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Category: English tenses

Present simple or present continuous?

Read the questions below and decide which answer best fits each space.

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Question 1

This pole ... 2 metres.

Question 2

I've broken up with Jack and that's why I ... so depressed. Oh, I ...

Question 3

The sound of rain ... me to fall asleep.

Question 4

Today's breakfast ... milk and cornflakes.

Question 5

Have you heard? John ... about moving abroad.

Question 6

The bathroom scales ... that I ... 80 kg.

Question 7

He ... giving uop his job. It would be a pity to lose such a good employee.

Question 8

Your story ... likely. I ... you.

Question 9

I ... if she'll come.

Question 10

What's wrong with her today? She ... so arrogant.

Question 11

The castle I ... you is the oldest one in this part of the country.

Question 12

Shut up, will you? You ... me mad.

Question 13

What ... about my idea?

Question 14

Will you join us, John? We ... a delcious meal. Sorry, but I ... meat.

Question 15

Don't disturb me. I ... the area of my room.