1 PRESENT TENSE – SIMPLE AND CONTINUOUS

EXERCISES 1. Simple Present or Present Continuous?

1 Look! Junko ________ into the water. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

 jumps  is jumping I ________ lunch in the cafeteria every day.  have  am having I ________ to Toronto next Thursday. Do you  go want to come?  am going Don't give Jan any cheese. She ________ it!  hates  is hating You won't find Jerry at home right now. He  studies ________ in the library.  is studying Once a week, I ________ to an art class at the  go college.  am going I ________ you're crazy!  think  am thinking Oliver is rich -- he ________ a Mercedes.  drives  is driving It ________ quite hard -- perhaps we  snows shouldn't go out tonight.  is snowing Marie-Claude isn't a Canadian. I ________  believe she comes from France.  am believing

2.

Read the dialogue. Put the verbs in brackets into the Present Continuous or the Present Simple:

Sue: Could you turn the TV down? I _______________ (try) to read a book. Tom: OK. What ________________ (you/read)? Sue: It’s about a journalist. She __________________ (work) for the BBC. She’s in New York at the moment and she _______________________ (interview) people about the mafia. Tom: That’s interesting. I _________________ (watch) a series about New York at the moment. It’s on Tuesday evenings. Who is she interviewing? Sue: 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 …

2 Tom: Sorry, can smell anything? Maybe the neighbors ___________________ (have) a barbecue. Sue: No, they aren’t. I ___________________ (cook) sausages for supper! They __________________ (burn)!!!!!
3. Read the dialogue. Put the verbs in brackets into the Present Continuous or the Present Simple:

Wally ____________________ (do) a very dangerous and stressful job, but it is very interesting and he _________________________ (enjoy) working outdoors. He usually ___________________ (work) abroad in places like the USA, Indonesia and the Middle East. At the moment he _____________________ (work) in the east of England. His company ____________________ (build) a new port for very large ships. Wally ____________________ (come) from Wales and he _________________ (go) home to see his family when he can. He _____________________ (miss) his wife and children and he ____________________ (want) to give up the job when he is a bit older. The job he is on at the moment is well-paid and he ___________________ (save) quite a bit of money.

4.

For each of these sentences, choose the correct alternative, present simple or present continuous:

a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. j.

About 1,000 people visit/are visiting Machu Picchu every day. The mountains in Peru are/are being over 4,000 meters high. I don’t understand/am not understanding why people like camping. We spend/are spending three days camping in the mountains next week. The paths become/are becoming worn away by tourists. Do people drop/are dropping litter in your street? She studies/is studying microbiology at university at the moment. I think/am thinking the sea is too dirty to swim in. The River Amazon flows/is flowing into the Atlantic Ocean. The number of tourists increases/is increasing fast.

5.

Nine of these sentences contain mistakes with the form of the verbs. Find the mistakes and correct them. If there are no mistakes write correct.

a. They are making a lot of exciting plans for the future. ___________________________________________________________ _ b. Linda and Bob is staying with us for a few days. ___________________________________________________________ _ c. The world’s climate is getting warmer. ___________________________________________________________ _

3 d. He don’t believe anything I tell him. ___________________________________________________________ _ e. More and more people is using cars these days. ___________________________________________________________ _ f. Your town is clean or dirty? ___________________________________________________________ _ g. I’m traveling around Europe for two weeks. ___________________________________________________________ _ h. We are developing a new system for paying by credit card. ___________________________________________________________ _ i. His phone is no working at the moment. ___________________________________________________________ _ j. My brother studys for three hours every evening. ___________________________________________________________ _ k. My parents go to the cinema at least once a week. ___________________________________________________________ _ l. What you are doing while you’re in Lisbon? ___________________________________________________________ _
6. Simple Present or Present Continuous?

Next week, my friends and I _____________ (go) camping in the woods. I _______________ (organize) the food, because I ______________ (like) cooking. Dave _____________ (have) a big car with a trailer, so he _______________ (plan) the transportation. Sam _______________ (bring) the tent – he ______________ (go) camping every year, so he ______________ (have) a great tent and lots of other equipment. My wife ______________(think) we're crazy. She _______________ (like) holidays in comfortable hotels, so she ____________(take) a trip to Paris instead.
7. Using the words in parentheses, complete the text below with the appropriate tenses Simple Present / Present Continuous:

1. Every Monday, Sally (drive) _______________ her kids to football practice. 2. Usually, I (work) ________________ as a secretary at ABT, but this summer I (study) _________________French at a language school in Paris. That is why I am in Paris. 3. Shhhhh! Be quiet! John (sleep) _________________. 4. Don't forget to take your umbrella. It (rain) ____________________. 5. I hate living in Seattle because it (rain, always) ________________________.

