Friday, December 12, 2014

Present simple or present continuous?

 Fill in the spaces with the correct form of the verb. Use
present simple or present continuous.

Today (be) _______(1) the first day at my new school. Right now,
it is lunch time, and all of the students (eat) _______ _________(2)
their lunches. They (sit) _______ _________(3) around the big table
in the cafeteria, (talk) ________(4) in small groups.
 I (sit) _______ ________(5) alone. I (be) _______(6) pretty nervous.
 I (hope) _______(7) the other students
(not, think) _______ _______ ________(8) I am weird(komisch).
 I (write) _______ ________(9) in my diary(Tagebuch) right now
to look like I (have) _______(10) something important to do.

For lunch today, I (have) _______(11) an apple, pretzels, and a tuna fish sandwich. I (hate) _______(12)
 tuna fish, but my mom (love) ________(13) it.
 She (say) _______(14) it is good for me. She (pack) ________(15)
 it for me every day, so I (guess) ________(16) I have to eat it.
I (also, have) ________ ________(17) some cookies.
At least I (like) ________(18) to eat those.

Hey! The girls at the big table (look) _______ ________(19) at me! What (they, want) _______ ________ ________(20)?
 They (laugh) _______ ________(21) at something.
What (they, laugh) _______ ________ _________(22) at?
I hope they (not, laugh) _______ _______ _________(23) at me.
I (get) _______ ________(24) nervous again.

Oh my gosh! One of them (come) ______ _________(25) this way! Stay calm, Rachel. She is not going to hurt you.
 She is just another girl like you, right?

Wait. Now she (hold) _______ _________(26) out her hand to me. Does she (want) ________(27)
to be friends? What (she, do) _______ ________ _________(28)?
Oh, I know! She (invite) _______ _________(29) me to her table!
 Maybe I (be, not) _______ _______(30) that weird after all!

scroll down for the answers
1) is 2) are eating 3) are sitting 4) talking 5) am sitting
6) am 7) hope 8) do not think 9) am writing 10) have
11) have 12) hate 13) loves 14) says 15) packs
16) guess 17) also have 18) like 19) are looking
20) do they want 21) are laughing
22) are they laughing 23) are not laughing
24) am getting 25) is coming 26) is holding
27) want 28) is she doing 29) is inviting
30) am not



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