Present Progressive Test

Test your knowledge on the present progressive. After submitting your answers, you will see how well you have done in the test.


Positive Sentences - Part 1

Choose the correct present progressive form.

  1. Look! Andy in the garden.
  2. I TV at the moment.
  3. We a book.
  4. She the piano.
  5. Listen! Sue and John .

Positive Sentences - Part 2

Put the verbs into present progressive.

  1. My sister (to clean) the bathroom.
  2. Look! They (to go) inside.
  3. I (to wait) in the car now.
  4. Mrs Miller (to listen) to CDs.
  5. We (to speak) English at the moment.


Choose the correct form. Note that there are exceptions in spelling when adding 'ing.'

  1. His brother a test at the moment.
  2. They (to swim) in the pool.
  3. Look! David and Max (to come) home.
  4. My dog Charlie to the park.
  5. I (to make) breakfast now.

Long and Short Forms

Rewrite the sentences using the short forms (where long forms are given) or the long forms (where short forms are given).

  1. We are reading a letter.
  2. He is opening the window.
  3. I am playing computer games.
  4. She's dancing at the party.
  5. They're drinking a cup of tea.

Negative Sentences

Rewrite the sentences using the negative forms.

  1. We are playing a game.
  2. I'm drawing a picture.
  3. He is making pizza right now.
  4. Susan and her brother are taking photos.
  5. Dad is working in the kitchen.

Questions and Signal Words

Write questions in present progressive.

  1. Robin / to ride / his bike -
  2. where / she / to go -
  3. what / your mother / to do / now -
  4. Which is a signal word for the present progressive?
  5. Which is not a signal word for the present progressive?

Before submitting the test, check the following:

  • Got the spelling right?
  • Put in the full stop or question mark where required?
  • Used the correct key to type the apostrophe (Shift and #)?

In the test we cannot give you a second try. Such careless mistakes would therefore cost you valuable points.