Present Simple vs Present Continuous exercise

Simple Present And Present Continuous Tense Exercise

September 1, 2020 —

Fill in the blanks with a present simple or present continuous tense form.

1. I . my homework.

The present continuous is used to talk about actions or situations that are going on at the moment of speaking.

2. She . as a receptionist.

We use the simple present to talk about our jobs.

3. He . with his parents at the moment.

We use the present continuous to talk about temporary situations.

4. I always . up at 6 o’clock.

We use the simple present to talk about habits and routines.

5. He is busy at the moment. He . to a friend.

The present continuous is used to talk about actions or situations that are going on at the moment of speaking.

6. I’m sorry but I . what you mean.

7. You . too much fat food.

The present simple is used to talk about facts and habits.

8. Which TV channel .

We use the present simple to ask about habits and preferences.

9. What time . the train arrive?

The present simple is used to talk about timetabled events.

10. How often . to the movies?

11. What . at the moment?

12. I usually . early on Mondays.

The present simple is used to talk about habits.

Answers

1. I am doing my homework.
2. She works as a receptionist.
3. He is staying with his parents at the moment.
4. I always get up at 6 o’clock.
5. He is busy at the moment. He is talking to a friend.
6. I’m sorry but I don’t understand what you mean.
7. You eat too much fat food.
8. Which TV channel do you usually watch?
9. What time does the train arrive?
10. How often do you go to the movies?
11. What are you doing at the moment?
12. I usually get up early on Mondays.

Present Simple or Present Continuous exercise 2. Intermediate

level: Intermediate +
age: teens, adults
grammar: Present Simple, Present Continuous
task: раскройте скобки

Прочтите предложения и раскройте скобки, поставив глаголы в нужное время. Выберите правильный вариант ответа.

1. The light from the Sun _____ (take) about eight and a half minutes to reach the Earth.

2. This week we _____ (send) all the mail by couriers because the Post Office is on strike.

3. Ben _____ (not come) here tonight. He _____ (work) all night.

4. Now you can be sure that summer is near. It _____ (get) hotter and hotter every day.

5. My sister never _____ (clean) her bedroom, in fact she _____ (hardly, do) any housework.
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6. What _____ your brother _____ (do) for the living? – Oh, this and that, you know, he _____ (not have) any permanent job.

7. We _____ (move) house next week and the removal company _____ (come) at 4 o’clock this afternoon.

8. Why _____ you _____ (taste) the stew? – To see if it _____ (need) any spices.

9. Kate _____ (seem) to be rather nervous. – Well, she _____(appear) in the evening TV news, that’s why.

10. We haven’t made any serious plans for the winter holidays, but we _____ (think) to visit Meribel this year.

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1 PRESENT SIMPLE VS PRESENT CONTINUOUS EXERCISES 1. Put the verbs into the correct tense (present simple OR present continuous): The train always (1: leave) on time. «What’s the matter? Why (2: cry/you)?» That’s strange. They (3: not to watch) TV. He (4: not to speak) very good English. Please be quiet! I (5: do) my homework. Where (6: live/they)? Listen! John music! (7: play) I never (8: go) to the swimming pool. Harold Black’s a famous pianist. He (9: give) two or three concerts every week. He (10: travel) a lot and this week he’s in New York. He (11: stay) at an expensive hotel. He’s at his hotel now. He (12: have) his breakfast in the dining room. He (13: drink) a cup of coffee and he (14: read) a newspaper. Harold’s always very busy. He (15: play) the piano regularly. He (16: practise) for four hours every day. He (17: go) to bed late and he always (18: get up) early. But he sometimes (19: get) dressed too quickly, and this morning he (20: wear) one blue sock and one red one! 2. Complete the sentences below using one of the verbs in the box in the correct form. You may use each verb once only. enjoy prefer play produce work seem know interview wait talk finish 1. I always tennis on Fridays. 2. He his report. He will bring it into the office when it is complete. 3. «My parents phoned me this morning. They themselves in

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2 the Seychelles. Champagne every night! In fact, they don’t want to leave.» 4. We to entertain our guests in a local restaurant rather than the canteen. Although it is expensive, we can talk freely there. 5. I the answer to your problem. Get a new computer. 6. «Where is John?» «In his office for an important telephone call.» 7. I can’t make the meeting tomorrow. I the applicants for the sales manager’s job. 8. My brother for Shink Inc. which makes bathroom fittings. 9. Who to Bill? Is it the new secretary? 10. The new contract fine to me. However, could you just check it through once more? 3. Choose the correct form for each verb. 1. Marie- Claude isn’t a Canadian. I she comes from France. A. believe B.? am believing 2. Look! Junko into the water. A.? jumps B.? is jumping 3. I you’re crazy! A.? think B.? am thinking 4. Don’t give Jan any cheese. She it! A.? hates B.? is hating 5. I to Toronto next Thursday. Do you want to come? A.? go B.? am going 6. Once a week, I to an art class at the college. A.? go

