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PRESENT CONTINUOUS VS SIMPLE PRESENT

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             PRACTICE N° 01           UNIT 1       MS LILIANA RODRIGUEZ         A2_10

 

 

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Simple Present

Present Progressive

in general (regularly, often, never)

Colin plays football every Tuesday.

present actions happening one after another

First Colin plays football, then he watches TV.

right now

Look! Colin is playing football now.

also for several actions happening at the same time

Colin is playing football and Anne is watching.

Signal words

§ always

§ every ...

§ often

§ normally

§ usually

§ sometimes

§ never

§ first

§ then

§ at the moment

§ at this moment

§ today

§ now

§ right now

§ Listen!

§ Look!

Note: The following verbs are usually only used in Simple Present:
be, have, hear, know, like, love, see, smell, think, want

                                                                          

Write the verbs using the appropriate tense (simple present or present progressive).

1.    Look! He (leave) _____________________ the house.

2.    Quiet please! I (write) _______________________ a test.

3.    She usually (walk) _______________________ to school.

4.    But look! Today she (go) _______________________ by bike.

5.    Every Sunday we (go) _______________________ to see my grandparents.

6.    He often (go) _______________________ to the cinema.

7.    We (play) _______________________ Monopoly at the moment.

8.    The child sometimes (cry)  _______________________ .

9.    I (not / do) _______________________ anything at the moment.

10. (watch / he) _______________________ the news regularly?

11. Look! Jenny (go) _______________________ to school.

12. She (wear) ____________________ a raincoat and she (carry) _____________________ an      umbrella.

13. Jenny usually (walk) _______________________ to school, but today she (take) _______________________ the bus because it (rain) _______________________ .

14. The bus (leave) ____________________ at 7.35 and (arrive) _____________________ at Jenny's school   at 7.45.

15. The first lesson (begin) _______________________ at 8 o'clock.