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Тренировочные упражнения и тесты по теме Present Simple vs Present Continuous

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Present Simple – Present Continuuos


In general or right now?

Present Simple

Present Continuous

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

  • seldom

  • 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

Timetable / Schedule or arrangement?

Present Simple

Present Continuous

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.

Daily routine or just for a limited period of time?

Present Simple

Present Continuous

daily routine

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.

Certain Verbs

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.

Exercise 1 * Put the verbs into the correct tense (present simple or present continuous).

  1. Look! He (leave) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifthe house. 2 .Quiet please! I (write) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifa test. 3. She usually (walk) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifto school. 4.But look! Today she (go) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifby bike. 5. Every Sunday we (go) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifto see my grandparents. 6. He often (go) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifto the cinema. 7. We (play) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifMonopoly at the moment. 8. The child seldom (cry) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gif. 9. I (not / do) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifanything at the moment. 10. (watch / he) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifthe news regularly?

Exercise 2* Put the verbs into the correct tense (present simple or present continuous). 1.This (be) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifMarc. 2. He (wear) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifa t-shirt and shorts today. 3.He (eat) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifan apple at the moment. 4.Marc (like) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.giffruits and vegetables. 5.He (eat) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifsome every day. 6.Marc (know) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifthat apples (be) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifgood for his health.

Exercise 3 ** Complete the story. Use Present Simple and Present Continuous. 1.It (be) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifearly in the morning. 2. Sally (get) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifout of bed, (open) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifthe window and (go) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifinto the bathroom. 3. Then she (have) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifbreakfast. 4. After breakfast, Sally usually (cycle) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifto school. 5. After school, she (go) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifback home. 6. Sally usually (eat) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifher lunch at home. 7. In the afternoons, she first (do) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifher homework and then she (meet) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifher friends in the park. 8. What (do / she) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifnow? 9. She (play) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifthe guitar. 10. Her friends (listen) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifand some of them (sing) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifalong. 11. When Sally (come) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifhome in the evening, she (have) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifdinner and then she (watch) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifTV. 12. She (go) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifto bed at about 8 o'clock every day.

Exercise 4. ** Complete the sentences. Use Present Simple and Present Continuous. 1.I (be) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifvery busy today. 2.At noon I (visit) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifmy friend Tanya. 3.We (want) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifto have lunch together. 4. In the afternoon I (play) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifsquash with Emily. 5. In the evening, I (meet) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifRob. 6. We (go) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifto the cinema. 7.The film (start) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifat 8 pm.

Exercise 5. *** Complete the sentences. Use Present Simple and Present Continuous . 1.James (live) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifin a little village. 2.He (be) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifin his last year at school. 3. After school, James (want) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifto become a banker. 4. So this week, he (do) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifa practical course in a bank. 5. There (be) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifa bank in a nearby town, but James (have) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifto take the bus to get there. 6. The bus (leave) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifat 5.30 in the morning and (return) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifat 8.15 in the evening. 7. James (not / like) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifto spend so much time in town before and after work, waiting for the bus. 8. Therefore, this week he (stay) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifwith his aunt, who (live) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifin town. 9. James usually (wear) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifjeans and t-shirts, but while he (work) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.giffor the bank now, he (wear) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifa suit and a tie.

Exercise 6. *** Complete the story. Use Present Simple and Present Continuous . 1.Today (be) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifBetty's bi rthday. 2. Betty (love) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifbirthdays. 3. She (be) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifalways very excited and (wake up) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifvery early. 4. At six o'clock in the morning, Betty (hear) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifa noise. 5. She (get up) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifand (go) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifinto the sitting room. 6. What (go on) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gif? 7. Look! Betty's cat Carlos (sit) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifon the table and he (play) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifwith Betty's present.

Exercise 7. *** Complete the sentences. Use Present Simple and Present Continuous. 1.Sue (be) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifa student from South Korea. 2.bShe (live) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifin Seoul and (study) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifmedicine. 3. At the moment, however, Sue (live) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifin London. 4. She (do) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifa six-months practical course in a London hospital. 5. In five days, Sue (go) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifback to South Korea because the next term at university (start) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifin ten days.

TEST 1. *

Positive sentences Complete the sentences. Use Present Simple or Present Continuous. 1.Look! They (leave) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifthe house. 2. Brian (cycle) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gif30 km every day. 3. Samantha (do) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifher homework at the moment. 4. My parents (shop) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifright now. 5. He usually (get up) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifearly in the morning.

Negative sentences Complete the sentences. Use Present Simple or Present Continuous. 1.You (see / not) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifher every day. 2The baby (sleep / not) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifat the moment. 3.I (read / not) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifa book now. 4. We (go / not) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifto school on Sundays. 5.He (watch / not) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifthe news every day.

Questions . Complete the sentences. Use Present Simple or Present Continuous. 1. (you / go) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifon holiday by plane sometimes? 2. (they / play) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifcomputer games every day? 3. (she / eat) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifdinner at the moment? 4. What (they / do) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifright now? 5.(she / visit) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifher grandma very often?

