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I. Complete the sentences about a student Antonio Lopes: use Present Simple or Present Continuous
1. It's 8:00 a.m. Antonio Lopes (drive) to school.
2. He (drive) to school every day.
3. The trip usually (take) 25 min.
4. Today it (not)/take) 25 min.
5. It (take) much longer.
6. The workers (repair) the highway.
7. Because of the construction Antonio (use) Parson Road.
8. He usually . (not/use) Parson Road.
9. Normally he (take) Rute 93.
10. The traffic always (move) faster on Rute 93.
11. It (rain) hard and the roads are slippery.
12. Antonio (not/like) to drive in the rain.
13. Antonio (be) a careful driver and he always .
(drive) slowly when the roads are wet.
14. The radio is on, and Antonio (listen) to the traffic report.
15. He always (listen) to the radio on his way to work.
16. The announcer (describe) an accident in Parson Road.
17. Antonio (not/want) to be late for school, but theres nothing he can do.
18. The traffic (not/ move) because of the accident.
19. Antonio (hate) to drive when the traffic is bad.
20. He never (feel) relaxed when he is behind the wheel.
II. Put the verb in Present Continuous or Present Simple:
1. Excuse me, .... (you/speak) English?
2. Tom .... (have/shower) at the moment.
3. They .... (not/watch) television very often.
4. Listen! Somebody .... (sing)
5. Shes tired. She .... (want) to go home.
6. How often .... (you/read) a newspaper?
7. Excuse me, but you .... (sit) in my place. Oh Im sorry.
8. Im sorry. I .... (not/understand). Please speak more slowly.
9.Where are you Roy? I am in the office. I .... (read)
10. What time .... (she/finish) work every day?
11. You can turn off the radio. I .... (not listen) to it.
12. He .... (not/usually/drive) to work. He usually ..
(walk).
III. Circle the correct form of the verb. Use Past Simple or Past Continuous:
a) Mary prepared / was preparing lunch when they came / was coming.
b) Tom was very unlucky. It rained / was raining every day during his holidays.
c) Who was that nice girl you talked / were talking to when I walked / was walking by the pub?
d) Last weekend Susan fell / was falling and broke/ was breaking her leg.
e) When I entered / was entering the cafeteria Mary had / was having lunch with Peter.
f) We drove/ were driving to Berlin in Roberts new car.
g) The sun shone / was shining brightly when I got up / was getting up this morning.
h) Ann finally told / was telling us the whole story about Peter.

IV. Read the following sentences and put the verbs in brackets in either the Past Simple or the Past
Continuous. Put any other words in brackets in the correct place.
a) As Sophie .... (walk) up Regent Street she ....
(meet) an old friend from college.
b) When .... (your father/arrive) yesterday? He ...
(arrive) late. The train .... (be)delayed due to an accident.
c) Who .... (you/ speak) to on the phone when I ..
(come) in?
d) Mary .... (read) in bed when she .... (hear) a
strange noise downstairs.
e) When Mr. Lawrence .... (leave) home at 8.30 this morning, the sun
.... (shine) brightly. However, by 10 oclock it ...
(start) to rain heavily.
f) Sebastian .... (arrive) at Susans house a little before 11 a.m., but she
.... (not/be) there. She .... (study) at the
library.
g) The fireman .... (rescue) a 75-year-old woman who .
(be) trapped on the second floor of the burning building.
h) .... (you/do) any shopping yesterday?
i) Yesterday Jane .... (fall) and .... (hurt)
herself when she .... (ride) her bicycle.
j) What .... (Peter / do) when you .... (knock)
on his door?
k) Helen .... (wear) her dress to the party last night.

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