Упражнение 1.  

Раскройте скобки, употребляя глаголы в Present Simple.

  1. One fly_____________ (to fly) , two flies _____________ (to fly).
  2. One girl _____________ (to cry), four girls _____________ (to cry).
  3. When a wolf _____________ (to see) the moon, it _____________ (to begin) to howl (выть).
  4. Wolves and sheep _____________ (to be) never friends.
  5. Our hens _____________ (to lay [откладывать]) a lot of eggs.
  6. Boys _____________ (to fight) and_____________ (to shout).
  7. That boy _____________ (to try) to catch some balls.
  8. These girls _____________ (to try) to run away from an angry turkey.
  9. If one goose _____________ (to have) one tooth, how many teeth _____________ (to have) thirteen geese?

1 flies/fly
2 cries/cry
3 sees/begins
4 are
5 lay
6 fight/shout
7 tries
8 try
9 has/have

Упражнение 2.

Раскройте скобки, употребляя глаголы в Present Simple.

1. Alice (to have) a sister.
2. Her sister’s name (to be) Ann.
3. Ann (to be) a student.
4. She (to get) up at seven o’clock.
5. She (to go) to the institute in the morning.
6. Jane (to be) fond of sports.
7. She (to do) her morning exercises every day.
8. For breakfast she (to have) two eggs, a sandwich and a cup of tea.
9. After breakfast she (to go) to the institute.
10. Sometimes she (to take) a bus.
11. It (to take) her an hour and a half to do her homework.
12. She (to speak) English well.
13. Her friends usually (to call) her at about 8 o’clock.
14. Ann (to take) a shower before going to bed.
15. She (to go) to bed at 11 p. m.


1 — has
2 — is
3 — is
4 — gets
5 — goes
6 — is
7 – does
8 — has
9 — goes
10 — takes
11 — takes
12 — speaks
13 — call
14 — takes
15 – goes

Упражнение 3. 

Образуйте отрицательную и вопросительную форму предложений.

1. I visit my parents very often.
2. They live in Great Britain.
3. He goes to school by bus.
4. She lives in this house.
5. He wants to be a doctor.
6. They play tennis every Sunday.
7. We work every day.
8. My sister goes to bed at nine.
9. Usually I have dinner very late.
10. My brother watches TV every evening.
11. She likes classical music.
12. We go to the theatre once a month.


1. Do I visit … ? I do not (=don’t) visit …
2. Do they live … ? They do not (=don’t) live …
3. Does he go … ? He does not (=doesn’t) go …
4. Does she live … ? She does not (=doesn’t) live …
5. Does he want … ? He does not (=doesn’t) want …
6. Do they play … ? They do not (=don’t) play …
7. Do we work … ? We do not (=don’t) work …
8. Does my sister go … ? My sister does not (doesn’t) go …
9. Do I usually have dinner … ? Usually I do not (=don’t) have dinner …
10. Does my brother watch … ? My brother does not (doesn’t) watch …
11. Does she like … ? She does not (=doesn’t) like …
12. Do we go … ? We do not (=don’t) go …

Упражнение 4. 

Раскройте скобки, употребляя глаголы в Present Simple.

1. My working day (to begin) at seven o’clock.
2. I (not to walk) to work every morning.
3. She (to do) her morning exercises every day.
4. He (to speak) German.
5. I (to visit) my friend every week.
6. Her first class (to start) at eight o’clock.
7. Ann (not to read) a lot.
8. He always (to invite) his friends to his birthday party.
9. I (to go) for a walk every day.
10. She (to wash) her car once a week.


1. begins
2. do not (=don’t) walk
3. does
4. speaks
5. visit
6. starts
7. does not (=doesn’t) read
8. invites
9. go
10 washes

Упражнение 5. 

