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Put the verbs in rackets into the Present Simple or the Present Continuous.

Present Simple and Present Continuous

Underline the correct tense, Present Simple or Present Continuous, in the following sentences.

1) Iím sleeping / sleep on Nikoís sofa until I find a place of my own.

2) Iím only working / only work there for a couple of months because Iím going abroad in the summer.

3) If you arenít listening / donít listen to the radio, why donít you switch it off?

4) His only bad habit is that he talks / is talking too loudly.

5) So in the first scene we see / are seeing him getting up and then he goes out / is going out and meets / is meeting a stange woman.

6) You make / are making goulash useing meat, vegetables and paprika.

7) I never do anything I feel / am feeling is against my principles.

8) He appears / is appearing to be very friendly but I donít know him very well.

9) Thereís nobody at the door; you just hear / are just hearing things.

10) Iím thinking of doing a postgraduate degree Ė what do you think / are you thinking? Is it a good idea?

Complete this letter with the correct form of the Present Simple or the Present Continuous. Use each verb in the list once. The first (0) is given as an example.

stand seem write be make shine stay taste look cost feel

Dear Jill,

I am writing (0) to you from Canada where everything.................. (1) to be going just fineí we .................... (2) nice and relaxed. We ...................... (3) in a gorgeous hotel just down the road from the Alhambra, which ........................ (4) an old fortress built by the Moors. It ...................... (5) at the top of the hill just opposite our hotel and we can see this wonderful building through our window. It .................. (6) absolutely magnificent! The hotel is lovely. But unfortunetely it .................. (7) a lot to stay here! Eating out is great. Have you heard of gazpacho? Itís a cold cucmber and tomato soup which they ..................... (8)with oil, vinegar and garlic and it ..................... (9) delicious.

Well, outside the sun ............... (10) so Iím off to get a bit of a suntan; I hope everythingís OK back in Bifmingham.

Lucy

Complete the sentences using the Present Simple or the Present Continuous. Use the verb given in brackets.

1) My sister ................... (wait) patiently for her exam results.

2) We ................... (not travel) by train very often.

3) I .................... (consider) accepying that job in Crete.

4) The film .................... (end) with a dramatic car chase.

5) Iím sorry, I .................. (feel) too tired to go out this evening.

6) We .................. (have) a great time here in London.

7) ..................... you .............. (see) much of your brother these days?

8) We ..................... (rely) on you to bring the keys with you

9) I ...................... (wish) people didnít smoke in restaurants.

10) Who .................... you ............... (think) you are, speaking to me like that!



4. Complete the sentences using the Present Simple or the Present Continuous. Use the verb given in brackets. Add never or always if this is also given.

1) I.................... (use; never) my mobile phone if I ............... (drive).

2) I .................... (like; always) to get post but I ................. (seem; never) to have the time to reply.

3) The heroine .............. (prefer) to be with Paul because James .................... (argue; always).

4) Maria ................ (forget; always) what tome the soap ............. (start).

5) You .............. (moan; always) about the state of the flatbut you ................. (help; never) me.

6) Whether I................(go) swimmimg or not ................. (depend on; always) the weather.

7) I ............. (shop; never) here again Ė they ................... (be; always) so rude.

8) We ................ (smell; always) cooking when we.......... (pass) your house.

9) He ..................... (borrow; always) money but he ................. (pay; always) me back.

Put the verbs in rackets into the Present Simple or the Present Continuous.

1) Why are you smelling (you/ smell) the soup? Ė It ............................. (smell) lovely. Itís like roses!

2) Why ..................... (you/taste) the soup? Ė To see if it ............... (taste) good. I think it needs more salt.

3) I....................... (feel) very itred. Ė You should go to bed early.

4) I............... (see) Andy this evening. Ė I ................ (see). So, you donít want to come to the cinema with me, do you?

5) How much ................................... (the bag of apples/weigh)? Ė I donít know yet. The man ..................... (weigh) the bag now.

6) I ..................... (think) about buying a new car soon. Ė Why? I ............... (think) your car is fine. You donít need a new one.

7) What ........................ (you/look) at? Ė the sky. It................... (look) as if itís going to rain.

8) I really ..... (enjoy) home-made food. Ė So do I, and I .......... (enjoy) every bit of this meal.

9) Why ..................... (you Ė feel) the radiator? Ė It .................. (feel) cold in here. Is the heating on?

10) The famous opera singer .................... (appear) at the opera house tonight. Ė Yes. He ....................... (appear) to be feeling better after his operarion.

11) Chris .................. (be) a sensible person, isnít he? Ė Yes, but in this case he ...... (be) rather foolish.

12) My dad .................... (fit) the old blind from the living room in my bedroom today. Ė Really? .......................... (it/fit) that window?

13) My back................ (hurt). Ė Why donít you lie down for a while?


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