SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE vs PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE

Published April 3, 2012 by ourenglishzone7

Fill in the blanks with the Simple Present Tense!

  1. Mary…….. (go) to school every morning.
  2. Mrs. Tan ….. (bake) a delicious cake for the party.
  3. They………. (go, not) fishing at the weekend.
  4. My uncle…….. (work) on a farm.
  5. ………we…….. (brush) our teeth every morning?
  6. That monkey…….(swing) from tree to tree.
  7. The waitress……..(serve) her customers well.
  8. The pupils………(play) in the field.
  9. The moon………(shine, not) brightly.
  10. …….they……..(write) lovely poems.
  11. An apple a day………(keep) the doctor away.
  12. Mr. Liem…….(teach) us Mathematics.
  13. ……ducks……(swim)?
  14. They always……..(study) in the afternoon and…….(watch) television in the evening.
  15. My mother……….(go) to the market five times a week.

Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the words in the brackets!

Mr. Tan and her family……..(live) in a village.

Mrs. Tan……..(go) to the town twice a week to do her shopping.  She…..(go) there by bus.

She……(say) that many things……..(be) cheaper in the town than in the village.  A kilogram of rice, for example, ……..(cost) a dollar but in the village it…….(cost) over a dollar.

She……(have) to pay her bus fare, of course.  Sometimes, she……..(take) her daughter, Meilin, with her.  Meilin…….(be) under ten years old.  Her fare……(be) less than Mrs. Tan’s.  together the two fares…….(be) less than two dollars.

Fill in the blanks with the Present Continuous Tense!

  1. My father……..(read) a newspaper.
  2. My sister……..(sleep) Please be quiet!
  3. Hurry! Your friends……..(wait) impatiently.
  4. ……..you……(buy) this dress?
  5. Listen! That’s Eve who………(play) the piano.
  6. We……..(go, not) to the seaside.
  7. Look! That cat……..(try) to climb that tall tree.
  8. …… they …….(travel) in Europe at present?
  9. The maid……. (clean) the room now.
  10. You………..(do, not) that exercise correctly.

Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the words in the brackets!

Jeanny   :  Hello Anne.  What…….you…… (do)?

Anne      :  Hi Jeanny. I ……. (watch) TV.

Jeanny   :  What program………you……..(watch)?

Anne      :  A music program.

Jeanny   :  What’s everyone else doing?

Anne      :  Ed……. (study). Dimas……. (read). Father and mother …….(work) in the garden. My sister………(cook).

Jeanny   :  What a busy family!

Complete the sentences with the correct form of Simple Present or Present Continuous Tense!

  1. Mr. Hansen often……….(travel) to Atlanta on business.
  2. Our class…………..(meet) three times a week.
  3. Mr. Cole…………(teach) us at present.
  4. At nine thirty every morning our school bell…….(ring). Listen! I believe it………(ring) now.
  5. Stella………..(watch, not) TV now.  She always ………(watch) TV at nine o’clock
  6. …..Janet…..(do) well in her studies.
  7. How well……Edna……(speak) English?
  8. What time …….your lesson …….(begin) and what time …..it……(end)?
  9. It’s gray day today.  The sun (not, shine)……………..
  10. Shhhh! I ………(try)to concentrate. I can’t hear my self think with all that noise going on.
  11. This book is mine.  That one …………(belong)to Pierre.
  12. As a rule, I ………….(sleep)until 7 o’clock in the morning, and then I get up and study for my classes.
  13. A             : Juan! What’s the matter with your hand? It………..(bleed)

B             : it just now cut it when I was using a knife.  It is not serious. I’ll wash it and put a bandage on it.

  1. That sweater won’t fit you if you wash it in hot water.  Wool………(shrinks)in hot water.
  2. Look at Joan.  She……………..(bite)her fingernails.  She must be nervous.
  3. The children can’t get their kite high up in the air because the wind (not, blow)…………. hard enough today.
  4. I want to figure out the meaning this saying: “The pen is mightier than the sword.” I know that “mightier”………….(mean)”more powerful,” but what’s a” sword?”
  5. Karen has her tape recorder on his desk.  She……………..(tape)the professor’s lecture today.
  6. My two children don’t get along.  They always……………..(fight)about something. Is that typical siblings?
  7. Alice and Joan! Why you…………(whisper)to each other? If you have something to say, say it aloud to all of us.
  8. I am in class right now.  I ……. (sit) at my desk.  I usually …….(sit) at the same desk in class every day.
  9. Our teacher ………(stand up, not) right now. She……(sit) on the corner of her desk.
  10. It’s 06.00 p.m. Mary is at home. She……(eat) dinner.  She always…….(eat) dinner with her family around six o’clock.
  11. Alice……..(take, not) a bus to school every day.  She usually………(walk) instead.
  12. It…….(rain, not) right now.  The sun……..(shine) brightly.

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