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Level 1A: Elementary/Beginners >> Worksheets >> Students use either the verb 'to be' or the present simple to complete each sentence.

To Be, Present Simple Gap Fill

Choose the correct form of the verb in brackets to complete each sentence. Be careful about the third person form.

1. Madrid (be) ________ the capital of Spain.

2. Othello (be) ________ a play by Shakespeare.

3. The river Thames (flow) ________ through London.

4. The World Cup (take place) ________ every four years.

5. People in Peru (speak) ________ Spanish.

6. A nurse (work) ________ in a hospital.

7. The earth (travel) ________ around the sun once every 365 days.

8. It (cost) ________ a lot of money to buy a bottle of champagne.

9. Please hurry - we (be) ________ so late!

10. It's very late, I (be) ________ so sorry!

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