Present Simple / Present Continuous

A Underline the verb in each sentence. Then
circle the correct time expression.

D Fill in the blanks with don’t, doesn’t,
am not, isn’t or aren’t.

1 Children u sually / at present enjoy films.

don’t
1 We ......................
go to the beach in winter.

2 The police officers are talking to the stranger
once a day / at the moment.

2 I ...................... watching TV right now.

3 The gardener comes to our house now /
once a week .

4 Debbie and Paul ...................... eating pizza.

3 Sally ...................... buying fruit today.
5 Dad ...................... work at the weekend.

4 Jack is helping Jill in the evening / right now.
5 Dad washes the car at the moment /
on Saturdays.

E Complete the sentences with the Present
Simple or Present Continuous form of the
verb in brackets.

B Circle the correct answer.

have
1 We usually ..................................
(have) lunch
at two o’clock.

1 We learn / are learning grammar at the
moment.
2 Helen is wearing / wears blue jeans and a
T-shirt today.

2 Listen! .................... the phone ....................
(ring)?
3 I .................................. (sit) in the park today.

3 I always stop / am stopping the car at a red
light.

4 .................... people .................... (put) trees
in their houses at Christmas?

4 In summer we are going / go to the beach.

5 My brother always ..................................
(watch) tennis on TV.

5 Tom and I watch / are watching a good film
at the moment.

6 My friend .................................. (not visit) me
every day.

C Fill in the blanks with Do, Does, Am, Is
or Are.

7 The boys .................................. (study) at the
moment so please don’t talk to them.

Does
1 ......................
the film star want to be in
a play?

8 Bill .................................. (not play) outside
now.

2 ...................... the twins wearing different
clothes?

F Answer the questions.

3 ...................... Mum making breakfast?

1 Is your friend helping you with this exercise?

4 ...................... I disturbing you?

.......................................................................

5 ...................... monkeys eat a lot of bananas?

2 Do you play football?
.......................................................................
3 Are you eating anything right now?
.......................................................................
4 Is it raining at the moment?
.......................................................................

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Present Simple / Present Continuous – Answers
A

1
2
3
4
5

usually, enjoy
are talking, at the moment
comes, once a week
is helping, right now
washes, on Saturdays

B

1
2
3

are learning
is wearing
stop

4
5

go
are watching

C

1
2
3

Does
Are
Is

4
5

Am
Do

D 1
2
3

don’t
am not
isn’t

4
5

aren’t
doesn’t

E

1
2
3
4

have
Is ... ringing
am sitting
Do ... put

5
6
7
8

watches
doesn’t visit
are studying
isn’t playing

F

1
2
3
4

Yes, he/she is. / No, he/she isn’t.
Yes, I do. / No, I don’t.
Yes, I am. / No, I’m not.
Yes, it is. / No, it isn’t.

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