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PRESENT

SIMPLE AND PRESENT CONTINUOUS



A- SPELLING - Write the third person singular of the following verbs.

Pr. Simple Pr. Cont. Pr. Simple Pr. Cont.
-S/ -ES -ING -S/ -ES -ING
play He plays He is playing stay She
try turn
fix finish
grab stop
move fly

B- Complete the table with the correct form of the verb WALK

Simple Present Present Continuous
Positive Negative Interrogative Positive Negative Interrogative
She plays …….. she…….? Is playing ……..she ……..?
They

C- Put in am/is/are/do/don’t/does/doesn’t
1. Excuse me, ………..………… you speak English?
2. ‘Have a cigarette.’ ‘No, thank you, I …………………….smoke.
3. Why ………………… you laughing at me?
4. ‘What ……………………. she do?’ ‘She’s a dentist.
5. I …………………………want to go out. It ………………. Raining.
6. How much ……………………it cost to send a letter to Canada?
7. George is a good tennis player, but he …………………….. play very often.
8. I can’t talk to you now. I …………………….. working.

D- Correct the mistakes.
1. He don’t coming today.
2. They aren’t like football.
3. Is he play the piano?
4. He is coming today?
5. She want to be a doctor.
6. They live in New York?

E- Put the verb in the correct form, simple present or present continuous.
1. Let’s go out. It ………………………………. (not/rain) now.
2. Julia is very good at languages. She ………………………….. (speak) four languages very well.
3. Hurry up! Everybody ………………………………….. (wait) for you.
4. ‘…………………………………………………………(you/listen) to the radio?’ ‘No, you can turn it off.’
5. ‘……………………….……………………………(you/listen) to the radio every day? ‘No, only
occasionally.’
6. The River Nile ………………………………….(flow) into the Mediterranean.
7. ‘How good is your English?’ ‘Not bad. It ………………………………. (improve) slowly.
8. ‘Normally I …………………………………. (not/finish) work so late, but this week we
………………………. (work) on a very important project.’.
9. They ………………………………… (not/watch) television very often.
10. She usually ………………………………..(watch) this programme, but she ……………………. (not
want) to watch it today.
ANSWERS

F- SPELLING - Write the third person singular of the following verbs.

Pr. Simple Pr. Cont Pr. Simple Pr. Cont
-S/ -ES -ING -S/ -ES -ING
play He plays He is playing stay STAYS IS STAYING
try TRIES IS TRYING turn TURNS IS TURNING
fix FIXES IS FIXING finish FINISHES IS FINISHING
grab GRABS IS GRABBING stop STOPS IS STOPPING
move MOVES IS MOVING fly FLIES IS FLYING

G- Complete the table with the correct form of the verb WALK

Simple Present Present Continuous
Positive Negative Interrogative Positive Negative Interrogative
She plays DOESN’T DOES she Is playing ISN’T IS.she PLAYING?
PLAY PLAY.? PLAYING
They PLAY DON’T PLAY DO THEY PLAY? ARE AREN’T ARE THEY
PLAYING PLAYING PLAYING

H- Put in am/is/are/do/don’t/does/doesn’t
9. Excuse me, ………..DO………… you speak English?
10. ‘Have a cigarette.’ ‘No, thank you, I ………DON’T…………….smoke.
11. Why …………ARE……… you laughing at me?
12. ‘What ………DOES……………. she do?’ ‘ She’s a dentist.
13. I ……………DON’T……………want to go out. It ………IS………. Raining.
14. How much ……DOES………………it cost to send a letter to Canada?
15. George is a good tennis player, but he ………DOESN’T…………….. play very often.
16. I can’t talk to you now. I …………AM………….. working.

I- Correct the mistakes.
7. He don’t coming today. ISN’T COMING
8. They aren’t like football. DON’T LIKE
9. Is he play the piano? DOES HE PLAY
10. He is coming today? IS HE COMING
11. She want to be a doctor. WANTS
12. They live in New York? DO THEY LIVE

J- Put the verb in the correct form, simple present or present continuous.
11. Let’s go out. It ………ISN’T RAINING……………. (not/rain) now.
12. Julia is very good at languages. She …………SPEAKS……………….. (speak) four languages very well.
13. Hurry up! Everybody ………IS WAITING……………….. (wait) for you.
14. ‘ARE YOU LISTENING………(you/listen) to the radio?’ ‘ No, you can turn it off.’
15. ‘……DO YOU LISTEN…(you/listen) to the radio every day? ‘No, only occasionally.’
16. The River Nile ……FLOWS…………………………….(flow) into the Mediterranean.
17. ‘How good is your English?’ ‘Not bad. It …………IS IMPROVING……………………. (improve) slowly.
18. ‘Normally I …………DON’T FINISH………. (not/finish) work so late, but this week we …ARE
WORKING………. (work) on a very important project.’.
19. They ………DON’T WATCH………………………… (not/watch) television very often.
20. She usually ……WATCHES…………………………..(watch) this programme, but she …DOESN’T
WANT…………………. (not want) to watch it today.