Present continuous or simple?

This is a downloadable ESL worksheet to practise using the present continuous and present simple.

Present continuous or present simple activity

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Language point Present simple and present continuous tenses
Aim To practise using the present simple and present continuous tenses.

Activity Students complete sentences and questions.
Organisation Individual / pair work
Preparation Make enough copies of the worksheet for the number of students in your class.

What do I do?
  1. Hand out the worksheet.
  2. Students complete the sentences by choosing verbs from the list and putting them in the correct form. They then complete the corresponding questions.

Is it simple?
PLAY (x2)

1. ______________________________________________________________?
I always __________________ at 8am.
2. ______________________________________________________________?
They __________________ their friends in Manchester today.
3. ______________________________________________________________?
She __________________dinner with her grandmother every Tuesday.
4. ______________________________________________________________?
I __________________ to the dentist once a year.
5. ______________________________________________________________?
He __________________tennis at the moment.
6. ______________________________________________________________?
He __________________ basketball twice a week.

Keith Taylor
Keith is the co-founder of Eslbase. He has been a teacher and teacher trainer for over 20 years, in Indonesia, Australia, Morocco, Spain, Italy, Poland, France and now in the UK.

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