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{11 febrero 2011}   Present Simple or Present Continuous?
PI´m writingut the verbs into the correct tense (present simple OR present continuous):

 The train always ________________(1: leave) on time. 

 “What’s the matter? Why ________________(2: cry/you)?”

  That’s strange. They________________(3: not to watch) TV.

He________________(4: not to speak) very good English.  

 Please be quiet!I________________(5: do) my homework.

Where________________(6: live/they)?  

 Listen! John ________________ music! (7: play)

I never ________________(8: go) to the swimming pool. 
Harold Black's a famous pianist. He________________(9: give) two or three concerts every week. 
He________________(10: travel) a lot and this week he's in New York. He________________(11: stay) 
at anexpensive hotel. He's at his hotel now. He________________(12: have) his breakfast in the 
dining−room.He________________(13: drink) a cup of coffee and he________________(14: read) 
a newspaper. Harold'salways very busy. He________________(15: play) the piano regularly. 
He________________(16: practise) forfour hours every day. He________________(17: go) 
to bed late and he always ________________(18: get up)early. But he sometimes________________(19: get) 
dressed too quickly, and this morning he________________(20: wear) one blue sock and one red one! 





ANSWERS 1. leaves | 2. are you crying | 3. are not watching (= aren't watching) | 4. does not speak (= doesn't speak) | 5. am doing | 6. do they live | 7. is playing | 8. go 9. | gives | 10. travels | 
11. is staying (= he's staying) | 12. is having | 13. is drinking | 14. is reading | 15. plays | 
16. practises | 17. doesn't go | 18. gets up | 19. gets | 20. is wearing 
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