Переведите на английский язык:

1. Она занята. (to be busy)
2. Я не занят.
3. Вы заняты?
4. Они дома? (to be at home)
5. Его нет дома.
6. Я не знаю.
7. Они знают?
8. Она не знает.
9. Кто знает?
10. Никто не знает.
11. Он читает английские книги? (to read English books)
12. Они никогда не читают. (never / to read)
13. У неё есть квартира? (to have a flat)
14. У него ничего нет.
15. Это кто?


1 – She is busy
2 – I am not busy
3 – Are you busy?
4 – Are they at home?
5 – He is not at home
6 – I don’t know
7 – Do they know?
8 – She doesn’t know
9 – Who knows?
10 – No one (=Nobody) knows
11 – Does he read English books?
12 – They never read
13 – Does she have a flat?
14 – He doesn’t have anything (=He has nothing)
15 – Who is it?

present simple present continuous

Упражнение 6. 

Переведите на английский язык:

  1. Я ученик. Я в школе.
  2. Мой брат худож­ник. Он не инженер.
  3. Моя сестра на работе. Она врач.
  4. Он студент.
  5. Вы студент? — Нет, я врач.
  6. Моя сестра дома.
  7. Мы не в школе. Мы дома.
  8. Мой брат ученик. Он в школе.
  9. Ваша мама дома? — Нет, она на работе.
  10. Ваш двоюрод­ный брат дома? — Нет, он в школе. Он ученик.
  11. Ваша сестра учительница? — Нет, она сту­дентка.
  12. Твой папа на работе? — Нет, он дома.
  13. Твоя сестра дизайнер? — Да, — Она дома? — Нет, она на работе.
  14. Мой дедушка ученый.
  15. Моя мама не учительница. Она врач.
  1. I am a pupil. I am at school.
  2. My brother is a painter. He is not an engineer.
  3. My sister is at work. She is a doctor.
  4. He is a student.
  5. Are you a student? – No, I am a doctor.
  6. My sister is at home.
  7. We are not at school. We are at home.
  8. My brother is a pupil. He is at school.
  9. Is your mother at home? – No, she is at work.
  10. Is your cousin at home? – No, he is at school. He is a pupil.
  11. Is your sister a teacher? – No, she is a student.
  12. Is your father at work? – No, he is at home.
  13. Is your sister a designer? – Yes. – Is she at home? – No, she is at work.
  14. My grandfather is a scientist.
  15. My mother is not a teacher. She is a doctor.
Упражнение 7.

Вставьте подходящие глаголы в форме Present Simple или Present Continuous.

teach   have (2)    drive    leave

It’s 7.30am. Suzanne Wells is in her kitchen at home. She (1)..... breakfast. She (2)..... breakfast at this time every morning. She (3)..... home at 8.30am every day and (4)..... to work. Suzanne is a teacher. She (5).....at a school in Canberra.

Spend come teach (2)  not speak

It's 10.00 am now and Suzanne is at school. At the moment she (6).....her class of 8-year-old children. All the children in her class (7) ..... from Canberra. Many of the children (8) ..... English at home. So Suzanne  (9)..... a lot of time teaching English. She  (10) .....English to the class now.

Ответ:  is having, 2 has, 3 leaves, 4 drives, 5 teaches, 6 is teaching, 7 come, 8 don’t speak, 9 spends, 10 is teaching

Упражнение 8. 

Используйте глаголы в скобках в форме Present Continuous или Present Simple

  1. I.....English exercises twice a week. (to write)
  2. My friend..... his homework in the afternoon as a rule. (to do)
  3. My sister ..... her homework now. (to do)
  4. Don’t shout! The baby ..... . (to sleep)
  5. The baby always..... after dinner. (to sleep)
  6. What..... you .....now? (to read)
  7. What books..... you.....for your literature lessons? (to read)
  8. What.....your mother usually..... for lunch? (to cook)
  9. ..... she  .....a cake now? (to cook)
  10.  — ..... (You, to see) that man over there? —  Which man? The man in the brown jacket? —  No, I.....(to talk) about the man who .....(to wear) the blue shirt. —  Oh, that man!— ..... (You, to know) him? — No, I .....( not to think)  so.  —  I .....(to know, not)him either.
Ответ: 1. write, 2 does, 3 is doing, 4 is sleeping, 5 sleeps, 6 are you reading, 7 do you read, 8 does…cook, 9 is she cooking, 10 do you see / am talking / is wearing /do you know / don’t think /don’t know.

