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Present Continuous vs. Simple Present

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Present Simple or Present Continuous?
 
Complete the following sentences using the simple present or the present continuous  of the verbs in brackets.
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 1,  Usually, Nathalie and Chantal ____________________ (to play) in the park but today they ____________________ (to study) at school. The teacher ____________________ (to give) them an exam.
 
 2.  Kathy always ____________ (smile) in class and  at the moment some of the other pupils ____________________ (smile) as well.
 
 3.  Right now the pupils __________ (read) a book and the teacher  ____________________ (to write) on the board.
 
4.Almost every day  class____(begin) at 8:00, but on Tuesdays the class _________(start) at 8:30.
 
5.  ____She_______(like) to bake cookies, but at the moment she ___________(not bake) cookies because she___________(study) at school.
 
6. Dany_______(enjoy) climbing mountains during his vacation, but this year he_________(not take) any vacation because he________(study) English.
 
7.Martine___________(do) computer exercises at the moment.  She usually ______(do) computer exercises on Tuesday.
 
8.Isabelle __________(like) to read at the moment she_____________(read) a very good novel about Ghandi.
 
9. Suzanne_________(come) from France, and ___________(return) there for a holiday in the near future.
 
10.  Claude _____________(try) to complete the on-line exercises at the moment.
 

Directions: Read the following sentence and then decide if the verb tense is simple present or present progressive and type in Simple Present or Present Progressive.

       1.        Karin usually comes to class early.
             Simple Present Present Continuous/Progressive

2.     I exercise in class at 8 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Simple Present Present Continuous/Progressive

3.      Alex and Suzy are playing in the park!
Simple Present Present Continuous/Progressive

4.     I read two different kinds of books every week.
Simple Present Present Continuous/Progressive

5.       Denise reads novels all the time.
Simple Present Present Continuous/Progressive

6.     I am reading a magazine right now.
Simple Present Present Continuous/Progressive

7.     I never eat eggplant.
Simple Present Present Continuous/Progressive

8.          Manon eats chocolates every day.
Simple Present Present Continuous/Progressive

9.      The people of Canada like to ski.
Simple Present Present Continuous/Progressive

10.        Often in the summer, I like to swim..
Simple Present Present Continuous/Progressive

11.              It is not snowing today.
Simple Present Present Continuous/Progressive

12.                        I am taking an exercise class this semester.
Simple Present Present Continuous/Progressive

13.                         Susan  rarely answers in class.
Simple Present Present Continuous/Progressive

14.                        Is John  smiling now?
Simple Present Present Continuous/Progressive

15.                    I am going to New York this week.
Simple Present Present Continuous/Progressive

16.                        The sun always sets in the west.
Simple Present Present Continuous/Progressive

17.                        The sun is setting at this moment.
Simple Present Present Continuous/Progressive

18.                        The gymnast is competing in the Olympics this year.
Simple Present Present Continuous/Progressive

19.                       Sylvie is only reading one book for now.

20.                        Are they going to school this morning?
Simple Present Present Continuous/Progressive