Put the verbs in brackets into the Present Simple or the Present Continuous Tense.
Put the verbs in brackets into the Present Continuous Tense.
1. She (not work), she (swim) in the river.
2. He (teach) his son to ride.
3. Why Ann (not wear) her new dress?
4. The aeroplane (fly) at 2,000 metres.
5. What Tom (do) now? He (clean) his shoes.
6. This fire (go) out. Somebody (bring) more coal?
7. It (rain)? Yes, it (rain) very hard. You can't go out yet.
8. You (not tell) the truth. How do you know that I (not tell) the truth?
9. Who (move) the furniture.about upstairs? It's Tom. He (paint) the front room.
10. Mrs. Jones (sweep) the steps outside her house.
11. What you (read) now? I (read) "Crime and Punishment".
12. It's a lovely day. The sun (shine) and the birds (sing).
13. Someone (knock) at the door. You (not go) to answer it? I (go) in a minute. I just (get) out of my bath.
14. My mother doesn't usually make cakes on Mondays, but she (make) one today as my aunt (come) to tea tomorrow.
15. Where is Tom? He (lie) under the car.
16. Can I borrow your pen or you (use) it at the moment?
17. Why you (type) so fast? You (make) a lot of mistakes.
18. You can't see Ann because she (rest). She always rests after lunch.
19. What (make) that terrible noise? It's the pneumatic drill. They (repair) the road.
20. The children are very quiet. Go and see what they (do).
21. I can't hear what you (say), the traffic (make) too much noise.
2. Use the Present Continuous instead of the infinitive in brackets:
1. He (not to work), he (to watch) the TV programme. 2. Kitty (to finish) her porridge. 3. Look, the sun (to rise). 4. John (to polish) his boots and his sister (to press) her dress. 5. It (to rain) ? Yes, it (to rain) very hard. 6. The delegation (to leave) Moscow tomorrow. 7. Somebody (to talk) in the next room. 8. Who (to make) such a noise? 9. What you (to read) now?. I (to read) stories by Maugham. 10. The weather is fine. The sun (to shine) and the birds (to sing). 11. Somebody (to knock) at the door. 12. You (to go) anywhere tonight? 13. Why you (to speak) so fast? You (to make) a lot of mistakes. 14. Go and see what the children (to do). 15. Who you (to wa; for? I (to wait) for my sister. 16. I can't hear what they (to talk) about.
Put the verbs in brackets into the Present Simple or the Present Continuous Tense.
