Упражнения: Present Simple vs Present Continuous

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Выберите правильные варианты ответов, чтобы дополнить правила
(Choose the correct options to complete the rules)
  1. We use Present Simple Present Continuous for routines and things that happen regularly.

    She visits her parents every weekend.

    They clean their teeth twice a day.

  2. We use Present Simple Present Continuous for things that are happening now.

    We are watching TV at the moment.

    I am going to school now.

  3. We use Present Simple Present Continuous for facts that are always true.

    The sun rises in the east.

    Winter never comes before autumn.

  4. We use Present Simple Present Continuous for temporary present situations.

    He's working in London this week.

    They are not wearing their school uniform today.

  5. We usually use Present Simple Present Continuous with stative verbs: like, hate, need, remember, understand, want, etc.

    Do you want to ask me anything?

    She remembers the rule.

Распределите элементы по группам
(Divide the elements into groups)
Happens regularly With the timetable With "often", "always", "never" With repeated actions With routines At the moment of speaking Current actions With "now", "at the moment", "this week" Actions in progress Present Simple Present Continuous
Разделите выражения по группам
(Divide time expressions into groups)
Every day On Sundays At weekends Hardly ever Usually Sometimes Once a week Now Right now At the moment Today This week These days Present Simple Present Continuous
Поставьте глаголы в правильные формы настоящего времени
(Put the verbs in the correct present forms)

Dialogue 1

A: What do are will you doing ?

B: I am is are making iced coffee. It's too hot today.

Dialogue 2

A: Would you like to join our tour group?

B: Sure! When do is does the trip start ?

Dialogue 3

A: Look! Your mom am is are trying to cut the grass.

B: Let's help her!

Dialogue 4

A: Do you know that the water boil boils is boiling at 100 degrees Celsius?

B: Yes, of course. You doesn't isn't don't know, do you?

Dialogue 5

A: How often do have does you go to Crimea?

B: Twice a year. My parents lives live have been living there.

Dialogue 6

A: Can you switch off the TV?

B: No, I do am can watching it.

Выберите правильные варианты
(Choose the correct options)

I've lost my keys again.

Not again! You always lose your keys. Not again! You're always losing your keys.

The washing machine has broken down again.

It's always breaking down! Congrats.

Look! Samanta has made the same mistake again.

She is always making this mistake. She always makes mistakes.

Oh! I've forgotten my passport again.

You always do this. You are always forgetting it!

My boss has criticised me for the project.

He is always criticising you! He always criticises you!
Дополните предложения правильными формами предложенных глаголов
(Сomplete the sentences with the correct forms of the given verbs)
The rules

We use Present Simple to talk about facts that are always true.

The sun rises in the east.

We also should use it when we talk about routines, habits and things that happen regularly.

I have school holidays four times a year.


+ I go to school at 8 o'clock.

− I do not (don't) go to school at 8 o'clock.

? Do you go to school at 8 o'clock?

There are signal words that can help you to recognize the Present Simple tense:

Always, usually, sometimes, hardly ever, never, twice a week, on Mondays, etc.

We use Present Continuous to talk about things in progress that are happening now or around now.

I am drinking tea now.

We can also use Present Continuous to talk about the arranged things in the future.

We are travelling to the countryside this weekend. (We have already agreed on that.)


+ He is watching TV now.

− He is not (isn't) watching TV now.

? Is he watching TV now?

There are signal words that can help you to recognize the Present Continuous tense:

Now, this week, at the moment, today, etc.

If the verb form is correct, click the arrow button (↲) or press Enter.

  1. Sarah usually does her homework in the afternoons. But this afternoon she 's watchingis watching TV.
  2. Derek always eats porridge for breakfast. But today he 's eatingis eating pancakes with maple syrup on top.
  3. Larry and Anna usually go to the gym on Friday evenings. But this Friday they 're visitingare visiting friends in the countryside.
  4. Sophie usually plays the piano every day. But these days she 's playingis playing computer games.
  5. Sandy always listens to music in the evenings. But this evening she is doing's doing yoga in her room.
Дополните предложения, выбрав правильный вариант ответа
(Choose the correct options to complete the sentences)
  1. Peter and Lucy are walking walk their dog at the moment.
  2. We aren't going don't go to the cinema every week.
  3. Our baby doesn't sleep isn't sleeping right now. It's crying.
  4. Jack and Mary often ride horses are riding horses on Sundays.
  5. Can you hear it? Lucy plays is playing the piano upstairs.
  6. Jim wears is wearing his new jeans today.
  7. Is Does Emma tidy tidying up her room every week?
  8. That's strange! Why is does your father works working today?
  9. I don't brush 'm not brushing my teeth every evening.
  10. What are do you do doing there? Are Do you look looking for your car keys?
Дополните диалог правильными формами предложенных глаголов
(Complete the dialogue with the correct forms of the given verbs)

If the verb form is correct, click the arrow button (↲) or press Enter.

A: Are you reading a book about Vincent van Gogh? I don't believedo not believe it! As I know, you hate art!

B: You are right. But I want to learn more about him.

A: Why?

B: Because I 'm studyingam studying Dutch culture this year.

A: Do you know any of his paintings?

B: Yes, look at the pictures. I think you will like this one with a woman in a yellow hat. She is walking's walking in the garden.

