Ana Rodríguez García

PRESENT SIMPLE USES
The present simple is used to express: 1) A habit. I get up at 7.30 Cinda smokes too much 2) A fact which is always true. Vegetarians don’t eat meat We come from Spain 3) A fact which is true for a long time. I live in Oxford She works in a bank Time expressions with the present simple: Frequency adverbs (usually, always, never, sometimes, often); everyday, once, twice, three times, …

PRESENT CONTINUOUS USES
The present continuous is used to express: 1) An activity happening now. They’re playing football in the garden She can’t answer the phone because she’s washing her hair 2) An activity happening around now, but perhaps not at the moment of speaking. She’s studying maths at university I’m reading a good book by Henry James Time expressions with the present continuous: Now, right now, at the moment, at present, in this moment, … 3) A planned future arrangement. I’m meeting Miss Boyd at ten o’clock tomorrow What are you doing this evening? Time expressions with the present continuous as future: This afternoon, on Saturday, next month, tomorrow, this weekend, …

Those men (are standing / stand) in the queue at present. The people on the ride (are screaming / scream) at the moment. 3. They (stand) in a long queue. 4. I (am doing / do) this exercise now. 5. 1. Visitors to Disney World usually (write) many letters to their friends. They (laugh) at the moment. 1. 8. The boy (ride) on space mountain now. 4. Right now I (write) sentences in grammar. . They usually (not enjoy) rides in the dark. Paloma usually (is going / goes) on all the rides. Pay attention to the time expression. 2. 6. Angel's sister (is writing / writes) him a letter once a week. Choose the correct verb. The children (not go) on the ride at the moment. People at Disney World usually ( are enjoying / enjoy) themselves. Many people (are going / go) to Disney World every day.Ana Rodríguez García EXERCISES Complete the following sentences with the Present Continuous or Present Simple. Alfonso (is eating / eats) lunch right now. We generally (study) English three times a week. 7. 3. He (scream) very loudly. People usually (scream) on this ride. 5. 6. 2.