4 6. I'm sorry I can't hear what you (say) _____________________ because everybody (talk) ____________________ so loudly. 7. Justin (write, currently) _________________________a book about his adventures in Tibet. I hope he can find a good publisher when he is finished. 8. Jim: Do you want to come over for dinner tonight? Denise: Oh, I'm sorry, I can't. I (go) ___________________to a movie tonight with some friends. 9. The business cards (be, normally ) _____________________printed by a company in New York. Their prices (be) _____________________inexpensive, yet the quality of their work is quite good. 10. This delicious chocolate (be) _______________________ made by a small chocolatier in Zurich, Switzerland.
8. Choose the correct form for each sentence. Present continuous vs. present simple (I am doing vs. I do)

1 In England ________________ in winter. (It is raining / It rains)
In England it rains a lot in winter. In England it is raining a lot in winter.

2 I __________ with my sister until my new house is ready. (am living / I live)
I live with my sister until my new house is ready. I am living with my sister until my new house is ready.

3 I __________ tennis today. (don't play / am not playing)
I don't play tennis today. I am not playing tennis today.

4 ____________________ tea? (Are you liking / Do you like)
Are you liking tea? Do you like tea?

5 I __________________ television in the morning. (am never watching / never
watch) I am never watching television in the morning. I never watch television in the morning.

6 Please be quiet I _____________ to the radio. (I am listening / I listen)
Please be quiet I am listening to the radio. Please be quiet I listen to the radio.

7 I am sorry I __________. (am not understanding / don't understand)
I am sorry I am not understanding.

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I am sorry I don't understand

8 How much _________ to fly to Munich? (is it costing / does it cost)
How much does it cost to fly to Munich? How much is it costing to fly to Munich?

9 Q - Would you like a cup of coffee?

A - No thank you, I __________ coffee. (I am not drinking / I don't drink) No thank you, I am not drinking coffee. No thank you, I don't drink coffee.

10 I always __________ a shirt and tie to work. ( am wearing / wear)
I always am wearing a shirt and tie to work. I always wear a shirt and tie to work.

9.

Using the words in parentheses, complete the text below with the appropriate tenses Simple Present / Present Continuous:

A Trekking Journal November 12, 1997 Today (be) ______________ the second day of my trek around Mount Annapurna. I am exhausted and my legs (shake) _____________________; I just hope I am able to complete the trek. My feet (kill, really) ___________________ me and my toes (bleed) _________________, but I (want, still) ___________________to continue. Nepal is a fascinating country, but I have a great deal to learn. Everything (be) ______________________ so different, and I (try) ___________________to adapt to the new way of life here. I (learn) _____________________a little bit of the language to make communication easier; unfortunately, I (learn, not) ____________________foreign languages quickly. Although I (understand, not) _________________________much yet, I believe that I (improve, gradually) __________________________. I (travel, currently) ______________________ with Liam, a student from Leeds University in England. He (be) _____________________a nice guy, but impatient. He (walk, always) _________________________ ahead of me and (complain) ______________________that I am too slow. I (do) __________________________ my best to keep up with him, but he is younger and stronger than I am. Maybe, I am just

feeling sorry for myself because I am getting old.

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Right now, Liam (sit) __________________ with the owner of the inn. They (discuss) _______________________the differences between life in England and life in Nepal. I (know, not) _______________________the real name of the owner, but everybody (call, just) _______________________ him Tam. Tam (speak) ___________________English very well and he (try) _________________________to teach Liam some words in Nepali. Every time Tam (say) _____________________ a new word, Liam (try) ___________________ to repeat it. Unfortunately, Liam (seem, also) ____________________to have difficulty learning foreign languages. I just hope we don't get lost and have to ask for directions. 10.

Fill in with the missing words:
Q- "What ___________ Mr Bean do?" A- "He_________ a teacher." Q- "__________ he sitting?" A- "No, he __________ sitting, he's standing.

Q- "What __________ he teach?" A- "He ____________ English." Q- "What ________ he doing?" A- "He's holding a flag." Q- "Where ___________ he work?" A- "He ____________ at a language school in London." Q- "__________ he working there today?" A- "No, he ___________ working there today, it's shut." Q- "What __________ he doing today?. A- "He______________ to Nottingham." Q- "__________ he often drive to Nottingham." A- "No, he usually takes the train."

11. Translate into Romanian:
1. I usually don't drink coffee but I'm having one this morning because there is nothing else.

___________________________________________________________________________ 2. I often drive to work but I'm taking the train this morning because my car is in for repair. ___________________________________________________________________________ 3. I'm thinking about dying my hair blonde but I don't think my wife will be very happy about it. ___________________________________________________________________________ 4. My parents live in New York but I'm just visiting. ___________________________________________________________________________

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12. Mix and match:

Are they coming to the party? Do we have to pay for it? Is she coming back? Does she eat meat? Is it still raining? Does it always rain so much here? Do they have everything they need? Are you waiting to see the doctor? Do you see him very often? Are we going to Greece this year?

No, they don’t. Yes, it does, at this time of year. Yes, it is. No, we aren’t. We can’t afford it. I don’t think she is. Yes, I am. He’s very late. Yes, we do. No, I don’t. No, she doesn’t. No, they aren’t.

13. Complete the sentences with the given words:

‘s having don’t think ‘m taking speaks ‘s thinking take

‘s staying ‘s speaking Do you have stay

1. He ____________________ about buying a house. 2. I ____________________ next week off. 3. We always ___________________ at the hotel when we go to London. 4. ____________________ a wireless network in your office? 5. He ___________________ at the conference next week. 6. She ____________________ with friends over the holidays. 7. We ____________________ it’s a good idea. 8. I _____________________ a vitamin supplement every day. 9. She _____________________ a baby very soon. 10. He _____________________ French and German fluently.