3 B.? am going 7. I lunch in the cafeteria every day. A.? have B.? am having 8. Salman is rich he a Mercedes. A.? drives B.? is driving 9. You won’t find Jerry at home right now. He in the library. A.? studies B.? is studying 10. It quite hard perhaps we shouldn’t go out tonight. A.? snows B.? is snowing 4. Put the verb in brackets in the correct form (present simple or present continuous) Next week, my friends and I (go) camping in the woods. I (organize) the food, because I (like) cooking. Dave (have) a big car with a trailer, so he (plan) the transportation. Sam (bring) the tent he (go) camping every year, so he (have) a great tent and lots of other equipment. My wife (think) we’re crazy. She (like) holidays in comfortable hotels, so she (take) a trip to Paris instead. 5. Present Simple or Continuous? Choose the correct alternative(s) in the sentences 1-8 below. 1 Today she s spending/spends time with her grandmother. 2 They usually are going/go to the gym on Sundays. 3 We re having/have a barbecue later on. Do you want to come? 4 No, she can t answer the phone, she has/is having a shower.

4 5 I always have/am having a coffee before I m leaving/leave for work in the morning. 6 They sometimes fly/are flying to Sweden, but usually they are going/go by boat. 7 Where are you? I m sitting/sit outside in the sunshine! 8 He always brings/is bringing a monolingual dictionary to his English class.

5 KEY EXERCISE 1 1. leaves 2. are you crying 3. are not watching (= aren’t watching) 4. does not speak (= doesn’t speak) 5. Am doing 6. do they live 7. is playing 8. Go 9. gives 10. travels 11. is staying (= he’s staying) 12. is having 13. is drinking 14. is reading 15. plays 16. practises 17. doesn’t go 18. gets up 19. gets 20. is wearing EXERCISE 2 1. I always play tennis on Fridays. 2. He is finishing his report. He will bring it into the office when it is complete. 3. «My parents phoned me this morning. They are enjoying themselves in the Seychelles. Champagne every night! In fact, they don’t want to leave.» 4. We prefer to entertain our guests in a local restaurant rather than the canteen. Although it is expensive, we can talk freely there. 5. I know the answer to your problem. Get a new computer. 6. «Where is John?» «In his office waiting for an important telephone call.» 7. I can’t make the meeting tomorrow. I am interviewing the applicants for the sales manager’s job. 8. My brother works for Shink Inc. which makes bathroom fittings. 9. Who is talking to Bill? Is it the new secretary? 10. The new contract seems fine to me. However, could you just check it through once more? EXERCISE 3 1. Marie- Claude isn’t a Canadian. I she comes from France. A. believe B.? am believing 2. Look! Junko into the water. A.? jumps B. is jumping 3. I you’re crazy! A. think B.? am thinking 4. Don’t give Jan any cheese. She it!

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6 A. hates B.? is hating 5. I to Toronto next Thursday. Do you want to come? A.? go B. am going 6. Once a week, I to an art class at the college. A. go B.? am going 7. I lunch in the cafeteria every day. A. have B.? am having 8. Salman is rich he a Mercedes. A. drives B.? is driving 9. You won’t find Jerry at home right now. He in the library. A.? studies B. is studying 10. It quite hard perhaps we shouldn’t go out tonight. A.? snows B. is snowing EXERCISE 4 Next week, my friends and I are going (go) camping in the woods. I am organizing (organize) the food, because I like (like) cooking. Dave has (have) a big car with a trailer, so he is planning (plan) the transportation. Sam is bringing(bring) the tent he goes (go) camping every year, so he has (have) a great tent and lots of other equipment. My wife thinks (think) we’re crazy. She likes (like) holidays in comfortable hotels, so she is taking (take) a trip to Paris instead. EXERCISE 5 1 she s spending 2 go 3 We re having 4 she s having 5 have 6 fly/go 7 I m sitting 8 brings

Chapter. The Weekend

Chapter 3 The Weekend T he weekend begins on Friday night and ends on Sunday night. Our weekend lives are usually different from our weekday lives. We may relax and have fun. We may also work at weekend

Упражнения на сравнение времен Present Simple, Present Continuous

Present Simple, Present Continuous

1. I . a pupil. 2. My father . not a teacher, he . a scientist. 3. . your aunt a doctor? — Yes, she . . 4. . they at home? — — No, they . not at borne, they . at work. 5. My brother . a worker. He . at work. 6. . you an engineer? — — Yes, I . 7. . your sister a typist? No, she . not a typist, she . a student. 8. . your brother at school? — — Yes, he . . 9. . your sister at school? — No, she . not at school. 10. My . sister . at home.

Ex . 2. Use the verbs in an appropriate tense Present Continuous or Present Simple.

I (to read) books in the evening. 2. He (not to help) his mother every day 3. I (to write) an exer­cise now. 4. I (not to write) a letter now. 5. They (to play) in the yard now. 6. They (not to play) in the street now. 7. They (to play) in the room now? 8. He (to help) his mother every day. 9. He (to help) his mother every day? 10. . I (not to read) books in the morning. 11. You (to go) to school on Sunday? 12. My father (not to work) on Sunday. 21. He (to work) every day. 14. He (to sleep) now? 15. We (not to go) to the country in winter. 16. My sister (to eat) sweets every day. 17. She (not to eat) sweets now. 18. They (to do) their home­work in the afternoon. 19. They (not to go) for a walk in the evening. 20. My friend (not to like) to play foot­ball. 13. 1 (not to read) now.

