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Present Simple or Present Continuous?

Exercise 3

Choose the present simple or the present continuous. Watch out for stative verbs.

1. Julie ____________ (read) in the garden.

2. What ____________ (we / have) for dinner tonight?

3. She ____________ (have) two daughters.

4. I ____________ (stay) in Spain for two weeks this summer.

5. He often ____________ (come) over for dinner.

6. The class ____________ (begin) at nine every day.

7. What ____________ (you / eat) at the moment?

8. What ____________ (Susie / do) tomorrow?

9. I ____________ (not / work) on Sundays.

10. She ____________ (not / study) now, she ____________ (watch) TV.

11. How often ____________ (you / go) to restaurants?

12. I ____________ (not / go) on holiday this summer.

13. I'm sorry, I ____________ (not / understand).

14. She ____________ (work) as a waitress for a month.

15. She ____________ (take) a salsa dancing class every Tuesday.

16. It ____________ (be) cold here in winter.

17. Take your umbrella, it ____________ (rain).

18. This cake ____________ (taste) delicious.

19. The bag ____________ (belong) to Jack.

20. When ____________ (you / arrive) tonight?


Past Simple Form Other Verbs - Mixed Exercise 4

Make the past simple, positive, negative or question:

1. Where _______________________ (she / go)?

2. What _______________________ (you / do)?

3. He _______________________ (work) in a bank.

4. You _______________________ (not / call) me.

5. _______________________ (you / wear) your red dress?

6. He _______________________ (not / read) that book.

7. _______________________ (you / go)?

8. _______________________ (she / study) last night?

9. _______________________ (we / arrive) last?

10. Who _______________________ (you / meet)?

11. _______________________ (they / come) to the party?

12. She _______________________ (not / meet) him.

13. _______________________ (she / go)?

14. You _______________________ (meet) a friend.

15. Which _______________________ (you / like)?

16. I _______________________ (not / forget) your book.

17. What _______________________ (he / do) at the weekend?

18. She _______________________ (not / like) chocolate.

19. What _______________________ (you / buy) yesterday?

20. _______________________ (you / have) a good holiday?


Make the past continuous (choose positive, negative or question):

1. (they / take the exam?)

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2. (when / he / work there?)

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3. (you / make dinner?)

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4. (they / drink coffee when you arrived?)

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5. (when / we / sleep?)

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6. (they / study last night)

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7. (we / talk when the accident happened)

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8. (he / not / exercise enough)

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9. (I / talk too much?)

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10. (it / not / snow)

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11. (how / they / feel?)

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12. (they / not / talk)

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13. (where / I / stay?)

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14. (why / he / study on a Saturday night?)

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15. (I / go to school when you saw me)

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16. (you / sleep at 6am)

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17. (she / work when I called)

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18. (we / not / leave when you called)

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19. (I / not / stay in a hotel)

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20. (we / make too much noise?)


Past Simple or Past Continuous Exercise 2

Choose the past simple or past continuous:

1. He __________________ (sleep) when the doorbell __________________ (ring).

2. We __________________ (eat) dinner at 8pm last night (we started eating at 7:30).

3. Yesterday I __________________ (go) to the post office, __________________ (buy)

some fruit at the supermarket and __________________ (read) a book in the park in

the afternoon.

4. We __________________ (watch) TV when we __________________ (hear) a loud

noise.

5. Julie __________________ (be) in the garden when Laurence __________________

(arrive).

6. A: What __________________ (you / do) at 3pm yesterday?

B: I __________________ (clean) my house.

7. Last year I __________________ (visit) Paris and Rome.

8. They __________________ (have) dinner when the police __________________

(come) to the door.

9. He __________________ (work) in the garden when he __________________ (find)

the money.

10. Laura __________________ (study) at 11pm last night.

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11. I __________________ (walk) along the road when I __________________ (meet) an

old friend.

12. It __________________ (be) a day in December. Snow __________________ (fall),

children __________________ (sing) carols and people __________________ (do)


their Christmas shopping.

13. My ex-boyfriend __________________ (be) so annoying! He __________________

(always / miss) the bus and __________________ (arrive) late.

14. When I __________________ (call) Julie, she __________________ (work).

15. Why __________________ (you / cry) when I __________________ (arrive)?

16. When he __________________ (get) home, we started to eat dinner.

17. At 10am yesterday I __________________ (sit) on a bus.

18. I __________________ (enjoy) my book so much that I __________________ (not /

notice) the train had stopped.

19. David __________________ (not / sleep) when I __________________ (arrive), he

__________________ (study)!

20. Mr Black __________________ (not / work) in the garden at 10pm last night