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correct or not? 1. I don’t drink very much coffee. __________________________ 2. He’s not understanding what I’m saying. __________________________ 3. What do you think about? __________________________ 4. She doesn’t believe what you’re saying. __________________________ 5. The food is tasting fantastic. You’re such a good cook. _____________________ 6. I see what you mean. __________________________ 7. I need to see the doctor. __________________________ 8. He isn’t agreeing with me. __________________________ 9. He’s looking a lot better than he did a few days ago. _______________________ 10. They’re knowing him well. __________________________
14. Grammatically 15. Simple Present or Present Continuous? Choose A or B. 1. Madonna ___________________ . 6. Joe __________ smoking. sings to make money is rides a bike to make money are 2. Madonna _______ singing. 7. Jane ____________ taking a photo. isn't are is is 3. Bill Gates ___________________ . 8. Fred __________ flying a plane. works in his computer company isn't flies a plane for his job is 4. The 3 doctors ___________________ . 9. George ___________ Writing a letter. are working in a hospital isn't are singing aren't 5. The people ___________ waiting for a 10. The doctors ___________ riding train. bikes. are aren't is isn't 16. Present Simple or Present Continuous?

1. We ____________________ our friends very often. (not / visit) 2. Tom ___________________ in London. (not / live) 3. __________________ to Lake Balaton every summer. (we / go) 4. I can't go now. _____________________ your dinner. (I / cook) 5. ________________ your homework in the afternoon? (you / do) 6. When ____________________ (Mary / usually / get up)? 7. Where ____________________? It's only six o'clock! (you / go) 8. Excuse me, but __________________ on my foot. (you / stand) 9. _____________________ books in your free time? (you / read) 10. ____________________ your homework at night? (you / always / do) 11. Mary _____________________ her mother. (never / help) 12. ____________________ her teeth at the moment. (she / clean)
17. Use the words in brackets ( ) to complete each of the following sentences.

9 Example: I (not/like)
I (not/like)
þÿ þÿ

London.
politics.
þÿ

How many languages (you/speak) Where (you/live) What (you/do) I (not/believe) He (not/wear)
þÿ þÿ

? ? at the moment? that you are a millionaire. a tie today.

þÿ

þÿ

He often (travel)

þÿ

abroad on business.
þÿ

David is in Paris this week. He (stay)

at the Hilton.

18. Present Simple or Present Continuous? You only have to write the missing part of the sentence. Sometimes you have to add more words or change the given words.

1. _________________ books in your free time? (you / read) 2. We ____________________ our friends very often. (not / visit) 3. ________________ your homework at night? (you / always / do) 4. Where ____________________? It's only six o'clock! (you / go) 5. When ____________________ (Mary / usually / get up)? 6. Tom _______________________ in London. (not / live) 7. _____________________ her teeth at the moment. (she / clean) 8. Excuse me, but _______________________ on my foot. (you / stand) 9. ________________________ your homework in the afternoon? (you / do) 10. I can't go now. ______________________ your dinner. (I / cook) 11. Mary _______________________ her mother. (never / help) 12. ____________________ to Lake Balaton every summer. (we / go)

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19. Put the following sentences in the correct tense, Present Simple or Present Continuous. Make all the necessary changes. Write the complete sentences in the boxes below:

1. Where you (go)? It's only six o'clock!

2. Mary never (help) her mother.

3. Excuse me, but you (stand) on my foot.

4. You always (do) your homework at night?

5. We (go) to Lake Balaton every summer.

6. Tom not (live) in London.

7. Listen, Joe! Mary (want) to talk to you.

8. I can't go now. I (cook) your dinner.

9. The River Danube (flow) into the Black Sea.

10. You (read) books in your free time?

11. I can't hear you. I (have) a shower.

12. We not (visit) our friends very often.

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20. Put the verb in brackets in the correct form, either the Present Simple Tense or the Present Continuous Tense.

1. I _______________________a very
interesting book.

6. What will you do if she

_________________________late?

2. Joanne ________________________
eight hours a day.

7. My wife _____________________
coffee for breakfast.

3. Tonight we _______________________
a play at the theater.

8. What _______________________
for breakfast?

4. Who _________________________to? 5. I _______________________him very
well.

9. Your train ___________________
at 17.25 from platform 3.

10. What ______________________?
She's a student.

21. Present Tense Simple or Continuous?
1) Andy sometimes 2) We never þÿ þÿ þÿ þÿ comics. (to read) TV in the morning. (to watch) in the bathroom. (to sing) in the kitchen. (to help) breakfast now. (to make) the bathroom. (to clean)
þÿ þÿ

3) Listen! Sandy

4) My sister usually 5) My mother 6) They often þÿ

þÿ

7) Look! The boys

home. (to come) for a walk. (to go) with my friend at the moment. (to chat)

8) Every day his grandfather 9) I
þÿ

10) Cats

þÿ

mice. (to eat)

22. Signal words in sentences.

1) Which sentence is correct? They always go to school by bus. They go to school by bus at the moment. 2) Which sentence is correct? Every day the boy is making a snowball. Look! The boy is making a snowball.

