PRESENT TENSE – SIMPLE AND CONTINUOUS
EXERCISES1.Simple Present or Present Continuous?
1Look! Junko ________ into the water.
is jumping2I ________ lunch in the cafeteria every day.
am having3I ________ to Toronto next Thursday. Do youwant to come?
am going4Don't give Jan any cheese. She ________ it!
is hating5You won't find Jerry at home right now. He ________ in the library.
is studying6Once a week, I ________ to an art class at thecollege.
am going7I ________ you're crazy!
am thinking8Oliver is rich -- he ________ a Mercedes.
is driving9It ________ quite hard -- perhaps weshouldn't go out tonight.
is snowing10Marie-Claude isn't a Canadian. I ________ she comes from France.
2.Read the dialogue. Put the verbs in brackets into the Present Continuous or the PresentSimple:
Could you turn the TV down? I _______________ (try) to read a book.
OK. What ________________ (you/read)?
It’s about a journalist. She __________________ (work) for the BBC. She’s in New York at the moment and she _______________________ (interview) people aboutthe mafia.
That’s interesting. I _________________ (watch) a series about New York at themoment. It’s on Tuesday evenings. Who is she interviewing?
She’s talking to lots of different people. There’s one man who __________________ (drive) a black Cadillac. She ____________________ (not like)him very much, but he has got lots of information about mafia families. It’s exciting because …1