Elementary Level >> Worksheets >> A dialogue between a worried father and his wife, containing several examples of present continuous that students need to fill in.

The Worried Father


Jim is a worried father and phones his wife, Liz, to find out what the children are doing. Put the verbs into the present continuous. You may have to change the order of some words.

Jim: Liz, where are the children? I heard that a big storm __IS COMING__ (come) towards town.

Liz: Don't worry, Jim. Everybody is safe.

Jim: But, __IS/ISN'T JANE RIDING__ (Jane / riding) her bike in the street today?

Liz: Not any more. When it started to rain, she came in the house. Now, she __'S DOING__ (do) a jigsaw puzzle on the floor. Amy __'S TRYING__ (try) to help her.

Jim: Is Nick in the garden? __IS HE PLAYING__ (play) soccer?

Liz: No, he's here too, Jim. He __'S STUDYING__ (study) for his French test at school tomorrow.

Jim: And, Sasha? Where is she?

Liz: She __'S HELPING__ (help) me in the kitchen.

Jim: __IS SHE COOKING__ (cook)?

Liz: No! I __'M BAKING__ (bake) a cake and she __'S CLEANING__ (clean) everything I use.

Jim: OK, I __'M COMING__ (come) home now!

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