they were 20 years old.

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  • 5. 

    - When ... on vacation to Cartagena? -  Two years ago.

    • A.

      Did you go

    • B.

      Have you gone

    • C.

      You went

    Correct Answer
    A. Did you go
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "did you go". This is because the question is asking about a specific past event, which requires the past simple tense. "Did you go" is the correct form of the past simple tense for the pronoun "you".

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  • 6. 

    Let's try this seafood restaurant. I find it ... than the one we usually go to.    

    • A.

      More affordable

    • B.

      More cheaper

    • C.

      As expensive

    Correct Answer
    A. More affordable
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "more affordable" because it suggests that the seafood restaurant is cheaper than the one they usually go to.

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  • 7. 

    -  Can I speak to the manager, please? -  I'm afraid he ... 

    • A.

      Has just been.

    • B.

      Has just left.

    • C.

      Just has left.

    Correct Answer
    B. Has just left.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has just left." This is because the phrase "has just left" indicates that the manager recently departed. The use of "has" suggests a recent action, and "just" emphasizes the immediacy of the departure. Therefore, this answer best completes the given statement.

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  • 8. 

    You look exhausted.  What ... ?

    • A.

      You have been doing?

    • B.

      Have you doing?

    • C.

      Have you been doing?

    Correct Answer
    C. Have you been doing?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have you been doing?" This is the correct form of the present perfect continuous tense to ask about someone's recent activities. It implies that the person looks exhausted because of something they have been doing over a period of time.

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  • 9. 

    Have you ... ?   You have blue paint all over your hair!

    • A.

      Been painting?

    • B.

      Painting?

    • C.

      Painted?

    Correct Answer
    A. Been painting?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "been painting?" because the question is asking if the person has been engaged in the activity of painting. The statement about having blue paint all over their hair suggests that the person has been painting and the use of "have" in the question indicates a present perfect continuous tense.

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  • 10. 

    Last year was  ... year I've ever had.

    • A.

      The worse

    • B.

      Worst

    • C.

      The worst

    Correct Answer
    C. The worst
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the worst." This is because the phrase "the worst" is the superlative form of the adjective "bad." In the sentence, the speaker is comparing last year to all the other years they have had, stating that it was the most negative or unfavorable year.

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  • 11. 

    I want to buy a 2-bedroom apartment but I ... saved enough money yet.   I need another $10,000 for the downpayment.  

    • A.

      Couldn't

    • B.

      Haven't

    • C.

      Haven't been able to

    Correct Answer
    B. Haven't
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "haven't". This is because the sentence is in the present perfect tense, indicating an action that started in the past and is still ongoing. The word "haven't" is the contraction of "have not", which is used to indicate that the speaker has not yet saved enough money for the downpayment on the apartment.

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  • 12. 

    The trip to Machu Picchu from Cusco didn't take as long .. we thought.

    • A.

      Than

    • B.

      That

    • C.

      As

    Correct Answer
    C. As
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "as". This is because the sentence is comparing the duration of the trip to Machu Picchu from Cusco with our initial expectation. The word "as" is used to show that the duration of the trip was not as long as we thought it would be.

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  • 13. 

    Have you ... been to the Grand Canyon?

    • A.

      Ever

    • B.

      Even

    • C.

      Some time

    Correct Answer
    A. Ever
    Explanation
    "Ever" is the correct answer because it is used to ask about experiences in someone's life, particularly if they have done something at any point in their life. In the given question, "Have you ever been to the Grand Canyon?" is asking if the person has had the experience of visiting the Grand Canyon at any time in their life. The other options, "even" and "some time," do not convey the same meaning and are not appropriate in this context.

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  • 14. 

    My wife and me have been living in Trujillo ... four years now.  

    • A.

      Since

    • B.

      Until

    • C.

      For

    Correct Answer
    C. For
    Explanation
    The word "for" is the correct answer because it indicates the duration of time that the speaker and their wife have been living in Trujillo. It implies that they have been living there for a period of four years.

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  • 15. 

    I haven't done my risk assessment ... It's mandatory to complete it before starting every task within the mine.    

    • A.

      Already

    • B.

      Still

    • C.

      Yet

    Correct Answer
    C. Yet
    Explanation
    The word "yet" is the correct answer because it implies that the speaker has not completed their risk assessment, despite it being mandatory to do so before starting any task within the mine. The word "already" suggests that the risk assessment has already been done, which contradicts the statement. Similarly, the word "still" implies that the risk assessment is ongoing or in progress, which also contradicts the statement. Therefore, "yet" is the only option that accurately reflects the speaker's situation.

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  • 16. 

    How much money ... the company make last year?

    • A.

      Have

    • B.

      Did

    • C.

      Had

    Correct Answer
    B. Did
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "did." This is because the question is asking about the amount of money the company made last year, which is referring to a specific point in time. The past simple tense "did" is used to form questions and negatives in English.

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  • 17. 

    I love Paris.  It's the ... beautiful city I've been to.

