New English File Intermediate - Unit 3

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New English File Intermediate - Unit 3 - Quiz

This quiz includes the following topics:
Must, have to, should (obligation)
Must, might, can't (deduction)
Can, could, be able to (ability and possibility)
Also you'll find some vocabulary questions about:
cell phones, describing people and -ed / -ing adjectives.
Choose the correct answer. Check your answers and your score when you finish.
Enjoy the quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Hurry up!  The managers' meeting is going to start in 10 minutes.  We ... be late.

    • A.

      Shouldn't

    • B.

      Don't have to

    • C.

      Should

    Correct Answer
    A. Shouldn't
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "shouldn't". This is because the sentence is expressing the idea that it is not advisable or recommended to be late for the managers' meeting. Using "shouldn't" indicates that it is important to avoid being late.

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  • 2. 

    We have a problem with the electric generator. What ... do?

    • A.

      Should we to

    • B.

      We should

    • C.

      Should we

    Correct Answer
    C. Should we
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "should we." This is because the phrase "should we" is grammatically correct and makes sense in the given question. It is asking for a suggestion or recommendation on what to do about the problem with the electric generator.

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  • 3. 

    My wife ... swim 1,000 meters when she was young.

    • A.

      Can

    • B.

      Could

    • C.

      Is able to

    Correct Answer
    B. Could
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "could" because it indicates past ability. It suggests that the wife had the ability to swim 1,000 meters when she was young, but it does not specify whether she still has that ability.

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  • 4. 

    Will you ... meet with me tomorrow morning?

    • A.

      Be able to

    • B.

      Can

    • C.

      Be able

    Correct Answer
    A. Be able to
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "be able to". This is because "be able to" is the correct phrase to use when asking about someone's ability or possibility to do something in the future. In this question, the speaker is asking if the person will have the ability to meet with them tomorrow morning.

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  • 5. 

    We haven't ... to meet our production target so far this year.

    • A.

      Could

    • B.

      Been able

    • C.

      Be able

    Correct Answer
    B. Been able
    Explanation
    The phrase "been able" is the correct answer because it is the past participle form of the verb "to be able." In this sentence, the speaker is referring to their production target and indicating that they have not achieved it up until now. Using "been able" suggests that they have not had the capability or opportunity to meet the target.

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  • 6. 

    She ... be out. She said she will be home all evening.

    • A.

      Can't

    • B.

      Might not

    • C.

      Mustn't

    Correct Answer
    A. Can't
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "can't" because it indicates that she is not able to be out. The statement "She said she will be home all evening" implies that she has made a commitment to stay at home, therefore she cannot be out.

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  • 7. 

    -  What kind of food is this? -  I'm not sure.  It ... be Thai or perhaps Indonesian.

    • A.

      Might

    • B.

      Must

    • C.

      Can

    Correct Answer
    A. Might
    Explanation
    The word "might" suggests that the speaker is uncertain about the type of food. It implies that there is a possibility that the food could be Thai or Indonesian, but the speaker is not completely sure.

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  • 8. 

    I can't find the car keys but I remember giving you the keys this morning so you ... them.  

    • A.

      Might have

    • B.

      Must have

    • C.

      Can't have

    Correct Answer
    B. Must have
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "must have" because the speaker is confident that they gave the keys to the person they are speaking to. The use of "must have" implies strong certainty or belief in the action being described.

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  • 9. 

    If we install a new filter in our process plant, we ... be able to meet our production targets.

    • A.

      Can't

    • B.

      Can

    • C.

      Will

    Correct Answer
    C. Will
    Explanation
    Installing a new filter in the process plant will enable us to meet our production targets.

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  • 10. 

    What time ... we have to leave the mine to be able to catch the flight on time?

    • A.

      Must

    • B.

      Can

    • C.

      Do

    Correct Answer
    C. Do
    Explanation
    The word "do" is the correct answer because it is used to form the question in the present simple tense. In this context, "do" is used to ask about a specific time when we need to leave the mine in order to catch the flight on time. The word "must" would imply a necessity or obligation, while "can" would suggest ability or permission, neither of which fit the context of the question.

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  • 11. 

    My daughter is really smart. She ... able to read and write when she was four.

    • A.

      Was

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Were

    Correct Answer
    A. Was
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was" because it indicates past tense. The sentence states that the daughter was able to read and write when she was four, implying that this ability occurred in the past.

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  • 12. 

    Hi, I'm the manager here.  You ... be Sarah, the new receptionist.

    • A.

      Might

    • B.

      Must

    • C.

      Should

    Correct Answer
    B. Must
    Explanation
    Based on the given statement, the speaker identifies the person as Sarah, the new receptionist. The word "must" suggests a strong belief or conclusion based on evidence or logical reasoning. Therefore, the correct answer is "must" because it implies a high level of certainty that the person is indeed Sarah, the new receptionist.

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  • 13. 

    We couldn't find a taxi so we ... to walk for about 20 minutes to get to the wedding on time.