1. Cuckoos (not build) nests. They (use) the nests of other birds.
2. You can't see Tom now: he (have) a bath.
3. He usually (drink) coffee but today he (drink) tea.
4. What she (do) in the evenings? She usually (watch) TV.
5. I won't go out now as it (rain) and I (not have)an umbrella.
6. The last train (leave) the station at 11.30.
7. He usually (speak) so quickly that I (not understand) him.
8. Ann (make) a dress for herself at the moment. She (make) all her own clothes.
9. I (wear) my sun-glasses today because the sun is very strong.
10. Tom can't have the newspaper now because his aunt (read) it.
11. I can't answer the phone now because I (paper) the sitting-room walls.
12. How you (get) to work.as a rule? I usually (go) by bus.
13. Why you (put) on ypur coat? I (go) for a walk.
14. I always (buy) lottery tickets but I never (win) anything.
15. You always (write) with your left hand?
16. I always (write) fo him on his birthday.
17. Tom and Jack (have) a long conyersation. I wonder what they (talk) about.
18. He never (listen) to what you say. He always (think) about something else.
19. Why you (walk) so fast today? You usually (walk) quite slowly.
20. You (recognize) that man? I (think) that I have seen him before but I (not remember) his name.
21. Stop! You (not see) the notice? I (see) it but I can't read it because I (not wear) my glasses. What it (say)?
22. She always (borrow) from me and never (remember) to pay me back.
23. I (think) it is a pity you don't take more exercise. You (get) fat.
24. Tom never (do) any work in the garden; he always (work) on his car.
25. What he (do) to his car now? I (think) he (polish) it.
26. How you (end) a letter that (begin): "Dear Sir"? I always (put): "Yours truly" but Tom (prefer) "Yours faithfully".
27. Who (ownflhis umbrella? I (not know). Everybody (use) it but nobody (know) who (own) it.
4. Use the Present Simple or the Present Continuous instead of the infinitives in brackets:
1. My elder sister (to have) a music lesson. She always (to have) a music lesson on Friday. 2. Who (to sing) in the next room? 3. Father (to read) a newspaper. He usually (to read) something before going to bed. 4. Mother (to cook) breakfast in the kitchen. She always (to cook) in the mornings. 5. Who you (to wait) for? I (to wait) for Ann, we must leave in ten minutes. 6. It often (to rain) in autumn. 7. Do not go out, it (to rain) heavily. 8. You (to understand) the use of the Present Simple and the Present Continuous quite well? 9. What you (to write) ? You (to make) notes about the two present tenses? 10. Why you (to smile), Kitty? 11. I often (to meet) you at the corner of this street. You (to wait) for anybody? 12. You usually (to go) through the park? - Not usually, it's only today that I (to go) here. 13. You (to hear) anything? - Yes, somebody (to knock) at the door. 14. They still (to discuss) where to go now.
5. Use the verbs given in brackets in the Present Simple or the Present Continuous tenses:
1. Why you (to walk) so fast today? You usually (to walk) quite slowly. - I (to hurry). I am afraid to miss the train. 2. Cuckoos (not to build) nests. They (to use) the nests of other birds. 3. I always (to buy) lottery tickets but I seldom (to win). 4. You can't have the book now because my brother (to read) it. 5. Some people (to do) everything with their left hand. 6. Who (to make) that terrible noise? - It's my son. 7. How you (to feel)? 8. Switch on the light. It (to get) dark. 9. You (to understand) the rule? 10. The sun (to set) late in summer. 11. What you (to look for) ? - We (to look for) our grandmother's spectacles. 12. I (not to know) what he (to want). 13. What time she (to come) here as a rule? 14. Look, snow still (to fall). 15. It often (to rain) in October.
6. Use the Present Continuous or the Present Simple instead of the infinitives in brackets:
1. Wait for me, Alice. I (to come) too. 2. I (to be) afraid I (not to understand) you. 3. What you (to think) about it? - - I (to think) you (to be) right. 4. What you (to think) about, Jim? -- I (not to think) of anything, I just (to have) a rest. 5. Catherine (to be) in the garden. She (to pick) cherries. 6. I (to be) sorry, Jackson, but my friend (not to feel) very well, so drive us back, please. 7. Can you hear what he (to say)? 8. The girl you (to talk) about (to be) the eldest daughter of my old friend. 9. What you (to see) there? -- I can't see quite well, but it (to seem) to me Lucy (to come). 10. What you (to look) at? - I simply (to look) about. 11. You always (to smile) when you (to see) him? 12. She always (to smile) when she (to talk) to him? 13. Mother (to say) Aunt Julia (to leave) on Thursday and Ann (t,o leave) with her. 14. Appetite (to come) with eating. 15. My sister (to practise) the piano; she usually (to practise) it about this time. 16. I (to hear) his voice in the next room. 17. What you (to listen) to? - I (to listen) to music. 18. She often (to come) to see you? - Not so often, she (to be) a student now and (to be) very busy. 19. Who else (to go) with you to Bulgaria? 20. When he (to go) to Bulgaria he always (to take) some presents to his Bulgarian friends.
7. Read the following sentences a) in the interrogative, b) in the negative:
1. Bob came home late. 2. She gave them her dictionary. 3. He took a shower. 4. The students went to the lab. 5. They got up early. 6. Ann brought me a new magazine. 7. He left for London on Monday. 8. They wrote to me every month. 9. He read the letter out loud. 10. You did it all by yourself. 11. She spoke English fluently. 12. They sat down quietly. 13. Jim saw them together. 14. They all heard the song. 15. He paid the money yesterday. 16. Benny found his ball. 17. She remembered every word. 18. Ann made good progress in English. 19. The boys knew where to go. 20. They celebrated New Year. 21. She got an excellent mark. 22. My parents met me at the station. 23. You thought he was right. 24. We discussed it at the meeting, 25. It troubled me very
much. 26. Robert repaired Ann's iron. 27. They began on time. 28. You told John about it. 29. He spent a lot of time on his English. 30. They admired her singing very much.