Present Simple and Continuous things in common

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Topic: General

Grammar Topic: Present Simple

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Present Simple and Continuous things in common

Use the verbs and time expressions below to find present things that are the same 
between you and your partner.

Verbs

Time expressions

be

breathe

buy
buy

carry

drink

eat

face

feel

go

grow
have

listen to

live

look

make
move

play

practise

read

ride

sit

speak

stand

stay

swim

take

think

touch
travel

try

use

wait

walk

watch

wear

work

(right) now

always

at night

at the moment

at… o’clock

at… past…

at… to…

currently

in fall/ in autumn

in spring

in summer

in the afternoon

in the evening

in the morning

in winter

often

on... days

once a…

once every

three…

once every two…

presently

sometimes

three times a…

twice a…

usually

… a day

… a month

… a week

… a year

Say some things that you found in common and see if that is also true of anyone else in 
the class. 

Which two different present tenses can you use with the time expressions above, e.g. in 
the sentences you made in the game?

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2014

Without looking above for now, put time expressions into the two columns in the table 
below. 

Time expressions with Present

Simple

Time expressions with Present

Continuous

Look above and write more things in the table above. 

Check your answers with your teacher.

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2014