3) Which sentence is correct? tea.

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Every afternoon Mum makes a cup of Listen! Mum makes a cup of tea.

4) Which sentence is correct? Timmy is asking a lot of questions now. Timmy is sometimes asking a lot of questions. 3) Which are typical signal word words for the Simple Present? at the moment every day now often sometimes yesterday 4) Which verb forms are used with the Present Progressive? am + infinitive + -ing are + infinitive + -ing infinitive infinitive + -ing is + infinitive + -ing to be + infinitive + -ing

23. Which answers are correct?
1) Which verb forms are used with the Simple Present? are + infinitive + -ing infinitive infinitive + -ed infinitive + -ing infinitive + -s 2) Which sentences/questions are in the Present Progressive? He does not make the beds. I often take photos. Is the cat playing in the garden? She's doing her homework. They are not cleaning their room. We have a new car.

24. Fill in the verbs in brackets into the gaps.
1) Tom never picture postcards. (to write)
þÿ

þÿ 2) We game at the moment. (to play)
3) Pat often
þÿ

a computer

to

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concerts. (to go) 4) Look! The boys þÿ playground. (to run) 5) Listen! They þÿ come) 6) I usually as a teacher in Germany, but this summer I þÿ as a language assistant in Rome. (to work) 7) Right now Christine þÿ computer. (to work) þÿ 8) Anne hair. (to have) red 6) Hey John! about Peggy? þÿ

25. Fill in the correct verb forms.
þÿ 1) I New Zealand. þÿ 2) Andy washing his pullover. þÿ 3) I dinner. 4) The baby crying. þÿ 5) We in the street. þÿ þÿ preparing from

to the

home. (to

music

on the

þÿ 7) I brother is football-crazy. 8) I have to go now. þÿ

his

dark.

26. Which tense is used for the following actions?
habitual actions Present Progressive Simple Present 2) actions in the present one follows after the other Present Progressive Simple Present 4) things in general Present Progressive Simple Present 3) actions happening at the moment of speaking Present Progressive Simple Present

27. Negate the given sentence. Example: He is playing on the computer. - He is not playing on the computer.
1) She does magic tricks. þÿ 2) Sam and Max live with their mother. þÿ 3) They play chess in a club. þÿ 4) She is looking at a photo. þÿ

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28. Put the verbs into the correct tense (simple present or present continuous).

1.

Look! He (leave)

þÿ

the house.
þÿ

2. Quiet please! I (write) 3. She usually (walk)
þÿ

a test. to school.
þÿ

4. But look! Today she (go) 5. Every Sunday we (go) 6. He often (go) 7. We (play)
þÿ þÿ þÿ þÿ

by bike. to see my grandparents. to the cinema. Monopoly at the moment. . anything at the moment.

8. The child seldom (cry) 9. I (not / do) 10.
þÿ

(watch / he)

þÿ

the news regularly?

29. Look at the picture on the right and complete the sentences (Simple Present or Present Continuous). 1 2

1. 2. 3.

This (be)

þÿ

Marc. a t-shirt and

He (wear) shorts today. He (eat) the moment.

þÿ

3

þÿ

an apple at

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4

4. 5.

Marc (like) and vegetables. He (eat)
þÿ

þÿ

fruits

5

some every
þÿ

day. 6 17. (be) Marc (know)
þÿ

that apples good for his health.

30. Complete the story. Use Simple Present and Present Continuous.

1. 2.
þÿ

It (be)

þÿ þÿ

early in the morning. out of bed, (open) the window and (go)
þÿ

Sally (get)

into the

bathroom.

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
þÿ

Then she (have)

þÿ þÿ

breakfast. to school. back home. her lunch at home.
þÿ

After breakfast, Sally usually (cycle) After school, she (go) Sally usually (eat)
þÿ þÿ

In the afternoons, she first (do)
þÿ þÿ

her homework and then she her friends in the park. now? the guitar.

(meet)

What (do / she) She (play)
þÿ

10. Her friends (listen) 11. When Sally (come)
þÿ

þÿ

and some of them (sing) along.

þÿ

home in the evening, she (have) dinner and then she (watch)
þÿ

TV.

12. She (go)
1

to bed at about 8 o'clock every day. 31. Look at the picture on the right and complete the sentences (Simple Present or Present Continuous).

þÿ

1.
2.

This (be)

þÿ

Caroline.

2

3.

Caroline (have) blond hair.

þÿ

long

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3

4.

She usually (wear)

þÿ þÿ

glasses, but now she (wear) contact lenses. 4 5 18. Caroline (like)
þÿ þÿ

sports. handball

19. She (play) every Monday and Thursday.

32. Complete the sentences. Use Simple Present and Present Continuous.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

I (be)

þÿ þÿ

very busy today. my friend Tanya. to have lunch together.
þÿ þÿ

At noon I (visit) We (want)
þÿ

In the afternoon I (play) In the evening, I (meet) We (go)
þÿ þÿ

squash with Emily. Rob. to the cinema. at 8 pm.

