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Stative verbs in the present tense

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 STATIVE VERBS IN THE PRESENT
 
 REMEMBER: Stative verbs are always used in simple forms, never in continuous forms.
 
 Complete the crosswords with some of these stative verbs:
 
 remember, smell, guess, mind, dislike, understand, wish,  see, like, forget, love, cost, sound, seem, guess, have, hear, know, own, want, need, hate, think, weigh, believe,
 
 
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ACROSS -->
1  Many people ... the smell of fish, they think it is awful.
2 Shh! Can't you ... that noise? It's like a baby crying.
3 Where is John? Can you ... him?
4 This CD doesn't ... very well,  it is old.
5 I know that woman but I don't ... her name. 
6 Sorry, I don't ... the answer.
7 How much does this book ...? - $12 
 
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1 I really ... chocolate ice-cream, I eat it every day.
2  What do you ... of Peter? - Well, he's very friendly.
3. Little children  ... in  fairies, trolls and monsters.
4 ... what! I have a new bike!
5 Can you explain that again, please? I don't ... what you are saying. 
6 This isn't my book. It doesn't ... to me.
7  When I grow up, I ... to be an architect.
 
 
 
Choose the correct answer
 
1.   the music? - No, it's ok, I  rock music.
2.  What ? I  them!
3.  My car is near this area, but I  where exactly.
4.  My sister   in the pool at the moment.
5.  They   to go home now.
6.  My friends  a sandwich now. They   a sandwich at this time.
7.  He    this situation.
8.  The blue whale  in cold waters.
9.  What  about? - About my exams.
10.What  about this book? - I  it is one of the best books in the world !
 
Complete these sentences with the present simple or continuous form of the verbs in brackets (use contractions when possible)
 
1.  Where  (you, go) now? - I  (want) some water.
2.  Why  (he, use) your computer? - Because I   (not, need) it today.
3.  I  (think) it  (start) to rain.
4.  The children  (study) in the kitchen today, but they  (study, usually) in their rooms. 
5.  I bought this house last year, so it  (belong) to me now. 
6.  I  (not, mind) waiting for you here.