Present Tense – Simple or Progressive:

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
1. You can’t see Tom now. He is a bath. (have)
2. He usually coffee, but today he is drinking tea.(drink, drink)
3. I won’t go out now because it and I an umbrella.(rain, not have)
4. In Spain women usually hats.(not wear)
5. Who that terrible noise? It is john. He his nose.(make, blow)
6. My dentist always keeps me to clean my teeth. I hate that.(tell)
7. He never to the theatre.(go)
8. I this weekend in Eastbourne. I go there nearly every week. (spend, go)
9. My wife always keeps for more money at the end of the week. (ask)
10. Who to on the phone? (you speak)
11. Anne all her clothes. At the moment she i a dress for herself. (make, make)
12. What’s that smell? Something in the kitchen. (burn)
13. I overtime this month because I up to buy a new car. (work, save)
14. He thirty cigarettes a day but at the moment he very hard to stop. (smoke, try)
15. The sun in the east and in the west. (rise, set)
16. She usually languages very fast but she problems with Chinese at the moment. (learn, have)
17. He never to the theatre. (go)
18. television every night? (you watch)
19. He always his bills on time. (pay)
20. My father usually his breakfast at eight. (eat)
21. How long to get to the office? It me half an hour. (it, take, take)
22. The boat Victoria Station at 9. (leave)
23. how old I am? (you know)
24. Jane’s husband . (not smoke)
25. It in Egypt. (not often rain)
26. Florence on the river Arno. (lie)
27. He usually so quickly that I him. (speak, not, understand)
28. How to work? – I usually by car but tomorrow I in Tom’s car. (you get, go, go)
29. Why on your raincoat? – I for a walk. – to come with me? (you put, go, you want)
30. I always buy lottery tickets but I never win. (buy, win)
31. him? – I him, but him. (you love, like, not love)
32. him tonight? – Yes, I always to him on his birthday. Do you want to send him
a message? (you write, write, you want)
33. That car a very strange noise. it’s all right? – Oh yes, that noise . It always makes a noise like that. (make, you think, not matter, make)
34. The plane that you at now off for Paris. (look, take off)
35. What to his car now? – I think he it. (he do, polish)