Practice your grammar with present tenses exercises. Read the explanations below, watch the video explanation, and after that practice your grammar skills with online exercises.
Present Simple vs. Present Continuous
|Present Simple||Present Continuous|
|Things which are true(laws of nature, etc.):|
Human body consists mainly of water.
|Things which are happening right now|
I’m reading this text.
I live in Rome.
My brother is living with me at the moment.
Situations which are slowly changing:
I‘m getting better and better at painting.
|Habits or things we do regularly:|
I always eat yogurt for breakfast.
|Temporary or new habits:|
I‘m eating too much cochocalte these days because I’m stressed from work.
Annoying habits (usually with ‘always’):
My husband is always leaving his dirty socks on the floor!
|Future events which are part of a timetable:|
My bus leaves at six .
To talk about the future after certain words (‘when’ ‘until’ ‘after’ ‘before’ ‘as soon as’):
I’ll do it you when I finish this.
|Definite future plans:|
I‘m meeting my sister after work for drinks.
|To talk about what happens in books, plays and films:|
At the end of the movie, they fall in love.
|To talk about people in pictures and photos:|
In this picture, some cute puppies are playing in the snow.
Watch the video below explaining Present Simple and Present Continuous
Present tenses exercises