Pick & mix 1a Present Simple vs Continuous

present tense
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present tense
Read the short explanation and examples
Then do the exercise.

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present simple
We use this for things in general or things that happen repeatedly 

Water boils at 100 degrees celsius.
Excuse me, do you speak English?

It doesn't rain very much in summer.
What do you usually do at weekends?
I always get hungry in the afternoon.
Most people learn to swim when they are children.



present continuous
We use this for things hapening at or around the time of speaking.

The water is boiling. Can you turn it off?
Listen to them. What language are they speaking?
Let's go out. It isn't raining now..
I'm  busy. What are you doing?
I am getting hungry. Let's go and eat.
I want to work in Italy. That's why I am learning Italian.

Slide 2 - Slide

Multiple choice questions
Choose the correct answer

Slide 3 - Slide

Water is boiling/boils at 100 degrees
A
is boiling
B
boils

Slide 4 - Quiz

Look! That man tries/ is trying to break into your house
A
tries
B
is trying

Slide 5 - Quiz

A. I usually go to work by car.
B. I am usually going to work by car
A
correct
B
correct

Slide 6 - Quiz

She is very good at languages. She speaks/ is speaking 4 languages
A
is speaking
B
speaks

Slide 7 - Quiz

Hurry up! Everybody waits/ is waiting for you.
A
is waiting
B
waits

Slide 8 - Quiz

My daughter ----------- at the moment.
A
does not work
B
is not working
C
do not work

Slide 9 - Quiz

I ---------- where he lives.
A
doesn't know
B
don't know
C
am not knowing

Slide 10 - Quiz

Look! That man -------------- us.
A
watches
B
watching
C
watch
D
is watching

Slide 11 - Quiz

------------ football every weekend?
A
Are you playing
B
Does you play
C
Do you play

Slide 12 - Quiz

Jonathan ------------- away two or three times a year
A
usually is going
B
usually goes
C
goes usually
D
is usually going

Slide 13 - Quiz

Open questions
write the correct answer

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Normally, I ----------- (go) to work by car.

Slide 15 - Open question

She is in London at the moment. She --------- (stay) at the Tower Hotel.

Slide 16 - Open question

My son usually ------------ (call) me on Fridays, but he didn't last week.

Slide 17 - Open question

Look outside! It ---------- (snow) hard.

Slide 18 - Open question

They ---------- (wear) shorts in summer.

Slide 19 - Open question

Any questions
Ask your teacher!

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