The film (start)

33. Look at the picture on the right and complete the sentences (Simple Present or Present Continuous). 1

1.
þÿ

Joe and Dennis (be) best friends. They often (meet) in the afternoon. What (do / they) at the moment? They (play) football. They (love) football. Joe (practise)

2

2.
þÿ

3

3.
þÿ

4

20.
þÿ

5

21.
þÿ

22. 6. 23.
þÿ

with his father every weekend, but Dennis (not / play)
þÿ

17
þÿ

football very

often. 34. Complete the sentences. Use Simple Present and Present Continuous.

1. Look! Jenny (go) 2. She (wear)
þÿ þÿ

þÿ

to school. a raincoat and wellies and she (carry) an umbrella.
þÿ

3. Jenny usually (cycle)
þÿ

to school, but today she (take) the bus because it (rain)
þÿ

.

4. The bus (leave)
þÿ

þÿ

at 7.35 and (arrive) at Jenny's school at 7.45.
þÿ

5. The first lesson (begin)

at 8 o'clock.

35. Look at the picture on the right and complete the sentences (Simple Present or Present Continuous). 1

1.
þÿ

These (be) Linda and Linda (be) Jeff's At the moment, the two kids (sit) on the floor. Jeff (hold) a book a story to Look! Linda (listen) carefully at the Linda (love) Jeff's He (read) a story to her Jeff sometimes even (write)

Jeff. 2

2.
þÿ

little sister. 3

3.
þÿ

4

4.
þÿ

right now, he (read)
þÿ

Linda. 5

5.
þÿ

and she (look)
þÿ

beautiful pictures. 6.

6.
þÿ

stories. 7. 24.
þÿ

every day. 8. 25.

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þÿ

his own

stories. 36. Complete the sentences. Use Simple Present and Present Continuous.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
þÿ

James (live) He (be)
þÿ

þÿ

in a little village. in his last year at school.
þÿ

After school, James (want) So this week, he (do) There (be)
þÿ þÿ

to become a banker. a practical course in a bank. a bank in a nearby town, but James (have)

to take the bus to get there. The bus (leave)
þÿ

6.
þÿ

at 5.30 in the morning and (return) at 8.15 in the evening.

7. 8.

James (not / like) work, waiting for the bus.

þÿ

to spend so much time in town before and after
þÿ

Therefore, this week he (stay)

with his aunt, who (live)

þÿ

in town. James usually (wear)
þÿ

9.
þÿ

jeans and t-shirts, but while he (work) for the bank now, he (wear)
þÿ

a suit and

a tie.

37. Complete the story. Use Simple Present and Present Continuous.

1. 2. 3.
þÿ

Today (be) Betty (love) She (be)
þÿ

þÿ

Betty's birthday. birthdays. always very excited and (wake up) very early.

þÿ

4. 5. 6.

At six o'clock in the morning, Betty (hear)
þÿ

þÿ

a noise. and (go)
þÿ

She (get up) sitting room. What (go on)

into the

þÿ

?

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þÿ

Look! Betty's cat Carlos (sit)

þÿ

on the table and he (play)

with Betty's present.

38. Complete the table:
Write the verbs in Present Continuous. Write the verbs in Simple Present, 3rd person singular.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 0 1 1 1 2 1 3 1 4 1 5

speak jump bake play run walk make wash lie stop fly book hit take lie

be have eat can wash write kiss must laugh go do worry play watch might

39. Complete the story. Use Simple Present and Present Continuous. Sue (be)
þÿ

a student from South Korea.
þÿ

She (live) medicine.

1. 2. 3. 4.

in Seoul and (study)
þÿ

þÿ

At the moment, however, Sue (live) She (do)
þÿ
þÿ

in London. a six-months practical course in a London hospital. back to South Korea because the next term at in ten days.

In five days, Sue (go)
þÿ

university (start)

40. When to use which tense?

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

For actions happening regularly, often or never, we use ______________________________. For actions happening now, we use ____________________________. The verbs 'be', 'have', 'like' and 'want' are normally only used in ____________________________. The signal word 'usually' indicates that we have to use ______________________________. The signal word 'now' indicates that we have to use __________________________. For present actions happening one after another, we use ____________________________.. For actions happening while speaking, we use ____________________________.. For arrangements for the near future, we use ____________________________..

20 9. For actions set by a schedule or timetable, we use ____________________________.. 10. Which tense do you have to use with the following signal words: sometimes, never, every day?
____________________________.

11. Which tense do you have to use with the following signal words: Listen!, at the moment, right now?
____________________________. 41. Complete the sentences. Use Simple Present or Present Continuous.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Look! They (leave) Brian (cycle) Samantha (do)
þÿ þÿ

þÿ

the house. 30 km every day. her homework at the moment.

My parents (shop) He usually (get up) You (see / not) The baby (sleep)
þÿ

þÿ þÿ

right now. early in the morning. her every day. at the moment.