Вычеркните слово с ошибкой в каждом предложении и впишите правильный вариант
(Cross out the wrong word or words in each line and type the correct ones)

1. Jenny are watching TV in the living room right now. Is's .

2. Tom usually play football on Friday. Plays .

3. Does Mary playing the piano? I can hear some music in the hall. Is .

4. Smile! He is tell us a funny story. Telling .

5. The baby is sleeps in the bedroom. Don't make any noise. Sleeping .

6. I am wanting to become a doctor. I will take care of people. Want .

7. A: What are you doing?

B: I'm look for my phone. Looking .

Выберите правильные варианты ответов
(Choose the correct options to complete the sentences)

We use some of the stative verbs in Present Continuous but with the different meanings.

  1. We are seeing see our friends tonight.

    Not many tourists are seeing see this area. It's not popular.

  2. Dan is feeling feels happy when he eats ice cream. He often buys it in summer.

    All the students are feeling feel nervous before the exam. The teacher is handing out the tests.

  3. Mary always enjoys is enjoying watching cartoons on TV.

    The boys enjoy are enjoying this party. Look! They're dancing!

  4. My grandmother has is having three cats. I look after them when she is ill.

    Call back later, please. I have am having breakfast.

  5. Her daughter looks is looking like a little princess. She has long blonde hair.

    She looks is looking in the sky right now. There are seagulls there.

Прослушайте аудио и впишите правильные формы глаголов
(Listen to the audio and type the correct forms of the verbs)
  1. He is running's running because he is late.
  2. The train leaves at 6 p.m. tomorrow.
  3. He is painting's painting the walls now.
  4. The dog is barking's barking loudly.
  5. The sun is shining's shining brightly.
  6. The moon goes round the earth.
Прослушайте аудио и выберите верные ответы
(Listen to the audio and choose the correct options)

Decide which tense you should use in each case.

  1. Present Simple Present Continuous .
  2. Present Simple Present Continuous .
  3. Present Simple Present Continuous .
  4. Present Simple Present Continuous .
  5. Present Simple Present Continuous .
  6. Present Simple Present Continuous .
  1. When you talk about habits, you should use...
  2. When you talk about things that are happening right now, you should use...
  3. When you talk about a timetable, you should use...
  4. When you talk about the daily routine, you should use...
  5. When you talk about things happening around now, you should use...
  6. When you talk about the arranged things in the future, you should use...
Выберите подходящую грамматическую форму в каждом предложении
(Choose the right grammatical form in each gap to complete the sentences)
  1. Christmas sound sounds is sounding amazing to almost everyone.
  2. You can can't don't bake a cake without an adult nearby.
  3. My sister prepares preparing is preparing Christmas presents now.
  4. You can can't aren't leave aunt Rosie without a gift. She'll be so upset!
  5. When you go shopping for gifts, watch can can watch out on the road!
  6. My granny making are making is making tea now.
  7. My grandparents usually go goes can go shopping for Christmas.
  8. My sister Ann can write is writing writes a Christmas play at the moment.
  9. 'Ann, if you want to help with the costumes, can be be are careful with the needle!'
  10. I can't look don't look am looking forward to giving the present to uncle Sam tomorrow!
Используйте Present Simple или Present Continuous, чтобы получились грамматически верные предложения
(Use Present Simple or Present Continuous of the verbs to make correct sentences)
  1. Somebody is building's building a cottage next to mine.
  2. When we go to Klin, we always take a train.
  3. Listen! Somebody is moving's moving in the kitchen.
  4. Who is standing's standing under the tree? — I can see nobody there.
  5. Princes and tsars usually build palaces for themselves.
  6. My elder brother usually walks fairly fast.
  7. Mrs Brown never misses her trains, buses or planes. She always comes on time.
  8. "Where do they usually change trains?"
  9. They are rebuilding're rebuilding the old cathedral in the centre of the city.
  10. Any army defends its country from the enemy.
Поставьте глаголы в Present Simple или Present Continuous
(Put the given verbs into the present simple or the present continuous)
  1. What time does the train arrive ?
  2. The Andersons usually spend their summers at their cottage in the countryside.
  3. Are you doing anything later? We can go to the games arcade.
  4. Linda does not likedoesn't like waiting in queues.
  5. Anthony is not workingisn't working this week; he's on holiday.
  6. Lisa is doing's doing the washing-up at the moment.
Выберите правильный ответ
(Choose the right answer)
  1. I 'm not believing don't believe a word you're telling me.
  2. I drive 'm driving to work tomorrow; do you want are you wanting me to give you a lift?
  3. There seems is seeming to be a problem with the computer. Do you know Are you knowing how to fix it?
  4. I 'm not liking don't like the show that we watch 're watching . Let's see if there's something else on.
  5. Chris isn't very good at maths, so whenever he is needing needs help, his sister helps is helping him.
  6. Rachel now only is shopping shops at the new shopping centre, because she is thinking thinks that the shops there have great prices.
Поставьте глаголы в Present Simple или Present Continuous
(Put the given verbs into the present simple or the present continuous)
  1. A: Are you busy? I need your help with something.

    B: No, I am just playing'm just playing a video game.

  2. A: Does this motorbike belong to you?

    B: No, it's my brother's, but he lets me ride it sometimes.

  3. A: Do you and Kenneth live near each other?

    B: Actually, his family owns the penthouse in my block of flats.

  4. A: Are you coming to the ice rink with us later?

    B: I can't. My parents and I are visiting a family friend tonight.

  5. A: Do you hear that strange noise?

    B: Yes. Let's go and see what is making's making it.

  6. A: Are you and Julia flying to Edinburgh next week?

    B: No, Julia hates travelling by plane, so we are taking the train.

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