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PRESENT SIMPLE PRESENT CONTINUOUS

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PRESENT SIMPLE PRESENT CONTINUOUS

    Circle the correct answer.

    1. I get up / I’m getting up late on Sundays.

    2. They work / They’re working at the moment.

    3. Carol walks / is walking home every day.

    4. She goes / She’s going to the gym every Monday.

    5. Be quiet! The baby sleeps / is sleeping.

    6. Diana often buys / is buying a lot of magazines.

    7. She doesn’t tidy / isn’t tidying her room every day.

    8. What are you doing? I watch / I’m watching TV.

    Choose the correct option.

    1. We go/ are going to the beach every summer because we like / are liking it a lot. 2. What does Linda do? / What is Linda doing? She is a teacher.

    3. The TV presenter introduces / is introducing a new guest in the programme at the moment. 4. I don’t like / am not liking that noise in the car.

    5. Why don’t you listen to me? / Why aren’t you listening to me now? 6. She is / is being a clerk. She doesn’t work / isn’t working in a supermarket. She works / is

    working in a bank.

    7. We travel / are travelling to Egypt every year.

    8. I do / am doing this exercise because I want to pass this exam.

    9. I go / am going to the cinema tonight.

    Choose the correct option.

    1. My parents goes / goes / are going / go to the beach in July.

    2. Priests doesn’t have / don’t have / isn’t having / aren’t having any children. 3. Where you go / does you go / is you going / are you going now? 4. My brothers love / loves / is loving / are loving sweets very much. 5. The radio doesn’t work / don’t work / isn’t work / doesn’t working.

    Put the verbs into the PRESENT CONTINUOUS or PRESENT SIMPLE. 1. Ann usually ________________________ (drink) milk in the morning.

    2. Look! He _________________________ (dig) in the garden.

    3. He ________________________ (listen) to the radio now.

    4. Listen! The birds _________________________ (sing)!

    5. Ann _______________________ (come) from England. She is English.

    6. The children _______________________ (not/sleep) now.

    7. He often ______________________ (play) in the garden.

    8. She usually _______________________ (go) to parties on Saturdays.

    9. They __________________________ (not/play) tennis every day. 10. We _______________________ (not/have) a lesson now. 11. Mary ______________________ (wash) her hair at the moment. 12. My brothers ______________________ (play) basketball now. 13. My mother always __________________ (go) to the supermarket on Fridays. 14. Julia ______________________ (paint) a picture at the moment. 15. Michael _____________________ (not/live) in Athens. 16. Lucy _______________________ (wear) her new shoes now. 17. Trevor _________________________ (not/like) potatoes. 18. My father always _________________________ (drive) to work. 19. We _______________________ (do) our homework at the moment.

    PRESENT SIMPLE / PRESENT CONTINUOUS

    1. You ____________ often _____________ (not visit) your grandparents. 2. _______________________ (your cousin / work) in a bank? 3. Where’s Jack? _______________________ (he / do) his homework?

    4. We never _______________________ (listen) to classical music. 5. It _______________________ (rain) a lot in winter. 6. She usually _______________________ (enjoy) parties. 7. We _________________________ (meet) at the sports center every Wednesday. 8. John and Mary _________________________ (play) chess at the moment. 9. My father _________________________ (buy) a newspaper every day. 10. She always _________________ (know) all the new vocabulary words. 11. My family ____________________ (listen) to the news report right now. 12. Linda usually ___________________ (swim) after school. 13. Be quiet! He _________________ (study).

    14. We ___________________ (not visit) Port Aventura every summer. 15. The baby _____________________ (not cry) every night. 16. He _____________________ (read) the newspaper article now. 17. Anna generally _________________ (do) her homework. 18. Her classmates __________________ (not go) to Anna’s house now.

    19. Linda _________________________ (not talk) to her friend every day. 20. We _____________________ (not watch) TV every night. 21. My brother ______________________ (cook) supper right now. 22. I __________________ (play) cards with Tom and Ann at present. 23. Look out! We ___________________ (crash).

