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Circle the correct tense: Present Simple & Continuous

Past Simple & Continuous


Present Perfect

15. My sister rarely __________ scary movies.


1. Leonidas ________ the king of the Spartans. a. watches b. is watching
a. has been b. is c. has watched d. was watching
c. was d. were 16. Listen! A jet ______________ overhead.
2. I _______ just __________ my dinosaur report. a. was flying b. is flying
a. have finished b. am finishing c. has flown d. flew
c. finished d. was finishing 17. We were watching a movie about aliens while
3. Look! My turtle ____________ lunch. we ____________ pepperoni pizza.
a. was eating b. has eaten a. ate b. have eaten
c. eats d. is eating c. were eating d. are eating
4. I was walking home, when the rain __________. 18. Martians __________ on Earth 20 years ago!
a. started b. was starting a. is visiting b. was visiting
c. is starting d. has started c. has visited d. visited
5. Last year I _______ a tennis tournament. 19. I ____________ any good movies lately.
a. win b. was winning a. haven’t seen b. saw
c. won d. have won c. didn’t see d. don’t see
6. Over 40 years ago astronauts ________ on the 21. Martians always _________ in groups of ten.
moon. a. are traveling b. travel
a. are landing b. were landing c. have traveled d. were traveling
c. have landed d. landed 22. I __________ this school for 5 years.
7. We __________ pizza for dinner right now. a. have attended b. attend
a. are having b. have had c. am attending d. was attending
c. have d. were having 23. Greece _________ the Olympic Games in 2004.
8._______ you ________ the e-mail yet? a. hosts b. hosted
a. Are…sending b. Have…sent c. have hosted d. are hosting
c. Do…send d. Did…send 24. The World Cup _________ in Rio this summer.
9. Godzilla ________ at the cinema this week. a. took place b. was taking place
a, was playing b. plays c. is taking place d. has taken place
c. has played d. is playing 25. Last night the Miami Heat _________ 120 points.
10. Yesterday Greece __________ the USA. a. is scoring b. scored
a. was beating b. is beating c. has scored d. was scoring
c. beats d. beat 26. How long _______ they _______ basketball?
11. Oh no! It _______________ at the moment. a. have… played b. are… playing
a. was raining b. rains c. do…play d. did …play
c. is raining d. has rained 27. We often ________ cornflakes for breakfast.
12. We _______ to school every morning. a. have had b. are having
a. are walking b. walked c. have d. were having
c. have walked d. walk 28. This is the first time I __________ fried shrimp.
13. My family __________ here since 2008. a. am trying b. try
a. were living b. are living c. was trying d. have tried
c. has lived d. live
14. ______ you ever _______to Disney World?
a. Are… going b. Have…gone
c. Did…go d. Do…go
Key 15. My sister rarely __________ scary movies.
a. watches b. is watching
c. has watched d. was watching
1. Leonidas ________ the king of the Spartans. 16. Listen! A jet ______________ overhead.
a. has been b. is a. was flying b. is flying
c. was d. were c. has flown d. flew
2. I _______ just __________ my dinosaur report. 17. We were watching a movie about aliens while
a. have finished b. am finishing we ____________ pepperoni pizza.
c. finished d. was finishing a. ate b. have eaten
3. Look! My turtle ____________ lunch. c. were eating d. are eating
a. was eating b. has eaten 18. Martians __________ on Earth 20 years ago!
c. eats d. is eating a. is visiting b. was visiting
4. I was walking home, when the rain __________. c. has visited d. visited
a. started b. was starting 19. I ____________ any good movies lately.
c. is starting d. has started a. haven’t seen b. saw
5. Last year I _______ a tennis tournament. c. didn’t see d. don’t see
a. win b. was winning 21. Martians always _________ in groups of ten.
c. won d. have won a. are traveling b. travel
6. Over 40 years ago astronauts ________ on the c. have traveled d. were traveling
moon. 22. I __________ this school for 5 years.
a. are landing b. were landing a. have attended b. attend
c. have landed d. landed c. am attending d. was attending
7. We __________ pizza for dinner right now. 23. Greece _________ the Olympic Games in 2004.
a. are having b. have had a. hosts b. hosted
c. have d. were having c. have hosted d. are hosting
8._______ you ________ the e-mail yet? 24. The World Cup _________ in Rio this summer.
a. Are…sending b. Have…sent a. took place b. was taking place
c. Do…send d. Did…send c. is taking place d. has taken place
9. Godzilla ________ at the cinema this week. 25. Last night the Miami Heat _________ 120 points.
a, was playing b. plays a. is scoring b. scored
c. has played d. is playing c. has scored d. was scoring
10. Yesterday Greece __________ the USA. 26. How long _______ they _______ basketball?
a. was beating b. is beating a. have… played b. are… playing
c. beats d. beat c. do…play d. did …play
11. Oh no! It _______________ at the moment. 27. We often ________ cornflakes for breakfast.
a. was raining b. rains a. have had b. are having
c. is raining d. has rained c. have d. were having
12. We _______ to school every morning. 28. This is the first time I __________ fried shrimp.
a. are walking b. walked a. am trying b. try
c. have walked d. walk c. was trying d. have tried
13. My family __________ here since 2008.
a. were living b. are living
c. has lived d. live
14. ______ you ever _______to Disney World?
a. Are… going b. Have…gone
c. Did…go d. Do…go

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