Solutions for: App 185 / Present Simple or Present Continuous (Progressive)

Exercises for practising the difference between Present Simple and Present Continuous (Progressive).
When do we use Present Simple?
You use the Present Simple to express routine actions, permanent situations or facts.
(Die Present Simple wird für Handlungen, die routinemäßig stattfinden, permanente Zustände und Fakten verwendet.)
e.g. I go to school every day. The grass is green.
Signal words: every day, year, month ...
always, often, sometimes, never, usually, generally, normally, seldom
How do we form questions in Present Simple?
Do I go? | Do you go? | Does she / he / it go? | Do we go? | Do you go? | Do they go?
No do or does is needed for: am, is, are, can, may, must.
e.g. I am tired. Negation: I am not tired. Question: Am I tired?
When do we use Present Continuous?
The Present Continuous is used for things which are happening now or for temporary situations.
(Die Present Continuous wird für Handlungen, die gerade jetzt passieren, oder für vorübergehende Zustände verwendet.)
Example: I am playing tennis now.
Signal words: now, at the moment, Look!, Listen!, today
How to form a question in Present Continuous (Progressive).
Am I going? | Are you going? | Is she / he / it going? | Are we going? | Are you going? | Are they going?
The bus always ______ from the station.

Solution:
leaves
She ususally ______ to school by bus.

Solution:
goes
I never ______ before 6.30.

Solution:
get up
Please be quiet! I ______ my English words.

Solution:
am learning
Mary ______ a letter at the moment.

Solution:
is writing
Where ______?

Solution:
does Sue live
What __________ at the moment?

Solution:
are you doing
My teacher ______ lots of exercises.

Solution:
corrects
My neighbour ______ a lot of guests every Saturday.

Solution:
invites
The children ______ in the garden now.

Solution:
are not running
What ______ now?

Solution:
is Tom doing
This week they ______ on a trip to Italy.

Solution:
are going
Susan always ______ her homework in the afternoon.

Solution:
does
What ______?

Solution:
do you think?