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. walk -
  2. make -
  3. wash -
  4. lie -
  5. stop -

Simple Present

Schreibe die folgenden Verben in der 3. Person Einzahl.

  1. write - she
  2. kiss - he
  3. must - she
  4. laugh - she
  5. go - he

Use

When to use which tense?

  1. For present actions happening one after another, we use .
  2. For actions happening while speaking, we use .
  3. For arrangements for the near future, we use .
  4. For actions set by a schedule or timetable, we use .
  5. Which tense do you have to use with the following signal words: sometimes, never, every day?
  6. Which tense do you have to use with the following signal words: Listen!, at the moment, right now?

Positive sentences

Complete the sentences. Use Simple Present or Present Progressive.

  1. The lesson (start) at 9 o'clock.
  2. He often (wear) a black cap.
  3. I (meet) my friends in the youth club tonight.
  4. My friend (move) house tomorrow.
  5. My birthday (be) in September.

Negative sentences

Complete the sentences. Use Simple Present or Present Progressive.

  1. She (not / ride) her bike right now.
  2. We (not / stay) at home tonight.
  3. I (not / like) bananas.
  4. They (not / know) the answer.
  5. I (not / sit) in the garden at the moment.

questionn

Complete the sentences. Use Simple Present or Present Progressive.

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

Text

Complete the sentences. Use Simple Present or Present Progressive.

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