Present - Simple & Continuous Explanation
Present - Simple & Continuous Explanation | Englisch Grammatik Übungen
- Regular Actions or Events: It is used to describe actions that happen regularly, habits, or general truths.
- Example: She writes emails every day.
- Facts or Generalizations: When stating facts or making generalizations.
- Example: The Earth revolves around the Sun.
- Instructions or Directions: Often used in giving directions or instructions.
- Example: First, you take a right, then you see the store on your left.
- Scheduled Events in the Near Future: Particularly in formal contexts like timetables, schedules.
- Example: The train leaves at 9 PM tonight.
- Conditional Statements: In the first conditional or in clauses with 'if'.
- Example: If it rains, we will cancel the trip.
- Actions Happening Now: For actions that are happening at the moment of speaking.
- Example: She is writing an email right now.
- Temporary Actions: For actions that are happening around the present time but are not necessarily happening at the moment of speaking.
- Example: I am reading a fascinating book these days.
- Future Plans or Arrangements: To talk about planned or arranged future events, often with a specified time.
- Example: I am meeting John for lunch tomorrow.
- Changing or Developing Situations: To describe changes that are currently happening.
- Example: The climate is changing rapidly.
- Time Frame: Simple present is for regular or habitual actions, while present continuous is for current, ongoing actions.
1. She ______ coffee in the morning.
a) always drinks
b) is always drinking
c) will always drink
2. I ______ a great book right now.
c) am reading
3. They ______ in a small town near the coast.
a) are living
c) will live
4. She ______ for her math test.
a) is studying
5. He ______ soccer every weekend.
a) is playing
c) will play
6. They ______ basketball at the park.
a) will play
c) are playing
7. We ______ English at school.
b) are studying
c) will study
8. We ______ a movie tonight.
a) are watching
c) will watch
9. The museum ______ at 9 AM.
a) will open
b) is opening
10. Right now he ______ lunch at the cafeteria.
b) is eating
c) will eat
11. Birds ______ south for the winter.
b) are flying
c) will fly
12. The dog ______ on the sofa.
a) is sleeping
c) will sleep
13. She ______ three languages fluently.
b) is speaking
c) will speak
14. She ______ an email to her friend.
a) is writing
c) will write
15. They ______ to the gym regularly.
b) are going
c) will go
16. They ______ to music in their room at the moment.
a) will listen
c) are listening
17. The library ______ at 8 PM on weekdays.
b) is closing
c) will close
18. I ______ to play the piano.
a) will learn
c) am learning
19. He ______ reading science fiction novels.
b) is loving
c) will love
20. He ______ a marathon this weekend.
b) is running
c) will run
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