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PRESENT CONTINUOUS VS. SIMPLE PRESENT
 
 
 
Dear Sara:
I  ________(write) to you from our hotel.  I am on vacation with my family and we_________(have) a great time.
The weather is great and the sun __________(shine).  I___________(look) outside my window and people _________(go) towards the beach.  There are some people who ___________(swim) and others _______(sail).  I______(see) children who________(play) near the edge of the beach and who __________(build) sandcastles.
Just to left of our hotel ________(be) is a big restaurant.  There are some people who ___________(sit) and _________(drink) some kind of drink that looks delicious.  The waiter_________(go) towards them and I am sure that they _________(be) ready to order.  They look very hungry.  At the moment my brother________(watch) television and my mother _____________(tell) him to get ready because we__________(go) to do some sightseeing.  My father___________(wait) for us downstairs, so I will write to you again later in the week.  Have to go now.   Love Paula.
 

ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS

1. Where is Paula?

She is at the hotel.She is at home.
 
2.How is the weather?
The weather isn't too good.The weather is very good.

 
3.What is Paula doing at the moment? She is writing a letter.She is looking out the window.

 
4. What are the people doing?
They are going towards the beach.They are running towards the beach.

 
5.What are the children doing?
They are playing on the beach..They aren't building sandcastles.
 

6.Where is the restaurant located?
To the left of the hotel.To the right of the hotel.
 

7. Do the people at the restaurant look hungry?
Yes, they do. No they don't.
 

8.What is Paula’s brother doing?
He isn't watching tv.He is watching tv.
 

9. What is Paula’s father doing?
He is speaking to Paula's mother.He is waiting downstairs.

 

ANSWER TRUE OR FALSE by writing t or f

Janet is writing an e-mail.

(t) ……………… (f)……………………

 

The sun is not shining.

(t) ……………… (f)……………………

 

People are swimming and dancing.

 (t) ……………… (f)……………………

 

The hotel is just above and to the left.

 

(t) ……………… (f)……………………

 

Paula’s mother is ready to leave .

 (t) ……………… (f)……………………

 

Paula’s father is upstairs waiting for them.

 (t) ……………… (f)……………………

 

Paula will write again this week.

 (t) ……………… (f)……………………

 

 

       


 

 

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