    24. He always _________________ (push). Please tell him to stop.

    25. This colour always _________________ (make) me happy. 26. My husband ____________________ (not clean) the car right now.

    PRESENT SIMPLE / PRESENT CONTINUOUS

    1. The Earth _______________________ (revolve) round the sun. 2. Helen and I _______________________ (go) to a concert on Friday night. 3. I _______________________ (stay) at Sarah’s house while my parents are away.

    4. _______________________ (you / meet) your friends this evening? 5. _______________________ (you / go) to London this weekend? 6. What time _______________________ (you / meet) Laura tomorrow? 7. Jason _________________________ (not come) with us this evening. 8. What _________________________ (this sign / mean) ?

    9. Greg _________________________ (train) for the next Olympic Games. 10. Michael Burns is very rich. He _________________________ (own) a mall. 11. Mr. and Mrs. Dean _________________________ (not go) to Mexico tomorrow.

    PRESENT SIMPLE or PRESENT CONTINUOUS

    1. Virginia _________________________ (talk) to Emily at the moment. 2. Sònia _________________________ (miss) Virginia a lot and wants to see her. 3. I _________________________ (wait) for my friend to call now. 4. Emily’s parents _________________________ (work) at the moment.

    5. The girls _________________________ (eat) sandwiches for lunch every day. 6. My classmates usually ______________________ (sit) quietly, but now they ___________________

    (make) a lot of noise.

    7. I often _________________________ (watch) television in the afternoon. 8. Emily _________________________ (study) at the moment. She often _________________________

    (study) in the evening.

    Complete the sentences. Use the PRESENT SIMPLE or the PRESENT CONTINUOUS.

    1. I usually (get up) ________________________ late at weekends. 2. Peter (not listen) ________________________ to the radio at the moment. 3. We (go) ________________________ to the shopping center tomorrow. 4. Julie and Dave (not live) _____________________________ in London. 5. She (wear) __________________________ her new trainers today. 6. She (not speak) ____________________________ French.

    7. He (play) ____________________________ football next Saturday. 8. She (not have) ___________________________ a party next weekend. 9. We (use) ________________________ computers at school sometimes.

    10. I (not want) ____________________________ to wear boots this evening.

    Complete the sentences. Use the PRESENT SIMPLE or the PRESENT CONTINUOUS.

    1. I (not like) ____________________________ wearing boots. 2. They (listen) _____________________________ to music at the moment. 3. She (not have) _________________________ a party right now. 4. We sometimes (use) ________________________ computers at school. 5. _______________ you ________________ (eat) at the moment? 6. _______________ your cousin ______________ (live) in Galicia? 7. _______________ John __________________ (like) rap music? 8. _______________ they ___________________ (watch) TV this evening? 9. We (study) __________________________ on Mondays.

    10. She (not phone) __________________________ her aunt.

    11. I (stay) __________________________ at home on Fridays.

    12. You (arrive) __________________________ late every day.

    13. He (not like) __________________________ meat.

    Put the verbs into the PRESENT CONTINUOUS or PRESENT SIMPLE.

    1. The Earth ______________________ (take) 365 days to go round the Sun. 2. Clare _____________________ (not stay) with her grandparents this summer. 3. People often _____________________ (go) to France for their holidays. 4. Sarah ____________________ (not know) my brother.

    5. Jack ______________________ (stay) with his friend in Orlando for two weeks. 6. _____________________ (you / believe) there is life on other planets? 7. _______________________________ (the river / get) cold in winter? 8. Robert ____________________ (not like) getting up early. 9. _____________________ (you / go) to London this weekend? 10. Why _____________________ (she / want) to be an astronaut?

    Use the PRESENT SIMPLE or the PRESENT CONTINUOUS forms of the verbs in brackets.

