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Present Simple Vs Present Continuous

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1 Correct the verbs when it‚Äôs necessary. Write ‚Äėcorrect‚Äô when it is correct.

1 Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.         correct

2 How often are you going to the supermarket?      Do you go

3 Steve tries to find a job, but he hasn't had any good luck yet.             

4 Berna is phoning her mother every day .                          

5 The moon goes round the earth in about 27 days.                         

6 Can you hear those people? What do they talk about?                        

7 What do you do in your spare time?                                       

8 Mina is a vegetarian. She doesn't eat meat.                                 

9 I must go now. It gets late.                                   

10 'Come on! It's time to leave' `alright, I come.'                  

11 Paul is never late. He's always starting work on time.                       

12 They don't get on well. They're always arguing                           

2 Put the verb into the correct form, present continuous or present simple.

1 a I usually get  (1/ usually/ get) hungry in the afternoon.

b I'm getting  (I / get) hungry. Let's go and eat something.

2 a                             (you / listen) to the radio? "No, you can turn it off.'

b                                                   (you / listen) to the radio a lot? "No, not very often'

3 a The River Nile                                                       (flow) into the Mediterranean.

b The river                                                 (flow) very fast today - much faster than usual.

4 a I'm not very active.                                                  . (I / not / do) any sport.

b What                                      (you / usually / do) at weekends?

5 a Rachel is in New York right now.                                   (She / stay) at the Park Hotel.

b                                     (She / always / stay) there when she's in New York.

3 Put the verb into the correct form, present continuous or present simple.

1 Why are all these people here?  What's happening, . (What / happen)?

2 Julia is good at languages.                   (She / speak) four languages very well.

3 Are you ready yet?                                            (Everybody / wait) for you.

4 I've never heard this word. How                                  (you / pronounce) it?

5 Kate                                                (not / work) this week. She's on holiday.

6 I think my English                                 (improve) slowly. It's better than it was.

7 Nicola                                       (live) in Manchester. She has never lived anywhere else.

8 Can we stop walking soon?                                  (I /start) to get tired.

9 Sam and Tina are in Madrid right now.                         (They /visit) a friend of theirs.

10 'What                                             (your father/ do)?"He's an architect'

11 It took me an hour to get to work this morning. Most days                 
(it/ not / take) so long.

12                                  (I / learn) to drive. My driving test is next month. My father

                     (teach) me.

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