Ex . 3. Use Present Continuous or Present Simple in the following sentences.

1.They (to read) many books. 2. They (to read) many books? 3. They (not to read) many books. 4. The children (to eat) soup now. 5. The children (to eat) soup now? 6. The children (not to eat) soup now. 7. You (to play) volley-ball well? 8. When you (to play) volley-ball? 9. What Nick (to do) in the evening? 10. He (to go) to the cinema in the evening? 11. We (not to dance) every day. 12. Look! Kate (to dance). 13. Kate (to sing) well? 14. Where he (to go) in the morning? 15. He (not to sleep) after dinner.

Ex. 4. Use the verbs in an appropriate tense Present Continuous or Present Simple..

Ex. 5. Use Present Continuous or Present Simple in the following sentences.

I. What you (to do) here now? — — We (to listen) to tape-recordings. 2. You (to want) to see my fa­ther? — Yes, I . 3. Michael (to know) German rather well. He (to want) to know English, too, but he (to have) little time for it now. 4. What maga­zine you (to read)? — — It (to be) a French magazine. There (to be) good articles on sports here. You (to be) interested in sports? — — Yes, I . But I (not to know) French. 5. We (to have) an English lesson now. 6. Lena usually (to prepare) her homework at the institute? — — No, she . . As a rule, she (to work) at home. — And what she (to write) now? — Oh, she (to write) an article for our wall newspa­per. 7. Who that man (to be) who (to stand) in the doorway? — — You (not to recognize) him? It (to be) John, my cousin. 8. I (to have) no time now, I (to have) dinner. 9. Your family (to leave) St. Peters­burg in summer? — Yes, we always (to go) to the sea-side. We all (to like) the sea. Mother (to stay) with us to the end of August, but father (to re­turn) much earlier. 10. Where Tom and Nick (to be) now? — They (to have) a smoke in the garden.

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Ex. 6. Use Present Continuous or Present Simple in the following sentences.

1. It (to take) me forty minutes to get to school. 2. Hello, Pete, where you (to go)? — I (to hurry) to school. 3. When your lessons (to begin) on Mon­day? — They (to begin) at nine o’clock. 4. Where your sister (to be)? — She (to do) her homework in the next room. 5. It usually (to take) me an hour to do my written exercises. 6. Where Boris (to be)? I (to look) for him. — — He (to have) dinner. 7. In the evening I often (to go) to see my friends. 8. On Sunday we sometimes (to go) to the cinema or to a disco club. 9. Andrew (to get) up very early as he (to live) far from school, He (to be) never late. 10. It (to be) six o’clock in the evening now. Victor (to do) his homework. His sister (to read) a book. His mother and grandmother (to talk). 11. I (to write) a letter to my grandmother who (to live) in Novgorod. I (to write) to her very often.

Ex. 7. Use the verbs in an appropriate tense Present Continuous or Present Simple.

One Sunday Agnes and her mother went to the zoo. Agnes was very excited. She was interested in everything she saw. «Mother, look,» she said. «There (to be) a mon­key in this cage. It (to eat) an apple. Now it (to give) a bite to another monkey. I (to think) mon­keys (to like) apples very much.» «Yes, dear,» said her mother. «Now I (to want) to go and see the lions and tigers. Where they (to live), mother?» «In that big house over there. Come along.» Agnes enjoyed herself very much in the lion house. «Mother,» she said, «the tiger (to want) a drink: it (to go) to the dish of water there in the corner. And the lion (to look) right at me. You (to think) it (to want) to eat me up? When the lions and tigers (to have) their dinner, mother?» «The keepers (to bring) them great pieces of meat every day at four o’clock. And they (to make) a big noise before their dinner time, so everybody (to know) they (to be) hungry.»

Present simple and present continuous

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Present simple and present continuous

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Grammar Rule

Examples

I play tennis every Sunday.
I’m playing hockey now.
She eats fruit every day.
She’s eating an apple now.

Remember!

We use the present simple to talk about routines – what you do every day or every week. We use the present continuous to talk about things you are doing now.
I watch cartoons every day.
I’m watching a film now.

Be careful!

For the present simple, add ‘s’ or ‘es’ for he/she/it. Make the negative with ‘don’t’ or ‘doesn’t’. For the present continuous, use the verb ‘to be’ and ‘-ing’. Add ‘not’ to make the negative.
My dad makes dinner every evening. He doesn’t make lunch.
We are studying English now. We aren’t studying maths.

We say. We don’t say.

I wake up every morning at 7:00. (NOT I am waking up every morning at 7:00.)
She is talking on the phone now. (NOT She talks on the phone now.)
They aren’t reading a book now. (NOT They don’t reading a book now.)

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