Present continuous exercises

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Present continuous exercises

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Complete the present continuous exercises below to test your knowledge of the present continuous.

A. Present continuous exercises – use the correct form of the present continuous to complete the sentences and question below.

Example: Right now I ______________ (take) a grammar test. Right now I am taking a grammar test.

1. John ______________ (watch) television in the lounge.

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is watching

2. It is a national holiday so I __________________ (not work) today.

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am not working

3. What is that noise? Someone ______________ (sing) really badly!

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is singing

4. I’ll call you back, I _____________ (eat) dinner at the moment.

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am eating

5. _______ they still _____________ (sleep)? I can call again later.

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Are they still sleeping

 

B. Present continuous exercises – use the correct form of the present continous OR present simple to complete the sentences and questions below.

Tip: When you complete these present continuous exercises remember to watch our for static verbs (they do not take the continuous form!)

6. He isn’t here, he _____________ (visit) his sister in France.

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is visiting

7. This is a lovely meal – it _____________ (taste) delicious.

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tastes

8. These flowers _____________ (smell) wonderful!

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smell

9. I _________________ (meet) my sister for lunch every Tuesday.

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meet

10. ___________ you _____________ (meet) Susan later?

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Are you meeting

11. He normally tells the truth but this time I _____________ (not believe) him.

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don’t believe

12. I _____________________ (read) a book about New Zealand at the moment – it looks like such a beautiful country.

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am reading

13. What are you doing? I __________________ (check) my emails.

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am checking

14. I’m sorry, I ____________________ (not know) the answer to that question.

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don’t know

15. __________ you ______________ (play) tennis very often?

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Do you play

 

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