Present Simple versus Present Continuous 1

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Choose between the Present Simple and the Present Continuous.

1. Excuse me. (you /to speak) English?
2. “Where’s Tom?” “He (to have) a shower.”
3. I (not / to watch) television very often.
4. Listen! Somebody (to sing).
5. Sandra is tired. She (to want) to go home now.
6. How often (you / to read) a newspaper?
7. “Excuse me, but you (to sit) in my place.” “Oh, I’m sorry.”
8. It’s late. I (to go) home now. Are you coming (you / to come) with me?
9. What time (your father / to finish) work in the evenings?
10. You can turn off the radio. I (not / to listen) to it
11. “Where’s Paul?” “In the kitchen. He (to cook) something.
12. Martin (not / usually / to drive) to work. He usually (usually / to walk).
13. Sue (not / to like) coffee. She (to prefer) tea.
14. I (not / to know) your phone number.
15. Look! Somebody (to climb) up that tree over there.
16. (you / to believe) in God?
17. Look! That man (to try) to open the door of your car.