Present Simple – Present Continuuos
in general (regularly, often, never)
Colin plays football every Tuesday.
present actions happening one after another
First Colin plays football, then he watches TV.
Look! Colin is playing football now.
also for several actions happening at the same time
Colin is playing football and Anne is watching.
at the moment
at this moment
Note: The following verbs are usually only used in Simple Present:
be, have, hear, know, like, love, see, smell, think, want
action set by a timetable or schedule
The film starts at 8 pm.
arrangement for the near future
I am going to the cinema tonight.
Bob works in a restaurant.
only for a limited period of time (does not have to happen directly at the moment of speaking)
Jenny is working in a restaurant this week.
The following verbs are usually only used in Present Simple (not in the continuous form).
state: be, cost, fit, mean, suit Example: We are on holiday.
possession: belong, have Example: Sam has a cat.
senses: feel, hear, see, smell, taste, touch Example: He feels the cold.
feelings: hate, hope, like, love, prefer, regret, want, wish Example: Jane loves pizza
brain work: believe, know, think, understand Example: I believe you.
Introductory clauses for direct speech: answer, ask, reply, say Example: “I am watching TV,“ he says.
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 seldom (cry) . 9. I (not / do) anything at the moment. 10. (watch / he) the news regularly?
Exercise 2* Put the verbs into the correct tense (present simple or present continuous). 1.This (be) Marc. 2. He (wear) a t-shirt and shorts today. 3.He (eat) an apple at the moment. 4.Marc (like) fruits and vegetables. 5.He (eat) some every day. 6.Marc (know) that apples (be) good for his health.
TEST 1. *
Positive sentences Complete the sentences. Use Present Simple or Present Continuous. 1.Look! They (leave) the house. 2. Brian (cycle) 30 km every day. 3. Samantha (do) her homework at the moment. 4. My parents (shop) right now. 5. He usually (get up) early in the morning.
Negative sentences Complete the sentences. Use Present Simple or Present Continuous. 1.You (see / not) her every day. 2The baby (sleep / not) at the moment. 3.I (read / not) a book now. 4. We (go / not) to school on Sundays. 5.He (watch / not) the news every day.
Questions . Complete the sentences. Use Present Simple or Present Continuous. 1. (you / go) on holiday by plane sometimes? 2. (they / play) computer games every day? 3. (she / eat) dinner at the moment? 4. What (they / do) right now? 5.(she / visit) her grandma very often?
Positive sentences. Complete the sentences. Use Present Simple or Present Continuous. 1.The lesson (start) at 9 o'clock. 2. He often (wear) a black cap. 3.I (meet) my friends in the youth club tonight. 4.My friend (move) house tomorrow. 5.My birthday (be) in September.
Negative sentences Complete the sentences. Use Present Simple or Present Continuous. 1.She (not / ride) her bike right now. 2. We (not / stay) at home tonight. 3.I (not / like) bananas. 4.They (not / know) the answer. 5.I (not / sit) in the garden at the moment.
Questions . Complete the sentences. Use Present Simple or Present Continuous.
When (arrive / the plane) ? 2. (visit / you) Jane in hospital today? 3.What time (get up / you) in the mornings? 4.Why (cry / she) now? 5. (swim / they) in the pool at the moment?
Text. Complete the sentences. Use Present Simple or Present Continuous.
I (live) in London. 2. This weekend, I (visit) my friends in Brighton. 3.The train to Brighton (leave) London at 6.45 in the morning. 4. In the early afternoon, we (want) to go on a sightseeing tour. 5.In the evening, we (go) to a concert. 6.The concert (start) at 8 o'clock. 7.I (come) back to London on Sunday. 8. My train (arrive) in London at 7.50 in the evening.
TEST 3. ***
Positive sentences. Complete the sentences. Use Present Simple or Present Continuous.
We (help) in the canteen this week. 2. Martin usually (drive) to work. 3. But today, he (take) the bus. 4.Listen! She (practise) the piano. 5.My friend (play) the guitar every evening.
Negative sentences. Complete the sentences. Use Present Simple or Present Continuous. 1.He (not / spend) his holidays in Spain each year. 2. I (not / meet) Francis tonight. 3.They (not / fly) to London tomorrow. 4. We (not / work) this week. 5.The film (not / begin) at 7 o'clock.
Questions. Complete the sentences. Use Present Simple or Present Continuous. 1. (have / you) any brothers or sisters? 2. (love / she) him? 3. Who (cook) dinner tonight? 4. (send / he) you an e-mail every day?
Text .Complete the sentences. Use Present Simple or Present Continuous. 1.Maria (want) to improve her English. 2.Therefore, she (do) a language course in London at the moment. 3.She (stay) with a host family and (must) take the tube to get to her language school. 4.It (be) only a five-minute walk to the nearest tube station. 5.The tube (leave) at half past eight. 6.The first lesson (begin) at 9 o'clock. 7. In the afternoons, the school (offer) sightseeing tours in and around London. 8.Tomorrow, the students of the language school (go) to Windsor.
Test Present Simple vs Present Continuous Подсказка: повторите глаголы, не употребляющиеся в Continuous! 1. “Excuse me, (you / to speak) English? --do you speak are you speaking 2. “Where's Andrew?” - “I (to know).” -- don't know am not knowing 3. What (you / to laugh at )? -- do you laugh at are you laughing at 4.. "Where (you / to come from)?" - "Brazil".-- do you come from are you coming from 5. Anna is a good golf player but she (to play) very often. -- doesn't play isn't playing 6. I am sorry but I (not to understand). Can you speak louder? ---don't understand am not understanding 7. Listen! Someone (to sing). sings is singing 8. You can turn the TV off. I (not to watch) it. don't watch am not watching
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