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EXERSICES: PRESENT SIMPLE AND PRESENT CONTINUOUS

The Present Simple is used to talk about things that usually occur or in general:
James studies German at the University.
My parents live in the south.
Jane works in Italy every summer.
On the other hand, the Present Continuous is used to talk about the things that
are happening in the moment.

Mary is playing the guitar right now.


Take un umbrella. It's raining.
Lets go to the park! The sun is shinning.
The sentences in present continuous often go with expressions that indicate that
the actions is happening in that moment.
Now

right now

at the moment

There are verbs that only can be used in Present simple:


Like
dislike
love
hate

depend
know
mean
understand

remember
forget
want
need

I. Write these words in the right order:


1. My/ watching / soccer/ is/ boyfriend
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2. every / the piano/ play / I / Tuesday
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3. 7:30 / I/ get / at / up /always

believe
prefer

at present

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4. do / what / every / weekend / do / you / ?
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5. holiday / going / I'm / on / thinking / of
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6. like/ do / you / icecream/ ? / I do / Yes,
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7. and / sometimes / the cinema / my friend / I / to / go
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8. sister/ doesn't / Colombia / live / my / in
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9. to / how / go / do / you / school / ?
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10. the summer / really / important / sun cream / wear / it's / to / in
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II. Write short answers for these questions.
1. Do you enjoy your career? Yes, ...................
2. Are they at the restaurant now? No, ..................
3. Is he still with his girlfriend? Yes, ..................
4. Are you doing your homework? No, ..................
5. Is your sister helping in the garden? No, ..................
6. Does Paul have any brothers? Yes, ..................
7. Do they know you're with me? Yes, ..................
8. Are you having fun? No, ..................
9. Does your friend live there? Yes, ..................
10. Is he a relative of yours? Yes, ..................
III. Write the verb between brackets in the present simple or continuous.
1. ......... you usually ......... (eat) vegetables?
2. Sorry, I cant talk now. I .................. (brush) my teeth.
3. Sandy .................. (not drink) alcohol very often.
4. They.................. (work) at the factory from Monday to Friday.
5. Listen! Somebody .................. (shout).
6. He doesnt have time now. He .................. (do) his homework.
7. How often ........ she ........ (go) to the dentist?

8. We .................. (go out) for dinner every Saturday night.


9. Be quiet! I .................. (study) for tomorrow's exam.
10. Shes not at home at the moment. I think she .................. (do) the shopping.
IV. Write these sentences correctly.
1. They are wanting to go home now
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2. Im not having time at the moment.
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3. Anne is not here. She does the shopping right now.
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4. Your friends are attending Italian lessons on Thursdays.
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