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Test on Simple Present 3

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



Make sentences out of the words in the first column. Write the correct forms (affirmative sentence, negative sentence, question) in the right columns.

  affirmative negative question
I / speak
you / stop
he / work
she / have / time
it / be / okay
we / be / here
they / have / money

Exceptions in Spelling

Write the third person singular. Note that sometimes there are exceptions in spelling.

  1. can - he
  2. cry - she
  3. say - he
  4. go - she
  5. kiss - he

Long and Short Forms

Rewrite the sentences in the short form (where the long form is given) or in the long form (where the short form is given).

  1. He doesn't know her. →
  2. I'm tired. →
  3. We do not understand. →
  4. I haven't got a sister. →
  5. She is not there. →


Choose the correct statement.

  1. I live in London. - What does this sentence mean?

  2. The lesson starts at half past eight. - What does this sentence mean?

  3. He opens the book and reads. - Which situation is expressed by the simple present?

  4. The sun sets in the west. - Which situation is expressed by the simple present?

  5. He plays football. - Which situation cannot be expressed by the simple present?

Signal Words

Choose the correct signal word.

  1. I go to the cinema .
  2. We play volleyball .
  3. we spend our holidays in Ireland.
  4. I speak English .
  5. Jamie cycles to work .

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.