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Make true sentences. Use the present simple or the present continuous

Indefinite Tenses

Indefinite Tenses (Неопределенные времена)
Present Indefinite Tense Настоящее неопре­деленное время выражает действие или состояние, относящееся к настоящему времени, но не происходящее в момент речи We go to school every day- Мы ходим в школу каждый день
Past Indefinite Tense Прошедшее нео­пределенное время выражает действие, происходившее в про­шлом и несвязанное с настоящим I wrote a letter yesterday - Вчера я написал письмо
Future Indefinite Tense Будущее неопреде- ленное время выражает действие, которое будет происходить в будущем Tomorrow I shall go to the cinema Завтра я пойду в кино
Future Indefinite in the Past Будущее неопреде­ленное время в прошедшем употребляется в кос­венной речи какого-то лица, относящейся к будущему I thought that I should see you at the party Я думала, что увижу тебя на вечеринке

Exercise 1. Complete the sentences according to the model:

Model:She doesn’t know French. (Russian) - She knows Russian.


1.He doesn’t drive a car (a lorry)2. She doesn’t start her work at 10: 00 (9:00) 3. He doesn’t drink tea in the morning (coffee )4. She doesn’t like pears (apples) 5.She doesn’t wear short dresses( long dresses)6. He doesn’t work quickly (slowly)7. She doesn’t speak Chinese (English)8. She doesn’t like classical music (jazz)9. He doesn’t play basketball (football) 10.She doesn’t live in the suburbs (the centre of the city).

Exercise 2. Make up disjunctive questions and give short answers:

Models:He works here-He works here, doesn’t he? Yes, he does.

He doesn’t work here, does he? Yes, he does. No, he doesn’t.


1.You know her.2. She often writes letters to her parents. 3. She doesn’t come home late. 4. Your sister doesn’t speak Japanese. 5. She takes a shower every morning.6. I like to read English books. 7. She sings well.8. She doesn’t read newspapers. 9. It is cold today. 10. He often walks in the park. 11. We sometimes have lunch in the café opposite our office. 12. They spend their holidays in Spain. 13. You don’t have breakfast in the kitchen.14. The doctor examines her teeth twice a year. 15. She doesn’t meet him every day. 16. He never smokes. 17. She laughs a lot. 18. He lives with his brother.19. His daughter doesn’t work. 20. It looks like rain. 21. There are no clouds in the sky.


Exercise 3. Make up questions for these answers:

Model: They work at an office. - Where do they work?


1. She cooks well.2. She collects historical books.3. My father does the shopping once a week.4. He takes a lot of my time. 5. I always forget my umbrella. 6. We have tea at 5 o’ clock. 7. They often go to the cinema. 8. She prefers opera. 9. We work hard at our English. 10. I skate badly. 11. She always gives me her books. 12. I usually work in the reading room. 13. He goes to school. His elder brother studies at the University. 14. In the evening they often go out.15. I have many friends.16. He doesn’t want to leave Moscow.


Exercise 4. Make up sentences:

1.Go, to the theatre, once a month, we. 2. write, a letter, once a week, he, to his parents. 3. use, a telephone, constantly, she?4. get, a newspaper, sometimes, he for us. 5. ski, well, my sister, my brother, not ski, well. 6. like coffee, I, he, like tea, sometimes.7.weite compositions, twice a month, we.8. usually, go to the country, my parents, for the weekend. 9. tell, us, never, about, her childhood, she . 10. worry, sometimes, he, about, his, exams. 11. hate, we, such, questions. 12. rain, in autumn, ever, it? 13. teach, only, she, French?14. have a rest, at the seashore, every summer, they. 15. not believe, women, he? 16.smile, when, she, see, him, usually. 17. laugh, he, always, at her. 18. take a bus, we, never, when, we, go to the University.


Exercise 5. Read these sentences in the singular.

1.The postmen bring the mail twice a day.2. My brothers work at a big electronics company. 3. The children walk to school every morning. 4. Generally they go to the University by bus. 5. Do they often stay at home on Sunday? 6. My sisters like to knit when they have some spare time.7. We are students of the Moscow State Pedagogical University. 8. Parents buy toys for their children.9. My friends have five exams this term. 10. These cutlets are not tasty.11. My friends leave for the South in summer.12. They like vegetables but do not like meat 13.These little boys are often naughty. 14. My neighbors always complain when our friends visit us.15. They are very nice little children. They always say ‘thank you ‘when guests give them presents. 16. Do your sisters always finish work so late? 17. They don’t get up at six o’clock. They usually get up at seven thirty. 18. Do they smoke?- No, they don’t.19. When their holidays are over they will return to Moscow to work.20. These men work hard all day.21. Those women prefer expensive clothes to cheap ones.


Present Continuous or Present Indefinite?

Exercise 1.

1. Don’t put your coat on. The sun (to shine) is shining.

2. In summer the sun (to shine) brightly.

3. Run downstairs. Your sister (to wait for) you.

4. I usually (to wait for) Tom. He is always late.

5. We (to have) coffee every morning.

6. I like tea, but now I (to have) coffee.

7. Mary (to play) the piano every evening.

8. Where is John? - He (to play) the piano.

9. Our boys usually (to play) football in the yard.

10. Call them. They (to play) football in the yard.

11. My aunt (not/ to make) cakes on Mondays, but she (to make) one now.

12. Ann usually (to make) doll dresses herself.

13. She is in the kitchen. She (to make) tea for us.

14. What (you/ to look at)? - I (to look at) that tree in the garden. I (to like) to look at it early in the morning.

15. I am busy. I (to make) my bed.

16. I always (to make) my bed before breakfast.


Exercise 2.

Make true sentences. Use the present simple or the present continuous.

1 (I/go) to school on Sundays.

I don’t go to school on Sundays.

2 (I/do) an English exercise.

………………………………… .

3 (I/wear) a suit now

………………………………… .

4 (I/have) Maths every week

………………………………… .

5 (I/eat) a pizza at the moment

……………………………….... .

6 (I/walk) to school every day

………………………………… .

7 (I/watch) TV now

………………………………… .

8 (I/stay) in bed on Sunday mornings


Exercise 3.

Use Present Continuous or Present Indefinite:

1. We (to go) to the seaside every summer. 2. Listen! Somebody (to knock) on the door. 3. How often you (to wash) your dog? 4. She can't come to the phone. She (to wash) her hair. 5. Where (to be) Kate? She usually (to sit) in the front row. I (not to know) why she (to sit) here now. 6. Please be quiet! The baby (to sleep). 7. What you (to laugh) at? 8. I hardly ever (to work) on Mondays now. 9. The countryside (to be) wonderful especially when it (to snow). 10 Why you (to smoke) here? - And where people usually (to smoke) in this building?


Exercise 4.


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