    • A.

      Have

    • B.

      Will have

    • C.

      Had

    Correct Answer
    C. Had
    Explanation
    The sentence states that the speaker couldn't find a taxi, indicating that this event happened in the past. The phrase "to walk for about 20 minutes to get to the wedding on time" suggests that the walking occurred after the inability to find a taxi. Therefore, the correct answer is "had," indicating that the speaker had to walk for 20 minutes in the past.

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  • 14. 

    I hate not ... able to say what I want in English.

    • A.

      Be

    • B.

      Am

    • C.

      Being

    Correct Answer
    C. Being
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "being" because it is the present participle form of the verb "be" and is used to indicate an ongoing action or state. In this sentence, the speaker is expressing their frustration about their inability to express themselves in English. The use of "being" emphasizes the ongoing nature of this feeling.

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  • 15. 

    You ... go outside in the middle of  an electric storm.   It's really dangerous!

    • A.

      Can't

    • B.

      Aren't able to

    • C.

      Couldn't

    Correct Answer
    A. Can't
    Explanation
    Going outside in the middle of an electric storm is extremely dangerous. The word "can't" indicates that it is not possible or allowed to do so. Therefore, the correct answer is "can't" as it implies that one should not or is unable to go outside during an electric storm due to the associated risks.

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  • 16. 

    We're not allowed ... eat in the office.

    • A.

      For

    • B.

      To

    • C.

      On

    Correct Answer
    B. To
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to". In this sentence, the verb "allowed" is followed by an infinitive verb phrase, which typically uses "to" as the preposition. Therefore, the correct form is "not allowed to eat in the office."

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  • 17. 

    I've never ... able to speak English very well but I'm going to keep practicing.

    • A.

      Was

    • B.

      Be

    • C.

      Been

    Correct Answer
    C. Been
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "been" because it is the past participle form of the verb "be." In this sentence, the speaker is referring to their past experience of not being able to speak English well. They are expressing their intention to continue practicing in the future. The word "been" indicates that the speaker has experienced this difficulty in the past.

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  • 18. 

    -  I hate artichokes! -  You ... have to eat if you don't like it.

    • A.

      Do

    • B.

      Don't

    • C.

      Will

    Correct Answer
    B. Don't
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "don't." The phrase "You don't have to eat if you don't like it" suggests that there is no obligation or requirement for the person to eat artichokes if they do not enjoy them. The word "don't" is used to indicate the negation of the action, emphasizing that it is not necessary for them to eat artichokes.

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  • 19. 

    The couple sitting at that table is arguing in French.  They ... be American.

    • A.

      Might

    • B.

      Can't

    • C.

      Must

    Correct Answer
    B. Can't
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "can't." The use of "can't" suggests that the couple sitting at the table cannot be American because they are arguing in French. This implies that their nationality is likely French or from a French-speaking country.

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  • 20. 

    My brother-in-law is tall and ...

    • A.

      Medium-rare

    • B.

      Medium-height

    • C.

      Medium-built

    Correct Answer
    C. Medium-built
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "medium-built". This answer is appropriate because it follows the pattern of describing physical attributes. The statement mentions that the person's brother-in-law is tall, implying that he has a significant height. Therefore, it would make sense to describe his physique as "medium-built" to indicate that he has an average or moderate body size and shape.

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  • 21. 

    My girlfriend has brown ... hair

    • A.

      Shoulder-length

    • B.

      Short-length

    • C.

      Medium-length

    Correct Answer
    A. Shoulder-length
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "shoulder-length". This means that the girlfriend has hair that reaches the length of her shoulders.

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  • 22. 

    I look so ... in this picture!  I'm going to throw it away.

    • A.

      Pretty

    • B.

      Terrific

    • C.

      Ugly

    Correct Answer
    C. Ugly
    Explanation
    The speaker is expressing dissatisfaction with their appearance in the picture and intends to discard it. Therefore, the appropriate word to complete the sentence would be "ugly."

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  • 23. 

    My mother-in-law was a bit ... so the doctor has recommended she should go on a diet.

    • A.

      Slim

    • B.

      Overweight

    • C.

      Obese

    Correct Answer
    B. Overweight
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "overweight" because the sentence suggests that the mother-in-law is not extremely slim, but rather has some extra weight. The doctor's recommendation for her to go on a diet further implies that she is above a healthy weight range.

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  • 24. 

    He doesn't have any hair. He's completely ...

    • A.

      Bald

    • B.

      Curly

    • C.

      Bold

    Correct Answer
    A. Bald
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "bald" because the statement mentions that the person in question does not have any hair. The term "bald" specifically refers to individuals who have little or no hair on their head. Therefore, it can be inferred that the person being described is completely bald.

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  • 25. 

    The new admin assistant is ...  She won a beauty contest last year.

    • A.

      Plain

    • B.

      Handsome

    • C.

      Gorgeous

    Correct Answer
    C. Gorgeous
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "gorgeous" because winning a beauty contest suggests that the new admin assistant is exceptionally attractive.

