Mixed exercise 2: present simple & progressive

(Practise your skills in using the present continuous & present simple)

Present simple & present progressive – cloze test (difficulty: 3 of 5 – medium)

Put the verb in brackets either in the present simple or in the present continuous (ing or progressive form). Remember that the auxiliary verb ‘to do’ is needed in questions in the simple present. Do not use short forms for the gaps, and pay attention to upper and lower case spelling.

  • Example: “Nadine ________ her car at the moment.” (wash) → “Nadine is washing her car at the moment.”

You can check your results with the button below after you have finished. If you still need help with the topic, look at the explanations about the simple present and the present progressive or reread the comparison of both tenses. You can use the hint button, but note that you will lose points for that.

  1. Oh no, look outside. We cannot have a picnic. It again. (rain)
  2. I think the movie is boring. What about you? you it? (like)
  3. Peter often jogging in the evening. (go)
  4. Where is Sabrina? – She is in her room. She . (read)
  5. Hi Tom! Where you ? – To the supermarket. (go)
  6. Jason usually the train to work. (take)
  7. Would you like some coffee? – No thanks, I coffee. (not drink)
  8. What you ? – I’m looking for my keys. (do)

Exercises and explanations related to the ‘Present simple & continuous’

The following exercises and explanations are related to the topic ‘Comparison of present simple & present continuous (simple and progressive verb form of the present tense) in English grammar’: