English for Catering: Present Simple or Present Continuous

1. __________ you _____________ (like) pizza?

Yes, I __________.

2. What _____________ you ______________ (do) now?

I __________ (make) a cake.

3. Look! He ____________________ (wear) a very cool t-shirt.

4. __________ Zara usually _______________ (drive) to work?

No, she usually ____________________ (walk).

5. The bar always __________________ (close) at midnight.

6. This food is terrible! I ____________ (not/ enjoy) it.

7. _________ Luca _________________ (cook) tonight?

Yes, he __________ . He is such a good chef.

8. What __________ you normally _______________ (do) on Sundays?

9. I often ____________________ (get up) late and _______________ (eat) a big breakfast.

Present Simple or Present Continuous Worksheet.

Present Simple or Present Continuous Answers.

Present Continuous – Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade

Complete the Star Wars text with the present continuous tense.

Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade  ____________________down the steps of Coroscant city hall. It is very cold and it ____________________ heavily, but they  ______________________ very happy. He____________________ a black flight suit with a black coat and boots, while she has decided to wear a simple white gown. They are a very handsome couple.

There ____________________ hundreds of people ____________________ for them outside.  The photographers ____________________ to get nearer, but the security forces ____________________ them. What a wonderful wedding!

stop     wait     come     look     wear    try     rain



Present Continuous 1

Make positive present continuous sentences.

1. Ann / read / the newspaper at the moment.

2. The baby / cry / again.

3. You / look / very nice today.

4. Chris and Helen / spend / a week in France.

5. I / study / a lot of English this year.

Make negative present continuous sentences

1. Nancy / not / work / today.

2. I / not / watch / television.

3. George and Amanda / not / drive / to work this week.

4. We / not / play / tennis.

5. They / not / talk / to each other.


Present Perfect Continuous or Present Continuous

1. It _____________________ (rain) all week. I hope it stops by Saturday because I want to go to the beach.

2. Sid: Where is Gary?
Sarah: He_____________________ (study) at the library for his English test on Wednesday. In fact, he _____________________ (revise) for the test every day for the last week.

3. You look really great! _____________________ you _____________________ (exercise) a lot recently?

4. Frank, where have you been? We _____________________ (wait) for you since 1 PM.

5. Tim: What is that sound?
Nancy: A car alarm _____________________ (ring) somewhere down the street. It _____________________ (drive) me crazy – I wish it would stop! It _____________________ (ring)  for more than twenty minutes.

6. Joseph’s English _____________________ (improve, really), isn’t it? He _____________________ (watch) English speaking television programs and _____________________ (study) grammar every day since he first began his English lessons. Soon he will be totally fluent.

7. Dan: You look a little tired. _____________________ you _____________________ (get) enough sleep lately?
Michelle: Yes, I _____________________ (sleep) relatively well. I just look tired because I _____________________ (feel) a little sick for the last week.
Dan: I hope you feel better soon.
Michelle: Thanks. I _____________________ (take, currently) some medicine, so I should feel better in a couple of days.


Present Simple or Present Continuous?

Put the verbs in brackets into the correct form.

  1. She _________________ (play) golf with her husband at the moment.
  1. He _____________________________ (enjoy) eating pizza.
  1. I ___________________________ (not eat) lunch today.
  1. Be quiet! The children __________________________ (sleep).
  1. Certain birds always ________________________ (fly) to warm countries in the winter.
  1. We never__________________________ (go) on holiday at Christmas.
  1. Don’t forget to take your umbrella. It ______________________ (rain).
  1. I can’t come to the cinema tonight, I ________________ (have) dinner with my in-laws.
  1. Why ____________________ she never ____________________ (do) the washing-up?

Passive Voice

Complete the passive sentences.

  1. A lot of people in Canada play ice hockey.

A lot of ice hockey _____________________________ in Canada.

  1. They keep the results on a computer.

The results ______________________________ on a computer.

  1. Her mother is helping her to do her homework.

She _________________________________by her mother.

  1. Her name is Maggie

She ____________________________ Maggie.

  1. My father-in-law is painting my house.

My house ____________________________ by my father-in-law.