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English Test Simple Present and Present Progressive

Test your knowledge on Simple Present and Present Progressive. After submitting your answers, you will see how well you have done in the test.
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Form
Present Progressive
Write the ing-form of the following verbs.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

walk make wash lie stop -

Simple Present
Schreibe die folgenden Verben in der 3. Person Einzahl.

1. 2. 3. 4.

write - she kiss - he must - she laugh - she

1.5. go - he

Use
When to use which tense?

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

For present actions happening one after another, we use For actions happening while speaking, we use For arrangements for the near future, we use For actions set by a schedule or timetable, we use . . .

Which tense do you have to use with the following signal words: sometimes, never, every day?

6.

Which tense do you have to use with the following signal words: Listen!, at the moment, right now?

Positive sentences
Complete the sentences. Use Simple Present or Present Progressive.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

The lesson (start) He often (wear) I (meet) My friend (move) My birthday (be)

at 9 o'clock. a black cap. my friends in the youth club tonight. house tomorrow. in September.

Negative sentences
Complete the sentences. Use Simple Present or Present Progressive.

1. 2. 3. 4.

She (not / ride) We (not / stay) I (not / like) They (not / know)

her bike right now. at home tonight. bananas. the answer.

1.5. I (not / sit)

in the garden at the moment.

questionn
Complete the sentences. Use Simple Present or Present Progressive.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

When (arrive / the plane) (visit / you) What time (get up / you) Why (cry / she) (swim / they) now?

? Jane in hospital today? in the mornings?

in the pool at the moment?

Text
Complete the sentences. Use Simple Present or Present Progressive.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

I (live)

in London. my friends in Brighton. London at 6.45 in the morning. to go on a sightseeing tour. to a concert. at 8 o'clock. back to London on Sunday. in London at 7.50 in the evening.

This weekend, I (visit) The train to Brighton (leave) In the early afternoon, we (want) In the evening, we (go) The concert (start) I (come) My train (arrive)

The definite article - the The definite article - the The definite article the is the same for all genders in singular and in plural. the boy, the girl, the cat, the computers If the following word begins with a vowel, we speak [ we speak [ ]. [ ] [ ], if the following word begins with a consonant,

the following word starts with a spoken consonant the girl the book the school the unit Here a [ ] is pronounced at the beginning of the word.

the following word starts with a spoken vowel the English girl the orange book the old school the uncle Here a [ ] is pronounced at the beginning of the word.

We have listed some examples in the following table. There you can see when we use the definite article and when we don't. without the definite article general words (indefinite) Life is too short. I like flowers. names of persons on the singular, relatives Peter and John live in London. Aunt Mary lives in Los Angeles. public buildings, institutions, means of transport (indefinite) with the definite article general words (definite) I've read a book on the life of Bill Clinton. I like the flowers in your garden. family names in the plural The Smiths live in Chicago. public buildings, institutions, means of transport (definite)

Mandy doesn't like school. We go to school by bus. Some people go to church on Sundays. names of countries in the singular; summits of mountains; continents; towns Germany, France; Mount Whitney, Mount McKinley; Africa, Europe; Cairo, New York single islands Corfu, Bermuda, Sicily parks; lakes; streets Central Park, Hyde Park; Lake Michigan, Loch Ness; 42nd Street, Oxford Street months, days of the week (indefinite) The weekend is over on Monday morning. July and August are the most popular months for holidays.

The school that Mandy goes to is old. The bus to Dresden leaves at 7.40. The round church in Klingenthal is famous. names of countries in the plural; mountain ranges; regions the United States of America, the Netherlands; the Highlands, the Rocky Mountains, the Alps; the Middle East, the west of Australia groups of islands the Bahamas, the British Isles, the Canaries name with of-phrase; oceans; seas; rivers the Statue of Liberty, the Tower (of London), the Isle of Wight; the Atlantic (Ocean); the Mediterranean (Sea); the Nile, the Rhine, the Suez Canal months, days of the week (definite) I always remember the Monday when I had an accident. The August of 2001 was hot and dry.

We use the seasons of the year (spring, summer, autumn, winter) with or without the definite article. in summer or in the summer The American English word for autumn >fall< is always used with the definite article.

Sometimes we use the article and sometimes we do not. It often depends on the context. Watch the following example: The student goes to school. The mother goes to the school. In the first sentence we do not use the definite article, in the second we do. The student goes to school for its primary purpose, so we do not use the article.

The mother might talk to a teacher, for example. She visits the school for a different reason. That's why we use the definite article in the second sentence.

The definite article the - Exercise 1 Explanation: The definite article - >the<
155 Articles The definite articl en

Decide whether to use the definite article >the< or not. If you do not need the article >the<, use x. 1) My grandmother likes 2) I love 3) See you on 4) I always listen to 5) Alex goes to work by 6) Don't be late for 7) Listen! Dennis is playing 8) We often see our cousins over 9) She has never been to 10) What about going to Australia in The definite article the - Exercise 2 Explanation: The definite article - >the<
153 Articles The definite articl en

flowers very much.

flowers in your garden. Wednesday. radio in the morning. bus. school. trumpet. Easter. Alps before. February?

Decide whether to use the definite article >the< or not. If you do not need the article >the<, use x. 1) Last year we visited 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) Mount Everest is Loch Ness is most children like St. Paul's Cathedral and Tower.

highest mountain on earth. most famous lake in Scotland. sweets.

summer of 1996 was hot and dry. Plaza Hotel is on the corner of 59th Street and 5th Avenue.

7) My sister often stays at 8) Our friends 9)

Uncle Tim's in Detroit. Millers moved to Florida last August.

smog is a problem in school by

big cities. bus.

10) Our children go to

Little, a little, few and a few. Suite: A little and a few are more positive. A little = some, a small amount: Let's go and have a drink. We've got a little time before the train leaves. (a little time = some time, enough time to have a drink) 'Do you speak English? 'A little.' (so we can talk a bit) A few = some, a small number: I enjoy my life here. I have a few friends and we meet quite often, (a few friends = not many but enough to have a good time) 'When did you last see Clare? 'A few days ago.' (= some days ago) Compare: He spoke little English, so it was difficult to communicate with him. He spoke a little English, so we were able to communicate with him. She's lucky. She has few problems. (= not many problems) Things are not going so well for her. She has a few problems. (= some problems) Note that 'only a little' and ' only a few' have a negative meaning: We must be quick. Weve only got a little time. The village was very small. There were only a few houses. Put in little/ a little/ few/a few:

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