Упражнениe 9. 

Используйте глаголы в скобках в форме Present Continuous или Present Simple

  1. My wife normally..... (work) at home, but she ..... (spend) this month in Italy.
  2. Most days, Tom usually..... (cycle) to work.
  3. When..... the lesson .....  (start) today?
  4. What’s your brother doing? He .....  (do) the crossword in the newspaper He..... (do) it every day.
  5. I’m afraid I’ll lose this game of chess. I..... (play) very badly. I usually .....much better (play).
  6. What’s she doing? — She ..... (mend) her husband’s socks. She always..... them. (mend)
  7. Yes, you can borrow my dictionary. I ..... (use) it a lot, but I ..... (not / use) it now.
  8. We.....  (not travel) by train very often.
  9. She ..... (be) particularly generous this week.
  10. It ..... (snow) right now. It’s beautiful! I..... (like) this weather.
Ответ: 1. works /is spending, 2 cycles, 3 does the lesson start, 4 is doing /does, 5 am playing / play, 6 is mending/mends, 7 use /am not using, 8 don’t travel, 9 is being , 10 is snowing /like

Упражнение 10. 

Используйте глаголы в скобках в форме Present Continuous или Present Simple

  1. The river..... (flow) very fast today — faster than usual.
  2. You ..... (always to complain) that waiters are rude!
  3. I ..... (walk) to school every day. I .....(take, not) the bus.
  4. You..... (always to borrow) money!
  5. That’s worrying because the number of people without job..... (increase).
  6. Robert is a vegetarian. He..... (eat, not) meat.
  7. ..... (you, cook) your own dinner every day?
  8. Holidays abroad ..... (become) increasingly popular.
  9. Are you in a hurry? — No, I..... (walk) quickly because I’m cold.
  10. Where’s your father? — He..... (be) in the bathroom. He..... (shave).
  11. The neighbours forever.....  (slam) doors and.....  (shout) during the night.
  12. My sister..... (to take) part in the competitions almost every weekend.
Ответ: 1 is flowing, 2 are always complaining, 3 walk / don’t take, 4 are always borrowing,  5 is increasing, 6 doesn’t eat, 7 do you cook, 8 are becoming, 9 am walking, 10 is /is shaving, 11 are forever slamming and shouting, 12 takes.

Упражнение 11. 

Раскройте скобки, употребляя глаголы в форме Present Simple или Present Continuous.
  1. He (to work) in the city centre. 
  2. I (to write) an essay now. 
  3. You (to go) to school on Sundays? 
  4. We (not to dance) every day. 
  5. They (to play) in the hall now? 
  6. Where he (to live)? – He (to live) in a village. 
  7. He (to sleep) now? 
  8. They (to read) many books. 
  9. The children (to eat) cakes now. 
  10. He (to help) his mother every day. 
  11. You (to play) the piano well? 
  12. Look! Michael (to dance) now.

1. works 
2. am writing 
3. Do you go … ? 
4. do not (=don’t) dance … 
5. Are they playing … ? 
6. Where does he live? – He lives in a village. 
7. Is he sleeping now? 
8. read 
9. are eating 
10. helps 
11. Do you play the piano well? 
12. is dancing 

present simple present continuous

Упражнение 12. 

Раскройте скобки, употребляя глаголы в форме Present Simple или Present Continuous.

