Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers.
Put the verbs in brackets into the simple present or the present continuous tense.

PRESENT SIMPLE: + work(s) : - do/ does not work : ? do/does ... work
PRESENT CONTINUOUS (PROGRESSIVE): + am/is/are working : - am/is/are not working : ? Am/Is/Are  ... working

1. Cuckoos (not build) nests. They (use) the nests of other birds.
2. You can't see Tom now: he (have) a bath.
3. He usually (drink) coffee but today he (drink) tea.
4. - What(she do) in the evenings? - She usually (play) cards or (watch) TV.
5. I won't go out now as it (rain) and I (not have) an umbrella.
6. The last train (leave) the station at 11.30.
7. He usually (speak) so quickly that I (not understand) him.
8. Ann (make) a dress for herself at the moment. She (make) all her own clothes.
9. Hardly anyone (wear) a hat nowadays.
10. - I'm afraid I've broken one of your coffee cups. - Don't worry. I (not like) that set anyway.



11. I (wear) my sunglasses today, because the sun is very strong.
12. Tom can't have the newspaper now because his aunt (read) it.
13. I'm busy at the moment. I (redecorate) the sitting room.
14. The kettle (boil) now. Shall I make the tea?
15. -( You enjoy) yourself or would you like to leave now? - I (enjoy) myself very much. I (want) to stay to the end.
16. - How (you get) to work as a rule? -I usually (go) by bus but tomorrow I (go) in Tom's car.
17. - Why (you put) on your coat? - I (go) for a walk. (You come) with me? - Yes, I'd love to come. (You mind) if I bring my dog?
18. - How much (you owe) him? - I (owe) him $5. - (You intend) to pay him?
19. - (You belong) to your local library? - Yes,I do. - (You read) a lot? - Yes,quite a lot. - How often (you change) your books? - I (change) one every day.
20. Mary usually (learn) languages very quickly but she (not seem) able to learn modern Greek.



21. I always (buy) lottery tickets but I never (win) anything.
22. (You like) this necklace? I (give) it to my daughter for her birthday tomorrow.
23. - I won't tell you my secret unless you (promise) not to tell anyone. - I(promise) .
24. (You always write) with your left hand?
25. - (You love) him? - No, I (like) him very much but I (not love) him.
26. - (You dream) at night? - Yes, I always (dream) and if I (eat) too much supper I (have) nightmares.
27. The milk (smell) sour. (You keep) milk a long time?
28. These workmen are never satisfied; they always (complain) .
29. We (use) this room today because the window in the other room is broken.
30. He always (say) that he will mend the window but he never (do) it.



31. (You know) why an apple (fall) down and not up?
32. - (You write) to him tonight? - Yes, I always (write) to him on his birthday. (You want) to send any message?
33. Tom and Mr Pitt (have) a long conversation. I (wonder) what (they talk) about.
34. - (You believe) all that the newspapers say? - No, I (not believe) any of it. - Then why (you read) newspapers?
35. - This car (make) a very strange noise. (You think) it is all right? - Oh, that noise (not matter) . It always (make) a noise like that.
36. - The fire (smoke) horribly. I can't see across the room. - I (expect) that birds (build) a nest in the chimney. - Why (you not put) wire across the tops of your chimneys? -Tom (do) that sometimes but it (not seem) to make any difference.