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In this quiz you're going to become aware of the use of FOR and SINCE.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How long has the Euro been the official currency in many European countries?

    • A.

      SINCE 2000

    • B.

      SINCE 2001

    • C.

      SINCE 2002

    • D.

      SINCE 2003

    Correct Answer
    C. SINCE 2002
    Explanation
    The Euro has been the official currency in many European countries since 2002. This means that it has been in circulation and used for financial transactions in these countries since that year.

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  • 2. 

    How long have the Rolling Stones played together as a band?

    • A.

      FOR over 20 years

    • B.

      FOR over 30 years

    • C.

      FOR over 40 years

    • D.

      FOR over 50 years

    Correct Answer
    C. FOR over 40 years
    Explanation
    The Rolling Stones have played together as a band for over 40 years. This indicates that they have been active and performing for a significant amount of time, which has contributed to their status as one of the most enduring and influential rock bands in history. Their longevity as a group showcases their talent, dedication, and ability to maintain relevance and popularity over the years.

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  • 3. 

    How long has Rede Globo's Sunday show Fantástico been on the air?

    • A.

      SINCE the 50s

    • B.

      SINCE the 60s

    • C.

      SINCE the 70s

    • D.

      SINCE the 80s

    Correct Answer
    C. SINCE the 70s
    Explanation
    Fantástico has been on the air since the 70s. This suggests that the show has been running for several decades, starting in the 1970s.

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  • 4. 

    How long has Steven Spillberg had a successful career as a movie director?

    • A.

      SINCE the 60s

    • B.

      SINCE the 70s

    • C.

      SINCE the 80s

    • D.

      Since the 90s

    Correct Answer
    B. SINCE the 70s
    Explanation
    Steven Spielberg has had a successful career as a movie director since the 70s. This means that he started his successful career in the 1970s and has continued to be successful in the movie industry since then.

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  • 5. 

    How long have Yázigi schools existed in Brazil?

    • A.

      FOR over 20 years

    • B.

      FOR over 30 years

    • C.

      FOR over 40 years

    • D.

      FOR over 50 years

    Correct Answer
    D. FOR over 50 years
    Explanation
    Yázigi schools have existed in Brazil for over 50 years. This indicates that the schools have been operating in the country for a significant amount of time, implying a long-established presence and experience in the Brazilian education system.

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  • 6. 

    How long has BRUNO been an English teacher?

    • A.

      Since 2003.

    • B.

      Since 2004.

    • C.

      Since 2005.

    • D.

      Since 2006

    Correct Answer
    C. Since 2005.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Since 2005." This means that BRUNO has been an English teacher since the year 2005.

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  • 7. 

    How long has Xuxa been a Rede Globo TV host?

    • A.

      FOR over 15 years

    • B.

      FOR over 18 years

    • C.

      FOR over 20 years

    • D.

      FOR over 25 years

    Correct Answer
    C. FOR over 20 years
    Explanation
    Xuxa has been a Rede Globo TV host for over 20 years. This implies that she has been associated with the network for a significant period of time, indicating her experience and success in her role as a TV host.

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  • 8. 

    How long has GOOGLE existed on the web?

    • A.

      Since 1995

    • B.

      Since 1996

    • C.

      Since 1997

    • D.

      Since 1998

    Correct Answer
    D. Since 1998
    Explanation
    Google was founded in September 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University. Therefore, Google has existed on the web since 1998.

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  • 9. 

    How long has MADONNA been a successful singer/entertainer?

    • A.

      SINCE 1983

    • B.

      SINCE 1984

    • C.

      SINCE 1985

    • D.

      SINCE 1986

    Correct Answer
    A. SINCE 1983
    Explanation
    Madonna has been a successful singer/entertainer since 1983. This means that she started her successful career in the entertainment industry in that year and has been consistently successful since then.

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  • 10. 

    How long has BRUNO studied English?

    • A.

      FOR over 6 years

    • B.

      FOR over 10 years

    • C.

      FOR over 13 years

    • D.

      FOR over 18 years

    Correct Answer
    C. FOR over 13 years
    Explanation
    Bruno has studied English for over 13 years.

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  • 11. 

    OK, OK! When we ask questions with HOW LONG we want to know...

    • A.

      The frequency of actions or events.

    • B.

      The duration of actions or events.

    • C.

      When actions or events took place.

    • D.

      The probable consequence of a condition.

    Correct Answer
    B. The duration of actions or events.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The duration of actions or events." When we ask questions with "how long," we are seeking information about the length of time that actions or events occurred or will occur. This question is asking for the specific meaning of "how long" in this context.

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  • 12. 

    Identify the TIME EXPR|ESSIONS in these statements:1. I've been there for three years.2. Nadia has worked as a lab instructor for two years.3. I've been in New Jersey since 2001.4. Christian has worked as a babysitter for four years.5. I've lived here since 2000.6. The Rolling Stones have played together as a band since 1962.7. We've been at Yázigi for over three semesters.8. I haven't seen my grandparents in idahoo since my last vacation.

    • A.

      For three years; for two years; since 2001; for four years; I've lived here; since 1962; for over three semesters; since my last vacation.

    • B.

      For three years; for two years; since 2001; for four years; since 2000; since 1962; we've been; since my last vacation.

    • C.

      For three years; for two years; since 2001; for four years; since 2000; since 1962; for over three semesters; since my last vacation.

    • D.

      For three years; for two years; since 2001; for four years; since 2000; since 1962; for over three semesters; I haven't seen.

    Correct Answer
    C. For three years; for two years; since 2001; for four years; since 2000; since 1962; for over three semesters; since my last vacation.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is: for three years; for two years; since 2001; for four years; since 2000; since 1962; for over three semesters; since my last vacation.

    The time expressions in these statements indicate the duration or starting point of an action. "For three years" and "for two years" indicate the duration of being in a certain state or doing a certain job. "Since 2001" and "since 2000" indicate the starting point of being in a certain place or doing a certain activity. "Since 1962" indicates the starting point of the Rolling Stones playing together as a band. "For over three semesters" indicates the duration of being at Yázigi. "Since my last vacation" indicates the starting point of not seeing the grandparents.

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  • 13. 

    We use FOR...

    • A.

      To state the duration of actions or events that started in the past and continue up to now.

    • B.

      When we express a probable consequence for a condition.

    • C.

      When we mention the starting point of actions and events that continue up to now.

    • D.

      To state the frequency with which actions and events take place.

    Correct Answer
    A. To state the duration of actions or events that started in the past and continue up to now.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to state the duration of actions or events that started in the past and continue up to now." This is because the use of "for" is commonly used to indicate the length of time that an action or event has been happening and is still ongoing. It is used to express a continuous duration from the past until the present moment.

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  • 14. 

    We use SINCE...

    • A.

      To state the duration of actions or events that started in the past and continue up to now.

    • B.

      When we express a probable consequence for a condition.

    • C.

      When we mention the starting point of actions and events that continue up to now.

    • D.

      To state the frequency with which actions and events take place.

    Correct Answer
    C. When we mention the starting point of actions and events that continue up to now.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "when we mention the starting point of actions and events that continue up to now." This is because "since" is commonly used to indicate the starting point of an action or event that is still ongoing. It implies that the action or event started in the past and is continuing up to the present moment.

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  • 15. 

    Using FOR, write a statement about yourself concerning the place where you live.

  • 16. 

    Using SINCE, write a statement about yourself concerning your school/work.

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