1. Her father (not to watch) TV at the moment. He (to sleep) because he (to be) tired. 
2. Where your uncle (to work)? – He (to work) at school. 
3. Your friend (to do) his homework now? 
4. When you usually (to come) home from school? – I (to come) at four o’clock. 
5. My sister (not to play) the piano now. She (to play) the piano in the evening. 
6. You (to read) a magazine and (to think) about your holiday at the moment? 
7. I (to sit) in the waiting room at the dentist’s now. 
8. When you (to listen) to the news on the radio? 
9. You (to play) chess now? 
10. My father (not to work) at the shop. 
11. Look at the sky: the clouds (to move) slowly, the sun (to appear) from behind the clouds, it (to get) warmer. 
12. I (not to drink) coffee in the evening. I (to drink) coffee in the morning. 
13. What your friend (to do) now? – She (to wash) the dishes. 
14. Your grandfather (to work) at this factory? 


1. is not (isn’t) watching TV… He is sleeping because he is tired.
2. Where does your cousin work? – He works at school. 
3. Is your friend doing his homework now? 
4. When do you usually come home from school? – I come at four o’clock. 
5. My mother is not (=isn’t) playing the piano now. She plays the piano in the evening. 
6. Are you reading a magazine and thinking about your holiday at the moment? 
7. I am sitting in the waiting room at the doctor’s now. 
8. When do you listen to the news on the radio? 
9. Are you playing chess now? 
10. My uncle does not (=doesn’t) work at the shop. 
11. Look at the sky: the clouds are moving slowly, the sun is appearing from behind the clouds, it is getting warmer. 
12. I do not (=don’t) drink coffee in the evening. I drink coffee in the morning. 
13. What is your sister doing now? – She is washing the dishes. 
14. Does your father work at this factory?

Упражнение 13.

Выберите из скобок глагол в правильной форме. Переведите предложения.
  1. He … (works/is working) for a big insurance company.
  2. Water always … (boils/is boiling) at 100 degrees.
  3. I … (wait/am waiting) for my doctor at the moment.
  4. Bob, stop! You … (eat/are eating) too fast.
  5. She … (has/is having) four brothers.
  6. Switch off the radio, please. You … (don’t listen/aren’t listening) to it.
  7. I know my bad habit: I often … (talk/am talking) too loudly.
  8. Look at the picture. An elegant lady … (rides/is riding) a horse.
  9. Give me some salt, please. I … (make/am making) seafood salad.
  10. Mary never … (speaks/is speaking) to strange people.
  1. works (Он работает в большой страховой компании.)
  2. boils (Вода всегда закипает при 100 градусах.)
  3. am waiting (Я жду своего врача в данный момент.)
  4. are eating (Боб, остановись! Ты ешь слишком быстро.)
  5. has (У нее 4 брата.)
  6. aren’t listening (Выключи радио, пожалуйста. Ты его не слушаешь.)
  7. talk (Я знаю свою плохую привычку: я часто разговариваю слишком громко.)
  8. is riding (Посмотри на эту картину. Элегантная леди едет верхом на лошади.)
  9. am making (Дай мне соль, пожалуйста. Я готовлю салат с морепродуктами.)
  10. speaks (Мэри никогда не разговаривает с незнакомыми людьми.
Упражнение 14.

Используйте глагол в скобках в одном предложении дважды: в Present Simple и в Present Continuous.

Н-р: Tom usually … in the office but today he … at the exhibition. (work) – Tom usually  worksin the office but today he is working at the exhibition. (Обычно Том работает в офисе, но сегодня он работает на выставке.)

  1. I always … orange juice but now I … peach juice. (drink)
  2. She … a shower at the moment, though she usually … it in the morning. (take)
  3. Mum often … cherry-pies but this evening she … an apple-pie. (bake)
  4. As a rule we … to football matches but this Sunday we… to a hockey match. (go)
  5. Marta usually … jeans but today she … a dress. (wear)
  1. drink – am drinking (Я всегда пью апельсиновый сок, но сейчас я пью персиковый.)
  2. is taking – takes (Она сейчас принимает душ, хотя обычно она принимает его утром.)
  3. bakes – is baking (Мама часто печет вишневый пирог, но этим вечером она печет яблочный.)
  4. go – are going (Как правило, мы ходим на футбольные матчи, но в это воскресенье мы идем на хоккейный матч.)
  5. wears – is wearing (Марта обычно носит джинсы, но сегодня она одета в платье.)
Упражнение 15.

