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

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Paragraph Cloze Exercises

"Woman in the Garden" Claude Monet, 1867














Read the paragraph once. Then read the same paragraph again, but fill the blanks. Check your writing by looking at the original paragraph.

Maria is my very good friend. We grew up together, we went to grade school together, and we played a lot together. Now, I live in San Francisco. She still lives in Mexico. Even though we live far apart, we're still very good friends.

Maria is very good friend. We together, we to grade school together, and we a lot together. Now, in San Francisco. She still in Mexico. Even though far apart,
still very good

We write to each other very often. She writes to me letters about her life in Mexico. I write to her letters about my life in the United States. We never forget each other's birthdays. Last year, I sent her a new book about San Francisco. She sent me a beautiful scarf.

We to each other very often. She writes to about her life in Mexico. I write to her letters about in the United States. forget each other's birthdays. Last year, her a new book about San Francisco. She sent me a scarf.



1. Maria and I _______ still very good friends.
a. am
b. is
c. are
d. do

2. We _____________ to college together.
a. don't went
b. no go
c. didn't went
d. didn't go

3. We _____________ a lot together when we were kids.
a. played
b. playing
c. play
d. was play

4. ___________ she write to you very often?
a. Is
b. Do
c. Does
d. does

5. __________ you and Maria going to see each other soon?
a. are
b. Are
c. Is
d. Does

6. We __________ live in the same city now.
a. aren't
b. don't
c. doesn't
d. do'nt

7. She often __________ ________ letters about her life in Mexico.
a. writes me
b. writing me
c. write my
d. Writes me

8. What _______ _______ ________ you for your birthday last year?
a. did she sent
b. send did she
c. did she send
d. was she sent

9. __________ Maria live in San Francisco or Mexico City?
a. Is
b. Do
c. Does
d. Was

10. We never _____________ each others' birthdays.
a.forgetting
b. forget
c. forgets
d. remember