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Present Tense Exercise 24

Review of the Simple Present Tense and Present Progressive Tense

Directions: Fill in the spaces with the correct form of the verb in simple present tense or present progressive tense.

Rachel's Diary - Do Not Touch!!!

September 29, 2010 - My First Day Here

Today (be) the first day at my new school. Right now it is lunch time, and all of the students (eat) their lunches. They (sit) around the big table in the cafeteria. They (talk) in small groups. I (not, sit) with anyone else. I (sit) alone. I (be) pretty nervous. I (hope) the other students (not, think) I am weird, because I am new. I (not, think) they do, but you can never be sure about these things. That (be) why I (write) in my diary right now. I (want) to look like I have something important to do.

Well, it is time to eat my lunch. For lunch, I (have) an apple, pretzels, and a tuna fish sandwich. I (hate) tuna fish, but my mom (love) it. She (say) it is good for me. She (pack) it for me every day, so I (guess) I have to eat it. I (also, have) some cookies. At least I (like) to eat those.

Hey! The girls at the big table (look) at me! What (they, want) ? They (laugh) at something. What (they, laugh) at? I hope they (not, laugh) at me. I (get) nervous again.

Oh my gosh! One of them (come) this way! Stay calm, Rachel. She is not going to hurt you. She is just another girl like you, right?

Wait. Now she (hold) out her hand to me. (She, want) to be friends? What (she, do) ? Oh, I know! She (invite) me to her table! Maybe I (be, not) that weird after all!