Monday, December 27, 2010

Present Progressive or Simple Present: Quiz

"The Card-Sharp With the Ace of Clubs" Georges de la Tour, 1630

1. The first class ____________ at 8:30 AM.
a. beginning
b. begin
c. begins
d. Begin

2. We're ____________ the present tense now.
a. studying
b. study
c. studing
d. Studies

3. Most of our students _____________ Spanish, but not all of them.
a. speaking
b. speaks
c. speak
d. are speak

4. I don't see Maria. ______________ on her cell phone?
a. She is talk
b. Is she talk
c. She does talk
d. Is she talking

5. They __________________ breakfast because they're in class now .
a. are eat
b. aren't eat
c. aren't eating
d. are'nt eating

6. The students often ___________ coffee between their classes.
a. drinking
b. drink
c. drinks
d. Drink

7. Maria sometimes ___________ her children to school before coming to class.
a. take
b. taking
c. takeing
d. takes

8. Our class ____________ an exercise at the Mission Language Lab website.
a. does
b. is doing
c. are doing
d. do

9. Yan Ching ____________ to write English very well.
a. know how
b. knows how
c. know how
d. knowing how

10. The second class ____________ at 10:30 AM.
a. beginning
b. begin
c. begins
d. Begin

11. _____________ you and Mario in Level Three or Level Four?
a. Do
b. Is
c. Are
d. are

12. We often _______________ writing and speaking in our classes.
a. practicing
b. practiceing
c. practice
d. are practice

13. Jose _______ ___________ today because he has a sore throat.
a. no record
b. isn't recording
c. don't record
d. don't recording

14. Even though ____________ right now, you shouldn't miss your class.
a. it's raining
b. it rain
c. it raining
d. is raining

15. Julio and Maria ________________ their books right now. They'll be back in just a few minutes.
a. purchase
b. purchaseing
c. are purchase
d. are purchasing

16. Excuse me, teacher. ________________! I'm listening to every word you're saying.
a. I'm sleep
b. I'm not sleeping
c. I no sleeping
d. I not sleep

17. My whole family _________ to church once a week.
a. going
b. are going
c. goes
d. are go

18. Someone ____________ to our conversation right now.
a. listening
b. listen
c. is listen.
d. is listening

19. My grandfather _____________ tomatoes every summer
a. grows
b. growing
c. is grow
d. grow

20. After the cat _____________, __________ .
a. eating, she sleeping
b. eats, she sleep
c. eats, she sleeps
d. eats, they sleeping


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