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Unit 1 - Exercise 1 - Present simple and continuous
Complete the sentences with the present simple or present continuous form of the verbs in brackets. Use contractions where possible.
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Present Continuous or Present Simple Exercise 1
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Present continuous - 1
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Simple or continuous?
Worksheets - handouts
Present simple or continuous.
- Present Tense 1
- Present Tense 2
- Present Tense 3
- Present Tense 4
- Present Tense 5
- Present Tense 6
- Present Tense 7
- Present Tense 8
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- Present Simple / Continuous 2
- Present Simple / Continuous 3
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- Present continuous - present simple
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- Present simple or present continuous?
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- Grammar practice
Present simple and present continuous
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We can use the present simple to talk about things we do regularly. We can use the present continuous to talk about things we are doing now.
I play basketball every Sunday. I 'm playing hockey now. She eats fruit every day. She 's eating an apple now.
How to use them
For the present simple, add s or es for he , she and it . For the negative, use don't for I , you , we and they , and doesn't for he , she and it .
I watch cartoons every day. I don't watch the news. My dad makes dinner every evening. He doesn't make lunch.
For the present continuous, use am , is or are and ing . For the negative, use not .
I 'm going to the park now. I 'm not going to school. She 's studying English now. She isn't studying maths.
For present simple questions, use do for I , you , we and they and does for he , she and it . For present continuous questions, change the order of am , is or are and the person.
What time do you wake up every morning? Does she walk to school every day? Are you doing your homework now? What is he doing right now?
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