þÿ

8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

I (read / not) We (go / not)

þÿ þÿ þÿ

a book now. to school on Sundays. the news every day. on holiday by plane sometimes? computer games every day? dinner at the moment?
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He (watch / not) (you / go) (they / play) (she / eat)
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What (they / do) (she / visit)
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right now? her grandma very often?

Look! Jenny (go)

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to school. her school bag.

On her back, Jenny (carry)

21 18. 19.
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The school bag (be)

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very heavy black shoes, but today she (wear)

Normally, Jenny (wear)

red wellies.

20.
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And look, she (wear)

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a raincoat because it (rain)

outside.

21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31.

Jenny (not / want) The lesson (start) He often (wear) I (meet)
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to get wet. at 9 o'clock. a black cap. my friends in the youth club tonight.

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My friend (move) My birthday (be) She (not / ride) We (not / stay) I (not / like)
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house tomorrow. in September. her bike right now. at home tonight. bananas.

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They (not / know) I (not / sit)
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the answer. in the garden at the moment.

32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42.

When (arrive / the plane) (visit / you)
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? Jane in hospital today?

What time (get up / you) Why (cry / she) (swim / they) I (live)
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in the mornings? now? in the pool at the moment? in London.

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This weekend, I (visit)

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my friends in Brighton. London at 6.45 in the morning. to go on a sightseeing tour. to a concert. at 8 o'clock.

The train to Brighton (leave)

In the early afternoon, we (want) In the evening, we (go) The concert (start)
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I (come)
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back to London on Sunday. in London at 7.50 in the evening.

My train (arrive)

42. Complete with the present simple or continuous.
1. I ____________________ (to play)football right now. 2. I ____________________ (to play)football on Saturdays. 3. I ____________________ (to play)football every Tuesday. 4. I ____________________ (to learn)English. 5. I ____________________ (to learn)English at school. 6. Maggie ______________________ (to cook)in the kitchen now. 7. Maggie ______________________ (to cook) for her grandmother on Sundays. 8. Billy _______________________ (to love)Mary. 9. Billy _______________________ (to like)Chinese food. 10. Billy's father _________________________ (to jog)in the park today. 11. Nicholas ________________________ (to read)a fantastic book, keep silent ! 12. Erik wants to ________________________ (to go) outside. 13. Patrick ________________________ (to play)on his computer this afternoon. 14. Rupert ________________________ (to eat) chicken wings at the moment: he is very hungry. 15. What ________________________ (you /do) ?I'm sleeping.

43. Complete the story. Use Simple Present and Present Continuous.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
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Mary and Joe (be) They (look)
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in a clothes shop at the moment. at some jeans. one very old pair of jeans. to buy a new pair of jeans now.
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Joe only (have) So he (want)
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Right now, he (try on) »These jeans (fit)
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a pair of blue jeans. very well, « he (say)

.

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»But they (not suit)

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you, « Mary (reply) . »Try on another pair.«

8. 9.

»What (think / you) Mary, when has tried on another pair. »Great! How much (cost / they)
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?« he (ask)

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45. Present Simple or Continuous: 1. We _____________________ (have) a party next Saturday. Would you like to come? 2. I _____________________ (not go) away for my holidays next month because I have not got enough money. 3. The concert _____________________ (start) at 7.30 this evening. 4. George, is it true that you_____________________ (get) married next week? 5. The art exhibition _____________________ (open) on 3 May and finishes on 15 July 6. Do you know at what time the next train _____________________ (leave) ? 7. Ann we _____________________ (go) to town ; are you coming with us? 8. She usually _____________________ (walk) to school. 9. But this morning she _____________________ (not walk) because she feels sick. 10. Listen! The teacher _____________________ (talk) to us. 11. They _____________________ (fly) to the USA every summer. 12. She _____________________ (not speak) English very well. 13. But she _____________________ (take) lessons every Monday night. 14. Tonight we _____________________ (not watch) TV because it's broken. 15. What _____________________ (you do) when the TV is broken? We usually go out for a drink. 16. Be quiet I think the baby _____________________ (cry)! 17. No, he _____________________ (not cry), he's just talking in his sleep. 18. What _____________________ (you/do) at the moment? 19. I _____________________ (write) a letter. 20. _____________________ (you/study) French this year? 21. We _____________________ (play) tennis this afternoon. 22. Thomas _____________________ (walk) to school every morning. 23. Prince Charles _____________________ (not/live) in Manchester. 24. _____________________ (we/work) on Saturdays? 25. She _____________________ (go) to London every week. 26. My mother _____________________ (read) the Times. 27. I usually _____________________ (drive) to work

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28. Mary and John _____________________ (play) tennis most Friday evenings. 29. I _____________________ (have) dinner at a restaurant tonight. 30. John _____________________ (come) to our party tonight. 31. We _____________________ (get up) at six every morning. 32. My parents _____________________ (like) gardening. 33. She _____________________ (learn) to play the guitar this year. 34. Paul is normally a sensible boy, but he _____________________ (be) very stupid at the moment. 35. The moon _____________________ (turn) round the Earth. 36. Mary _____________________ (think) about emigrating to Australia. 37. The Jacksons _____________________ (go) to the seaside every summer. 46. Underline the correct verb in each sentence:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

We learn/are learning grammar at the moment. Helen is wearing/wears blue jeans and a T-shirt today. I always stop/am stopping the car at a red light. In summer we are going/go to the beach. Tom and I watch/are watching a good film at the moment. Dad washes/is washing the car now. The gardener comes/is coming to our house every Saturday.