    • A.

      Most

    • B.

      Least

    • C.

      More

    Correct Answer
    A. Most
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "most". In the given sentence, the speaker expresses their love for Paris and compares it to other cities they have visited. By using the superlative form "most", they indicate that Paris is the most beautiful city they have been to. This implies that the speaker has visited multiple cities and believes that Paris surpasses them all in terms of beauty.

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  • 18. 

    I haven't ... last year.  How have you been?

    • A.

      Saw you since

    • B.

      Seen you since

    • C.

      Seen you from

    Correct Answer
    B. Seen you since
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "seen you since." This is because the sentence is referring to a past event and the verb "seen" is the correct past participle form of the verb "see." The phrase "since last year" indicates that the speaker has not had any encounters with the person being addressed since the previous year.

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  • 19. 

    -  Thanks for coming. Would you like a cup of coffee? -  No thanks. ...

    • A.

      I've had one just.

    • B.

      I've just had it.

    • C.

      I've just had one.

    Correct Answer
    C. I've just had one.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I've just had one." This is the most appropriate response to the question because it directly answers the offer of coffee by stating that the person has already had one. The other options either do not provide a direct response or do not convey the same meaning as the correct answer.

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  • 20. 

    Mario and Stephanie make a nice couple.  How long have they ... going out together?

    • A.

      Been

    • B.

      Were

    • C.

      Being

    Correct Answer
    A. Been
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "been" because the question is asking about the duration of Mario and Stephanie's relationship. "Been" is the past participle of the verb "be" and is used to indicate the length of time that something has been happening. In this case, it is asking how long they have been going out together.

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  • 21. 

    I've just borrowed my sister's car and I see it's really dirty inside. Actually the car is ...

    • A.

      Naughty

    • B.

      Sticky

    • C.

      Filthy

    Correct Answer
    C. Filthy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "filthy". This word accurately describes the condition of the car's interior, indicating that it is extremely dirty.

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  • 22. 

    I can't afford a big place so I've just moved to a very small apartment.  My bedroom is ...

    • A.

      Comfy

    • B.

      Tiny

    • C.

      Huge

    Correct Answer
    B. Tiny
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "tiny" because the person mentions that they can't afford a big place and have moved to a very small apartment. This implies that their bedroom is also small in size.

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  • 23. 

    I haven't had any breakfast and it's almost noon.  I'm ... !

    • A.

      Angry

    • B.

      Hungry

    • C.

      Starving

    Correct Answer
    C. Starving
    Explanation
    The statement "I haven't had any breakfast and it's almost noon" implies that the person has not eaten for a significant amount of time and is extremely hungry. The word "starving" is used to describe a state of extreme hunger, which perfectly fits the situation described in the statement. Therefore, the correct answer is "starving".

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  • 24. 

    My boss's beach house is ...  It's got more than 10 bedrooms.

    • A.

      Midsize

    • B.

      Huge

    • C.

      Enlarged

    Correct Answer
    B. Huge
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "huge" because the statement mentions that the boss's beach house has more than 10 bedrooms, indicating that it is very large in size. The word "huge" accurately describes something that is extremely big or spacious, fitting the description of a beach house with numerous bedrooms.

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  • 25. 

    My girlfriend's just found out I've been cheating on her. She's ... !

    • A.

      Thrilled

    • B.

      Starving

    • C.

      Furious

    Correct Answer
    C. Furious
    Explanation
    The word "furious" means extremely angry or enraged. In the given context, the girlfriend has just discovered that her partner has been cheating on her, which is a betrayal of trust. It is natural for her to feel intense anger and resentment towards her partner due to this revelation. Therefore, "furious" accurately describes her emotional state in this situation.

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  • 26. 

    I don't have any money.  Could I ... $10 dollars until tomorrow?

    • A.

      Borrowed

    • B.

      Borrow

    • C.

      Lend

    Correct Answer
    B. Borrow
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "borrow." In this sentence, the speaker is expressing their lack of money and asking if they can obtain $10 dollars until tomorrow. The word "borrow" is the appropriate choice because it means to take something temporarily with the intention of returning it. In this context, the speaker is asking if they can temporarily obtain $10 dollars from someone else and return it later.

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  • 27. 

    Mario has just proposed to Stephanie.  The ring he gave her is ... a lot of money!  

    • A.

      Worth

    • B.

      Worthy

    • C.

      Valued

    Correct Answer
    A. Worth
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "worth". In this context, "worth" is used to indicate the value or cost of something. The sentence suggests that the ring Mario gave Stephanie is expensive or has a high value.

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  • 28. 

    Here's the money you ... me last week. Thanks a lot.

    • A.

      Lend

    • B.

      Lent

    • C.

      Borrowed

    Correct Answer
    B. Lent
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "lent". The word "lent" is the past tense of the verb "lend". In the given sentence, the speaker is expressing gratitude for the money that was given to them last week. Therefore, "lent" is the appropriate word to use in this context, indicating that someone gave the speaker money.

