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Unit 01: The Present

Student: ___________________________________________________________________________
Choose the best answer.

1. Online courses __________ more and more popular.
A. becomes
B. becamed
C. becoming
D. are becoming

2. The Earth __________ around the sun.
A. move
B. moving
C. moved
D. moves

3. More people __________ smaller cars nowadays.
A. buying
B. buys
C. are buying
D. are buy

4. I usually __________ in the park on Sundays.
A. am walk
B. walk
C. am walking
D. walking

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5. Karen __________ a computer class at school this semester.
A. taking
B. takes
C. is taking
D. take

6. Don't disturb him. He __________ right now.
A. works
B. is working
C. work
D. is work

7. Fernando __________ 10 hours every night.
A. sleeps
B. is sleeping
C. sleep
D. is sleep

Choose the correct use for each sentence. Use each answer only once.
A. general truth
B. repeated action
C. action in progress
D. changing situation
E. action in progress around the present
F. permanent situation with no definite start or finish

8. Money doesn't grow on trees.
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9. Summers are getting warmer every year.
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10. I am looking for a new job.
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11. My parents live in Chicago.
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12. Yolanda is checking her email.
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13. Pete drinks coffee every morning.
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14. What __________ of my new dress?
A. do you think
B. is you think
C. are you thinking
D. are thinking

15. __________ if I turn off the music?
A. Do you mind
B. Are you minding
C. Are you mind
D. Do you minding

16. Susannah __________ in a play on Broadway next week.
A. appears
B. is appear
C. is appearing
D. does appear

17. Which of these verbs can take the progressive form?
A. own
B. cost
C. seem
D. have

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18. Which of these verbs describes a state?
A. understand
B. give
C. walk
D. cook

19. Which of these verbs describes an action?
A. seem
B. possess
C. mind
D. laugh

20. Which of these verbs has only a stative meaning?
A. know
B. have
C. appear
D. think

Complete the sentence with the simple present or present progressive form of the verb in parentheses.

21. Ken (be) ________________ friendly because he wants to borrow my car.
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22. Our apartment is small and the rent (not cost) ________________ much.
________________________________________

23. Jenny (seem) ________________ upset today. What's wrong with her?
________________________________________

24. The chef always (taste) ________________ every sauce to see if there is enough salt.
________________________________________

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25. These roses (smell) ________________ beautiful. Thank you!
________________________________________

26. I (not think) ________________ about anything right now.
________________________________________

27. Janet has __________ six cups of coffee today.
A. drink
B. drank
C. drunk
D. drinking

28. Bob and Tony __________ played baseball since high school.
A. have been not
B. have not been
C. not have
D. have not

29. __________ any good movies recently?
A. Have you saw
B. Have seen you
C. You have seen
D. Have you seen

30. We haven't finished dinner __________.
A. still
B. just
C. yet
D. ever

31. Gerry has __________ passed his driving test.
A. yet
B. ever
C. just
D. still

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32. I have been __________ a lot of chocolate recently.
A. eat
B. ate
C. eaten
D. eating

33. Have you __________ for a long time?
A. been waiting
B. been wait
C. been waited
D. waiting

34. You __________ working very much this week.
A. have been not
B. have not been
C. not have been
D. are not have

Complete the sentence with the correct present perfect or the present perfect progressive form of the verb in
parentheses.

35. I (bake) ________________ 50 cookies so far.
________________________________________

36. Bert (clean) ________________ the house all weekend, and he hasn't finished yet.
________________________________________

37. You (talk) ________________ on the phone all afternoon. When will you finish?
________________________________________

38. We (do) ________________ our homework already.
________________________________________

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39. Jo and Susanna (travel) ________________ around the U.S. since September. They're coming home next
week.
________________________________________

40. Linda's upset because she (break) ________________ her sunglasses.
________________________________________

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Unit 01: The Present Key

Choose the best answer.

1. Online courses __________ more and more popular.
a. becomes
b. becamed
c. becoming
D. are becoming

Learning Objective: 1a: The Simple Present and the Present Progressive

2. The Earth __________ around the sun.
a. move
b. moving
c. moved
D. moves

Learning Objective: 1a: The Simple Present and the Present Progressive

3. More people __________ smaller cars nowadays.
a. buying
b. buys
C. are buying
d. are buy

Learning Objective: 1a: The Simple Present and the Present Progressive

4. I usually __________ in the park on Sundays.
a. am walk
B. walk
c. am walking
d. walking

Learning Objective: 1a: The Simple Present and the Present Progressive

5. Karen __________ a computer class at school this semester.
a. taking
b. takes
C. is taking
d. take

Learning Objective: 1a: The Simple Present and the Present Progressive

6. Don't disturb him. He __________ right now.
a. works
B. is working
c. work
d. is work

Learning Objective: 1a: The Simple Present and the Present Progressive

7. Fernando __________ 10 hours every night.
A. sleeps
b. is sleeping
c. sleep
d. is sleep

Learning Objective: 1a: The Simple Present and the Present Progressive

Choose the correct use for each sentence. Use each answer only once.
A. general truth
B. repeated action
C. action in progress
D. changing situation
E. action in progress around the present
F. permanent situation with no definite start or finish

