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Present Simple or

Present Continuous
The Present Simple is
used to talk about a
present habit or
routine. We use it for
present situations that
are not temporary.

The following time
expressions are
commonly used with
this tense:
The Present Continuous
is used to describe action
in progress at the time of
speaking. It can describe
temporary actions or
situations that are in
progress around now, but
not necessarily right now.

The following time
expressions are commonly
used with this tense:
BE + (verb)ing
am
is
are
We are listening to the class.
My little sister is going to school.
I am paying attention to my English lesson.
We are NOT watching TV.
My little sister is NOT sleeping at home.
I am NOT checking my FaceBook in class.
NEGATIVE
Are we listestening to the class?
Is my little sister going to school?
Are you paying attention to the English lesson?
Simple Present
Affirmative Negative
Auxiliar (dont / doesnt)
Interrogative
Auxiliar (Do / Does)
I drink coffe.
You drink tea.
I don't drink
You don't drink

Do I drink?
Do you drink?
He drinks
She drinks
It drinks
He doesn't drink
She doesn't drink
It doesn't drink

Does he drink?
Does she drink?
Does it drink?
We drink
You drink
They drink
We don't drink
You don't drink
They don't drink

Do we drink?
Do you drink?
Do they drink?

Verbs
I you we they
live
listen
read
Drive
work
Watch
Wash
Play
study
go
Have
do
Verbs
HE SHE IT
lives
listens
reads
Drives
works
Watches
Washes
Plays
studies
goes
Has
does
Rules: HE SHE IT

General : verbs + s
Example:
eat eats
Read reads

Verbs ending:
x, sh, ch, ss + es

Example:
watch watches
wash washes

Verbs ending in consonant
+ y = ies

Study studies

Exception:
Go Goes
Have has
Do does
CHOOSE THE BEST SENTENCE:

1. A. What are you doing right
now?

B. What do you do right now?

2. A. What do you usually do after
work?

B. What are you usually doing
after work?
3. A. Im working late today.

B. I work late today.
4. A. Hes smoking a lot these
days!

B. He smokes a lot these days!
5. A. I always exercise at the
gym.

B. I am always exercising at the
gym.
6. A. He is watching football
once in a while.

B. He watches football once in
a while.
7. A. Im learing Spanish this
year.

B. I learn Spanish this year.
8. A. She is generally being in a
good mood.

B. She is generally in a good
mood.
9. A. Shes living in her sisters
apartment this semester.

B. She lives in her sisters
apartment this semester.
10. A. Im teaching at the new
high school this month.

B. I teach at the new high
school this month.
11. A. I never check my email on
the weekend.

B. I am never checking my email
on the weekend.
12. A. Bernard plays tennis this
morning.

B. Bernard is playing tennis this
morning.
13. A. Anna drives to work every
day.

B. Anna is driving to work every
day.
14. A. I hardly ever read the
newspaper.

B. I am hardly ever reading the
newspaper.
15. A. Are you often going
swimming?

B. Do you often go swimming?

16. A. I go to the gym a lot these
days.

B. I am going to the gym a lot
these days.
17. A. I am frequently
practicing guitar.

B. I frequently practice guitar.
18. A. They are generally eating
dinner with their parents.

B. They generally eat dinner with
their parents.
19. A. Gabriel is doing his
homework right now.

B. Gabriel does his homework
right now.
20. A. Are they always waking
up at 7 am?

B. Do they always wake up at
7 am?
21. A. This summer I am
learning to swim.

B. This summer I learn to swim.
22. A. He never buys books.

B. He is never buying books.
23. A. This semester she is
studying really hard.

B. This semester she studies hard.
24. A. This month I take the bus.

B. This month I am taking the bus.
25. A. Is she usually calling after
work?

B. Does she usually call after
work?


1. A
2. A
3. A
4. A
5. A
6. B
7. A
ANSWERS
8. B
9. A
10. A
11. A
12. B
13. A
14. A
15. B
16. B
17. B
18. B
19. A
20. B
21. A
22. A
23. A
24. B
25. B