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.

Test

Positive Sentences

Put the verbs into present progressive.

  1. The dog (to attack) the cat.
  2. I (to draw) a picture.
  3. My mother (to wave) at me.
  4. They (to choose) a cheap airline.
  5. Listen! Tom (to make) a phone call.

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. He is eating. -
  2. I am driving. -
  3. We are not riding. -
  4. You're telling great jokes. -
  5. She's not hurrying. -

Negative Sentences

Rewrite the sentences using the negative forms.

  1. She's selling fruit. -
  2. We are travelling in an old van. -
  3. I'm getting ready for school. -
  4. The thieves are robbing the bank. -
  5. My father is smoking a cigarette. -

Questions with Question Words

Ask for the information given in bold print.

  1. Matthew is making a mistake. -
  2. Linda is knocking at the door. -
  3. They are flying to Rome. -
  4. I'm making the new tree house at the moment. -
  5. She is driving the Porsche carefully. -

Signal Words

  1. Which of the following words can be a signal word for an arranged action taking place in the near future.
  2. Which of the following words is a signal word for an action taking place in the moment of speaking?
  3. Which of the following words is not a signal word for an action taking place in the moment of speaking?
  4. Which of the following words cannot be a signal word for an arranged action taking place in the near future?
  5. Which of the following words is a signal word for an action taking place in the moment of speaking?

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.