Present Simple or Present Continuous?
1: Work it Out
Do you know when to use the present simple or the present continuous? Look at these sentences. Can you work out the rules?
Adam goes to the same school as my sister.
I'm going to evening classes at the moment to get ready for the exam.
We eat dinner as soon as John gets home from work.
I'm eating dinner just now. Can I call you back?
All children learn a foreign language at our school.
Christine's learning French for her trip to Paris.
That book belongs to Claire.
The children love baking cakes.
Now try the quiz below to check your ideas.
2: Check Present Simple or Continuous
Complete each sentence by choosing the correct form:
3: Multiple Choice Cloze Practice
Read the text below.
For each question choose the correct answer.
Need more present simple and continuous practice?
Try our Study Tip below.
Practise present simple and continuous forms by comparing things in your life that are permanent with things that are more temporary or in the process of happening. For example:
I live in Lisbon.