Text. Complete the sentences. Use Present Simple or Present Continuous 1. Look! Jenny (go) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifto school. 2. On her back, Jenny (carry) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifher school bag. 3. The school bag (be) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifvery heavy 4.Normally, Jenny (wear) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifblack shoes, but today she (wear) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifred wellies. 5.And look, she (wear) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifa raincoat because it (rain) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifoutside. 6.Jenny (not / want) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifto get wet.

TEST 2**

Positive sentences. Complete the sentences. Use Present Simple or Present Continuous. 1.The lesson (start) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifat 9 o'clock. 2. He often (wear) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifa black cap. 3.I (meet) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifmy friends in the youth club tonight. 4.My friend (move) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifhouse tomorrow. 5.My birthday (be) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifin September.

Negative sentences Complete the sentences. Use Present Simple or Present Continuous. 1.She (not / ride) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifher bike right now. 2. We (not / stay) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifat home tonight. 3.I (not / like) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifbananas. 4.They (not / know) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifthe answer. 5.I (not / sit) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifin the garden at the moment.

Questions . Complete the sentences. Use Present Simple or Present Continuous.

  1. When (arrive / the plane) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gif? 2. (visit / you) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifJane in hospital today? 3.What time (get up / you) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifin the mornings? 4.Why (cry / she) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifnow? 5. (swim / they) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifin the pool at the moment?

Text. Complete the sentences. Use Present Simple or Present Continuous.

  1. I (live) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifin London. 2. This weekend, I (visit) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifmy friends in Brighton. 3.The train to Brighton (leave) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifLondon at 6.45 in the morning. 4. In the early afternoon, we (want) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifto go on a sightseeing tour. 5.In the evening, we (go) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifto a concert. 6.The concert (start) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifat 8 o'clock. 7.I (come) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifback to London on Sunday. 8. My train (arrive) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifin London at 7.50 in the evening.

TEST 3. ***

Positive sentences. Complete the sentences. Use Present Simple or Present Continuous.

  1. We (help) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifin the canteen this week. 2. Martin usually (drive) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifto work. 3. But today, he (take) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifthe bus. 4.Listen! She (practise) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifthe piano. 5.My friend (play) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifthe guitar every evening.

Negative sentences. Complete the sentences. Use Present Simple or Present Continuous. 1.He (not / spend) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifhis holidays in Spain each year. 2. I (not / meet) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifFrancis tonight. 3.They (not / fly) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifto London tomorrow. 4. We (not / work) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifthis week. 5.The film (not / begin) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifat 7 o'clock.

Questions. Complete the sentences. Use Present Simple or Present Continuous. 1. (have / you) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifany brothers or sisters? 2. (love / she) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifhim? 3. Who (cook) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifdinner tonight? 4. (send / he) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifyou an e-mail every day?

Text .Complete the sentences. Use Present Simple or Present Continuous. 1.Maria (want) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifto improve her English. 2.Therefore, she (do) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifa language course in London at the moment. 3.She (stay) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifwith a host family and (must) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.giftake the tube to get to her language school. 4.It (be) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifonly a five-minute walk to the nearest tube station. 5.The tube (leave) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifat half past eight. 6.The first lesson (begin) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifat 9 o'clock. 7. In the afternoons, the school (offer) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifsightseeing tours in and around London. 8.Tomorrow, the students of the language school (go) hello_html_m5e6b0db0.gifto Windsor.

Test Present Simple vs Present Continuous Подсказка: повторите глаголы, не употребляющиеся в Continuous! 1. “Excuse me, (you / to speak) English? --hello_html_m25a598f4.gifdo you speak  hello_html_m25a598f4.gifare you speaking 2. “Where's Andrew?” - “I (to know).” -- hello_html_m25a598f4.gifdon't know   hello_html_m25a598f4.gifam not knowing 3. What (you / to laugh at )? -- hello_html_m25a598f4.gifdo you laugh at   hello_html_m25a598f4.gifare you laughing at 4.. "Where (you / to come from)?" - "Brazil".-- hello_html_m25a598f4.gifdo you come from   hello_html_m25a598f4.gifare you coming from 5. Anna is a good golf player but she (to play) very often. -- hello_html_m25a598f4.gifdoesn't play  hello_html_m25a598f4.gifisn't playing  6I am sorry but I (not to understand). Can you speak louder? ---hello_html_m25a598f4.gifdon't understand   hello_html_m25a598f4.gifam not understanding 7. Listen! Someone (to sing). hello_html_m25a598f4.gifsings   hello_html_m25a598f4.gifis singing 8. You can turn the TV off. I (not to watch) it. hello_html_m25a598f4.gifdon't watch    hello_html_m25a598f4.gifam not watching

9. I usually (to leave) my house at 8 p.m. hello_html_m25a598f4.gifis leaving   hello_html_m25a598f4.gifleave

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