Present Simple VS Present Continuous Homework

Hello, 8th grade!

This is your homework for Thursday and Friday  (13/14 September).

The first and second exercises deal with the use of Present Simple and Present Continuous while the third one deals decoding texts written in Textese.

Good luck with your homework!

I Fill in the blanks using either Present Simple or Present Continuous.

  1. Johnny _________ (play) football with his friends every Sunday.
  2. We never _________ (go) to the cinema on weekdays.
  3. How often ______ you ________ (have) English classes?
  4. It’s 7.30. Dad __________ (watch) the news.
  5. Look! The bus __________ (come).
  6. I can’t sleep. Somebody ____________ (listen) to loud music.
  7. Is your dad at home? Yes, he _________ (dig) a hole in the garden to plant some flowers.
  8. We __________ (not like) SF films. We never ________ (watch) them.
  9. What ________ you ________ (do)? Can you help me?
  10. She always __________ (study) hard for the tests.

II Read the story and fill in the missing verbs in the appropriate tense.

be (3x)      get      look      play (2x)       put (2x)      perform   rush    iron   

wash (2x)   wear   have    find    help   wait   prepare  

A crazy day

Sheila usually 1 __________ her hair twice a week, but she 2 ___________ it right now. She 3 ____________ very nervous because she 4 ____________ in a big hurry. She usually 5 ___________ jeans and sweaters, but now her mum 6 ___________ a beautiful dress  Sheila is going to wear this evening. Thy usually 7 ___________ choir practice three times a week, but this evening they 8 ____________ at a concert. It’s 5 pm and Sheila 9 _____________ dressed. Mum 10 __________ a sandwich for Sheila and dad 11 ____________for his car keys. He always12  ___________ them somewhere and can’t 13 __________ them. Here they 15 ___________! On the floor under the table. Their cat 16 ___________ with them. She always 17 __________ with the things they leave around. Sheila 18 ___________ on her new shoes and 19 ___________ at the door. „We have to go!“ and everybody 20 _________ out of the house. They mustn’t be late for the concert!

III Translate the texts into standard English.

  1. Hi, tnx 4 yr msg. R u goin 2 c Sally ths wknd? Hand n cul8r
  2. Hi cn u fone me asap? S/t important 2 tel u.
  3. Dinr lst nite wz xlnt. Tnx.  Wil u b n 2nite? Hope 2 cul8r
  4. Cd u spk 2 yr dad b4 wknd? Hope dis wil b ez. Gtg. Prbly cu l8r.
  5. Sry bt im prolly goin 2 b l8 4 d mtng. Wil rng u w/ mor info l8r. Strt w/o me.  B4n Zoe

Answers:

I Fill in the blanks using either Present Simple or Present Continuous.

  1. plays
  2. go
  3. How often do you have English classes?
  4. is watching
  5. is coming
  6. is listening
  7. is digging
  8. don’t like, watch
  9. What are you doing?
  10. studies

II Read the story and fill in the missing verbs in the appropriate tense.

be (3x)      get      look      play (2x)       put (2x)      perform   rush    iron   

wash (2x)   wear   have    find    help   wait   prepare  

A crazy day

Sheila usually 1 washes her hair twice a week, but she 2 is washing it right now. She 3 is very nervous because she 4 is in a big hurry. She usually 5 wears jeans and sweaters, but now her mum 6 is ironing a beautiful dress  Sheila is going to wear this evening. They usually 7 have choir practice three times a week, but this evening they 8 are performing at a concert. It’s 5 pm and Sheila 9 is getting dressed. Mum 10 is preparing a sandwich for Sheila and dad 11 is looking for his car keys. He always12  puts them somewhere and can’t 13 find them. Here they 15 are! On the floor under the table. Their cat 16 is playing with them. She always 17 plays with the things they leave around. Sheila 18 puts on her new shoes and 19 waits  at the door. “We have to go!” and everybody 20  rushes out of the house. They mustn’t be late for the concert!

III Translate the texts into standard English.

  1. Hi, tnx 4 yr msg. R u goin 2 c Sally ths wknd? Hand n cul8r  Hi, thanks for your message. Are you going to call Sally this weekend? Have a nice day and call you later.
  2. Hi cn u fone me asap? S/t important 2 tel u.    Hi, can you phone me as soon as possible? Something important to tell you.
  3. Dinr lst nite wz xlnt. Tnx.  Wil u b n 2nite? Hope 2 cul8r Dinner last night was excellent. Thanks. Will you be in tonight?
  4. Cd u spk 2 yr dad b4 wknd? Hope dis wil b ez. Gtg. Prbly cu l8r.  Could you speak to your dad about the weekend? Hope this will be easy. Got to go. Probably call you later.
  5. Sry bt im prolly goin 2 b l8 4 d mtng. Wil rng u w/ mor info l8r. Strt w/o me.  B4n Zoe  Sorry, but I’m probably going to be latefor the meeting. Will ring you with more information later. Start without me.
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      ali evo ih ponovo:
      Answers:

      I Fill in the blanks using either Present Simple or Present Continuous.

      plays
      go
      How often do you have English classes?
      is watching
      is coming
      is listening
      is digging
      don’t like, watch
      What are you doing?
      studies
      II Read the story and fill in the missing verbs in the appropriate tense.

      be (3x) get look play (2x) put (2x) perform rush iron

      wash (2x) wear have find help wait prepare

      A crazy day

      Sheila usually 1 washes her hair twice a week, but she 2 is washing it right now. She 3 is very nervous because she 4 is in a big hurry. She usually 5 wears jeans and sweaters, but now her mum 6 is ironing a beautiful dress Sheila is going to wear this evening. They usually 7 have choir practice three times a week, but this evening they 8 are performing at a concert. It’s 5 pm and Sheila 9 is getting dressed. Mum 10 is preparing a sandwich for Sheila and dad 11 is looking for his car keys. He always12 puts them somewhere and can’t 13 find them. Here they 15 are! On the floor under the table. Their cat 16 is playing with them. She always 17 plays with the things they leave around. Sheila 18 puts on her new shoes and 19 waits at the door. “We have to go!” and everybody 20 rushes out of the house. They mustn’t be late for the concert!

      III Translate the texts into standard English.

      Hi, tnx 4 yr msg. R u goin 2 c Sally ths wknd? Hand n cul8r Hi, thanks for your message. Are you going to call Sally this weekend? Have a nice day and call you later.
      Hi cn u fone me asap? S/t important 2 tel u. Hi, can you phone me as soon as possible? Something important to tell you.
      Dinr lst nite wz xlnt. Tnx. Wil u b n 2nite? Hope 2 cul8r Dinner last night was excellent. Thanks. Will you be in tonight?
      Cd u spk 2 yr dad b4 wknd? Hope dis wil b ez. Gtg. Prbly cu l8r. Could you speak to your dad about the weekend? Hope this will be easy. Got to go. Probably call you later.
      Sry bt im prolly goin 2 b l8 4 d mtng. Wil rng u w/ mor info l8r. Strt w/o me. B4n Zoe Sorry, but I’m probably going to be latefor the meeting. Will ring you with more information later. Start without me.

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