Elementary Level >> Worksheets >> A dialogue between an angry boss and her colleague. Present continuous gap fill.

The Angry Boss


Read this dialogue between Amanda, the boss, and her colleague, David. Fill in the spaces with verbs in the present continuous.

Amanda: David, can you come in here please?
David: Yes, Amanda?
Amanda: What __ARE YOU DOING__ (do) on the Carson deal at the moment?
David: Many things. I __AM COLLECTING__ (collect) a list of fax numbers and e-mail addresses and I __AM SENDING__ (send) important documents to the others on the Carson team.
Amanda: It's not enough. Things __ARE MOVING__ (move) too slowly on the deal. I want everybody working on this. I __AM WORKING__ (work) on this every day until midnight. Even my doctor husband __IS HELPING__ (help) me and I __AM SLEEPING__ (sleep) only five hours a night. I'm exhausted!
David: I'm sorry, Amanda. It's true everything __IS HAPPENING__ (happen) too slowly. What do you want me to tell the others on the team?
Amanda: What __ARE THEY DOING__ (do) now?
David: Well, Mary __IS PREPARING__ (prepare) a brochure, Charlie __IS DOING__ (do) the financial side and Kate __IS UPDATING__ (update) the website.
Amanda: You need to do more, David. We can meet next week and see if things are better.

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