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Present and past simple and progressive

(intermediate level)

Find the best answer(s):

  1

My sister always ____ the washing up after lunch.

do
is doing
does



  2

Our boss ____ come to the office before ten.

don't
doesn't
isn't
never



  3

Do you ____ breakfast for yourself?

make
making
ever make



  4

The children like cartoons but they ____ TV very often.

watch
are watching
don't watch
aren't watching



  5

____ grandfather have a hot drink before he ____ to bed?

Do / go
Do / goes
Does / goes
Does / go
Do / going
Does / going



  6

Why ____ playing games so much?

you like
do you like
are you like



  7

Sheila ____ sitting in the dark alone.

don't like
doesn't like
likes
hates



  8

Do you ____ the shopping in this supermarket?

do
doing
always do
never do
make
making



  9

We often go to the seaside, but today ____ to the lake.

we go
we're going



10

Tony ____ in his boat when he ____ a woman in the water.

fished / saw
fished / could see
was fishing / saw
was fishing / was seeing



11

How often ____ to see your friends?

are you going
do you go



12

In which part of the town ____ live?

do you
does Peter
does Mary and Tom
would you like to
do you want to



13

'Where ____ ?'
'I want to get some food.'

do you go
are you going
did you go
were you going



14

____ when I phoned you last night?

Did you sleep
Were you sleeping



15

A policeman ____ in the park when he ____ a green lorry behind a tree.

walked / saw
was walking / saw
was walking / was seeing



16

____ anybody ____ you when you were planting those flowers?

Did / see
Was / seeing
- / saw



17

He ____ to the gate and ____ it.

went / opened
was going / opened
was going / was opening
went / was opening



18

When we ____ at the station, our friends ____ already there.

arrive / were
arrived / were
were arriving / was
arrived / was
arricing / be



19

Somebody ____ on a table when we ____ the bar.

danced / enter
was dancing / were entering
was dancing / entered
dance / enter



20

'Look, what's that man ____ ?'
'I think he's trying to open the door with an axe.'

do
does
doing
made



21

Dora never ____ out without an umbrella when it ____ .

going / raining
go / is raining
go / rains
going / rains
goes / is raining



22

Hey, where ____ with that knife?

do you go
you're going
are you going
do you do
are you doing



23

She ____ by the door when the postman ____ .

stood / come
stood / came
stood / was coming
was standing / was coming
was standing / came



24

We ____ ninety miles an hour when the policeman ____ us.

did / stopped
did / was stopping
doing / stopping
were doing / was stopping
were doing / stopped



25

What ____ when we saw them in front of the museum?

do they do
were they doing
will they do
are they doing



26

First we ____ to a bar, then we ____ the way to the village.

went / asked
were going / asked
went / were asking
were going / were asking



27

How could you finish the work when the children ____ around you?

play
played
were playing
are playing



28

____ go to church before you left for the North Pole?

Do you go
Are you going
Were you going
Did you go



29

When ____ your new shoes?

do you get
are you getting
were you getting
did you get



30

Captain Todd ____ the Atlantic Ocean in a small rubber boat.

cross
crossed
was crossing
is crossing



31

We ____ to the market but we ____ any vegetables.

go / get
went / didn't get
went / were getting
went / weren't getting
were going / weren't getting



32

As I ____ out of the window, I ____ a huge bird in the opposite tree.

look / noticed
was looking / noticed
looked / was noticing
am looking / am noticing



33

What ____ at seven yesterday?

did you do
were you doing



34

I ____ two horses when we ____ on a farm in Louisiana.

had / lived
had / were living
was having / were living
was having / lived



35

Where ____ a post office near here?

can I find
do I find
am I finding



36

Why ____ to Paris next month?

does she travel
is she travelling



37

The burglar ____ out of the window when the police ____ him.

climbed / caught
climbed / was catching
was climbing / was catching
was climbing / caught



38

____ in the garden when they ____ ?

Did you work / arrived
Were you working / were arriving
Were you working / arrived
Did you work / were arriving



39

Susy ____ while Ann ____ the rooms.

cooked / was doing
was cooking / was doing
was cooking / did



40

Why ____ on such a sunny day?

don't you go out
you go out

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