English Grammar Exercises: Present Continuous Exercises

Friday, February 26, 2021

Present Continuous Exercises


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Present Continuous Tense Exercises

Exercise I

Put the verb into the correct Present Continuous form.


Examples :

Please don’t make so much noise. I  am studying. (study) 

Let’s go out now. It isn’t running  (not/rain) any more.


  1. Please be quiet. I ………….(try) to concentrate.

  2. Look! It …………………….…(rain).

  3. Why …………….(you/look) at me like that? Have I said something wrong?

  4. You…………………….(make) a lot of noise. Be quiet, please!

  5. Excuse me I ……………..(look) for a toilet. Is there one near here?

  6. (in the cinema) It’s a good film, isn’t? ………….(you/enjoy) it?

  7.  Listen! Can you hear those people next door? They …….(shout) at each other again.

  8.  Why …………..(you/wear) your jacket  today? It’s very warm.

  9.  I …………..(not/work) this week. I’m on holiday.

  10.  I want to lose weight. I …..(not/eat) anything today.


Exercise II


Complete these sentences using the verb in the box. 



get    become    change    rise     improve      get    increase


Example   : 

The population of the world is rising very fast.



  1. The number of people without jobs …………………at the moment.

  2. He is still ill but he ………better  slowly.

  3. These days food ………… more and more expensive.

  4. The world ………..  Things never stay the same.

  5. The cost of living …...each year. Things are getting higher and higher.

  6. Ringo has gone to work in Spain.  When he arrived, his Spanish wasn’t very good but now it ……...

  7. The economic situation is already very  bad and it……………… worse.



Answer

Exercise I

  1. Please be quiet. I am trying to concentrate.

  2. Look! It is raining.

  3. Why are you looking at me like that? Have I said something wrong?

  4. You are making a lot of noise. Be quiet, please!

  5. Excuse me. I am looking for a toilet. Is there one near here?

  6. (in the cinema) It’s a good film, isn’t it? Are you enjoying it?

  7.  Listen! Can you hear those people next door? They are shouting at each other again.

  8.  Why are you wearing your jacket  today? It’s very warm.

  9.  I am not working this week. I’m on holiday.

  10.  I want to lose weight. I am not eating anything today.


Exercise II


  1. The number of people without jobs is increasing at the moment.

  2. He is still ill but he is getting better  slowly.

  3. These days food is getting more and more expensive.

  4. The world is changing.  Things never stay the same.

  5. The cost of living is rising each year. Things are getting higher and higher.

  6. Ringo has gone to work in Spain.  When he arrived, his Spanish wasn’t very good but now it is improving.

  7. The economic situation is already very  bad and it is becoming worse.



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