Present Simple
Present Continuous
Present Simple Mistakes
Present
Continuous Mistakes
Present simple
and Present Continuous
100

I _________(work / usually) at the bakery in Willisau.

I usually work at the bakery in Willisau.

100

Which is the correct reply?
Where’s James?

 1. He works in his office.  

 2. He’s working in his office.  

 3. He is work in his office. 

2. He’s working in his office.  

100

He go to bed very early on mondays.

-> There are two mistakes!!! Correct them.

He goes to bed very early on Mondays.

100

MINUS (-)

100

At the moment she ______ (sunbathe) at the beach.

is sunbathing



200

Linda ________(wash) her hair everday.

Linda washes her hair everyday.

200

 Luke ________(study) politics at university.


is studying

200

Does they always lives in Canada?

Do they always live in Canada?

200

Jane is watch a cartoon now.

Jane  is watching a cartoon now.

200

It _____ (not / rain) here a lot in spring.

doesn't rain

300
PLUS (+)
300

I ______ (run) in a race on Saturday in Las Palmas.

am running

300

I am usually cook dinner for my family.

I usually cook dinner for my family.

300

PLUS (+)

300

He _____ (to be) from Germany but he (to live)______ in Texas.

is

lives

400

Put the following verbs into the 3rd person singular on a separate sheet:


catch
try
go


catches

tries

goes

400

MINUS (-)

400

Are they having a meeting every week?

Do they have a meeting every week?

400

Your sister aren't playing with her baby toy now.

Your sister isn't playing with her baby toy now.

400

We _______ volleyball this afternooon and ____________ a barbeque. Usually, we _____ a barbeque every Monday.

1. are playing, are having, have

2. playing, having, have

3. play, have, are having

1. are playing, are having, have

500

It usually______ (not/get) dark at this time of year before 6.30pm and I ______ (not/finish) work until 7.30pm.

doesn't get

don't finish

500

He _____(not / answer) the phone right now because he ________ (play) the piano.

isn't answering

is playing

500

She plays often tennis.

She often plays tennis.

500

I'm always living with my parents.

I always live with my parents.

500

Don't talk to me now. I am ______ (write) a very important letter. I ______ (not / have) time for talking.

writing

don't have

600

Although she ______(not / win) a lot, she ______ (try) very hard in every game that she ______(play).  

doesn´t win

tries

plays

600

The girl and I ___ cycling to school.

 am  

 are  

 is 

are

600

Susan studys French at school.



Susan studies French at school



600

This burger is smelling fantastic!

This burger smells fantastic!

600

MINUS (-)

700

 Which sentence is correct?

 1 My parents does the shopping on Saturdays.  

 2 Maria haves a brown dog.  

 3 Tom goes to work on Sundays.

Number 3: Tom goes to work on Sundays.

700

Tell me 2 keywords for the use of the present continuous.


right now, now, at the moment, currently....

700

He doesn't have got a sister.

He doesn't have a sister. OR:
He hasn't got a sister.

700

Kelly is runing in the park now.

Kelly is running in the park now.

700

Right now, Ondra ________ (play) soccer at school.

He usually ______ (play) every Wednesday. 

What __________________ (he/ wear / always)?

 Black shorts, but today he ________ (wear) blue shorts.


is playing

plays

does he always wear

wear

is wearing

800

PLUS (+)

800

Tell me 3 verbs that you cannot use in the present continuous.

like, hate, love, have, want, believe, know, understand, remember, need, mean (smell, taste, look).....

-> Ask your teacher if you think you have other verbs that cannot be used in the present continuous and you think should be put on this list.



800

Excuse me, know you the way to the shopping center?

Excuse me, do you know the way to the shopping center?

800

This book is so difficult! I'm not understanding it at all!!

I don't understand it at all!

800

Peter _____________ (never / watch) TV in the evenings because he _____________ (always / have) soccer training.

never watches

always has


900

Tell me 5  keywords that help you know we are using the present simple.

everyday, always, often, usually, sometimes, never, rarely, regularly, every day, every week, every year, on Mondays...

900

What's the name of the words that cannot be used in the present continuous?

Verbs of ______

verbs of state (Verben des Zustands)

900

Robert enjoys play baseball on Sundays.

Robert enjoys playing baseball on Sundays.

900

What is Susi doing? -She looks at the birds in the sky.

She's looking at the birds in the sky. (here, look is not a verb of state)

900

When do you use the present simple?
When do you use the present continuous?


present simple: hobbies and habbits; things that you regularly do

present continuous: what you are doing right now or temporarily

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