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  1. The present simple tense & the present continuous tense: exercises Dragana Filipović

  2. 1.Put the verb into the correct form. • I ______ for Chris. Do you know where he is? (look) • The things are not so good at work. The company ______ money. (lose) • Let’s go out now. It _________ any more. (not rain) • You can turn off the radio. I _______ to it. (not listen) • I ________ tired. I need a rest. (get) • Joe ________ this week. He’s on holiday. (not work) • Your English __________ better. (get) • The company I work for _________ so well this year. (not do)

  3. Let’s check the answers. • I am looking for Chris. Do you know where he is? • The things are not so good at work. The company is losingmoney. • Let’s go out now. It isn’t rainingany more. • You can turn off the radio. I am not listening to it. • I am gettingtired. I need a rest. • Joe isn’t workingthis week. He’s on holiday. • Your English is gettingbetter. • The company I work for isn’t doingso well this year.

  4. 2.Put the verb into the correct form. • Ann _____ tea very often. (not drink) • What time ________________ (the banks / open) here? • My parents _______ in a very small flat. (live) • The Olympic Games _______ place every 4 years. (take) • Vegetarians _______ meat. (not eat) • Alex isn’t very fit. He _________ any sport. (not do) • “Where ______ (Gavin / come) from?” “He’s Scottish.” • Bad driving ________ many accidents. (cause)

  5. Let’s check the answers. • Ann doesn’t drinktea very often. • What time do the banks open here? • My parents livein a very small flat. • The Olympic Games take place every 4 years. • Vegetarians do not eatmeat. (do not = don’t) • Alex isn’t very fit. He doesn’t doany sport. • “Where does Gavin comefrom?” “He’s Scottish.” • Bad driving causesmany accidents.

  6. Find the mistakes and correct them. EXAMPLES: • Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.  • The water boils. Can you turn it off? is boiling

  7. Find the mistakes and correct them. • Look! The man tries to open the door of your car. • The moon goes round the earth in about 27 days. • I must go now. It gets late. • I usually go to work by car. • Can you hear those people? What do they talk about? • “Hurry up! It’s time to leave.” “OK, I come.” • It doesn’t rain very much in summer. • Peter is never late. He’s always getting to lectures on time.

  8. Let’s check the mistakes. • Look! The man tries to open the door of your car. is trying • The moon goes round the earth in about 27 days.  • I must go now. It gets late. is getting • I usually go to work by car.  • Can you hear those people? What do they talk about? are they talking • “Hurry up! It’s time to leave.” “OK, I come.” am coming • It doesn’t rain very much in summer.  • Peter is never late. He’s always getting to lectures on time. He always gets

  9. Express annoyance or dissatisfaction. Use always –ing(Present Continuous). A: I’ve lost my key again. B: Not again! You ____________ your key. A: The car has broken down again. B: The car is useless. It ______________ down. A: Look! You’ve made the same mistake again. B: Oh no, not again! I ___________ the same mistake.

  10. Answers A: I’ve lost my key again. B: Not again! You are always losingyour key. A: The car has broken down again. B: The car is useless. It is always breakingdown. A: Look! You’ve made the same mistake again. B: Oh no, not again! I am always makingthe same mistake.

  11. Put the verb into the correct form. • Sarah is very good at languages. She _____ (speak) four languages very well. • Hurry up! Everybody ______ (wait) for you. • The River Nile ____ (flow) into the Mediterranean. • Taylor is in Belgrade at the moment. He _____ (stay) at the Park Hotel. • “What ________ (your brother / do)?” “He’s an architect, but he _______ (not / work) at the moment.

  12. Answers • Sarah is very good at languages. She speaksfour languages very well. • Hurry up! Everybody is waitingfor you. • The River Nile flowsinto the Mediterranean. • Taylor is in Belgrade at the moment. He is staying at the Park Hotel. • “What does your brother do?” “He’s an architect, but he isn’t workingat the moment.

  13. That’s all folks! The End 