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Present Continuous Tense Exercises With Answers

Present Continuous Tense Exercises With Answers
Present Continuous Tense Exercises With Answers

We have already talked about present continuous/progressive tense definition, usages, and structures for affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences. In the article below we have prepared present continuous tense exercises with answers for ESL students to check the knowledge of tenses.

Present Continuous Tense Exercises With Answers

Exercise 1:

1- He is _______________ English at EYES.

  • a- teach
  • b- teaching

2- I ____________ learning English on learn ESL.

  • a- are
  • b- am

3- Many people _________ coming to the party.

  • a- are
  • b- is

4- My brother ____________ smoking too much these days.

  • a- Is
  • b- is

5- My family __________ going to the market tomorrow.

  • a- are
  • b- is

6- The water in the teapots ____________ boiling.

  • a- is
  • b- are

7- The best friends of my brother ___________ watching a movie with him.

  • a- are
  • b- is

8- Why _____________ complaining too much?

  • a- you are
  • b- are you

9- When ________________ getting married?

  • a- she is
  • b- is she

10- Where ____________ going next week?

  • a- Is He
  • b- is he

11- How are you _________________?

  • a- Feeling
  • b- feeling

12- Which ________________ he staying at?

  • a- is hotel
  • b- hotel is

13- To which university _______________ applying?

  • a- he is
  • b- is he

14- Who ______________ calling you again and again?

  • a- are
  • b- is

Exercise 2: Present Continuous Tense-Mixed Ecercise

Make the present continuous – positive, negative or interrogative sentences. Add (to be) verbs according to the subjects.

1) (We / go/ to the cinema later).____________________________________________

2) (They / work/ now). _______________________________________________________

3) (You / not / walk).________________________________________________________

4) (they / learn / new things)? _______________________________________________

5) (When / he / start/ work)? ________________________________________________

6) Why / I / stay/ at home)? ________________________________________________

7) (it / get/ dark)? ____________________________________________________________

8) (We / not / win).__________________________________________________________

9) (They / not / bring/ a cake)._______________________________________________

10) (The dog / not / play/ with a ball). ______________________________________

11) (Why / it / rain/ now)? __________________________________________________

12) (How / she / travel)? ___________________________________________________

13) (Where / you / work)?__________________________________________________

14) (What / we / watch)? ___________________________________________________

15) (you / meet/ your friend at four)? ______________________________________

16) (I / take too much cake)? _______________________________________________

17) (you / think/about/What)? _____________________________________________

18) (We / study/ this evening). _____________________________________________

19) (Lucy and Steve / play/ the piano). _____________________________________

20) (Sarah / not / tell/ a story). _____________________________________________

Exercise #1. Answers:

  1. teaching
  2. am
  3. are
  4. is
  5. is
  6. is
  7. are
  8. are you
  9. is she
  10. is he
  11. feeling
  12. hotel is
  13. is he
  14. is

Exercise #2. Answers

  1. We are going to the cinema later.
  2. They are working now.
  3. You are not walking.
  4. Are they learning new things?
  5. When is he starting work?
  6. Why am I staying at home?
  7. Is it getting dark?
  8. We are not winning.
  9. They are not bringing a cake.
  10. The dog is not playing with a ball.
  11. Why is it raining now?
  12. How is she traveling?
  13. Where are you working?
  14. What are we watching?
  15. Are you meeting your friend at four?
  16. I am taking too much cake.
  17. About what are you thinking?
  18. We are studying this evening.
  19. Lucy and Steve are playing the piano.
  20. Sarah is not telling a story.

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