Simple Present/Present Perfect Progressive - Exercises

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Exercises

Choose the correct tense (simple present or present perfect progressive).

  1. Theresa English for four years.How long? → present perfect progressive
  2. She English and every day.general statement about the present → simple present
  3. Theresa to a bilingual school for two years.How long? → present perfect progressive
  4. The teachers there their subjects in English twice a week.How often? → simple present

Complete the sentences. Decide if you need to use the simple present or the present perfect progressive.

  1. Norman and Joe (play)  football in a club three times a week.How often? → simple present
  2. Norman (play)  football in this club since he was five.How long? → present perfect progressive
  3. Joe, however, (live/only)  in this town since last year.How long? → present perfect progressive
  4. He (go)  to the same school as Norman and for two months Joe (train)  in Norman’s team.1st space: general statement about the present: simple present|2nd space: How long? → present perfect progressive
  5. Joe (be)  a very good goalkeeper and (make)  it hard for the others to score goals.general statement about the present: simple present
  6. Norman is a forward and often (score)  goals for his team.How often? → simple present
  7. Since the beginning of training today, Norman (try)  to score a goal.How long? → present perfect progressive
  8. But Joe (stop)  every single ball.How often/how many? → simple present