Vocabulario Inglés

"Victor" - Present Simple and Continuous Tenses.
Reading Comprehension.

by John Bennett - An English teacher in Tres Cantos, Madrid.


Read the complete sentence, then choose the correct form of the verb in [] to fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. If you want to cheat, you can click on the "[?]" button to get the correct answer. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!

Lee la oración completa y luego elige la forma correcta del verbo en [] para rellenar todos los espacios. Utiliza el botón de "Hint" para ver una letra. También puedes clikear el botón de "[?]" para obtener una pista. Perderás puntos con las pistas.


More help: Listen to the text      (MP3) and fill in the gaps.
Más ayuda: Escucha el texto y rellena los huecos.

Gramática para españoles: Presente Simple - Continuo

Gap-fill exercise

From Monday to Friday Victor [wake] up at seven o’ clock. He stays in bed until a quarter past seven, and then he [get] up. Then he has a shower. After that he gets dressed and [go] downstairs to have breakfast.

At exactly eight o’clock he [leave] his house and drives to work. Before [arrive] to the office he stops to buy his daily newspaper. He turns on his computer at eight-forty-five and works “non-stop” until ten-thirty.

At ten-thirty, he usually has a coffee until ten forty-five. Unfortunately, today is Friday, the busiest day of the week. Victor is [have] his coffee at his desk. Normally, he [finish] at three o’ clock on Fridays; however, Victor thinks he is not [leave] the office until five or six o’clock today. To cheer himself up, Victor starts thinking about the weekend.

Tomorrow is Saturday and Victor has some plans, he is [get] up very late, about ten o’clock. He is having a late breakfast with his girlfriend in a café. Then they are [visit] the art gallery. Carol Ashe, the famous artist, is exhibiting her latest sculpture.

After [visit] the art gallery, they are having lunch in a new restaurant in the centre of town. After lunch, they are going for a walk and then in the evening they are [go] to the cinema.

On Sunday, they normally stay in bed reading the newspapers, but this Sunday they are going for a walk in the mountains with some friends. It's three hours to reach the top and two and a half hours to come down. They are [have] a picnic at the top of the mountain and Victor is [look] forward to enjoying the view, the peace and, of course, not being in the office.

Suddenly, the telephone rings and Victor is once again back in reality. His boss says “Victor you are working until five or six o’clock today.” Victor [look] at the clock and it is still only eleven o'clock.