47. Simple Present or Present Continuous?

1. Look! It 2. They they
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(snow). We are going to have a white Christmas. (usually/travel) to the mountains, but this summer (travel) to the beach. (watch) the news on TV every morning.
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3. Bob

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4. I have to go now. It 5. Online courses 6. They 7. Who 9. You
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(get) dark. (require) self-discipline. (have) a great time at today's party. (he/wait for?) I guess for his mother.

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8. How often
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(you/eat out)? Not very often. Once a month. (look) sad. What's the matter?

25 10. Would you like some chocolate? No, thanks. I (hate) chocolate. 11. Don't go. Bob still 12. Who 13. Why
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(need) to talk to you. (do) the dishes every day in your house? My sister. (you/believe/neg) him? He (tell) you the truth. (live) with some friends until she (find) her own apartment.

14. Becky
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48. Choose which verb tense (present/past simple or continuous) fits better.
1 2 3 4 5
I always ________ my best. a. try b. am trying I'm sorry, ________ to me? a. are you talking b. did you talk I ________ to the mountains this weekend. a. go b. am going What time ________ lunch? a. do you normally eat b. are you normally eating I have to go to bed early tonight because my train ________ at 6 AM tomorrow morning. a. is leaving b. leaves We normally eat lunch at noon, but today ________ at 1. a. we're eating b. we eat How long ________ the flu. a. did you have b. were you having ________ a good time? Yes, I'm really enjoying this. a. Are you having b. Do you have We ________ breakfast when she walked into the room. a. had b. were having Don't talk so loudly - Brian ________ to sleep. a. tries b. is trying I usually ________ my teeth twice a day. a. brush b. am brushing

6 7 8 9 10 11

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49. Present Simple or Continuous: 1. I __________________ (to like) chocolate 2. You __________________ (to hate) maths 3. Sonia often __________________ (to go) to the swimming pool 4. __________________ (do) your dog eat vegetables ? 5. Now we __________________ (to dance) at my friend's 6. I am thirsty so I must __________________ (to drink) water 7. Can you __________________ (to roll) down the blind please ? 8. What lesson __________________ (to have) he got today ? 9. They __________________ (to love) running in the morning 10. Where __________________ (to be) my umbrella , I can't find it? 11. Look! it (to snow) __________________ 12. Whenever it snows our dog (to get) __________________ very excited 13. She (to want) __________________ to go to the seaside, I prefer the mountain. 14. Don't disturb our brother , he (to do) __________________ his homework 15. I (to remember) __________________ your friends very well 16. Could you wait a few minutes ? they (to have) __________________ their lunch 17. He (to have) __________________ an American car 18. Why are you so sad ? I (to think) __________________ about it, and he agrees with me 19. She often plays the piano in the evening. Listen ! she (to play) __________________ now 20. It never (to rain) __________________ but it pours.

50. Build sentences: 1. with? you do live Who
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2. She drive. is Listen! to learning

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3. like I . chocolate
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4. She at goes school. when she up 7 gets to
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5. studying test My because take she is will tomorrow. a sister
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6. is surname? What your
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7. a she car? Why have doesn't
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8. gets Who early? up
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9. don't history that likes I like but she .
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10. his he 's a spider afraid. head got 's and on not He
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11. you my I Before will work. come finish
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12. name a boy I but Camille My is . 'm
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13. studying the Spanish. I'm At moment,
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14. have want friend a I . to
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15. always am in I evening. tired the
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16. sister My a sister. is very bad
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17. want study. to Today don't I
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18. . for job a searching I am
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19. He is friend. best my
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20. mother phone! My mother with want her is talking to and I use the
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21. busy I'm moment please, now! One
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22. Valerie but her! loves he love him doesn't
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51. Complete with the present simple or continuous.

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1. John 2. Who 3. Who

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football every day. ( to play) ?( to walk) to ?( you, to talk ) to school now.( I, to go) early. (to set) for Mass every Sunday. ( to ring) to repeat . ( I, not, to go)

4. Jim says;

5. In winter, the sun 6. The church bell 7.
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8. No,

; I am awake. (I, not, to sleep)
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9. It is 7 ;30 am and 10. Look,
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breakfast. (I, to have) someone next door. ( the police, to arrest)
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11. I play basketball, but 12.
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(not play)tennis. (do )your sister speak English? (listen)to music at this moment you like pizza?. Yes I do

13. I 14.

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15. She 16. Bob 17. I
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(play) tennis at free time. (have) got three sisters and only one brother. (not have) access to the internet.
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18. Karima

(eat) couscous every Friday. (not drink) coffee.

19. My mother drinks tea, but she 20. I
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(read) French novels every month. (rain) in this country (rain) (sleep) in his bed every night (work) in her bedroom at the moment. (speak) together (you/talk) about him right now?
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21. It always 22. Look! It's 23. He
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24. Lena 25. We 26. Why

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27. Because he 28. No! He 29. I 30. He
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(run) at the moment (be) behind you (open) the door every morning (run) every day.

