Self-correcting exercices

Exercise 1

Read the following statements about the use of the present simple and present continuous tenses and choose V (true) or F (false):

NúmPreguntaVF
1

The present continuous is used to speak about habitual actions.

2

The present continuous is used to speak about temporary actions.

3

The present simple is used to speak about actions happening now.

4

The present simple is used to speak about universal truths.

5

The present simple is used to speak about permanent states.

Exercise 2

Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs (present simple or present continuous)

NúmPregunta
1

I work at 8 o’clock every weekdays and at 9 on Saturdays.

2

Roger is an expert on computers, so he all the problems we have.

3

Look! It . You should take a raincoat.

4

I’m afraid I can’t go out now. I for the exams.

5

The whole family breakfast now.

Exercise 3

Say which sentences about the use of the past tenses are true.

NúmPregunta
1

The past simple is used to speak about an unfinished action.

2

The past simple is used to speak about a finished action.

3

The past continuous describes a long action and the past simple describes a short action.

4

The present perfect is used to speak about an action in the past that continues in the present.

5

The past simple is used to express an action in an unspecified past.

6

The present perfect is used to speak about an action in a period of time which is not finished.

Exercise 4

Complete with the correct form of the verbs (past simple or past continuous).

NúmPregunta
1

I in the queue when it to rain.

2

Last night I home at 11 pm, and you?

3

What when I you?

4

The train outside the station and we there for more than 20 minutes.

Exercise 5

Say which sentences are correct (V) and which are incorrect (F).

NúmPreguntaVF
1

I haven’t written the letter yet.

2

I didn’t write the letter yet.

3

Have you called last night?

4

Did you call last night?

5

I lived in Madrid when I was a child.

6

I have lived in Madrid when I was a child.

7

I waited in the hall since 10 am.

8

I’ve waited in the hall since 10 am.

Exercise 6

The underlined word in each sentence is a frequency adverb. Click the sentences where the adverb is in the correct position.

NúmPregunta
1

We usually leave home at 8 in the morning.

2

We go seldom to the beach in summer. We prefer going to the mountains.

3

Sometimes, my job is very boring, but I like it very much.

4

It always is dark in the shop so the lights are on all day.

5

Mr Watson is never in his office after 10 in the evening.

6

We often should save our files on the hard disk.

7

The customers are right always.

8

I’m sometimes very tired at night.

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