Simple Present vs Progressive Tense

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A) Write whether the description describe the simple present tense or the progressive tense

1. Simple Present
2. Present Continuous

B) Write a sentence about the following subjects in each tense

1. Speak - Simple I speak English and Spanish.
- Progressive I am speaking in English right now.
2. Think - Simple I think travel is interesting.
  - Progressive What are you thinking about?
3. Study - Simple I study a lot before exams.
  - Progressive I am not studying at the moment.
4. Run - Simple I run every day to keep fit.
  - Progressive Those children are running away from the dog.
5. Drive - Simple Many people drive dangerously.
  - Progressive You are driving very slowly.

C) Create a question according to the answers given. Make sure you use the correct tense.

(Possible Answers – Your answers will probably be different)

1. What is he doing?
2. What are they listening to?
3. What do you study at Woodward?
4. What time do you get up?
5. Do you work?
6. What are you doing this evening?
7. What do you love?
8. Where are they playing?
9. What are the teachers at Woodward like?
10. What are you doing right now?

D) Circle the correct tense

1. get
2. love
3. is playing
4. likes
5. rains
6. is raining
7. don't believe
8. walk
9. am walking
10. don't sing

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Simple Present vs Progressive Tense Worksheet.

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