REVIEW PRESENT SIMPLE AND PRESENT CONTINOUS
1. When to use which tense? (5 points)
For actions happening regularly, often or never, we use……………………
For actions happening now, we use………..............
The verbs 'be', 'have', 'like' and 'want' are normally only used in…………..
The signal word 'usually' indicates that we have to use……………………..
The signal word 'now' indicates that we have to use ………………………..
2. Complete the sentences. Use Simple Present or Present Progressive.
( 9 points)
a. Maria (want)
to improve her English.
b. Therefore, she (do)
a language course in London at the
c. She (stay)
with a host family and (must)
tube to get to her language school.
d. It (be)
only a five-minute walk to the nearest tube station.
e. The tube (leave)
at half past eight.
f. The first lesson (begin)
g. In the afternoons, the school (offer)
at 9 o'clock.
sightseeing tours in and
h. Tomorrow, the students of the language school (go)
3. Fill in the blanks using Present simple and Present continous. ( 11
Harold Black is a famous pianist. He ___gives ______ (give) two or three
concerts every week. He _____________(travel) a lot and this week he is in New
York. He is staying at an expensive hotel. He is at this hotel now. He
____________(have) his breakfast in the dining room. He ________(drink) a cup
of coffee and he _________ (read) a newspaper. Harold _______(be) always
very busy. He ________(play) the piano regularly. He _________(practice) for
four hours everyday. He __________ (go) to bed late and he always
_________(get up) early. But he sometimes ________ (get) dressed so quickly,
and this morning he ______________ (wear) one blue sock and one red one!
1. Fill in the blankets (present simple or present continous) (6 points)
a. Mrs Cooper
in the restaurant every Sunday. (eat)
b. Our cat never
on the kitchen table. (jump)
c. Look! The men
blue uniforms. (wear)
d. Curt always
his guitar in the afternoon. (play)
e. The alarm
at seven o'clock every morning. (ring)
(take) public transport when I travel around Colombia. It’s
2. Complete the gaps in the three dialogues with the appropriate tense,
present simple or continuous. ( 14 points)
Victor: Political Science.
(I/ do) Social Anthropology. Where
Victor: I'm from Coimbra, in Portugal.
Noemi: How many hours of classes
(you/have) a day?
(it/ depend) on the day, but usually four.
go) to the party tonight?
(you/mean) the one for new students? I can't,
(I/ need) to get organized tonight.
rented flat tomorrow.
(I/ move) to a
(you/live) at the moment?
(I/stay) in a bed and breakfast.
(you/ do) on Sunday afternoon? If you
we could meet and look around the city.
(I/ meet) some friends in the afternoon. What about Sunday
Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the verbs in the box.
live – miss – have (x2) – sit – commute – want – pay (x2) – feel – leave
to stay with a host family. The school’s campus is a better
2. My flatmate never
to our school at the moment.
4. I usually
any opportunity for learning new things.
with my credit card, but I
a small rucksack for my trips around the city.
in Manchester this term.
7. Tim and Hwan
snacks right now.
really cold today.
in cash today.
his luggage around the city.
it in a left-luggage office.
10. My classmates
the proficiency exam.