GYG Day 7 Tuesday Teasers. Pres.cont vs. Pres.simple

Welcome to today’s teaser, a good old fashioned gap fill exercise. Fill in the gap with the correct forms of the verbs in bracket (verb). Good luck. You’re gonna need it!!!!

“Hi, we haven’t seen each other for a long time, how ……………… you ……………… (keep) (1) ?” “I ……………… (do) (2) fine thanks, and you?”

“Hey everyone, listen up, meet Dave, he’s our new sales guy. Would you believe it, he ……………… (come) (3) from Sheffield of all places and ……………… (support) (4) Liverpool”.  “Eh boss, he won’t last long, here”!!

“Let’s just take a look at sales figures for this month. We ……………… (see) (5) a pick-up in sales. In short I think we can say that business ………………  (look) (6) up.”

“I ……………… (prefer) (7) the look of this new model. How else ……………… it ……………… (differ) (8) from the predecessor.”

“No, I’m afraid, Mr Preston ……………… (speak) (9) on the other line at the moment. Can I take a message for him?”

“How ……………… you ……………… (get) (10) on in the new job?” “Well, I’m in the working -in phase everyone ……………… (seem) (11) nice. It’s a huge learning curve though and I ……………… (struggle) (12) to keep everything together.”

“Dave, could you just pop in my office, please? We ……………… (have) (13) difficulty closing a deal in Sheffield,  ……………… you ……………… (happen)(14) to know the company or even anyone there?”

“We ……………… (try) (15) out this free new software Grammarly, ……………… you ……………… (know) (16) it?” “It’s brilliant, it ……………… (check) (17) everything and apparently the Premium version can even suggest better wording. Here, check out their ad vid. https://youtu.be/3YIpF1hlwm8

Answers template

1)……………… 2) ……………… 3) ……………… 4) ……………… 5) ………………

6) ……………… 7) ……………… 8) ……………… 9) ……………… 10) ………………

11)……………… 12) ……………… 13) ……………… 14) ………………

15) ……………… 16)……………… 17) ………………

Answers.

1) are … keeping  2) I’m doing  3) comes  4) supports  5) are seeing

6) is looking up  7) prefer  8) does ….. differ  9) is speaking 10) are …. getting

11) seem 12) am struggling 13) are having 14) do …. happen 15) are trying

16) do …. know 17) checks

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