Переведите на английский язык.

  1. Мои родители живут в Австралии.
  2. Ты любишь орехи?
  3. Ты постоянно занимаешь деньги!
  4. Я пользуюсь мобильным телефоном каждый день.
  5. Сегодня мы наряжаем новогоднюю елку.
  6. У Карла нет братьев.
  7. Почему ты смеешься?
  8. Джон говорит на трех языках.
  9. Сейчас не идет дождь.
  10. Мы не помним его адрес.
  1. My parents live in Australia.
  2. Do you like nuts?
  3. You are always borrowing money!
  4. I use my mobile phone every day.
  5. Today we are decorating a New Year tree.
  6. Carl doesn’t have brothers.
  7. Why are you laughing?
  8. John speaks 3 languages.
  9. It isn’t raining now.
  10. We don’t remember his address.
Упражнение 16.

Выберите подходящий по смыслу глагол и поставьте его в предложение в форме Present Simple или Present Continuous.

to stay - to eat – to play – to wash - to cry - to wait – to watch – to wear - to start – to ride       

  1. Every Thursday they … fish.
  2. Hurry up! The kids … for you.
  3. Ron is in Italy now. He … at a 5-star hotel.
  4. Normally Mike … work at 9 a.m.
  5. They … billiards at weekends.
  6. She … a bike right now.
  7. Little Nick is a quiet boy. He never … .
  8. Dad … TV news regularly.
  9. My sister … the floor in the kitchen at the moment.
  10. My wife … contact lenses every day.
  1. eat (Каждый четверг они едят рыбу.)
  2. are waiting (Поторопись! Дети ждут тебя.)
  3. is staying (Рон сейчас в Италии. Он живет в 5-звездочном отеле.)
  4. starts (Обычно Майк начинает работу в 9 утра.)
  5. play (Они играют в бильярд по выходным.)
  6. is riding (Она едет на велосипеде сейчас.)
  7. cries (Маленький Ник – спокойный мальчик. Он никогда не плачет.)
  8. watches (Папа регулярно смотрит новости по ТВ.)
  9. is washing (Моя сестра в данный момент моет пол на кухне.)
  10. wears (Моя жена носит контактные линзы каждый день.)
Упражнение 17.

Поставьте глагол в скобках в правильную форму – Present Simple или Present Continuous.

Water ... at 0 degrees Celsius. (freeze)
I ... to my sister at the moment. (talk)
How often ... you ... them? (visit)
Kelly ... chocolate. She is allergic to it. (eat)
Hurry up! Everybody ... for you. (wait)

Речь идет о явлении, которое считается истиной. В таких случаях используется Present Simple.
am talking
At the moment (в данный момент) указывает на то, что действие совершается в момент речи. В таких случаях используется Present Continuous.
do you visit
Вопрос о регулярном действии, которое происходит постоянно. В таком случае используется Present Simple.
doesn't eat
В предложении описана ситуация, которая является постоянной. В таком случае употребляется Present Simple.
is waiting
Действие происходит в момент речи (все ждут), поэтому употребляется Present Continuous.

present simple present continuous

Упражнение 18.

Внимательно прочитайте предложения и решите, в каком необходимо употребление Present Simple, а в каком – Present Continuous.boil
  1. a) Water ... . Can you turn the kettle off? 
    b) Water ... at 100 degrees Celsius.

  2. go to bed 
    a) It is very late. I ... now.
    b) My little sister usually ... at 9 o'clock in the evening.

  3. work
    a) John ... very hard. He is a great specialist.
    b) You always ... . Can you do something else?

