Exercise – Present Continuous Vs. Present Simple – Mixed II

Present Continuous Vs. Present Simple – Mixed II

  1. It should be a nice day. The sun ____________________ (to shine). 

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    is shining

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  2. Most Dutch people ____________________ (to speak) at least three languages. 

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    speak

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  3. Good luck in your game. We ____________________ (all / to root) for you. 

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    are all rooting

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  4. ____________________ (you / to use) the computer?          No, go for it. It’s all yours. 

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    Are you using

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  5. ____________________ (you / to check) your phone every morning when you wake up?          Duh, yeah. 

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    Do you check

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  6. The remains of Pompeii ____________________ (to sit) at the foot of the remains of Mount Vesuvius. 

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    sits

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  7. Your client ____________________ (to wait). He ____________________ (to sit) in the lobby. 

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    is waiting / is sitting

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  8. ____________________ (I / usually / to read) nonfiction, but now ____________________ (I / to read) a novel. 

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    I usually read / I am reading

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  9. Hey, I heard you broke your leg. How is it?          Not bad. It feels like it ____________________ (to heal) quickly. 

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    is healing

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  10. Leonard, what are you doing? I ____________________ (to watch) sports. I ____________________ (always / to watch) sports on Sundays. 

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    am watching / always watch

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  11. Oh no. Did you bring your umbrella? It looks like it ____________________ (to start) to rain. 

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    is starting

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  12. Do you know how to type?          No, but I ____________________ (to learn). I ____________________ (to take) a typing class. 

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    am learning / am taking

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  13. Normally ____________________ (I / to eat) eggs for breakfast, but I’m on a special diet now, so ____________________ (I / not / to eat) breakfast at all.  

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    I eat eggs / I don’t eat OR I’m not eating

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  14. Wild tigers ____________________ (to live) in Asia.          Oh, really? I am from California, but ____________________ (currently / to live) in Switzerland. 

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    live / am currently living

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  15. My car broke down, so I ____________________ (to get) it fixed. In the meantime, I ____________________ (to ride) the subway to work. 

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    am getting / ride OR am riding

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  16. What ____________________ (you / to do) for fun?          When I have time, I like to go out, but lately I ____________________ (I / to do / nothing / but / to work).

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    do you do / I do nothing but work OR I am doing nothing but working

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  17. Hi, what are you doing?          Not much: watching a movie. It’s boring. I usually really like Stanley Kubrick films, but this one ____________________ (to put) me to sleep.

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    is putting

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