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English Test Simple Present and Present Progressive

Test your knowledge on Simple Present and Present Progressive. After submitting your answers, you will see how well you have done in the test.

Form

Present Progressive

Write the ing-form of the following verbs.

  1. fly -
  2. book -
  3. hit -
  4. take -
  5. lie -

Simple Present

Write the 3rd person singular of the following verbs (in Simple Present).

  1. do - he
  2. worry - she
  3. play - she
  4. watch - he
  5. might - she

Use

When to use which tense?

  1. Which tense do you have to use with the following signal words: Look!, now?
  2. Which tense do you have to use with the following signal words: often, seldom, never?
  3. For actions happening at the moment of speaking, we use .
  4. For actions set by a timetable or schedule, we use .
  5. In a story, for present actions happening one after another, we use .
  6. For arrangements for the near future, we use .

Positive sentences

Complete the sentences. Use Simple Present or Present Progressive.

  1. 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 Simple Present or Present Progressive.

  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.

questionn

Complete the sentences. Use Simple Present or Present Progressive.

  1. (leave / you) the party now?
  2. (have / you) any brothers or sisters?
  3. (love / she) him?
  4. Who (cook) dinner tonight?
  5. (send / he) you an e-mail every day?

Text

Complete the sentences. Use Simple Present or Present Progressive.

  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.

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Changed: 10th Dec 2010 19:35

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