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  • 29. 

    The financial crisis happened because lots of people couldn't afford to pay their ... anymore.

    • A.

      Engagements

    • B.

      Mortgages

    • C.

      Foreclosures

    Correct Answer
    B. Mortgages
    Explanation
    During the financial crisis, many individuals were unable to meet their mortgage payments, leading to a significant increase in foreclosures. This inability to afford mortgage payments resulted in a widespread financial crisis as banks and financial institutions faced significant losses due to the defaulting loans. The high number of foreclosures also led to a decline in housing prices, further exacerbating the crisis and causing a ripple effect throughout the economy.

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  • 30. 

    Is there an ATM nearby?   I need to ... some money.

    • A.

      Take out

    • B.

      Take away

    • C.

      Take

    Correct Answer
    A. Take out
    Explanation
    The phrase "take out" is the correct answer because it is commonly used to refer to the action of withdrawing money from an ATM. In this context, the person is asking if there is an ATM nearby because they need to withdraw or "take out" some money. The other options, "take away" and "take," do not accurately convey the intended meaning in this specific situation.

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  • 31. 

    My brother borrowed $10 ... me last week.

    • A.

      For

    • B.

      To

    • C.

      From

    Correct Answer
    C. From
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "from" because it indicates that the brother borrowed the money and the speaker is the one who lent it. "For" would imply that the brother borrowed the money for the speaker, while "to" would imply that the brother borrowed the money and gave it to the speaker.

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  • 32. 

    Don't ever ask me for any more favors!  You still haven't paid me ... the money I lent you!  

    • A.

      For

    • B.

      Back

    • C.

      Of

    Correct Answer
    B. Back
    Explanation
    The word "back" is the correct answer because it completes the sentence and makes it grammatically correct. The phrase "haven't paid me back" means that the person being spoken to still owes the speaker money that was previously lent to them.

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  • 33. 

    Please slow down!  The ... limit here is only 40 kph.

    • A.

      Speed

    • B.

      Velocity

    • C.

      Fast

    Correct Answer
    A. Speed
    Explanation
    The question is asking for a term that describes the limit in this particular situation, which is 40 kph. "Speed" is the correct answer because it refers to the rate at which an object moves, without specifying direction. "Velocity" is not correct because it includes direction, which is not mentioned in the question. "Fast" is also not correct because it is a subjective term and does not provide a specific measurement.

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  • 34. 

    We didn't get to the wedding on time because there was a terrible traffic ... downtown.  

    • A.

      Jam

    • B.

      Ham

    • C.

      Jammed

    Correct Answer
    A. Jam
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "jam". In the given sentence, the phrase "terrible traffic" indicates that there was a lot of congestion or a blockage on the road. "Jam" is a noun that refers to a situation where vehicles are unable to move smoothly due to heavy traffic. Therefore, it is the most appropriate word to describe the scenario mentioned in the sentence.

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  • 35. 

    I'm broke.  I've just paid a $100 parking ...!

    • A.

      Fee

    • B.

      Fine

    • C.

      Charge

    Correct Answer
    B. Fine
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "fine." This is because the context of the sentence suggests that the person is referring to a penalty or punishment for a parking violation. A fine is a monetary penalty imposed for breaking a rule or law, such as parking in the wrong place. The word "broke" indicates that the person is financially struggling, further supporting the idea that they are referring to a fine as a result of their parking mistake.

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  • 36. 

    Before boarding the plane we have to show our ...

    • A.

      Business cards

    • B.

      Boarding passes

    • C.

      Credit cards

    Correct Answer
    B. Boarding passes
    Explanation
    Before boarding the plane, passengers are required to show their boarding passes. Boarding passes are documents issued by the airline that contain important information such as the passenger's name, flight number, seat assignment, and boarding time. These passes serve as proof of check-in and allow passengers to access the aircraft. Without a boarding pass, passengers would not be allowed to board the plane. Therefore, boarding passes are the correct answer in this context.

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  • 37. 

    When you get to the airport please go to the ... counter to pick up your boarding pass.

    • A.

      Check-out

    • B.

      Check-in

    • C.

      Check-away

    Correct Answer
    B. Check-in
    Explanation
    When you get to the airport, you need to go to the check-in counter to pick up your boarding pass. This is the place where you will provide your identification, receive your boarding pass, and check your luggage before boarding the flight. "Check-out" refers to the process of leaving a hotel or paying for items at a store, while "check-away" is not a commonly used term in relation to airports or travel.

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  • 38. 

    Never drink and drive and always ... your seat belts.

    • A.

      Faster

    • B.

      Fasten

    • C.

      Lock

    Correct Answer
    B. Fasten
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "fasten" because it is the appropriate word to complete the sentence. "Fasten" means to secure or attach, and in the context of the sentence, it is used to indicate the action of securing seat belts. The sentence is emphasizing the importance of wearing seat belts while driving, and "fasten" is the most suitable word to convey this meaning.

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