Simple Present Vs Present Continuous

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Simple Present Vs Present Continuous - Quiz

Complete the dialogue. Use the present Simple Present or the Present continuous of the verbs in brackets (). Remember to use capital letter just (Solamente) when your answer is the beginning of a sentence.
Ex: What ______ you _______ (do) right now?
A// What are you doing (do) right now?

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Ramiro: Is Humberto at home? Alejandro: No, he ________ (play) Volleyball at the park

    The correct answer is "is playing". In this conversation, Alejandro is stating that Humberto is currently engaged in an activity, which is playing volleyball at the park. The verb "playing" is in the present continuous tense, indicating an action that is happening at the moment of speaking.

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  • 2. 

    Ramiro: Really? but Humberto ________ (not like) sport.

    The correct answer is "doesn't like" because it is the correct contraction of "does not like." In the given conversation, Ramiro expresses surprise or disbelief about Humberto's dislike for sports. The contraction "doesn't like" is commonly used in spoken English to indicate a negative preference or lack of interest in something.

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  • 3. 

    Alejandro: I ________ (know) that, but he is with friends.

    The correct answer is "know" because Alejandro is aware of the information mentioned, but he acknowledges that the person in question is currently spending time with friends.

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  • 4. 

    Ramiro: Is Kevin with them? Alejandro: Kevin? I am not sure... Ramiro: He is tall with dark hair. He usually ________ (wear) a dark blue tracksuit.  

    The correct answer is "wears." In the conversation, Ramiro is describing Kevin's appearance to Alejandro and mentions that Kevin usually wears a dark blue tracksuit. This implies that the correct answer is "wears," as it is the appropriate verb to use when describing someone's clothing or attire.

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  • 5. 

    Alejandro: Sorry, I ________ (not know) him. Ramiro: It doesn't matter.

    The correct answer is "do not know, don't know, don´t know" because Alejandro is apologizing for not knowing the person in question. Ramiro's response of "It doesn't matter" suggests that it is not important whether Alejandro knows the person or not.

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  • 6. 

    Alejandro: What ________ you ________ (do) now?

    The question is asking about Alejandro's current actions or plans. The correct answer is "are doing" because it is the present continuous tense and is used to describe an action that is happening at the moment of speaking or around the current time.

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  • 7. 

    Ramiro: I________ (send) Humberto a text message.

    The correct answer is "am sending, ´m sending, 'm sending." This is because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, which is formed by using the auxiliary verb "am" or "'m" (short form of "am") followed by the present participle form of the main verb. In this case, the main verb is "sending." Therefore, both "am sending" and "'m sending" are correct forms in the present continuous tense.

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  • 8. 

    Alejandro: ________ you ________ (ask) him about Kevin?

    The correct answer is "Are, are, asking". In this sentence, Alejandro is questioning whether the person is asking him about Kevin. The repetition of "are" emphasizes the uncertainty and adds a sense of urgency to the question.

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  • 9. 

    Ramiro: No, I ________ (tell) him that Kevin is traveling to Spain this night.

    The correct answer is "am telling, 'm telling, ´m telling". In this sentence, Ramiro is currently in the process of telling someone about Kevin's travel plans to Spain. The verb "am telling" is used to indicate that the action is happening in the present moment. The contractions "'m telling" and "´m telling" are also correct forms of the verb "am telling" in informal speech.

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  • 10. 

    Alejandro: Kevin really ________ (like) to travel.

    The correct answer is "likes". In the given conversation, Alejandro is stating that Kevin enjoys or has a preference for traveling. The verb "likes" is used to express this sentiment.

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