52. Make questions for each answer using the words in brackets.

1. (she /speak/Danish)? Yes, sometimes, with her parents.

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2.
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(Where/you/stay/in Manchester)? Usually at the airport hotel. 3. (she/speak/Danish)? I guess so. I can't understand a word. 4. (Where /you/stay/in Manchester)? I'm not sure; I haven't checked the reservation. 5. (What time/plane/arrive)? Normally about 9.00. 6. (What time/plane/arrive)? About 9.00 tonight, I think.
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53. Present Simple or Continuous: 1. It is 7.30 a.m. and
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(I, to have) my breakfast. (I, to have) breakfast. (it, to rain). (you, to watch) TV in the evening?

2. Every morning at 7.30 a.m. 3. At the moment, 4.
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5. What

(John, to do) right now? (you, not, to know) how late it is? (the police, arrest) someone next door. (you, to promise) to be on time?' 'Yes, I promise.'
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6. Quiet, please! 7. Look! 8.
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9. What's that noise? 10.
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(someone, to hit) the wall? (you, not, to understand) what I mean?

11. Jean 12. Who

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(to play) football every day. (to walk) on the grass over there? (to have) my breakfast. (to have) my breakfast. (to rain). (you, to watch) TV in the evening?

13. It is 7.30 A.m, and I

14. Every morning at 7:30 a.m I 15. At the moment, it 16.
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17. What 18. She

(he, to do) right now? (to know) how to play the piano.

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19. I
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(to read) a page on the internet at the moment. (to set) early. (drive) her kids to football practice . (sleep) (rain) (rain) there. (be) made by a small chocolate
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20. In winter, the sun

21. Every Monday Sally

22. Shhhhh ! Be quiet ! John

23. Don't forget to take your umbrella . It

24. I hate living in Seattle because it always 25. This delicious chocolate maker in Zurich
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26. Jimmy isn't at home at the moment ,he 27. It 's nice today . The sun 28. Emily is a writer . She 29. He
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(visit) friends. (shine) (write) books for children .

(to dislike) carrots . (to love) their black cat. (to sing) in the kitchen, listen ! (to lock) the door . (to cry) in the corridor because they are (to cry) in her bedroom every morning.

30. They 31. She

32. In the evening I 33. Paul and Peter alone. 34. Sarah
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54. Tick on the correct answer.

1 This is my friend Trevor. He __________ baseball. (love) loves þÿ
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is loving

2 In fact, he is a baseball fanatic and __________ every day from April to October. is playing þÿ
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plays

3 His teammates __________ that he is a very good player. think þÿ
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are thinking

4 It is just the beginning of the season now, and already he __________ very well. plays þÿ
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is playing

5 Look at the picture. Trevor __________ the ball very hard.

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is hitting hits

6 He always __________ the ball very hard, but ... hits þÿ
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is hitting

7 ... I __________ that this is going to be a home run. feel þÿ
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am feeling

8 You can't see it, but at this moment, the ball __________ over the far wall. Yes, it's going to be a home run. is flying þÿ
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flies

9 I know what my friend __________ right now. is thinking þÿ
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thinks

10 He __________ to win the championship and... wants þÿ
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is wanting

11 ... he __________ that his team has a good chance. believes þÿ
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is believing

12 People say that they __________ a good chance. are having þÿ
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have

13 Who __________? It's too early in the season to predict that. knows þÿ
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is knowing

14 If they are serious about the championship, it __________ a lot of hard work. is meaning þÿ
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means

15 Of course, if they continue to play like they __________ now, they will probably be champions. are playing þÿ
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play

55. Put in order.

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1. do you How feel?
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2. Cedric playing cousins. is downstairs his piano with the
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3. loves grapes. doesn't like Farah but she fruit,
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4. you to us coming is pick up? when she Do know
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5. for Prisca's cake because a my think I birthday smell good. something I is making Mom
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6. when to noise play. make brother's friends much come they My too
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7. me, with I Come surprise have you. for a good
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8. like don't Some share. people to
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9. every does Why morning? Ralph cry
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10. I with friends uncle's tennis play every Sunday. my
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11. I much love you? you know how Do
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12. now. shopping are parents Macy's at My
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13. you having Are breakfast?
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56. Write the correct verb tense. Pay attention to the adverbs.
1. Today, we're eating dinner at 5:00 because we're going to a movie. However, usually we 2.
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dinner at 6:30.
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Tonight, I'm cooking dinner for my family, but I seldom alone.

dinner if I am

3. This week, I'm not driving to work because my car is being repaired. Instead, I'm taking the train to work. Most of the time , I
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.

4. Just for now, during dinner, I'm not answering my phone. Usually, I
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my phone.

5. Usually, ABC shows the news at 6:00p.m. However, tonight, they 6.
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a baseball game. the night shift.

This week, I More often, I work the day shift.

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7. This year, we Usually, we get half as much rain. I usually feel energetic . Right now, I
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a lot of rain.

8.

tired.

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