Remember present simple is for:

  • routines, every day/ every week activities
  • things or activities we do regularly
  • facts and truths
  • habits
  • permanent situations

Remember present continuous is for:

  • things that are happening at the moment of speaking
  • temporary situations
  • activities that are in progress

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Are the sentences correct or incorrect?

Beavers are living in Scotland.

Incorrect. Beavers live in Scotland.

Joe is staying with me until she is better.


"Where's Alex?" "Oh, he flies to Rome right now!"

Incorrect. He is flying to Rome right now!

I am working in a school. I started there 12 years ago.

Incorrect. I work in a school.

I go for a walk most days.