Present Simple vs Present Progressive


Complete with present simple or present continuous tense.

1. The children ………………………… (play) outside now.
are playing
play

2. She usually ……………………… (read) the newspaper in the morning.
reads
is reading

3. I …………………………… (do) my homework now.
do
am doing

4. …………………………… (you / want) to come with me?
Are you wanting
Do you want

5. I …………………………… (not / like) spaghetti.
am not liking
don't like

6. He …………………… (write) a letter to his pen-friend every month.


writes
is writing

7. The baby ………………………… (sleep) now.
is sleeping
sleeps

8. My mother usually ………………… (cook) dinner in the evening.
cooks
is cooking

9. Mary ………………………… (listen) to music now.
listens
is listening

10. We ……………………… (go) to the disco tonight.
are going
go

11. ………………………… (he / go) to work by bus everyday?
Is he going
Does he go

12. What time ………………………… (you / get up) in the morning?
are you getting up
do you get up

13. How often ………………………… (your brother / take) a shower?
does your brother take
is your brother taking

14. Where ………………………… (you / work) at present?
do you work
are you working

15. Listen! somebody ………………………….
is whistling
whistles

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