PRESENT SIMPLE & PRESENT CONTINUOUS

USAGE
Present simple Present Simple is used to express frequent and repeated events. Example:
They playfootball every day. She washes the car every morning. We sometimes read a book. She goes shopping twice a week. You never play chess. Mary often writes letters.

Present Continuous Present Continuous is used to express events that take place at the moment of speaking: Example:
She playing football at the moment. They are talking on the phone now. Mary is washing the car now. We are reading a book now. Mary is writing a letter at the moment.

Present Simple is used to express permanent events and universal truths: Example:
They live at Flower Street number 11. She works in a factory. The flowers smell lovely. The sun sets in the west and rises in the east. Water boils at 100 degrees.

Present Continuous is used to express temporary activities : Example :
They are living in Brasov for the moment. She is working in a factory for a month. She is staying with her grandmother this summer. They are taking some classes this month. We are having piano lessons today.

Adverbs used:
every day / week/ month / year/summer/Monday usually often always sometimes; rarely; seldom once a day/ week/month/ year twice a day/week / month/ year three times a day/ week/ month/ year never every other week

Adverbs used:
now right now at present at the/ this moment for the moment today this week / month/ year temporarily recently nowadays

EXERCISES
2.Put the verbs in parentheses into the Present Simple or Continuous:

Tom always ( return) .................. home at three o’clock.

Mr. Jones (play) ...................... golf at the moment.

The maid ( vacuum) ................... my bedroom now.

They ( have) .................... lunch at the restaurant today.

They ( play) ....................the piano every Friday afternoon.

Victor (ask) ..................... Sandra for her hand in marriage right now.

He usually (plant) ..................... trees in spring.

Layla ( draw) .................. at the moment.

Mrs. Clegg ( iron) ..................... my clothes now.

Paul ( cook) .................... dinner for us every night.

Mrs. Brody ( pray) .................. now.

Benny (go) ........................ skiing every winter

Johnny (eat) ..................... his sandwich now.

Mr. Smith (ride) ...................... his bike twice a day.

Mr. Bloom ( announce) ........................ the winner right now.

Jenny ( work out) ...................... three times a week.

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