Grammar Exercises

Present Simple or Continuous ? (1)

Complete the sentences using the present simple or the present continuous form of the verb in brackets. Use the short form where possible.

  1.  Can I borrow those scissors or ______________ them at the moment? (you / use)
  2.  The milk ______________ a bit funny. I think it’s off. (taste)
  3.  I usually ______________ the train to work but this week I ______________ .  (take) ; (drive)
  4.  Hurry up! Everybody ______________  for you. (wait)
  5.  I ______________ milk chocolate to dark chocolate. What about you? (prefer)
  6.  Look! The bus ______________ . (come)
  7.  “What ______________ ?” (you/do)
    – “I’m an engineer.”
  8.  “What ______________?” (you/do)
    – “I ______________ to fix your computer.” (try)
  9.  “What ______________ ? (you/cook) It ______________ delicious!” (smell)
  10.  It ______________ here very often. (not / rain)
  11.  Gabriella always ______________ at the Four Seasons Hotel when she visits the city.  (stay)
  12.  I ______________ at my sister’s place until I find a flat.  (stay)
  13.  Turn the music down. The baby ______________ (sleep)
  14.  ______________ Rachel ______________ we’ve arrived?  (know)
  15.  I ______________ the dog for a walk soon. Do you want to come? (take)  



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    Answers
    1. are you using
    2. tastes
    3. take; ‘m driving
    4. ‘s waiting
    5. prefer
    6. is coming
    7. do you do
    8. are you doing; ‘m trying
    9. are you cooking; smells
    10. doesn’t rain
    11. stays
    12. ‘m staying
    13. ‘s sleeping
    14. does…know
    15. ‘m taking
Vocabulary Quiz

Vocabulary Quiz: Happy Endings (4)

Words starting with PL-

Can you complete all these words which start with the letters PL-? Each line represents a letter.

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1. Prunes are dried pl_ _ _ .

2. “Do we need to buy more wine for the party?” – “No, we’ve got pl_ _ _ y.”

3. That man looks so familiar but I just can’t pl_ _ _ him. (= remember where I have seen him before)

4. “Thanks for having us over for dinner, Pablo.” — “The pl_ _s_ _ _ was all mine.”

5. The government has pl_ _g_ _ (= promised) to do more to help low-income families.

6. Oliver bought a pl_ _ of land and built his own house.

7.  Molière was a famous French pl_yw_ _ _ _t.

8. He pl_ _d_ _ guilty to the charges.

9. Sam and Katy are just friends. Their relationship is purely pl_ _ _n_c.

10. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the pl_ _h_ (= very difficult situation) of refugees.

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1. plums 2. plenty 3. place 4. pleasure 5. pledged 6. plot 7. playwright 8. pleaded 9. platonic 10. plight

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