    1. Harry and Emily sometimes (play) __________________________ football. 2. She (read) _________________________ in her bedroom at the moment. 3. Amy never (study) ___________________________ French.

    4. He (not use) _________________________ his computer right now. 5. We (practise) ___________________________ the guitar this weekend. 6. ________________ he ____________________ (go) to the cinema every Saturday? 7. _____________ Amy ___________________ (sleep) now?

    8. Liam (not play) ______________________ tennis every day.

9. She always (watch) ______________________ TV on Sundays.

    10. I (not write) ___________________________ a letter at the moment.

    PRESENT SIMPLE / PRESENT CONTINUOUS

    1. Alisha Khartun’s parents ________________________________ (come) from Bangladesh.

    2. They have a house in Bangladesh but they ________________________________ (live) in a house

    in London at the moment.

    3. Alisha ____________________________ (study) every day and ___________________________ (go)

    out almost every night.

    4. I can’t answer the phone right now. I ________________________________ (have) a bath.

    5. He doesn’t like where he lives. So he ________________________________ (look) for a new house.

    6. Don’t disturb her. She ________________________________ (think). 7. It often __________________________ (rain) a lot in England. But it __________________________

    (not rain) at the moment.

    8. I can’t hear you. The children ________________________________ (make) a lot of noise.

    9. What ________________________________ (you / do) next Saturday night?

    10. Come on. Hurry up. We ________________________________ (leave) in two minutes.

    11. They ________________________________ (speak) Catalan in Barcelona.

    12. What ________________________________ (he / say) ? I can’t hear him. 13. He ________________________________ (not understand) the Internet.

    14. Where ________________________________ (be) John?

    15. My brothers ________________________________ (play) football every Saturday.

    16. ________________________________ (you / believe) in UFOs?

    17. No, I _______________________ (think) they’re silly but my father ______________________ (like)

    books and films about them.

    18. What ________________________________ (you / do) now?

    19. This is my chemistry homework but I ________________________________ (not understand)

    anything. Can you help me?

    Write the correct form of the verbs in brackets. Present Simple / Present Continuous.

    1. My granny _______________________ (speak) a lot but my granddad _________________________

    (speak) much more.

    2. I _____________________________ (like) languages so I ______________________________ (study)

    French at the moment.

    3. Don’t shout! I ________________________________ (watch) a film on TV.

    PRESENT SIMPLE & PRESENT CONTINUOUS

    Write the correct form of the verbs in brackets.

    1. They ________________________________________ (spend / usually) a lot of money on expensive

    things because they ________________________________ (have) a lot of money. 2. She ________________________________ (start) school at 8 o’clock in the morning and she

    ________________________________ (finish) school at 5 o’clock in the evening.

    3. People ____________________________ (think) that football stars _______________________ (earn)

    too much money.

    4. Shut up! I ________________________________ (listen) to music.

    5. This ________________________________ (think) it’s going to break down.

    6. My boyfriend ___________________ (speak) four languages and now he ______________________

    (learn) German.

    7. Listen! My neighbours ________________________________ (argue).

    8. What ________________________________ (you do) tomorrow night?

    The Present Simple or Continuous

    Use the verbs in brackets to fill the gaps.

    1. Don't bother me now. I _____________________________. (to work)

    2. She ___________________________ to play chess now. (to want)

    3. BILLY: Where's Jim?

    SALLY: He __________________________ with friends. (to stay)

    4. SALLY: What __________________________ tomorrow? (to do)

    BILLY: Nothing.

    5. BILLY I've won the lottery!

    SALLY: I _______________________________ you. (to not believe)

    6. This year I ________________________________ French and German. (to study) 7. This summer we ____________________________________ to Portugal. (to go) 8. Take an umbrella. It __________________________________. (to rain) 9. It never _____________________________________ in Valencia. (to rain) 10. BILLY: Hi. Is Alison there?

    MUM: Yes, but can you ring back in 10 minutes? She _____________________ a shower. (to have)

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