A2 - Part A

Present simple v present continuous review

What are the present simple and present continuous tenses?

The present simple (also called present simple or present indefinite) is a verb tense which is usedto show repetition,habit or generalization.

• The present simple is... very simple. It never changes, only the third-person singular which takes a « S » at the end ofeach verb. For example the verb read : I read, you read, He/She reads,They Read, You read.

The present continuous can be used to express different things, and in different circumstances. To refer to actions that are developping at the time of speaking.

Fill in the gap using the right tenses

  • The bus always (leave) on time.
  • "What's the matter? Why (cry/you)?"
  • That's strange. They(not to watch) TV.
  • He(not to speak) English very well.

Fill in the gaps using the right tenses

  • Where (live/they) ?
  • Listen! John music! (play)
  • I never (go) to the swimming pool.
  • Harold Black's a famous pianist. He  (give) two or three concerts every week. He (travel) a lot and this week he's in New York.

Fill in the gaps using the right tenses

  • He  ( stay) at an expensive hotel. He's at his hotel now.
  • He  ( have) his breakfast in the dining−room, you and go and speak to him there.
  • He  (drink) a cup of coffee and he  (read) a newspaper.

Fill in the gaps using the right tenses

  • Harold's always very busy. He  (play) the piano regularly. He  ( practise) for four hours every day.
  • He  (go) to bed late and he always  (get up) early. But he sometimes  (get) dressed too quickly, and this morning he (wear) one blue sock and one red one!


Some and Any

When do we use SOME and ANY?

We use some and and any for an amount which is unknown.

For example: Have you got any children.

“Some” is used in positive statements.

“Any” is used in negative statements and questions:

  • I need some information
  • I don’t want any coffee, thank you.
  • Do we have any tea in the office?

Some can also be used in questions if you are offering something to someone, or asking for something:

  • Would you like some tea?
  • Can I have some extra chips on the side please?

Fill in the gaps with some or any

  1. Jessica has books.

  2. John doesn’t have money.

  3. There are books on the shelves.

  4. My daughter can speak English.

Fill in the gaps with some or any

  1. Liam won’t give me help.

  2. I can’t speak Chinese or Spanish.

  3. I must study second languages.

  4. Dan must do homework tonight.

  5. Nicolas will give us information.

Fill in the gaps with some or any

Laura won’t give me help.

I must study second languages.

I need help with my lesson.

Does she need one who can translate that for her ?

Prepositions of place

Here are the prepositions of place


She slammed the door after her.


I found my handbag among my luggage.


The secretary was sitting at her desk.


He never won a race. He was always behind the others.


The prisoner sat between the two policemen.


He lives in South Africa.


The car was parked in front of the garage.


In my English lesson I always sit next to / beside / by my friend.


The painting was hanging on the wall.


The sign hanging above the door read 'No smoking'.


The ground shook beneath her.

Fill in the gaps with the right prepositions

  • Frank is Montpellier for two weeks.

  • I stayed home all day.

  • There’s nothing TV tonight.

  • I’ll meet you the shop.

Fill in the gaps with the right prepositions

  • The boy is sitting to the girl.

  • The car is parked the sign.

  • I think she is the toilet.

  • Jessica is the two girls.

Fill in the gaps with the right prepositions

  • Please don’t sit of the television.

  • Do you live house or apartment ?
  • She grew up a farm.
  • He went for a swim the river.

Fill in the gaps with the right prepositions

  • She jumped the swimming pool.
  • Your name is   the top of the page.
  • Were you the lesson too ?
  • I always keep change my bag just in case of emergencies.

Fill in the gaps with the right prepositions

  • My bus stop is the school
  • Last night I saw a bird the roof
  • We arrived the center on time.
  • Are you meeting her the station ?

Fill in the gaps with the right prepositions

  • Will she be the lesson ?
  • We bought some chocolate the supermarket

Simple questions

Personal Information questions

What’s your name ?

My name is …………

How old are you ?

I am ………………

Where are you from ?

I am from…………………….

Where do you come from ?

I come from……………………

What is your surname ?

My surname is……………………

What is your family name ?

My family name is…………………..

What’s your first name ?

My first name is…………………..

What’s your address ? 

My address is 13 oxford street

Where do you live ?

I live in…………………………………

Which country do you come from ?

I come from…………………………….

What’s your telephone number ? 

My telephone number is……………………

What road do you live on ?

I live on……………………………

Other types of simple questions

Introducing yourself and saying hi :

Hi, how do you do? Pleased to meet you.

How are you? 

Specific questions :

Can I open the window please? 

What does she look like?

Shopping Questions :

How can I help you? / May I help you ? 

How much does it cost?

How would you like to pay? 

Have you got something bigger / smaller / lighter ?

Like the correct questions and answers together

  • They go to work by train.
    How do they get to work?
  • We are going to school.
    Where are they going?
  • I’m leaving now.
    When are you leaving?
  • Jessica likes cats because they are cute.
    Why does she like cats?

Like the correct questions and answers together

  • Peter takes his dogs out every Sunday.
    What does he do on Sundays?
  • Layla is going to school tomorrow.
    When is Layla going to school?
  • Emmanuel lives on the 1st floor.
    Which floor does he live on?
  • The t-shirt costs 30 pounds.
    How much does it cost?
  • They live on the next road next to the school.
    Where do you live?