Exercise 2: present continuous

(Practise using and conjugating the present progressive)

Present progressive (ing form) – cloze test (difficulty: 2 of 5 – rather easy)

Fill the gaps with the correct form of the verb in brackets in the present progressive (ing form). Do not use any short forms.

  • Example: “I __________ coffee.” (drink) → “I am drinking coffee.”

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  1. I a letter at the moment. (write)
  2. My husband in the garden. (work)
  3. What’s going on? Why you ? (scream)
  4. Please, not now. I . (eat)
  5. Mike the newspaper. (read)
  6. What you ? (do)
  7. Our neighbors over tonight. (come)
  8. Would you like to go to Australia? I because you this travel guide. (ask, read)
  9. The cat the dog. (chase)
  10. By the way, I tired. Can we go home, please? (get)

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