  4. live
    a) I ... with my cousin until I find my own accomodation.
    b) My brother ... in a big city.

  5. think
    a) What ... he ... about?
    b) I ... it is a brilliant idea.


a) is boiling 
Действие происходит в момент речи. 
b) boils
Это утверждение является истиной.
a) am going to bed
Действие совершается в момент речи.
b) goes to bed
Usually (обычно) указывает на употребление Present Simple.
a) works
Речь идет о постоянном действии. В данном предложении необходимо употребить Present Simple.
b) are always working
Со словами always (всегда), constantly (постоянно) и т.д. Present Continuous выражает действие, которое повторяется снова и снова. Обычно в таких предложениях говорящий выражает нетерпение, неодобрение.
a) am living
Описание временной ситуации в настоящем времени.
b) lives
Описание постоянного действия.
a) is he thinking
В данном предложении глагол to think подразумевает не "верить", а "иметь на уме". В таком случае, он может употребляться в Present Continuous, в то время как в своем прямом значении он не употребляется во временах группы Continuous.
b) think

Упражнение 19.

Вставьте глагол to be в простом настоящем времени
  1. I ___ from Russia
  2. I ___ a student
  3. They ___ taxi drivers
  4. She ___ not married
  5. My favorite color ___ red
  6. I ___ 23
  7. It ___ my car
  8. This car ___ fast
  9. These cars ___ fast
  10. These ___ your keys
  1. am
  2. am
  3. are
  4. is
  5. is
  6. am
  7. is
  8. is
  9. are
  10. are
Упражнение 20.

Переведите предложения, используя Present simple tense
  1. Я учитель
  2. Это красное яблоко
  3. Ирина играет на гитаре
  4. Они любят животных
  5. Она живет в Париже
  6. Мой отец никогда не читает газеты
  7. Анна всегда врет
  8. Это твоя собака
  9. Мне нравится ее улыбка
  10. Обычно я гуляю в парке
  1. I am a teacher
  2. It is a red apple
  3. Irina plays the guitar
  4. They love animals
  5. She lives in Paris
  6. My father never reads newspapers
  7. Anna always lies
  8. It is your dog
  9. I like her smile
  10. Usually I walk in a park
Упражнение 21.

Составьте вопрос и отрицание к предложению
  1. I am tired
  2. Kris speaks English very well
  3. His sister is a model
  4. I like my phone
  5. Masha reads magazines every week
  6. They are students
  7. Shops open at 9 o’clock
  8. She is pretty
  9. Tom lies every time
  10. Marina wears skirts every day
  1. I am not tired. Am I tired?
  2. Kris doesn’t speak English very well. Does Kris speak English very well?
  3. His sister isn’t a model. Is his sister a model?
  4. I don’t like my phone. Do I like my phone?
  5. Masha doesn’t read magazines every week. Does Masha read magazines every week?
  6. They aren’t students. Are they students?
  7. Shops don’t open at 9 o’clock. Do shops open at 9 o’clock?
  8. She isn’t pretty. Is she pretty?
  9. Tom doesn’t lie every time. Does Tom lie every time
  10. Marina doesn’t wear skirts every day. Does Marina wear skirts every day
Упражнение 22.

Составьте предложения, используя Present indefinite
  1. football / play / he / everyday
  2. Irina / nice clothes / always / wear
  3. my / pen / is / this
  4. have / we / breakfast / at 7 o’clock
  5. never / I / drink / coffee
  6. afraid of /we / spiders
  7. she / like / apples
  8. London / they / from / are
  9. my sister / her / know
  10. a doctor / is / my mother
  1. He plays football every day
  2. Irina always wears nice clothes
  3. This is my pen
  4. We have breakfast at 7 o’clock
  5. I never drink coffee
  6. We are afraid of spiders
  7. She likes apples
  8. They are from London
  9. My sister knows her
  10. My mother is a doctor
present simple present continuous