Simple present / Present continuous: Grammar exercise

August 21, 2013pdf

The simple present tense is used to talk about your daily activities and routines. The present continuous tense is used to talk about things that are happening at the moment of speaking. The continuous tense is also used to talk about pre-planned future events.

Complete the following sentences using the simple present or present continuous tense form of the verb given in the brackets.

1. Every morning, my dad (go)…………….. for a walk in the park.

2. I (visit) …………………. some old friends this week.

3. Don’t make a noise. The baby (sleep) …………………….

4. The kettle (boil) …………………. Shall I make tea?

5. I (like) …………………. this wine very much.

6. Don’t forget to take your umbrella. It (rain)………………….

7. She doesn’t like to be disturbed if she (work) ……………………..

8. My brother (work) ………………. in Paris at the moment.

9. He (visit) ……………………. his grandparents about twice a year.

10. I (not believe) ………………….. what he says.

Answers

1. Every morning, my father goes for a walk in the park.

2. I am visiting some old friends this week.

3. Don’t make a noise. The baby is sleeping.

4. The kettle is boiling. Shall I make tea?

5. I like this wine very much.

6. Don’t forget to take your umbrella. It is raining.

7. She doesn’t like to be disturbed if she is working.

8. My brother is working in Paris at the moment.

9. He visits his grandparents about twice a year.

10. I don’t believe what he says.

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