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  • 26. 

    He didn't asnwer the phone so I ...

    • A.

      Hold on

    • B.

      Hang up

    • C.

      Hung up

    Correct Answer
    C. Hung up
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hung up". This phrase is used to describe the action of ending a phone call abruptly or without saying goodbye. In the given sentence, the speaker mentions that the person did not answer the phone, implying that they ended the call themselves. Therefore, "hung up" is the appropriate phrase to use in this context.

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  • 27. 

    Do you like my new ...?  It's from my favoirte song.

    • A.

      Ringtone

    • B.

      Phonetone

    • C.

      Celltone

    Correct Answer
    A. Ringtone
    Explanation
    The word "ringtone" is the correct answer because it is the most commonly used term to refer to the sound or melody played by a phone to indicate an incoming call. The context of the question suggests that the person is asking for feedback or opinion about their new ringtone, which implies that they have changed the sound their phone makes when receiving a call.

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  • 28. 

    Would you mind ... the number for me?  I can't see without my reading glasses.

    • A.

      Calling

    • B.

      Dialing

    • C.

      Typing

    Correct Answer
    B. Dialing
    Explanation
    The person is asking someone to perform an action on their behalf because they are unable to do it themselves. In this case, the person cannot see without their reading glasses, so they are asking someone to dial the number for them. "Dialing" is the correct answer because it refers to the action of inputting numbers on a phone keypad to make a call.

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  • 29. 

    Is it ok if I ... you back in ten minutes?  I'm in the middle of a conference call.

    • A.

      Call

    • B.

      Hold

    • C.

      Hang

    Correct Answer
    A. Call
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "call". In the given context, the person is asking if it is okay to call the other person back in ten minutes because they are currently busy with a conference call. "Hold" would imply putting the call on hold, while "hang" would mean ending the call. Therefore, "call" is the most suitable option in this scenario.

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  • 30. 

    The line's been ... for ages. He must be on the phone talking to his girlfriend!

    • A.

      On hold

    • B.

      Busy

    • C.

      Disengaged

    Correct Answer
    B. Busy
    Explanation
    The phrase "The line's been busy for ages" indicates that the person has been waiting for a long time to get through to someone on the phone. This suggests that the person on the other end of the line is engaged in a conversation, most likely with his girlfriend, which is why he has not been able to take the call. Therefore, the correct answer is "busy."

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  • 31. 

    Are you ... in politics?

    • A.

      Interesting

    • B.

      Interested

    • C.

      Interest

    Correct Answer
    B. Interested
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "interested". This is because the question is asking if the person is interested in politics, not if they find politics interesting or have an interest in politics. "Interested" is the appropriate adjective to describe someone's personal inclination or curiosity towards politics.

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  • 32. 

    What's the most ... movie you've ever seen?

    • A.

      Frightening

    • B.

      Scared

    • C.

      Frightened

    Correct Answer
    A. Frightening
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the most terrifying movie the person has ever seen. The word "frightening" is the correct answer as it is an adjective that describes something that causes fear or terror. "Scared" and "frightened" are both past tense verbs that describe the state of feeling fear, but they do not directly answer the question about the movie itself.

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  • 33. 

    It's so  ... when you can't remember someone's name!

    • A.

      Embarrased

    • B.

      Embarrasing

    • C.

      Harrasing

    Correct Answer
    B. Embarrasing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "embarrasing." This is because the sentence is describing a situation where someone is unable to remember someone's name, which can be a source of embarrassment. The correct spelling of the word that describes this feeling is "embarrassing."

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  • 34. 

    We're so ... with our soccer team.   We had very high expectations and they couldn't beat anyone!

    • A.

      Disapppointing

    • B.

      Appointed

    • C.

      Disappointed

    Correct Answer
    C. Disappointed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "disappointed." This is because the sentence states that the person had high expectations for their soccer team, but they were unable to beat anyone. This would lead to a feeling of disappointment.

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  • 35. 

    Our English teacher is so ... People fall asleep in his classes.  

    • A.

      Bored

    • B.

      Boring

    • C.

      Interesting

    Correct Answer
    B. Boring
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "boring" because it is used to describe the English teacher. If people are falling asleep in his classes, it suggests that the teacher is not engaging or captivating, making the classes dull and uninteresting.

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  • 36. 

    I had a job interview the other day but I didn't get the job. I'm quite ...

    • A.

      Depressed

    • B.

      Depressing

    • C.

      Stressful

    Correct Answer
    A. Depressed
    Explanation
    The person in the statement is feeling down or sad because they didn't get the job, which suggests that they are experiencing depression.

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  • 37. 

    The World Cup final match was so ... Both teams played really well and the crowd was really ...

    • A.

      Excited / exciting

    • B.

      Exciting / excited

    • C.

      Excited / excited

    Correct Answer
    B. Exciting / excited
    Explanation
    The World Cup final match was so exciting. Both teams played really well and the crowd was really excited.

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