8. Money doesn't grow on trees.
A

Learning Objective: 1a: The Simple Present and the Present Progressive

9. Summers are getting warmer every year.
D

Learning Objective: 1a: The Simple Present and the Present Progressive

10. I am looking for a new job.
E

Learning Objective: 1a: The Simple Present and the Present Progressive

11. My parents live in Chicago.
F

Learning Objective: 1a: The Simple Present and the Present Progressive

12. Yolanda is checking her email.
C

Learning Objective: 1a: The Simple Present and the Present Progressive

13. Pete drinks coffee every morning.
B

Learning Objective: 1a: The Simple Present and the Present Progressive

14. What __________ of my new dress?
A. do you think
b. is you think
c. are you thinking
d. are thinking

Learning Objective: 1b: Nonaction (Stative) and Action Verbs

15. __________ if I turn off the music?
A. Do you mind
b. Are you minding
c. Are you mind
d. Do you minding

Learning Objective: 1b: Nonaction (Stative) and Action Verbs

16. Susannah __________ in a play on Broadway next week.
a. appears
b. is appear
C. is appearing
d. does appear

Learning Objective: 1b: Nonaction (Stative) and Action Verbs

17. Which of these verbs can take the progressive form?
a. own
b. cost
c. seem
D. have

Learning Objective: 1b: Nonaction (Stative) and Action Verbs

18. Which of these verbs describes a state?
A. understand
b. give
c. walk
d. cook

Learning Objective: 1b: Nonaction (Stative) and Action Verbs

19. Which of these verbs describes an action?
a. seem
b. possess
c. mind
D. laugh

Learning Objective: 1b: Nonaction (Stative) and Action Verbs

20. Which of these verbs has only a stative meaning?
A. know
b. have
c. appear
d. think

Learning Objective: 1b: Nonaction (Stative) and Action Verbs

Complete the sentence with the simple present or present progressive form of the verb in parentheses.

21. Ken (be) ________________ friendly because he wants to borrow my car.
is being /'s being

Learning Objective: 1b: Nonaction (Stative) and Action Verbs

22. Our apartment is small and the rent (not cost) ________________ much.
doesn't cost

Learning Objective: 1b: Nonaction (Stative) and Action Verbs

23. Jenny (seem) ________________ upset today. What's wrong with her?
seems

Learning Objective: 1b: Nonaction (Stative) and Action Verbs

24. The chef always (taste) ________________ every sauce to see if there is enough salt.
tastes

Learning Objective: 1b: Nonaction (Stative) and Action Verbs

25. These roses (smell) ________________ beautiful. Thank you!
smell

Learning Objective: 1b: Nonaction (Stative) and Action Verbs

26. I (not think) ________________ about anything right now.
am not thinking /'m not thinking

Learning Objective: 1b: Nonaction (Stative) and Action Verbs

27. Janet has __________ six cups of coffee today.
a. drink
b. drank
C. drunk
d. drinking

Learning Objective: 1c: The Present Perfect and the Present Perfect Progressive

28. Bob and Tony __________ played baseball since high school.
a. have been not
b. have not been
c. not have
D. have not

Learning Objective: 1c: The Present Perfect and the Present Perfect Progressive

29. __________ any good movies recently?
a. Have you saw
b. Have seen you
c. You have seen
D. Have you seen

Learning Objective: 1c: The Present Perfect and the Present Perfect Progressive

30. We haven't finished dinner __________.
a. still
b. just
C. yet
d. ever

Learning Objective: 1c: The Present Perfect and the Present Perfect Progressive

31. Gerry has __________ passed his driving test.
a. yet
b. ever
C. just
d. still

Learning Objective: 1c: The Present Perfect and the Present Perfect Progressive

32. I have been __________ a lot of chocolate recently.
a. eat
b. ate
c. eaten
D. eating

Learning Objective: 1c: The Present Perfect and the Present Perfect Progressive

33. Have you __________ for a long time?
A. been waiting
b. been wait
c. been waited
d. waiting

Learning Objective: 1c: The Present Perfect and the Present Perfect Progressive

34. You __________ working very much this week.
a. have been not
B. have not been
c. not have been
d. are not have

Learning Objective: 1c: The Present Perfect and the Present Perfect Progressive

Complete the sentence with the correct present perfect or the present perfect progressive form of the verb in
parentheses.

35. I (bake) ________________ 50 cookies so far.
have baked / 've baked

Learning Objective: 1c: The Present Perfect and the Present Perfect Progressive

36. Bert (clean) ________________ the house all weekend, and he hasn't finished yet.
has been cleaning /'s been cleaning

Learning Objective: 1c: The Present Perfect and the Present Perfect Progressive

37. You (talk) ________________ on the phone all afternoon. When will you finish?
have been talking/ 've been talking

Learning Objective: 1c: The Present Perfect and the Present Perfect Progressive

38. We (do) ________________ our homework already.
have done / 've done

Learning Objective: 1c: The Present Perfect and the Present Perfect Progressive

39. Jo and Susanna (travel) ________________ around the U.S. since September. They're coming home next
week.
have been traveling

Learning Objective: 1c: The Present Perfect and the Present Perfect Progressive

40. Linda's upset because she (break) ________________ her sunglasses.
has broken /'s broken

Learning Objective: 1c: The Present Perfect and the Present Perfect Progressive

Unit 01: The Present Summary
Category # of Questions
Learning Objective: 1a: The Simple Present and the Present Progressive 13
Learning Objective: 1b: Nonaction (Stative) and Action Verbs 13
Learning Objective: 1c: The Present Perfect and the Present Perfect Progressive 14