Exercise – Present Simple and Present Continuous for future

 

Present Simple is used more for the future with timetable events.

The Present continuous is used more the future with personal arrangements

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Present Simple and Present Continuous for future

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Question 1
- What time  ............ (you/finish/usually) ...... work on Fridays? - At 4.00, but this Friday  I .........(finish)........ early.
A
- do you usually finish - am finishing
B
- do you usually finish - finish
Hint:
This Friday is an exception, it is a personal arrangement
C
- are you usually finishing - am finishing
Hint:
Present simple or Present continuous for regular planned activities
D
- you finish - am finishing
Hint:
incorrect question form
Question 1 Explanation: 
Present Simple for regular timetabled activities, present continuous for personal arrangements
Question 2
I .............  the cinema this evening.
A
go
Hint:
Not a regular timetabled activity
B
watch
Hint:
wacth not possible here
C
am going
Hint:
"go" needs "to" to show movement
D
am going to
Hint:
personal arrangement
Question 3
- I'm bored with this TV programme. What time ............... (it/finish)?
A
is it finishing
Hint:
TVprogrammes are timetabled
B
it is finishing
Hint:
not correct question form
C
does it finish
D
it finishes
Hint:
incorrect question form
Question 4
- .............. (you/do).......... anything tomorrow morning? - No, I'm free.
A
Are you doing
Hint:
a question about personal plans
B
You do
Hint:
incorrect question form
C
Do you do
Hint:
Not a question about timetabled activity, like work
D
You doing
Hint:
Only possible in very informal situation
Question 4 Explanation: 
Question in Present Continuous about someone's personal plans.
Question 5
The new photographic exhibition ..........(open) on 20 October and ......... (finish)  on 30 November
A
- open - finish
Hint:
wrong form of present simple
B
- is opening - is finishing
Hint:
the exhibition is a timetabled event
C
- opens - is finishing
D
- opens - finishes
Question 5 Explanation: 
The exhibition is a programmed event with a published timetable
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