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Exercise

PRESENT SIMPLE VS PRESENT CONTINUOUS


Present Simple Present continuous
(+) Lisa usually has dinner at 7 p.m. (+) Lisa is having dinner at the moment.
(-) Lisa usually doesn’t have dinner at 7 p.m. (-) Lisa isn’t having dinner at the moment.
(?) Does Lisa usually have dinner at 7 p.m.? (?) Is Lisa having dinner at the moment?
 Yes, she does.  Yes, she is.
 No, she doesn’t.  No, she isn’t.
Verbal
(+) My brothers play football every Sunday.
(-) My brothers don’t play football every Sunday.
(?) Do my brothers play football every Sunday?
 Yes, they do.
 No, they don’t.
(+) They are often in the canteen at break time. (+) My mom and my dad are out right now.
(-) They are not often in the canteen at break time. (-) My mom and my dad aren’t out right now.
Nominal (?) Are they often in the canteen at break time? (?) Are my mom and my dad out right now?
 Yes, they are.  Yes, they are.
 No, they aren’t.  No, they aren’t.

1. Susan usually ………………. (go) to school by bus, but now she …………………….. (go) to school by train.
2. Mary often ……………….. (read) in bed.
3. The boys usually ………………… (ride) their bikes to school.
4. They …………….………………… (like / ride) their bikes.
5. They ……………… (be) very naughty boys.
6. They always …………………… (go) to school late.
7. Today their teacher …………………. (be) very angry, because they ………………… (be) late again.
8. Mary ……………………….. (like / eat) sweets.
9. Every morning she …………….(have) coffee with a lot of sweets and chocolate.
10. For lunch she and her friends often ……………….. (eat) sweets or ice-cream.
11. She ……………………… (not / like / eat) fruit or vegetables.
12. She ……………………… (eat / never) eggs or cheese.
13. Today she ………………….. (be) sick.
14. She …………………… (sleep) in her room now.
15. The children ………………………….. (play) outside now.
16. She usually ………………………. (read) the newspaper in the morning.
17. I …………………………… (do) my homework now.
18. I ………………………… (eat) my dinner now.
19. ……………………………. (you / want) a pizza?
20. They …………………………….. (watch) TV now.
21. I ……………………………. (not / like) spaghetti.
22. The baby …………………………. (sleep) now.
23. My mother usually …………………. (cook) dinner in the evening.
24. He …………………….. (write) a letter to his pen-friend every month.
25. She ………………………. (not / like) football.
26. Mary ………………………….. (listen) to music now.
27. Tom usually ……………………(drink) coffee, but he …………………. (drink) tea now.
28. ………………………… (he / go) to work by bus everyday.
29. Elisa sometimes ............................ (get) home at 6 p.m.
30. Look! Susan ................................ (climb) a tree.

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