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1. Dont bother me now. I ____________________________ (try) to work.

2. A: Sheila ________________(want) to play chess now. She ___________________ (always / call) to play with yo.
!: "h# no$ %hy ___________ she ___________________ (always/call) me to play when Im bsy& I hate it$
'. A: %here is (im&
!: )e _____________________ (stay) with some *rien+s *or the weeken+. )e ________________________ (sometimes/ ,isit)
them e,ery year in December.
-. A: %hat ________ yo ____________ (+o) tomorrow&
!: .othin/ in the mornin/ bt in the a*ternoon I ___________________ (/o shoppin/)
0. I ____________________ (o*ten/ tra,el) to work by bs bt this week I ________________ (se) my car.
1. I ha,ent tol+ my *amily yet bt ne2t (ly I _______________________ (by) a new *lat on the coast.
3. 4ake an mbrella with yo. It ________________________ (rain).
5. It ne,er ___________________ (rain) in 6thiopia.
7. A: Is Alice here&
!: 8es# bt she ___________________ (not/can/ talk) to yo now becase she _________________ (ha,e a shower) at the
moment. She ______________ (like) to ha,e a shower e,ery +ay at this time.
19. I ______________________ (like) /oin/ to Italy in the smmer bt ne2t smmer I ___________________ (/o) to :rance.
11. I ____________(work) in ;arre*or re/larly bt in the ne2t *ew weeks I ___________________(work) in 6;I.
12. ;are*l$ A car ______________________ (come).
1'. I______________________ a ,ery interestin/ book abot the li*e o* ;harles Dickens.
1-. (oanne ___________________________ (work) ei/ht hors a +ay. )owe,er# she __________________(work) only three hors
a +ay this month.
10. 4oni/ht we ______________________________ (see) a play at the theatre.
11. %ho ___________________________________ to on the phone ri/ht now&
13. I _____________________________________ (know) him ,ery well.
15. %hat will yo +o i* she _____________________________ (come) late a/ain&
17. <y wi*e _______________________________ (pre*er) co**ee *or break*ast.
29. %hat ____________ yo _______________ (sally / ha,e) *or break*ast&
21. what _____________ yo ==________________ (ha,e) *or +inner tomorrow ni/ht&
22. 8or train _______________________________ (lea,e) at 13.20 *rom plat*orm '.
2'. %hat ____________________________ (+o) & She>s a +octor.
2-. ?ook$ %hat _______________ he _____________@________ (+o) with the car& )e cant +ri,e$
20. )elp$ A br/lar ______________________ (enter) my hose
Present Continuous and Present Simple Tenses
1. Permanent (usual) and Temporary (now, around now) actions.
o We use the Present Continuous tense to speak about things which are happening now or things which are temporary.
I am not working now. I am on holiday.
Sally is listening to a new CD.
Who are you phoning?
o The Present Simple tense describes usual, repeated and permanent things !or example, always, usually, often, sometimes,
I work as an accountant.
ohn doesn!t know "erman.
#ow often do you play tennis?
o Compare how these two tenses are used.
Why are you walking to work? Don!t you usually go $y $us?
I live in %harkiv, $ut now I am living in &oscow.
'sually we have dinner at (, $ut today we are having it at ).
". Some #erbs are not normally used in the Continuous Tense. They are called $state$ #erbs. %! you need to practice such #erbs,
#isit&nglish 'ction and State (erbs page.
). Present Continuous and Present Simple to talk about the !uture.
o We use the Present Continuous Tense !or plans and arrangements.
What are you doing tonight?
I!m seeing a very important customer in my office at * o!clock.
We are going to the see for our holiday.
Where are you staying in +ienna?
I!m not going anywhere. It is final.
o We use the Present Simple in the conditional clauses a!terif, when, as soon as, until etc, and when we talk about timetable,
schedules, itineraries etc.
What will you do if you fail your exam?
We will wait, until she comes.
&y plane takes off at ).,,.
-he .resident arrives in /orway on 0( Septem$er.
What time does your train leave?
Present Continuous and Simple - Practice
Put the #erb in brackets in the correct !orm, either the Present Simple Tense or the Present Continuous Tense.
1. % a #ery interesting book.
". *oanne eight hours a day.
). Tonight we a play at the thereatre.
+. Who to,
-. % him #ery well.
.. What will you do i! she late,
/. 0y wi!e co!!ee !or break!ast.
1. What !or break!ast,
2. 3our train at 1/."- !rom plat!orm ).
14. What , She5s a student.